Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Nov. 1 is deadline to seek four-month, $15,000 fellowship for in-depth accountability reporting project in Appalachia

The GroundTruth Project is seeking a reporter for its new four-month, $15,000 Galloway Fellowship for Reporting in Appalachia. Journalists in all media are invited to apply to work on an in-depth accountability reporting project in the region that aligns with at least one of GroundTructh's focal areas: environment, health, politics, rights, religion "or any place these issues collide," the fellowship page says. The application deadline is Nov. 1 and the project must be done by June 30.

"The reporter may be a freelancer or staff reporter. A successful proposal will be one that pursues reporting as a public service and that seeks to hold power accountable," the page says. "We would also welcome local editorial partnerships and fellows may submit their application with a commitment from an affiliated publishing or broadcast outlet."

The fellowship honors the late Tom Galloway, a Kentucky-born lawyer who appreciated in-depth, investigative reporting who died this summer. He was a public-interest lawyer in Appalachia, "taking on big coal companies to protect the environment and the people who lived there," the page says. "He always believed investigative reporting provided a critical watchdog role that led to many of his biggest court cases."

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