Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism Fellowship 2017 at Ohio State University, USA (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: midnight (EDT) on Oct. 31, 2016.

Are you ready to join the ranks of Kiplinger Fellows — journalists trained to thrive in the Digital Age?

The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University is looking for innovative journalists who want to use social media to build a stronger following, develop new sources and better cover their beats.

The fellowship also aims to sharpen your digital media public-affairs reporting skills, helping you hold government and institutions accountable. The Course content includes Twitter, deep Web searches, crowdsourcing, public records, spreadsheets, videography and online data visualization.

Kiplinger Fellows typically spend a week in April on Ohio State’s main campus in Columbus, where they receive cutting-edge training on digital tools and tactics from leading industry experts. Topics include social media for reporting, branding and audience engagement; spreadsheets and data visualization; smartphone videography; and media ethics. The highly coveted fellowships provide lodging, most meals and free training – thanks to the generosity of the Kiplinger Foundation and Kiplinger family.


  • Journalists need at least five years of professional experience to apply (yes, internships count).
  • International journalists are welcome to apply; all training will be conducted in English.


  • The Kiplinger Fellowship will cover hotel accommodations for the week, provide many meals and a tuition-free week of immersive digital training.
  • Fellows (or their news organizations) will be responsible for arranging and paying for transportation to and from Columbus.
  • For journalists working outside the United States, limited travel stipends will be available, based on financial need.

Application Procedure:

Apply today for a 2017 Kiplinger Fellowship through our online application.

Before you begin the process, you may want to put together these four pieces, which you then can copy and paste into the online application:

1. A short bio (maximum of 150 words).

2. A short explanation of how the Kiplinger Fellowship would benefit you and your newsroom (maximum of 200 words).

3. Web links to three recent stories that showcase your talent.

4. Two references who know your work well (name, title, organization, email, phone).

An estimated 25 journalists will be selected for the weeklong fellowship program, which will be held April 23-28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism Fellowship 2017 



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