As a Poynter-Koch fellow, you’ll receive nearly a year of career development, delivered by seasoned journalism veterans and industry experts who care deeply for early career journalists. You will have the opportunity to find placement as a paid, fulltime journalist at a participating news outlet, joining colleagues who are passionate about journalism and the free press. You can also apply if you’re already working within a newsroom that supports your acceptance into this program. Our team of journalism experts will personally guide you over almost a year of career development and learning — from each other, from your newsrooms and from our robust, real-world curriculum.
Fellows gather virtually every week to engage in robust coursework, such as media training and workshops, and discussions about today’s most pressing journalistic issues. Three times during the year you’ll join the other fellows and faculty for additional workshops and activities in-person at multi-day summits in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and St. Petersburg, Florida.
Participants — up to 60 per fellowship class — come from all over the United States. The news organizations they work for range from metropolitan dailies to local market TV stations to digital enterprises. Fellows contribute their unique perspectives to an ongoing dialogue over the future of journalism.