City Bureau Fellowship: Team Leader Application
City Bureau accepts applications for the Team Leader position on a rolling basis. We run three cycles a year, starting in March, July, and October. We are permanently accepting applications in order to evaluate pitches and to plan ahead for the year. You may be accepted into the program and be asked to pursue a story other than the one you pitch here.

Please email us at info@citybureau.org to bounce ideas, ask questions and/or simply be in contact with our team.

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Name: *
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Phone Number: *
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Neighborhood: *
Fill in your city if not currently in Chicago.
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Which City Bureau cycle are you able to participate in?
Please give a brief description of your experience with reporting, multimedia journalism and/or investigative work. *
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Describe your personal connection or interest in the South and/or West Sides of Chicago. *
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Describe your "big picture" story idea(s) in 300-400 words each. *
Be as detailed and specific as possible, i.e. who would you interview, what makes your angle new or timely, what research have you done to push the story forward and/or what reporting has already been done on the issue.
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Why are you uniquely qualified to tell this story? *
i.e. Have you previously covered this topic? Have special access to important sources? Done pre-reporting on this pitch?
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Why does this story or series of stories need to be told right now? *
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Keeping your investigative story idea in mind, what additional 2-3 stories, sidebars, or other multimedia/text components can be produced by your reporting team over the 10-week cycle? *
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In order to produce the richest/most-nuanced version of this story package, what additional skill sets—that you do not have—would you want on your team? *
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Briefly describe any experience you have with civic/community engagement. *
i.e. hosting of workshops, community forums, events, etc.
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Do you have experience teaching and/or mentoring other journalists, or working in a collaborative reporting environment? If yes, please explain. *
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What do you hope to get out of working with City Bureau? *
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What do you think you can bring to City Bureau? *
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Are you available Wednesdays from 6-9pm and Mondays or Tuesdays from 12-3p throughout the fellowship term (September 4—December 20)? *
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Please describe your weekly time commitments for this fall: *
i.e. your school and/or work schedule, vacation in November, etc
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How do you travel around the city? *
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