O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism
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Reporting Fellow

Post Date:Apr 11, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:8/20/2018Salary:$65,000
Location: United States - Wisconsin - Milwaukee Job Reference:
Job Description:

The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism is accepting applications from journalists for its fall 2018 class of O'Brien fellows. The deadline to apply is Jan. 26, 2018.

Since 2013, O’Brien has supported investigative or explanatory reporting projects by 18 journalists from around the country. Three to five fellows are selected annually, taking up residence at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, home to the fellowship.

Fellows receive a $65,000 stipend for the nine-month academic year and can tap generous allotments for housing, travel, and research.

In service of the fellowship’s mission to investigate problems and potential solutions, O’Brien projects have tackled issues around water pollution and drought, workplace dangers, firearms lethality, poor access to health care, mistreatment of persons with mental illness, government secrecy, animal-borne disease threats, fugitives from justice and more.

Projects can involve topics of local, state, national or international interest. Stories by O’Brien Fellows have earned prestigious honors.

The online application form, due by Jan. 26, call for a résumé, detailed project proposal, personal statement, biography, work samples and letters of recommendation.

The O’Brien Fellowship is funded by the family of Marquette alumni Perry and Alicia O’Brien.


Five years experience preferred. Fellows have worked as staff or freelance journalists. Applications are welcome from journalists whose work would appear in or on newspapers, radio, television, websites, documentary films, online publications or magazines. Fellows will work closely with student researchers who assist with each project.

Health insurance benefits if the fellow's employer does not provide them, or if he or she works as an independent journalist.

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Contact Information
O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism
Dave Umhoefer
P.O.Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
United States
Ph: 4142885956
Fax: 4142885956
Email: david.umhoefer@marquette.edu

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