We believe that all our local efforts should focus on strengthening local news ecosystems by building capacity for investigative reporting. Reveal’s Investigative Fellowship aims to do that by helping support journalists with a range of diverse backgrounds develop investigative reporting skills.
The yearlong fellowship focuses on early- to mid-career reporters and producers in the United States. Unlike fellowships that require residency, those chosen for the Reveal Investigative Fellowships work with our editors and reporters for close to a year on an investigative project, but remain employed at their home newsrooms – the majority of which are local outlets. This means that the skills they gain can be shared in real time with their editors and colleagues and the work they produce can be published jointly by Reveal and their outlets.
Reveal provides fellows with extensive training and mentorship throughout the year, including on-site training at our Emeryville, California, headquarters; travel reimbursement; networking opportunities; and a $10,000 stipend to support the resulting text, audio, video or multimedia projects.
We will soon be accepting applications for four fellows. To align the program with some of our other local initiatives, we hope to tailor two of these fellowships to:
- Applicants based in the Cleveland/Akron, Ohio, area interested in reporting on housing issues
- Applicants with an interest in census or voting rights reporting
We have put our application process on hold temporarily due to the COVID-19 crisis.
As we enter our fourth year of the fellowship program, we are proud to say that more than a dozen reporters have been part of the program, many have been honored with awards, and their reporting is yielding impact. Learn more about their projects below.
The Reveal Investigative Fellowship program is made possible with generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.