APPLY NOW: Building Democracy Fellowship

Building Democracy Fellowship

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Do you and your newsroom want money, training, and support to do meaningful reporting on government and democracy beyond Election Day? Do you want to enhance your solutions journalism skills and utilize data reporting to create a deeper impact? Do you think it's important for the media to not only report on governments’ failures, but also where they are getting it right? If you are in the U.S., and you answered yes, then SJN’s Building Democracy Fellowship is for you. Apply now!

Selected newsrooms will receive a $10,000 stipend, training from leading experts, and mentorship and support from SJN staff and their peers.  The program will run from September 2024 to June 2025, with a break for the November presidential election.  We ask you to dedicate one reporter and one editor to the project and commit to utilizing what you learn in the training to produce at least two solutions stories over the course of the fellowship. Only U.S.-based newsrooms are eligible to apply.

Applications are open from Jun. 17 to Jul. 31. 

Have questions? Check out our FAQ, attend our second "Ask Me Anything" session on Jul. 29 at 12pm ET, or email You can also watch the recording from the first "Ask Me Anything" session from Jun. 24 below.