Fifteen prestigious journalism fellowships will be awarded to working journalists to attend this two-day conference on Feb. 4 & 5, 2013 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
We are seeking applications from writing or broadcasting journalists in a variety of beats (education, politics, health, crime, courts, etc.) to submit project/research ideas based on the major theme of the upcoming conference:
Smart Justice: Changing How We Think About Crime and Punishment (and How We Report It)
Possible journalist topics include: policing (evidence based or smart policing); victim/offender reconciliation; the politics of criminal justice, sentencing reform; reentry strategies.
Applications should focus on the intersection of reporters' assigned beats with criminal justice, and be related to work in progress or proposed work slated for publication. The project should be supported by a senior editor, with a letter attesting to their commitment to publish the final work. Freelancers are encouraged to apply. Their work will be also be published on www.thecrimereport.org, a national criminal justice news service published by Center on Media, Crime and Justice and Criminal Justice Journalists.
Fellows will be required to attend both days of the conference in its entirety. Fellows from outside the New York area will be awarded an all expense-paid trip to NYC for three days. In lieu of travel expenses, New York-region journalists will be awarded a $500 stipend to be used towards their proposed news projects. Meals and local travel will be provided for all Fellows for the duration of the symposium.
Applications should include:
1) A 150-word biography
2) A 300-word project pitch
3) A supporting letter from editor