The Emerging Reporters Program provides $9,000 stipends, along with mentoring and a trip to a journalism conference, such as the Investigative Reporters & Editors conference, to five students each year who work or want to work at college journalism outlets: newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations.
The Emerging Reporters Program is specifically designed for talented aspiring journalists who find investigative journalism inaccessible for financial reasons. All students who will be juniors or seniors in college this academic year are eligible to apply, and students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in journalism, including people of color, are especially encouraged to do so. Participants are expected to take a full course load during the 2023-24 school year. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.
This year’s program will run from September to June, during which time mentors and program participants will be in contact by phone and email. Students will receive two stipends of $4,500 each, one at the beginning of the program and one at its midway point.