Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ten $10K Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships available at Berkeley; application deadline Mar. 15

Ten $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships are available from the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism "to report ambitious long-form stories on the full range of subjects under the rubric of food systems: agricultural and nutritional policy, the food industry, food science, technology and culture, rural and urban farming, agriculture and the environment (including climate change), global trade and supply chains, consolidation and securitization of the food system and public health as it relates to food and farming," the school says.

The fellowship, a project of the Knight Center in Science and Environmental Journalism, is supported by a grant from The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Fellowships are open to print and audio journalists. Reporting and writing will take place from June to November, with two required workshops at UC Berkeley, from May 29 to June 2, then again in December.

The application deadline is March 15. Applications "should include a one-page pitch with a clearly defined story idea, not just a subject," the school says. "The pitch should reflect some preliminary research, providing a clear sense of place, characters, narrative and reporting strategy. The application also requires a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and published clips." For more information or to apply, click here.

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