The Tarbell Fellowship is a one-year program for emerging-technology journalists, particularly those interested in artificial intelligence. Fellows are assigned to a major newspaper for nine months, participate in a study group covering AI governance and technological principles, and attend a two-week media conference in Oxford. To support these postings, the Tarbell Fellowship offers a stipend of up to $50,000.
Expert speakers, comments and mentoring from seasoned journalists, and networking events with specialists from prominent AI organizations are all part of the program. We anticipate fellows to apply their impact-focused perspective to major newsrooms and publications throughout the world after graduation.
The Tarbell Fellowship 2024 will run from January through December of 2024.
- Placement. Fellows receive 9-12 placement at a major newsroom covering artificial intelligence. Placement details vary by outlet.
- Stipend. Fellows receive stipends of up to $50,000, depending on circumstances, for the duration of their placement. The Tarbell Fellowship expect stipends to vary between $35,000 – $50,000 depending on location and personal circumstances.F
- Intensive AI Training. Prior to placements, fellows undergo a 2-month program on AI technical and governance fundamentals. This program requires ~10 hours per week and is conducted remotely. Sessions include guest lectures, paired assignments, and readings.
- Oxford Summit. Fellows attend a two week summit in Oxford at the beginning of the fellowship. This will be an intensive fortnight of guest speakers, workshops and networking events in Oxford and London. Travel and accommodation costs will be fully covered.
How it works:
Challenging. Fellows will spend the year building skills and a strong portfolio to accelerate their journalism career.
As the fellowship is not associated with a specific news outlet, fellows must work hard to gain experience. Stipends may be used to support freelancing, placements in major newsrooms, or the production of other forms of journalism.
Full-time. The fellowship is a full time commitment. Journalism is a highly competitive industry, and we expect fellows to be completely focused on succeeding.
Remote. The fellowship is entirely remote. This enables us to support rising journalism talent from around the globe.
This application form includes four sections. We expect it to take ~1 hour to complete provided you already have a current CV and writing samples.
- About you, including your CV.
- Short essay responses about your suitability for the Tarbell Fellowship.
- 1-3 writing sample(s) (500-2000 words) to assess your writing skills.