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The Hidden Crime: Covering Domestic Violence

The Hidden Crime: Covering Domestic Violence


A Workshop for NYC-area Justice Journalists

Sponsored by John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice, and the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence


On May 22-23, 2018, John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ) will hold the second of its special workshops aimed at bringing journalists covering justice, gender issues and related beats together with experts in the field of intimate partner violence. Up to 30 spaces are available for journalists to participate as Reporting Fellows in the two-day workshop, which will be held on the main John Jay campus at 524 W. 59th St.

The fellowship is one of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice’s ongoing programs to help journalists expand their evidence-based reporting on criminal justice topics. Successful applicants should be journalists in the tri-state area working for U.S.-based publications (print, online and broadcast outlets), who cover politics, government affairs, health, crime, police, courts, and related topics. Freelance journalists are also eligible to apply, as long as they fit program criteria. (See below.) Some reimbursement for travel and expenses is available.

Fellows will be selected through a competitive process. Applications must demonstrate how their work-in-progress or a proposed story project will benefit from their participation.  Applications must be accompanied by a letter from a senior editor or assigning editor, attesting to their plans to publish the final work. Fellows’ work may also be cross-posted in The Crime Report, an online criminal justice news and resource network published by the CMCJ for the attention of a wider national audience. Selected Fellows will be required to attend both days of the conference, and will participate in webinars and receive an array of technical, research and other support from CMCJ staff and experts.

Applications should include:

  • A short (100-150) word biography.
  • A brief project pitch.
  • A supporting letter from editor.

The fellowship application deadline is 12:01 am April 20, 2018. Selected participants will be announced the week of April 30, 2018.

To apply, click here.

For more information on the Center, visit our websites at  Center on Media, Crime and Justice and The Crime Report.

Questions?  Please contact Journalism Coordinator Megan Hadley at (212-393-6334) or megan@thecrimereport.org; or CMCJ Center Coordinator Ricardo Martinez at (646) 557-5690 or rmartinez@jjay.cuny.edu.