"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."