2015 UNITY Reporting Fellowship Application

unity-reporting-fellowship_395x177-webUNITY: Journalists for Diversity is now accepting applications for the UNITY student reporting fellowship.

This is a rare opportunity for college students to develop immersive multimedia and reporting skills from all over the country. The fellowship is designed to simulate convergence journalism, technology and cross-cultural communications.

One UNITY fellow will be selected to cover the AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA and NLGJA conventions, with travel and hotel accommodations provided.

The student fellow will participate in convention training that will include interactive online courses in interviewing, multimedia, ethics, and visual and audio techniques.

The student fellow will also be given convention assignments to cover issues related to the journalism industry as well as the AAPI, LGBTQ and the Native communities today.

 A group of skilled journalists and media professionals will also be selected to act as mentors and guide the UNITY fellow as they report on the convention.

UNITY thanks the Ford Foundation for making this program possible.

Apply Now: Deadline is 11:59 p.m. (EST) May 31.


  • Applicants must have a strong commitment to UNITY’s mission.
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time college or graduate student or recent graduate (within one year) with a serious interest in pursuing journalism as a career.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • AAJA, NLGJA and NAJA membership is not required to apply; however, accepted students will have to sign up for a student membership in at least one of the UNITY alliance organizations.
  • Applicants must be available during
    • NAJA convention in Arlington, Va., July 9-12
    • NABJ convention in Minneapolis Aug. 5-9
    • NAHJ at EIJ Conference in Orlando Sept. 18-20
    • AAJA convention in San Francisco Aug. 12-15
    • NLGJA convention in San Francisco Sept. 3-6.


  • Recent college transcript (PDF or JPG only)
  • Average GPA: 3.0
  • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor at a journalism internship, a journalism publication advisor or college professor (PDF only)
  • Two essays answering the two questions below (500 words limit):
    Why do you want to pursue a career in journalism?
    Why is diversity important to the growth of journalism?
  • Five (5) best work samples. (Please provide links to your work.)


Your First and Last Name (required)

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Attach recent college transcript (PDF or JPG only)

Attach Letter of Recommendation #1 (PDF only)

Attach Letter of Recommendation #2 (PDF only)

Paste your links to your five (5) work samples into the fields below (all 5 are required):

Why do you want to pursue a career in journalism?

Why is diversity important to the growth of journalism?

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