2020 Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme for Mid- Career Journalists

Deadline: February 3, 2020.

The Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. 

Through personal research, seminars, networking events and discussions with your peers, you will further your understanding of journalism, the news industry and your place in it. While you are in Oxford, you will work on a project that will be of direct impact to you, your career, your newsroom and the wider media industry, bringing in what you learn during your time in the fellowship. 


1. To be considered for one of our journalist fellowships, you must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.

2. You will be able to understand and join in discussions in English. If English is not your first language, please present suitable evidence —an original certificate no more than two years old and issued by the relevant body that you are at a suitable standard.

3. This is a programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with us. 


1. Most journalists on the programme are fully funded. Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses.

2. They will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs. 


As part of your application you will need to upload several documents including a CV, a personal statement, written statements of support from your employers, and a few examples of your work.



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