Apply for a 19th News Fellowship

The 19th is launching its first formal fellowship program in 2022: the Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Fellowship. Named for the “mother of African American journalism,” the program — launched in partnership with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Howard University’s Knight chair in race and journalism — will provide recent graduates, mid-career alums and former students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with full-year salaried and benefit-laden fellowships in the areas of reporting, editing, audience engagement and newsroom technology. Learn more about Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, below.

About the program

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Fellows will spend a year working in editorial, audience, product or technology roles with full-time salaries and benefits, made possible by the generous support of Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden. Fellows will receive on-the-job training, mentorship and development opportunities. We’ll also provide job-placement assistance to prepare fellows for what comes next after their fellowship.

Click HERE for more information on this fellowship opportunity!

By Beth Jordan
Beth Jordan Director