Grants up to $15K for Investigative and Enterprise Business Reporting (Deadline: Dec. 15)

If ever we needed proof of the importance of strong investigative and enterprise reporting on business and financial topics, recent stories have provided it in spades.

From the AP’s Pulitzer Prize winning series “Seafood from Slaves” and the Wall Street Journal’s Polk Award honored probe of high-flying medical start-up Theranos, to the rampant tax evasion revealed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Panama Papers project, deeply reported investigative stories have helped expose questionable practices around the globe.

For many journalists and publications, however, devoting the time and resources needed for in-depth projects has become increasingly difficult.

That’s where the McGraw Center for Business Journalism can play a role.

If you – or a reporter you know – have a great idea for an investigative or enterprise story on a business or economic topic, but few resources to get it done, the McGraw Center would like to hear from you.

Fall 2016 applications are now open for the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism launched in 2014. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to report in-depth stories on critical issues related to U.S. business and the economy.
The upcoming deadline to apply is December 15, 2016.

  • Each Fellow receives $5,000 a month for up to three months
  • No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices
  • Open to both freelance and staff journalists with five years experience
  • Applications accepted from both reporters and editors

Previous McGraw Fellows have explored topics such as conflicts of interest in the fast-growing, unregulated market for diagnostic genetic tests, the questions raised by the Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. food company, online giant Amazon’s difficult expansion into Europe, and Silicon Valley’s efforts to build a better (plant-based) burger than will make the meat industry obsolete.

If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information and the application atwww.mcgrawcenter.org. Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you have a project you’d like to discuss.

Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism