Fall applications are now being accepted for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, a recently launched initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The McGraw Fellowships enable accomplished journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a distinguished investigative or enterprise business story.
Each McGraw Fellow will receive $5,000 a month for up to three months. The fall deadline for proposals is Dec. 15, 2014. For further information, go to www.mcgrawcenter.org.
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, which opened in January at the CUNY J-School, will award the Fellowships. The McGraw Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality and depth of business news coverage through training, scholarships and support for veteran journalists. The Fellowships are open to all journalists, both freelancers and staff, with at least five years professional experience. There is no residency requirement. Applicants must submit a well-developed story idea, three work samples and two letters of reference.
The first McGraw Fellows were named in the spring of 2014:
Jay Greene of the Seattle Times wrote “Culture Clash: Europe Confronts Amazon’s Reach,” a three-part series on the cultural and legal issues Amazon faces as it expands abroad.
Nate Halverson, a freelance journalist working with the Center for Investigative Reporting, explored the environmental and resource issues China faces feeding its growing middle class population in two pieces that ran on PBS NewsHour.
Tom Mashberg, the former investigative editor for the Boston Herald, is examining the economic links between heroin use and the spread of powerful prescription painkillers for a series that will run later this year in The Record (Bergen County).