South Jersey Information Equity Project seeks local journalists and media makers for fellowship program

First round of applications are open until March 31

The Center for Cooperative Media’s South Jersey Information Equity Project (SJIEP) is now accepting applications for a new fellowship program to support journalists and media makers looking to cover stories that are important to Black communities in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties. South Jersey is a region that is full of potential, however many newsworthy stories and intimate community events are often overlooked.

The fellowship will run for four months — from April to July 2022.

Fellows will receive:

  • Up to $4,000 each
  • Support and coaching from the Center
  • Assistance with placing the media they produce with local media partners, as needed

All published work will be hosted on the SJIEP website, and fellows will be expected to participate in one media co-creation workshop with local residents (in the community the fellow opts to work in) to discuss ideas for stories and media that is needed.

This first SJIEP fellowship opportunity is generously supported by a grant from the Independence Public Media Foundation.

Eligible applicants must reside or work in BURLINGTONCAMDEN, or GLOUCESTER counties and commit to developing 3–5 stories or pieces of media for the fellowship.

This fellowship opportunity builds on the SJIEP’s project goals, which include addressing media inequity in South Jersey, specifically by seeking to improve the quality and quantity of news and information produced by and for communities of color. The project was conceived by the Center for Cooperative Media in late 2019 through a partnership with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

During phase two of the SJIEP, our goal is to select five fellows and provide a platform of people and media outlets to accentuate and circulate important events and information in the community.

Complete this form by 11:59 pm ET on March 31, 2022 to apply for the SJIEP fellowship.

Click here to sign up for an open Q+A session about this fellowship on March 22 at 1pm ET.

If you know someone would be a great fit, please let us know and tell them to apply! For questions and additional information, contact the Center directly at:

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