This story was originally published by ProPublica.
Are you a college student of color interested in doing great journalism? ProPublica wants to help. We are a nonprofit investigative newsroom and we’re offering stipends to five minority students who work or want to work at college journalism outlets – newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. We want to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach. Students can apply for the stipends annually. Those selected will receive $4,500 per semester.
Each student in our Emerging Reporters Program will also receive ongoing mentoring from ProPublica’s reporters and editors. We’ll also bring you to our newsroom in New York for a week.
ProPublica’s mission is to shine a light on abuses of power, producing stories of moral force that provoke change. There are currently few minority reporters who specialize in investigations. Without more such voices, visions and points of view, there is every reason to believe that important stories are being overlooked.
If you are interested in being a ProPublica Emerging Reporter, please send the following to email@example.com:
-A note explaining your interest
-Three writing samples, which can be published or unpublished work
-A paragraph describing how this stipend would allow you to do journalism that would otherwise be beyond your financial means.
-And if you have questions, ask away.
The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.