O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

In a world where the powerless are often overlooked, the O’Brien Fellowship aims to fight back. It gives reporters the tools they need to document inequity and give voice to the voiceless. The goal is to contribute journalism that matters through determined, in-depth reporting that leaves no rock unturned.

Fellows have probed issues such as climate change, racial injustice, mental illness, criminal justice, education and maternal health — and they continue to investigate hard-hitting issues every year.

Telling stories like these can change policy or even lives, which is why solutions-oriented public service journalism is so important. Student exposure to this type of reporting is also crucial to upholding its future. 

Opportunity offered by:

Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University

The Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University is a college dedicated to the advancement of communication research and education through creativity, connectivity, and diversity–creating collaborative relationships for the greater…
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Location(s) where available

United States (all)

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Areas of focus

Criminal Justice
General Funding
Investigative Journalism
Racial Justice
Underrepresented Community(ies)

Applications accepted starting:
December 1, 2022
Application deadline:
January 20, 2023
This is a recurring opportunity