#HumCitizen: Emerging Journalists, Community Stories

Presented by:
Oregon Humanities
Current Initiative: Democracy and the Informed Citizen National Partner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes Subject: Journalism Audience: All, Other

By pairing four emerging journalists with Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, Oregon Humanities seeks to report on the untold or little-known stories of Oregon. These stories will be printed in the council’s magazine, posted on its digital media, and used to create curriculum resources for high school students. The journalists will present their stories in a public event to launch a discussion about the changing media landscape and its impact on democratic institutions.

MARCH 2018

Emerging Journalists Fellowship Call for Proposals – Online – In March, the council opened up the call for proposals from early-career, Oregon-based journalists as part of its new fellowship program. Three emerging journalists will be selected for work to be completed by fall 2018 for publication in winter 2019. Each fellow will work with a mentor who is a Pulitzer winner or finalist. In addition to the mentorship, fellows will receive a $5,000 honorarium, access to supplies and equipment, travel budget, publication on Oregon Humanities’ media platforms, and optional college credit. Deadline was March 7, 2018.