City Bureau Spring 2019 Fellowship Application: Reporter or Photographer
APPLICATION DUE FEB 24 AT 11:59 p.m. CT. In *RARE* instances, we will allow extensions due to extenuating circumstances. If you need an extension, contact us ASAP at info@citybureau.org. For more information: https://www.citybureau.org/fellowship-application
Email address *
Name *
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Phone Number *
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Neighborhood *
i.e. the Chicago neighborhood you live in. Fill in your city if not currently in Chicago.
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Your gender pronouns
Which fellowship position are you applying for? *
If you are applying as a photographer, please include a link(s) to your portfolio or other site where we can view your work. (REQUIRED for photo applicants) *
If you are NOT applying as a photographer, please type "n/a" below.
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Why are you interested in this fellowship? *
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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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Briefly describe any experience you have with civic/community engagement. *
i.e. hosting workshops, forums, events, organizing, etc.
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Have you ever been in a mentorship role? If yes, please explain. *
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What news topic in Chicago interests you the most? Give an example of a Chicago news article (include a link) related to that topic that you enjoyed/admired and describe why. *
If you're not living in Chicago, you may choose to complete this response with regards to local news where you live now.
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Story pitch time! Describe two stories that you think would be a good fit for the City Bureau fellowship. *
Story ideas should be 3-4 sentences each. Remember: A story is different from a topic! It should be very specific, include the people you might interview or places you would go to report for the story, and it should attempt to answer a question rather than just ask it.
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As a City Bureau Fellow, what type of content are you MOST interested in creating? *
Please describe your time commitments for this Spring fellowship cycle (March 18 - May 31) *
i.e. your school and/or work schedule, days that you'll be out of town, etc.
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Are you a student? *
Due to the demands of the fellowship, we do not recommend that full-time students apply for this position. However, we may make exceptions for students who can demonstrate their ability to manage multiple time obligations well.
Please mark your availability for the time periods below. (March 18 to May 31) *
Available
Not Available
Tuesdays 6-8pm
Wednesdays 6-8pm
Please mark your availability for the time periods below. (March 18 to May 4) *
Available
Not Available
Saturdays 11a-1p
Do you acknowledge that, outside of structured newsroom/mentorship time, the City Bureau fellowship requires 6 hours of reporting/work that will be scheduled at your own discretion? *
Please note that reporting requires traveling all across the city for interviews and events. You may be asked to devote weekend or evening hours toward reporting.
Do you have fluency in other languages besides English? If so, which? *
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Are you enrolled as a City Bureau Documenter? *
Have you attended a City Bureau Public Newsroom workshop? *
Have you applied for our Reporting Fellowship in the past? *
How did you find out about City Bureau? *
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Anything else we should know about your application?
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