2021 Water Journalism Fellowship

Working Colorado Journalists: The Colorado Media Project invites you to join your peers to strengthen your coverage of water in the West. Apply by June 23, 2021.

The five-month fellowship features a series of four “Water Fluency for Journalists” workshops presented by Fresh Water News (an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news service) in addition to coaching support for individual and collaborative reporting projects from the Colorado News Collaborative. The fellowship experience and $1,000 journalist stipends are made possible with support from the Denver-based Gates Family Foundation, through its Natural Resources program.

Up to 10 fellows will be selected, and we encourage applicants from across Colorado, working in all mediums (print, digital, broadcast, radio, photo, data analysis and visualization). You do not need to have prior experience covering water issues, but it should be a goal of yours to do more water coverage in the future.

To be eligible, you must either be a journalist working for a Colorado news outlet that is regularly producing original, locally focused, nonpartisan journalism or be a freelance journalist or mediamaker with a letter of support from a Colorado news outlet or distribution partner that states your work will be distributed via that outlet or partner.

Interested applicants should also join CMP for an information session at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, to hear more. 

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