Pro Publica Offers Emerging Reporters Program for Students of Color

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College students interested in journalism should check out Pro Publica’s Emerging Report’s Program. Five college juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to receive a $9,000 stipend, along with mentoring and trips to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference and their New York office, or virtually. If travel to New York is involved, students will be provided hotel accommodations.

According to their site:

The Emerging Reporters Program is specifically designed for those who might find investigative journalism inaccessible. All students who will be juniors or seniors in college this academic year are eligible to apply, and African Americans, Latinos and other people of color are especially encouraged to do so. Participants are expected to take a full course load during the 2020-21 school year. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. The purpose of the stipends is to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach.

The program runs from September to June. Students will get to choose between helping on a ProPublica story or working on their own investigation with a mentor’s guidance.

Deadline to apply is August 20, 2020.

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