2021 Richard C. Longworth Media Fellowships for Journalist in Chicago
Deadline: May 10, 2021.
The Richard C. Longworth Media Fellowships, a collaboration with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, aims to promote international reporting by Chicago and Midwestern journalists.
The fellowships are made possible by a grant from The Clinton Family Fund to honor Richard C. Longworth, a former Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent and now Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council. Two $10,000 fellowships will be awarded each year for the next two years to journalists focusing on global issues that affect Chicago and Midwestern readers and viewers.
- The Longworth Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online journalists based in Chicago or elsewhere in the Midwest.
- Staff journalists as well as free-lancers are eligible to apply.
- Field reporting should be from international locations and topics must be timely and of clear interest and importance to Chicago and Midwestern audiences.
Two $10,000 fellowships will be awarded
Applications must include the following:
- A description of the proposed project and timeline in no more than 250 words.
- A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs for travel, ground transportation, lodging, meals, visas and local reporting partner/translator fees.
- Distribution plan.
- Three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
- Three professional references. These can be either contact information, or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.