The National Press Foundation has selected Charlotte for its third Future of the American Child journalism training Jan. 21-24 2024, continuing its year-long examination of child well-being. Like the successful journalism fellowships NPF held in McAllen, Texas, and Cleveland, Ohio, this cohort will consist of 15 journalists from across the U.S. for an expenses-paid training program.
Donor Name: National Press Foundation
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Fellowship
Fourteen years after a Harvard University study on economic mobility placed Charlotte, N.C., at the bottom of a list of 50 cities where a child had the chance to rise from poverty, the city’s observers are still struggling to measure progress for low-income families. This situation persists even in one of America’s leading banking and financial centers.
Leading researchers, policymakers, advocates and senior journalists will speak to the reporting fellows on topics such as:
- Impact of economic instability on children’s mental health
- Effective policies and advocacy to address food insecurity
- How quality health care improves educational achievement
- Effective policy for youth in the labor force
- Investments in foster care that prepare youth for leaving the system
- How communities can transform to support child well-being
- This competitive fellowship is open to U.S.-based reporters and editors working in print, television, radio/podcasting or online media. Its greatly value diversity in all their programs. The foundation will cover airfare, hotel, most transportation and most meals.
- Applicants must submit a letter from their supervisors saying they will be permitted to attend all Charlotte-based sessions. Freelance journalists must provide a letter from an editor indicating interest or intent to publish work from the fellowship if it meets their editorial standards. Applicants must also verify that they are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations.
For more information, visit National Press Foundation.