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On July 10-11, the college’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice will hold a two-day conference to start a year-long fellowship program to "strengthen the capacity of journalists in rural and smaller jurisdictions to investigate the causes of the growth in jail populations, and report on policy remedies and alternatives," says the center, which will select up to 30 journalists for fellowships, which include a required, all-expense paid trip to the conference.
The center will select fellows through a competitive process, which will give special preference to journalists in small or rural areas, or those covering state capitals. Applicants should provide biographies of 100 to 150 words, a supporting letter from a senior editor or assigning editor and a brief description of projects underway or contemplated relating to jail/rural justice issues. Freelance journalists are also eligible, as long as they fit program criteria.