Writing Fellows Program: Local Reporting Seminar - America's Future Foundation

Writing Fellows Program: Local Reporting Seminar

Writing Fellows Program: Local Reporting Seminar

Interested in covering issues that impact your state and community?

Hone your skills in journalism and political reporting.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED – Applications for AFF’s Local Reporting Seminar are now open! Applications are due May 6, 2020.

About the Program

The decline of traditional local newspapers has led to a significant gap in coverage of state and local level issues of major importance to Americans’ everyday lives. AFF’s Local Reporting Seminar equips aspiring reporters with the necessary skills and connections they need to be effective journalists.

Over the course of four weeks, participants will hear from experts in the field on how to develop and interview sources, navigate public records laws, and build a career in local journalism.

This online program will meet on Thursday evenings between May 14 – June 4, 2020, from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Previous completion of AFF’s Writing Fellows Program is not required.

How to Apply

Applicants will need to submit:

  • Completed application
  • A resume
  • Two published writing samples (no more than 1,000 words each)

A letter of recommendation may be sent to [email protected], but is not required.

Advance your journalism career.
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Accepted applicants will be notified after the application deadline. Additional questions should be directed to [email protected].