Southerly Community Reporting Fellowship

This is a paid 12-week remote program for a five-fellow cohort to learn community journalism principles and news reporting skills to help meet each of their communities’ information needs, as well as share resources and ideas across the region to address challenges together.


  • Interested in storytelling in at least one of these forms: writing (online or offline), video, photography, social media, print, graphic design, creative nonfiction, event production or planning
  • Interested in or affected by disasters and how they intersect with infrastructure, local economies, environmental justice, and public health
  • Live in a place that has been impacted by disasters or is at a high risk of one
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Live in one of the states we cover (KY, TN, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AR, LA, MS, AL, east TX


  • 10 hours of work a week, including weekly trainings via Zoom, from late September to mid-December
  • Complete weekly assignments, including producing several stories and resources to be published on Southerly
  • Go through editing and fact-checking process for assignments with Southerly editors
  • Complete one project: You’ll work on this throughout the duration of the program; it could be a series of stories, a photo or multimedia project, a printed newsletter, a workshop or block party, or something else.

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Southerly is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 media organization that serves communities in the South who face environmental injustice and are most at-risk of the effects of climate change. It does…