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Home » Programs » Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism

Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism

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The Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism provides a nine-month internship with The Wall Street Journal’s editorial team. This annual fellowship is open to recent college and journalism school graduates and journalists with less than five years’ experience.

Illustration of Joseph Rago courtesy of The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones

This fellowship is in honor and memory of Joseph Rago, a former editorial board member at The Wall Street Journal who passed away in 2017. One fellow is selected each year through an application process that is judged by senior editors at the Journal, senior leaders at The Fund for American Studies and the family of Joe Rago.

Rago Fellowship recipients are announced each year at the TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner. More than 200 prominent journalists and guests attend this annual event to celebrate the best in American journalism. Proceeds from the evening support the Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship and the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship programs.

THE OPPORTUNITY

2018-19 Rago Fellow Elliot Kaufman accepts his award during a dinner in NYC. You can learn more and watch a full video of the event here.

The Rago Fellow receives a nine-month internship with the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal, along with a salary of approximately $5,000 per month from The Fund for American Studies. The internship at The Wall Street Journal provides the opportunity for experience with many facets of the editorial craft, such as editing op-eds; writing stories under one’s own byline; writing as part of the Editorial Board; working with outside contributors at every stage of submission, from pitching to publication; contributing headlines and other story components; fact-checking and research; and more. The fellow will write a brief report to TFAS each month describing his or her work and experiences.

The Rago Fellow will also take part in the annual dinner and retreat of the TFAS Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program and will be included in that program’s extensive alumni network.

QUALIFICATIONS

This annual fellowship is open to recent college and journalism school graduates and journalists with less than five years of professional experience. Applicants should have a commitment to pursuing a career in journalism and should already have some experience with writing or editing in a serious journalistic context, either in school or professionally. A demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines is critical for success. Applicants should be familiar with technology as it relates to journalism.

The best applicants will have a strong record of achievement and potential for future accomplishments. In addition to illustrating these qualities, the strength and depth of character demonstrated by candidates will be a strong consideration.  


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