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2014 H.F. Guggenheim Fellowships

Fifteen prestigious journalism fellowships will be awarded to working journalists to attend the 9th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim two-day conference on Feb. 10 & 11, 2014 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

 We invite applicants from print, online or broadcast  media in a variety of beats (education, politics, health, crime, courts, etc.) to submit project/research ideas based on the major theme of the upcoming conference:   

 Justice and Prosperity: Transforming America’s Approach to Crime and Public Safety (and How We Report It)

 The Guggenheim conferences are designed to bring together journalists, policymakers and practitioners for candid briefings and dialogue on emerging criminal justice issues.  Rich Raemisch and Jeff Beard, new heads, respectively, of Colorado’s and California’s prison system, are among the blue-ribbon speakers at this year’s symposium, which will focus on the pipeline that has shunted thousands of Americans from poor schools and hollowed-out communities to the courts, prisons and jails—and in the process mortgaged our future prosperity.  Other speakers include distinguished crime scholar Al Blumstein of Carnegie Mellon University; Bill Sabol, acting director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics; and Carol Naughton, CEO of Purpose-Built Communities.   

 Applicants’ projects should be related to work in progress or proposed work slated for publication. The project should be supported by a senior editor, with a letter attesting to their commitment to publish the final work. Freelancers are encouraged to apply. Their work will be also be published on www.thecrimereport.org, a national criminal justice news service published by Center on Media, Crime and Justice and Criminal Justice Journalists.   

 Fellows will be required to attend both days of the conference.  Fellows from outside the New York area will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip to NYC, including travel and transportation. New York-region journalists will be awarded a $500 stipend to be used towards their proposed news project in lieu of travel expenses.

Applications should include:

1) A 150-word biography

2) A 300-word project pitch

3) A supporting letter from editor


Apply HERE



11:59 P.M. December 27 2013

Questions? Contact Cara Tabachnick at ctabachnick@jjay.cuny.edu or 212-484-1175