Journalists and journalism students can apply for a grant.
The Marguerite Casey Foundation Fellowship Program on Poverty aims to increase the public’s and policymakers’ understanding of poverty through journalism.
Fellows and scholars selected will write at least one in-depth story or a short series from the point of view of families living in poverty and illustrate how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people.
The 2012 journalism fellowship is open to print, electronic and new media journalists with a minimum of three years of professional experience. Each fellow will receive a stipend of US$4,000 and up to US$1,000 for travel expenses.
The 2012 Journalism scholarship is open to print, electronic and new media collegiate journalists. Students will not be required to leave their academic studies. Each recipient will receive a stipend of US$1,000 and up to US$800 for travel expenses.
Applications for the 2012 fellowships and scholarships are due February 29, 2012.
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(sursa: International Journalists' Network)