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Source : Reuters Institute

Reuters five-day Summer School, aimed at practising journalists worldwide, is designed to help you better understand the challenges you face in an ever-changing media landscape,  and to help you take your career and your work to the next level.

Application deadlines:

  • For July Summer SchoolMonday 4 May (midnight). Payment deadline for those accepted on the programme: Monday 8 June.
  • For September Summer School: Monday 22 June (midnight). Payment deadline for those accepted on the programme: Monday 20 July.

What’s unique about the programme

You will take part in seminars on misinformation, revenue models and new technology, as well as discussions about ethics, free speech, democracy and economics and finance. You will also have the opportunity to examine the institute’s landmark Digital News Report, which studies patterns of news consumption in 38 markets. You will also attend dinners, networking evenings and cultural talks, aimed at creating a global conversation between journalists from a range of countries.

Next dates

Reuters Journalist Fellowship Summer School programme runs on two different weeks -during 2020.

  • From Monday 6 to Friday 10 July.
  • From Monday 7 to Friday 11 September.
How much it costs

The cost of the programme is £1,100 without accommodation. We can offer accommodation for five nights in a University of Oxford college room for £450. Lunch and refreshments are provided to all participants throughout the course. Some evening dinners are also included. Travel expenses are not included. Organisations and foundations are welcome to sponsor individuals who they feel will benefit from this programme.

How to apply

For more information and to apply, send an email to Philippa Garson, Fellowship and Events Officer: philippa.garson(at)politics.ox.ac.uk. Put ‘Summer School’ in the subject of your email.

In your email you should attach:

  • a CV/resume.
  • a cover letter.
  • one piece of work you are most proud of (and a short explanation of why you chose it).

You should specify:

  • which summer school you are applying for (July or September).
  • whether you are applying for a place with or without accommodation.

Application deadlines:

  • For July Summer School: Monday 4 May (midnight). Payment deadline for those accepted on the programme: Monday 8 June.
  • For September Summer School: Monday 22 June (midnight). Payment deadline for those accepted on the programme: Monday 20 July.

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. The majority of our Journalist Fellows are fully-funded and they also receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs.

REUTERS JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS ARE THE  BEST WAY  TO further your understanding of journalism, the news industry and your place in it. 

 This is a programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with Reuters. It accepts around 30 Journalist Fellows from around the world each year, each of whom bring fascinating insights and a wealth of experience to the institute. Here’s what is unique about this  programme:

  • You will be embedded in a cutting-edge institution that is shaping key media debates. The Reuters Institute produces factsheets and reports on the main challenges of the industry.
  • You will be part of an institution with a global outlook. Our Journalist Fellows come from all over the world. They share ideas and experiences of working in different countries and different mediums.
  • You will be part of one of the world’s greatest universities. Oxford offers unrivalled study facilities, leading research centres, extensive learning support and a global reputation.
  • You will be just one hour from London by train, providing convenient access to some of the world’s leading news publishers like The Guardian, the Financial Times and the BBC.

Fellows should refrain from professional work during the fellowship months. You are expected to be here during term time for the entire duration of your fellowship. You will be able to travel for short periods as long as you don’t miss any scheduled events.

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

Additionally, some Journalist Fellows are employees of sponsoring organisations which run their own application process and selection criteria. Please contact us if you want more information on joining the fellowship with these or any other sources of funding.

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

Applications are now closed for Journalist Fellowships beginning in October 2020, January 2021 or April 2021. All applicants will hear back from us by May. Applications will reopen in November 2020 for the academic year 2021-2022.

If you are a journalist with at least 5 years’ experience and your media organisation would support you joining the Journalist Fellowship programme, please contact Philippa Garson at philippa.garson[at]politics.ox.ac.uk