The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship, February 24-March 1, 2019.
This winter up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion. The workshop will be an opportunity to learn about the science and practice of resilience while unfettered from the daily demands of journalism.
Understanding how systems respond to disturbance is becoming more critical every day. How do cities, states, and countries recover after a hurricane devastates communities? How can a region reduce the effects of climate change? Is it possible to manage natural resources such as fisheries in a way that allows for long-term health of the ecosystem?
The Resilience Journalism Fellowship gives reporters the tools they need to answer these and other important questions through a resilience lens. They immerse their Fellows in the science behind resilience thinking through fieldwork – discussions with scientists, observation of resilience thinking as it relates to on-going projects, and meetings with business people and community members on the front lines of resilience work. And they couple that fieldwork with classroom discussion on resilience economics, story framing and so much more.
Deadline: 04 January 2019
Open to: mid-career journalists who have at least some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer with at least five years of full-time professional experience.
Benefits: fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition, and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals.