2014 Dart Ochberg Fellowships for International Journalism in USA, and applications are submitted till 1st October 2014. Applications are invited for Ochberg Fellowships available for journalists from North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Mideast to study in USA. Up to twelve fellows will be awarded in the field of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improves reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. Fellows attend an intensive weeklong program of seminars and discussions held at Columbia University in New York City. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
Level: Fellowship (This fellowship is available to senior and mid-career journalists to attend a week long seminar at Columbia University in New York City)
Field(s): The International fellowship is awarded in emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improves reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy
Deadline: 1st October 2014
Funded By: Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2014 Dart Ochberg Fellowships are targeted for Journalists from North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Mideast
‣ Award No: Up to twelve fellows will be awarded.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellows attend an intensive weeklong program of seminars and discussions held at Columbia University in New York City.
‣ Scholarship covers: The Ochberg Fellowship covers air or train travel, accommodations in New York City, most meals and other expenses directly related to program participation. The program does not cover costs related to travel visas, health insurance or ground transportation in fellows’ home cities.
‣ The 2014 Dart Ochberg Fellowships are unique seminar program for senior and mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.
‣ Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence or traumatic events — on street crime and family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war and genocide — is a great challenge.
‣ Since 1999 the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has offered the annual Ochberg Fellowships to outstanding journalists interested in exploring these critical issues.
‣ Past Fellows have ranged from small-town and regional general-assignment and crime reporters to war photographers and foreign correspondents for international news organizations.
‣ Applicants’ work must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong track record of covering violence and its impact on individuals, families or communities.
‣ Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with no fewer than five years’ full-time journalism experience.
‣ Approximately half of the Fellowship participants are based in North America, with the balance drawn from Central and South America, Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Mideast.
‣ All fellowship seminars are conducted in English. Fellows must be fluent in spoken English to participate in the program.
Selection criteria for 2014 Dart Ochberg Fellowships:
‣ Applicants are reviewed by a judging committee comprised of Dart Center staff, Fellowship core faculty and past Fellows.
‣ Selection is not based on any single factor.
‣ Among judges’ considerations are whether applicants:
‣ Selected fellows will be notified by email in early-November.
‣ Applicants can via online.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 1st October 2014.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.