Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Deadline Friday for journalism fellowships for John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim conference in NYC

Friday is the deadline to apply for up to 15 fellowships available to working journalists to attend the 11th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim "Making Room for Justice: Crime, Public Safety and the Choices Ahead for Americans" two-day conference on Feb. 25-26, 2016 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice is also sponsoring "up to four fellowships for qualified and experienced journalists who are interested in developing projects (or have projects underway) in the area of reforms of court procedures," states John Jay.

"The H.F. Guggenheim conferences are designed to bring together journalists, policymakers and practitioners for candid briefings and dialogue on emerging criminal justice issues," states John Jay. "Applicants’ projects should be related to work in progress or proposed work slated for publication. The project should be supported by a senior editor, with a letter attesting to their commitment to publish the final work. Freelancers are encouraged to apply. Their work will be also be published on The Crime Report, a national criminal justice news service published by Center on Media, Crime and Justice and Criminal Justice Journalists."

Fellows are required to attend both days of the conference, states John Jay. Those from outside the New York area "will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip to NYC, including travel and transportation. New York-region journalists will be awarded a $300 stipend to be used toward their proposed news project in lieu of travel expenses." Applications should include a 150-word biography, a 300-word project pitch and a supporting letter from editor. For more information or to apply for one of the fellowships, click here.

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