The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, began offering McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism to accomplished business journalists in the summer of 2014.
The aim of the program is to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have the resources to tackle complex, time-consuming stories, the fellowships enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a serious piece of investigative or enterprise journalism.
The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant story or series that provides fresh insight into an important business or economic topic. The program accepts applications for in-depth text, video, or audio pieces, and encourages proposals that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package.
Typically, the program awards grants of up to $5,000 a month for one to three months. In addition, the center provides editorial supervision during the fellowship, working with the fellows to develop their projects during the reporting phase and, frequently, to edit completed stories. It also assists with the placement of the articles.
The fellowship is open to anyone with at least five years' professional experience in journalism. Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization, are encouraged to apply.
See the McGraw Center website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.