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2017 John Jay/Quattrone Fellowships in Criminal Justice Investigative Reporting

Want to do more than the same old whodunit crime stories? The Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York is making available four unique Fellowships to investigative reporters in justice and other beats, with the aim of helping journalists apply the same research and analytical tools currently being used by senior justice professionals in pilot U.S. cities to examine underlying flaws in the system.

The competitive Fellowships, offered in partnership with the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, are open to experienced journalists working on any platform, including print, broadcast and online.  Successful applicants will join this year’s “class” of crime journalism reporting fellows at the 12th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium  on Crime in America, which will be held in New York City Feb 16-17, 2017.  John Jay/Quattrone Reporting Fellows will receive all-expenses paid travel and accommodation to New York for the Symposium.

The Quattrone Center is one of the nation’s leading practitioners of the “Sentinel Event” approach developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice, which examines how errors and breakdowns in any part of the system—e.g., a wrongful conviction, erroneous use of force by police—are linked to deeper flaws that may not be immediately obvious, but can provide a clue to how such errors can be avoided in the future.  It’s also a perspective that can turn a “run-of-the-mill” justice story into a rich and productive investigative project. The Quattrone Center will assist selected fellows in developing the techniques and providing the research tools to take such stories to the next level, following their participation in the symposium. If your project could benefit from this help—or if you are interested in broadening an existing area of coverage—please specify in your application that you are applying for the John Jay/Quattrone Center Fellowship.  For general information about applying for the H.F. Guggenheim Reporting Fellowships, please visit: http://johnjayresearch.org/cmcj/2017-h-f-guggenheim-fellowships/.

For the Quattrone Fellowships:


Deadline: 11:59 P.M. ET December 18, 2016

Fellowships will be announced in January 2017

For information about the Quattrone Center, please visit: https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/quattronecenter/ . For more information on the Center, visit Center on Media, Crime and Justice and The Crime Report.

Questions?  Please contact Deputy Director Wren Longno at 212-484-1175 or wlongno@jjay.cuny.edu.