DEADLINE: Resilience Journalism Fellowship

Event Date: 
June 1, 2019

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship, July 6-12, 2019.

The program will be held primarily in New York’s six-million-acre park, the Adirondacks. This unique location will offer a special firsthand look at resilience issues facing the country and the world.


The Adirondack Park, the nation’s third-largest park and the largest in the lower 48, contains some 3,000 lakes and ponds and is home to natural areas ranging from boreal forests to alpine mountain tops. The park was created in 1892 in part out of concern that timbering and mineral extraction in the region would hurt the water supply for the Erie Canal. Today the park provides a permanent home to more than 125,000 people and hosts some 10 million seasonal visitors each year. It’s a living experiment in how people and nature can survive together.

This July, 12 journalists will gather in upstate New York for six days of study and discussion. The Resilience Journalism Fellowship will be an opportunity to learn about the science and practice of resilience while unfettered from the daily demands of journalism. We will look at city resilience in the state’s capital region before heading into the mountains. Once in the Adirondacks, we will meet with government officials, planners, nature guides and community members. Our last night we’ll have a community dinner to hear directly from those most affected by changes to the park.

We will be housed for the majority of the program in Newcomb, along the shores of Rich Lake. Lodging is rustic, with group meals and evening campfires. Canoes are available in the evening, and hiking trails are nearby.

The Fellowship is competitive – the last two Fellowships have received more than 400 applications each. Some priority will be given to early applicants, so don’t delay!

Interested? For more information, e-mail SEJ member Dale Willman, or call him at 518-583-7247. And you can check out our website as well. To apply, head over here. And for more information on resilience, check out our information sheet.

Financial support for the Resilience Journalism Fellowship program is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.

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