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Who should apply?

The MJ Bear fellowship alumni are a diverse group of journalists from around the world. We welcome applications from any journalist Born between June 26, 1992 and June 25, 1999 who is working on any project exhibiting innovation, creativity, and leadership. We recognize that good ideas can come from anywhere; if you are a journalist working on the future of news we’d love to hear from you.

All application materials and submitted materials must be in English. You can view eligibility criteria on our FAQ page.


To apply, you'll need to have the following ready:

  • Your resumé / CV
  • A photo of yourself
  • A link to the project that you'd like us to consider that is ongoing or started after Jan. 1, 2021
  • The contact email from an employer, instructor or technology partner who is not a personal friend or family member and is familiarized with your project. This person will be asked to complete a short reference form on your behalf.

Please have all of your application materials ready before beginning. You will not be able to save your application and return at a later time.


Any links you provide must be public — with no password required. All *required fields* must be completed for the application to be accepted. Six fellows will be selected for 2022. Fellows will be announced in August.

All application materials are due by Thursday, July 14, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT (3:59 am UTC).

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