Up to 30 travel grants are available for journalists to participate as Reporting Fellows in a two-day immersion program aimed at exploring how the criminal justice system impacts counties, cities and towns outside the country’s major urban areas—with special emphasis on the explosive growth of jail populations.
The program, scheduled July 10-July 11 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, will bring journalists together with leading experts, researchers, policymakers and justice practitioners for an intensive practice-oriented course of seminars and roundtable discussions designed to provide research, contacts and ideas that can reinforce future reporting.
Selected fellows will receive all-expense paid accommodation and travel to New York for the conference. Working journalists who write, broadcast or report online for U.S.-based outlets are eligible to apply. Special preference will be given to media in small or rural areas, or those covering state capitals. Deadline for applications is June 4.
This fellowship is part of the ongoing programs of media skills training in emerging criminal justice issues organized by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice. More information about the fellowship is available here. Applications can be accessed here.
Location/Region: New York