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Scripps Howard Foundation announces postgraduate journalism fellowship program

Applications accepted Nov. 1 through Dec. 15 for four year-long positions to help journalists become tomorrow’s newsroom leaders

CINCINNATI (Oct 20, 2017) – The Scripps Howard Foundation is launching a year-long postgraduate fellowship program designed for individuals who aspire to journalism leadership positions in the media industry.

Four individuals will be chosen for a Scripps Howard Fellowship, which will begin in June 2018 and run for 12 months. The program is offered in partnership with the Scripps News Washington Bureau, Newsy and ProPublica. Participants will be able to choose from among several reporting or newsroom experiences in Washington, D.C., and New York City. In addition to their immersive newsroom residencies, participants will convene for a series of workshops on leadership, project management, innovation and the business of journalism.

“This program is designed to be a career-defining experience for the participants,” said Liz Carter, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation. “We are looking for candidates who want to dig in and learn from some of the best journalists and leaders in the business.”

The program is seeking applicants with a demonstrated passion for and commitment to journalism and a desire to learn the skills needed to lead the newsrooms of tomorrow. A journalism degree is not required.

Each fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 plus benefits, including medical and dental insurance. Applications will be accepted from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. Visit the Foundation’s website for more details and to apply. Winners will be announced in March 2018.

About the Scripps Howard Foundation

The Scripps Howard Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on excellence in journalism. At the crossroads of the classroom and the newsroom, the Foundation is a leader in supporting journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes. The Scripps Howard Awards stand as one of the industry’s top honors for outstanding journalism. The Foundation improves lives and helps build thriving communities. It partners with Scripps brands to create awareness of local issues and supports impactful organizations to drive solutions.

Media contact:

Kari Wethington, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3763, kari.wethington@scripps.com