Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship at the University of Oxford UK 2021

Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship at the University of Oxford UK 2021

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Reuters Institute Journalism Fellowship:

The Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practicing, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. The majority of our Journalist Fellows are fully-funded and they also receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs.

Through personal research, seminars, networking events and discussions with your peers, you will further your understanding of journalism, the news industry and your place in it. While you are in Oxford, you will work on a project that will be of direct impact to you, your career, your newsroom and the wider media industry, bringing in what you learn during your time in the fellowship. This is a programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with us.


Reuters Institute University of Oxford.

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Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a a monthly stipend of £2,000. It is enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses. Institute will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs.


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Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for one of our journalist fellowships, candidate must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience; or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise. Our Journalist Fellowships are open to journalists from all over the world, including Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Latin America.

You will be able to understand and join in discussions in English. You can find more information on the university’s English language requirements here.

Application procedure:

When applying, you need to upload:

  • A one-page personal statement about why you want to join this programme and further how you will apply your research project when you return to work.
  • A project proposal that would benefit the news industry in your country or company. The proposal should be between 800-1200 words, and should outline the questions you hope to answer and how you propose to answer them during your time with us.
  • Two professional references.
  • A CV/resume that includes your current job title and company (with links to their site), career history, and education history.

If you are a journalist with at least 5 years’ experience and your media organization is willing to sponsor you or sponsor a regular seat on the programme, please contact Philippa Garson at philippa.garson[at]

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Application Deadline:

8 February 2021

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