The Reuters Institute is pleased to announce its prestigious Journalism Fellowships program for the year 2018. Apply and develop your academic understanding of the media industry, improve your knowledge and focus on an in-depth piece of research away from the pressure of tight deadlines.

Host Country:

  • United Kingdom

Host Insitiution:  Reuters Institutes for the study of Journalism: The Reuters Institutes  is globally focused research center at the University of Oxford and is established in 2006.  It is based at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

Fellowship Duration:

  • Fellow you’ll spend one, two or three terms at the University of Oxford, one of the world’s leading universities

Fellows Responsibilities:

Fellows will have the following responsibilities in Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowships:

  • Attend seminars given by a diverse and high-level range of guest speakers who will share their insights into key industry trends and developments
  • Work with an experienced supervisor, usually an Oxford academic, to produce a research paper which will be published and promoted by the Reuters Institute
  • Visit world-class news organisations and gain insights into how they are approaching industry challenges. Previous visits have included trips to Thomson Reuters, The Financial Times, The BBC, The Economist and The Guardian
  • Join trips to key UK cultural and political organisations and institutions. Previous destinations have included Oxfam, the House of Commons and Stratford-upon-Avon, home of Shakespeare
  • Exchange ideas and experiences with a diverse and international peer group. Around 25 Fellows a year join us from high-level media organisations all over the world. Strengthen your network, develop a global set of contacts and gain insights into international trends and developments
  • Benefit from the extensive learning facilities offered by the University of Oxford, including the world-famous Bodleian Library and access to various seminars and lectures across the university. You are also encouraged to engage with the university’s cutting edge specialist research facilities, including centres for African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Eastern and Western European, Japanese and Chinese studies
  • Be given visiting scholar status of Green Templeton College.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You’re an ambitious, high-achieving journalist with a minimum of five years’ experience and a high level of written and spoken English.
  • You will have a demonstrable desire to focus on a piece of research related to the media, which you will work on during your time at the Reuters Institute.
  • You will join a diverse pool of individuals from around the world including journalists, editors, broadcasters, columnists and freelancers.
  • Applications for the Journalism Fellowship Programme should be made using the online application form. This will be made available once the call for applications has been made.
  • If your first language is not English, you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by the responsible body) that you have reached the relevant standard. Please click here for more information.

If you have any queries regarding the programme or application process please first check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Required Documents:
Below is a list of the materials you will need to complete your application:

  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement outlining i) your journalistic values, ii) the major trends in the media landscape in which you work, and iii) a summary of what you think you would contribute to the Fellowship programme (no more than 500 words in total).
  • A statement of up to 1,000 words explaining your proposed research project
  • A reference from your employer, supporting your application and granting leave of absence
  • A second professional reference (e.g. former employer)
  • A sample of your work (please see specific requirements below)

Print Journalist:
Please provide:

  • Three articles or reports (more than three will not be reviewed), including dates and names of the publications
  • A translation into English must accompany material published in other languages
  • Applicants in managerial or editorial positions for whom it would be difficult to send work samples should include a statement of up to 500 words describing their work

Broadcast Journalist:
Please provide:

  • A link/URL to an example of your work via Vimeo or YouTube (maximum 10 minutes), plus a brief, written description of the material
  • A summary or transcription in English must accompany material in other languages
  • Applicants in managerial or editorial positions for whom it would be difficult to send work samples should include a statement of up to 500 words describing your work, including details of any major programmes for which you have been responsible


How to Apply:
Please review the following steps to ensure the complete and timely submission of your application:

  • Make sure you are eligible to apply
  • Decide which fellowship funding you will apply for.
  • Check the application deadlines.
  • Prepare your application materials.
  • Complete the online application form, remembering to attach all the required application materials

Application Deadline:

  • January 31st, 2018.

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