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It was founded by royal charter in 1827 and is the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada.
About the Fellowship
Each year the Munk School of Global Affairs awards 20 Fellowships in Global Journalism to qualified candidates.
Over the course of eight months, Fellows report on their own discipline for major media outlets, study at the University of Toronto, attend lectures from leading journalists around the world, and receive direct mentorship from a “bureau chief” – an experienced journalist whose job it is to hone skills and help launch careers.
When the program is completed, Fellows can return to their profession able to cover their discipline as a global journalist and use their outstanding knowledge of media to add value to their professional work.
Fellows can go on to become “super-freelancers” with the skills and relationships to sustain a career for a portfolio of media organizations around the world.
They can also compete for staff jobs with media companies that want the unique mix of specialization, reporting experience, global understanding and business ability that are gained through participation in this program.
Candidates must have a graduate degree, or professional degree, or a few years’ work experience in their discipline.
Candidates must have strong communications instincts. > Candidates must be hungry to cover their disciplines as journalists for media around the world, in all platforms including print, on-line, broadcast and radio, full-time or part-time.
We’re seeking 15 outstanding people from around the world with specialist knowledge of their discipline for an 8-month fellowship at the University of Toronto.
Applicants must have a graduate degree, or professional degree, or a few years’ work experience in their discipline; have strong communications instincts; and are hungry to cover their disciplines as journalists in all platforms including print, on-line, broadcast and radio, full-time or part-time.
Prior experience as a journalist is NOT necessary, but some specific qualities are. Fellows graduate with a Certificate in Global Journalism.
Duration: an 8-month fellowship
Monetary Support: Fellowship provides $20,000 towards tuition.