O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Marquette University 
Milwaukee, WI 
Application Deadline: Jan. 19, 2024

Job Description 

The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism gives U.S.-based reporters the tools, funding and time they need to dig into any national, state or regional story of their choice, with the power to compel change. Fellows receive a $75,000 stipend, allotments for housing and travel, and help from journalism students at Marquette University. Since 2013, more than 40 staff-employed or independent journalists from around the country have used the Fellowship to expose problems and explore solutions on topics such as the environment, education, mental illness, health care, racial justice, business and more.

Job Qualifications 

Applicants must have at least five years of professional experience and produce journalism regularly as an employee or freelancer.

Other Things to Know 

Our application period runs from Dec. 1, 2023 to Jan. 19, 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year, with Fellowships starting in August 2024. The selection process runs from January-March 2024 for three to four Fellowships starting August 2024.

For more information or to pitch ideas, see the O’Brien website, application page and contact O’Brien Director David Umhoefer by email at  david.umhoefer@marquette.edu or call 414-288-5956.

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