UMD's Philip Merrill College of Journalism this fall will be awarding 10 multimedia reporting fellowships to outstanding journalism majors under the national News21 program. The program, which encourages innovations in journalism, is funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corp. and Knight Foundation.
Selected graduate students and seniors graduating in 2010 will spend 10 weeks next summer immersed in multimedia storytelling and site building. Fellows are paid for their full-time summer work: $7,500 for the 10 weeks. The newsroom will be based in a lab in our new journalism building on the College Park campus.
Fellows must also take a multimedia class on covering environmental issues in spring 2010.
The journalism college's 2009 News21 project, The New Voters, can be found online at http://umd.news21.com/.
To learn more about the program contact professor Leslie Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application form, due Nov. 2 at 5 p.m., is linked here.