For more than 30 years, the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship has introduced promising young(ish) Washington reporters to the city they have been assigned to cover. For nine sessions in 2021, this one-day-a-month fellowship will give print, online and broadcast journalists from top news organizations an intensive and lively overview of reporting in the capital.
Over the course of the year, fellows will learn more about the Pentagon, the Supreme Court, the Capitol and other key Washington institutions. They’ll review politics and policy with regulators, lawmakers, experts and the best reporters in the business. And they’ll network with colleagues who will help them grow personally and professionally.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will start the year virtually, with sessions held online. An orientation meeting is planned for the evening of Jan. 25 and the first program session the morning of Feb. 1. We hope that by the end of the year we will be meeting in person and visiting important institutions. Meetings are generally the first Monday of the month, with a two-month break in the summer. In-person meetings will be held at our Dupont Circle office. Attendance at all session days is mandatory.
The Washington media is filled with former Paul Miller fellows in distinguished positions. You can join their ranks.
HOW TO ENTER
You Will Need:
1. Two recent samples of your work.
2. A letter of support from an editor or supervisor. (Or if you’re a freelancer, a letter from someone you’ve worked with in the past.)
3. A brief, narrative autobiography.
4. Be prepared to tell us why you are interested in this program.
Deadline for Entry:
Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
1. Fellows are expected to attend all session days. If accepted into the program, your editor will be required to submit a letter certifying that they will excuse you from deadline duties to attend all program days.
Contact Alyssa Black, program manager, email@example.com