About Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship for Journalists fellowship
Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship for Journalists provides an unrivalled opportunity for an exceptional early-career journalist: a six to nine-month Fellowship with Durham University which will include undertaking an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London, mentored by top Reuters editors in the field while being overseen by Durham University and having access to University academics and research resources. This Fellowship is designed to give the applicant the chance to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.
The Fellowship was created in honour of Sir Harry Evans, one of the pioneers of modern investigative journalism. The award-winning work he spearheaded as editor of The Northern Echo, The Sunday Times and The Times – from his celebrated campaign to obtain compensation for Thalidomide children, to exposing the cover-up of Soviet spy Kim Philby and unmasking corporate deception at the heart of the DC-10 Paris air crash in 1974 – made him the gold standard of courageous public interest journalism. He was voted by his media peers as the Greatest British Newspaper Editor of all time.
Sir Harry Evans was a giant of journalism and an inspiration to those who worked with him. We hope that, through this initiative, Reuters can help support a diverse new generation of investigative journalists and newsroom leaders. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Durham University to champion independent journalism, nurture emerging talent and celebrate Sir Harry’s remarkable legacy.
The Harry Evans Fellowship is a global opportunity, and we, therefore, welcome applications from all eligible candidates, regardless of their current location. The Fellowship will be undertaken in Durham and London, and the successful candidate will need to meet applicable immigration requirements. We encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in the media.
The application process will be overseen by the Fellowship Committee who will ensure a diverse panel of candidates are considered for the opportunity. Applicants will be assessed in accordance with the selection criteria above. The final stage will be an interview.
The successful applicant will be notified of the outcome by Saturday 1 October 2022. The Fellowship will commence in early 2023.
- The successful applicant will be employed by Durham University for the period of the Fellowship and will spend time on placement in the Reuters newsroom in London, or with another suitable partner selected by Reuters.
- The successful applicant will also be allocated an appropriate academic supervisor and mentor at Durham University.
- The Fellowship commands a monthly salary of c.£4,444 per month for each month the Fellowship (equivalent to a pro-rata salary of c.£53,333 per year), in addition to a maximum £1,250 per month living stipend, and a one-off payment of £1,800 for travel and expenses.
- Where the successful applicant is an existing employee of a news or media organization and taking a period of leave in order to pursue the Fellowship, Durham University will pay up to a maximum of £12,000 to their employer to cover temporary staff costs, subject to specific terms and conditions
- Qualified applicants will be early in their careers and will have professional journalism experience.
- Where a prospective applicant is not currently a journalist but has worked in an investigative reporting capacity in a related professional field (for example: leading human rights or other socio-political publications and campaigns; working as an author or researcher on authoritative investigative work, or developing in-field photo- or video-research projects, documentaries, or exhibitions) applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
DEADLINE: August 15, 2022
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