STAT introduces new fellowship for science reporting [United States]

Breaking Barriers: Unlocking Opportunities for Journalists from Underrepresented Groups through the Sharon Begley-Science Reporting Fellowship

Journalists from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the United States have the opportunity to apply for a yearlong fellowship with STAT. The fellowship, known as the Sharon Begley-Science Reporting Fellowship, is designed to prepare journalists for a successful career in science journalism.

The fellowship will take place from mid-July 2024 to mid-July 2025 and will be based at STAT’s Boston office. The successful fellow will work alongside experienced science and health reporters and editors at STAT to report and write articles for the publication.

The selected fellow will receive a salary of $75,000 and health insurance, as well as 10 days of vacation and standard holidays off. This fellowship honors the late Sharon Begley, an acclaimed science writer for STAT who passed away in January 2021 from complications of lung cancer.

To be eligible for this fellowship, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, with at least two years of experience in journalism. They must also have a strong interest in science and health reporting, as well as excellent writing and communication skills.

The deadline to apply for the Sharon Begley-Science Reporting Fellowship is April 26. Successful applicants will be notified by May 31st.

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