The Society for Features Journalism is committed to developing news-gathering staffs that are representative of the multicultural communities its members serve.
Toward this goal, SFJ is sponsoring the Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellowship Program for journalists of color in conjunction with its annual conference, which this year is in Kansas City.
Programming will feature a heavy emphasis on storytelling and leadership, and Diversity Fellows will learn what’s happening in features departments nationwide while networking with outstanding journalists specializing in lifestyle and entertainment coverage.
Fellowships cover SFJ conference registration, airfare within the U.S. and hotel. Fellows also will be reimbursed for expenses toward baggage and transportation.
Deadline: May 25, 2017
Application requirements: resume, essay, photo, letter of recommendation, work samples (see flyer below for more details)
Submit: Email applications with PDF attachments to Margaret Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2012, the SFJ convention at the University of Maryland included a trip to the Newseum.
We are on Crowdrise! Check us out at https://www.crowdrise.com/sfj2015/fundraiser/sfjfoundation
Crowdrise is a great way to build support for the work SFJ does. Own main goal is to underwrite the costs of our diversity fellowship program and to launch a mentorship program for student journalists.
Thanks to about a dozen donors so far, we’ve raised $765 — almost enough to underwrite the total cost for one diversity fellow to attend our annual convention! We love having the fellows there because we get to learn from each other. It’s all about sharing.
So let’s keep it going.
Here’s what your donation will do for SFJ Diversity Fellows:
$35: Shuttle from the airport to the University of Maryland
$50: Underwrite the costs for a fellow to attend an SFJ panel discussion on how to help your newsroom make the transition to digital; or a session on ‘show-and-steal’ content ideas to drive traffic and engage readers; or training on how to sharpen your quick video skills.
$75: Shuttle to Washington for Q/A session with columnist Gene Weingarten and followed by a reception with editor Marty Baron.
$150: Foot the bill for one night at the conference hotel.
$1,000: Underwrite the total cost for one fellow.
$5,000-$10,000: Help SFJ launch a mentorship program that pairs professionals with college journalism students, including a weekend writing bootcamp in Washington D.C., distance learning and ongoing personal mentorship.
The SFJ Foundation is a 501c3, and your donations are tax deductible.