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2021-22 Reporting Fellow

2021-22 Reporting Fellow

Position: 2021-22 Reporting Fellow
Organization: O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Consider a full-time investigative project supported by $70,000 in salary for nine months, plus travel and housing stipends.

The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism takes applications from Dec. 1 – Jan. 23 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Reporters from around the country have used the O’Brien Fellowship to produce great investigative projects annually since 2013. Their journalism has examined deaths of mentally ill inmates in America’s jails, overlooked stumbling blocks facing schools, exploitation of undocumented workers, national homicide trends, a failed mental health system, the dangers of diacetyl, climate change, and more.

Reporters typically take up residence in Milwaukee, travel as needed, and write from offices in the O’Brien suite in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. However, this year we will accept remote or partial residency applicants due to COVID-19. Preference will still be given to applicants who plan to live in the Milwaukee area. Fellows are supported by student researchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and faculty.

For more information see the O’Brien website, application page and contact O’Brien Director David Umhoefer via email (david.umhoefer@marquette.edu), text (414) 550-3893 or phone (414) 288-5956.


Date Posted: December 16, 2020