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Inaugural Year for Journalism Fellows Program Concludes: Now Accepting Applications For 2013

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The 2011-2012 fellows visit the historic sites of Philadelphia during their opening conference.
The 2011-2012 fellows visit the historic sites of Philadelphia during their opening conference.

This fall marks the successful conclusion of the inaugural Journalism Fellows program. TFAS is now accepting applications for the 2013 program. Last year at this time the first group of fellows gathered for the opening conference in Philadelphia. Eighteen young TFAS alumni from around the country kicked off their fellowship year with networking events and talks by two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and Economist Walter Williams.

During the rest of the year, the fellows participated in online seminars and discussions. They also took part in a “Curriculum of Liberty Seminar” in Washington, D.C. The seminar was held in partnership with Liberty Fund Inc. and was led by noted scholar Tom Palmer of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

“The fellowship year was a great combination of intellectual growth, professional development and good fun,” said 2012 Fellow Brittany Hackett (IPJ 07), a web producer for POLITICO.

The fellows represented all facets of media – newspapers, radio and television stations, magazines, online news sites and nonprofit publications. “This first group of fellows really gave the program a solid foundation and has given us great ideas for the next group of young professionals,” said IPJ Director Joe Starrs.

TFAS President Roger Ream (r.) moderates a Q&A session with Economist Walter Williams (l.) of George Mason University during the journalism fellows conference.
TFAS President Roger Ream (r.) moderates a Q&A session with Economist Walter Williams (l.) of George Mason University during the journalism fellows conference.

The 2013 fellowship year will begin in the spring with an opening conference held during the week of March 15-17and will conclude with a retreat in October. Both conferences will be held in Washington, D.C. Three online seminars will be held throughout the year to round out the fellowship experience.

Interested alumni should complete a brief online survey by October 26, 2012. CLICK HERE to access the survey.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Be an alumnus of one of The Fund for American Studies’ Institutes;
  • Be a working journalist;
  • Be open to discussing the role of government, the economy and most importantly a free press;
  • Have 3 to 12 years of professional journalism experience.

All applicants must also submit a copy of their current resume to Special Programs Assistant Lauren Goldberg (IBGA 09) at lgoldberg@TFAS.org.

If you have questions about the TFAS Journalism Fellows program, please contact IPJ Director Joe Starrs by email at jstarrs@TFAS.org or by phone at 202-986-0384.

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