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The Richard C. Longworth Media Fellowships

This grant, a collaboration with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, aims to promote international reporting by Chicago and Midwestern journalists.

We are now taking applications for the 2022-23 Longworth Fellowship. The application deadline is May 2. The fellowships are made possible by a grant from The Clinton Family Fund to honor Richard C. Longworth, a former Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent and now Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council. Two $10,000 fellowships are awarded each year to journalists focusing on global issues that affect Chicago and Midwestern readers and viewers. The winners will be announced in June.

“Financial pressures have hit Chicago and Midwestern media, especially newspapers, hard,” Longworth said. “One result has been the virtual abandonment of foreign reporting, at a time when foreign events—in China, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia—have an increasing impact on our lives.”

“Once, correspondents told local readers and viewers what the news from abroad meant to them,” he said. “Now, not one newspaper or other outlet in our region has even one foreign correspondent on its staff, and so this local tie is lost. Our democracy depends on an informed electorate, which fails when nobody is doing the informing.”


Opportunity offered by:

Pulitzer Center

Organization dedicated to raising awareness of underreported global issues. Direct funder who supports all platforms. “Largest single source of money for global enterprise reporting.” Fund 150 affiliate partners and support…
Opportunity type

Fellowship

Location(s) where available

Chicago
Midwest

Minimum grant amount (USD)

$10,000

Maximum grant amount (USD)

$10,000

Areas of focus

International Journalism

Applications accepted starting:
March 11, 2022
Application deadline:
May 2, 2022
This is a recurring opportunity