The Charles Koch Institute has declared a fellowship as Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism for journalists and storytellers who are passionate about journalism and telling motivational and inspiring stories, who are hard-worker and self-motivated, and understand the importance of free expression and the role of media in society. These applicants can apply for the fellowship.
The applicants who will get selected will get a minimum stipend of $50,000 per fellow. With this, the fellow will get to discuss today’s most pressing journalist’s issues, study a world-class curriculum examining the crucial role of free expression and a free press in society, and so on. Overall, fellows will learn storytelling and career planning, submerge themselves in podcasting, analytics, graphic design, video producing, newsletter writing, media training, resume writing, having difficult conversations, and work-life chemistry. This program will help the applicant to learn more about journalism and the related factors, which will provide them with a better understanding of their career and work.
The Charles Koch Institute was founded in the year 2011 and is an organization that works on libertarian-oriented public policy research, programming, grantmaking, and fellowship funding. Their mission is to support and inspire social Entrepreneurs across society working in education, communities, business, and government, and empower the people who break these barriers and move our society toward one that values equal rights, openness, self-actualization, and mutual benefit.
Give the following table a quick check:
|Organization||Charles Koch Institute|
|Subjects||Media and Journalism|
|Number of Awards||up to 60|
|Contest Deadline||February 25, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
- Graduated with 1 to 3 years of experience
- Applicants should be passionate about journalism and telling inspiring stories, and knowing that there is more to learn and want to sharpen their skills
- Be a hard worker and self-motivated
- Applicant must be able to understand the importance of free expression and the role of the press in society
- Describing themselves as a life-long learner
- Working independently but also enjoy collaborating with others
- Knowing that there are media outlets that can benefit from their knowledge
How to Apply?
The applicants must create an account and register with Charles Koch Institute, and if already registered, they can directly log in and complete the application process. Also, candidates can fill a referral form for those applicants they know that would be a great fit for this program. The application form is provided below, so one should start filling it now.
Applicants can check out the participating organizations here.
The applicants selected will get a lot of benefits from this fellowship program including, will get to learn and discuss today’s most pressing journalistic issues, study a world-class curriculum examining the crucial role of free expression and a free press in society, also will get to grasp from journalists working in the newsroom like The New York Times, NPR, Dallas Morning News, NBC, outlier and more, plus will be able to meet with their dedicated mentor in every 15 days which will focus on their professional development, and will get to participate in a capstone project where they can test their journalistic skills and abilities and to attend three multi-day journalism summits designed for fellowship.
With this, an applicant will be able to understand accurate reporting and storytelling which and how to deepen the ability and portfolio, and will be able to increase fluency in languages and execution strategy of audience engagement and will also get to understand different strategies of voice and which will help them to lead from anywhere. This fellowship will provide vast knowledge and experience under different fields, and circumstances; interacting with other journalists will increase and provide ways of working. Also, with this fellowship, a stipend of a max of $50,000 will be given to each fellow.
The applicants who fit into the eligibility criteria and want to apply for this fellowship should submit their entries no later than February 25, 2022. Entries received after this date will not be considered eligible, and the applicant will be able to appear for this fellowship program. So interested applicants should hurry up and fill the form.