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Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and Philadelphia Magazine
Launch Editorial Fellowship




PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 24, 2017) - The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) in partnership with Philadelphia magazine is launching an editorial fellowship to increase opportunities for journalists from diverse backgrounds.  One fellowship will be awarded each year, beginning this summer. Recipients will serve a 10-week fellowship (June-August) in Philadelphia magazine’s editorial department, getting hands-on experience with fact-checking, reporting and writing.  The fellowship will also increase opportunities to foster empowerment and inclusion of any person from Philadelphia’s diverse community.

"PABJ is proud to partner with Philadelphia magazine on this fellowship," said Melony Roy, PABJ President. "We will continue our efforts to increase diversity in newsrooms and ensure fair representation of the Black community and look forward to continuing an open dialogue on these issues.”

The fellowship is open to currently enrolled college students or those who have graduated from college within one year of the start of the fellowship. Eligible candidates must meet at least one of two criteria: 1) be part of a group under-represented in the journalism profession, or 2) have overcome significant obstacles.  Fellows will work 29.5 hours per week and be paid a total stipend of $4,000

Philadelphia magazine took seriously the critique from the community and are now putting their money on the table to make necessary changes,” says Cherri Gregg, Esq., PABJ’s Immediate Past President.  “We commend Philadelphia magazine on this important effort to strengthen the pipeline of diverse young journalists.”

"Journalism has never felt more important. We're thrilled to be partnering with PABJ on this initiative and hope it helps to attract an even more diverse and inclusive array of talent to our profession." said Tom McGrath, Philadelphia magazine's editor.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1. To apply, see: