Al Jazeera English launches fellowship for Columbia J-School graduates
April 13, 2011
Al Jazeera English has launched an exclusive fellowship program for Columbia Journalism School graduates. Each year, two will be awarded the opportunity to work at the network's headquarters in Doha, Qatar.
The competitive fellowship will be granted to graduates who show promise in television and online journalism and demonstrate a commitment to covering international news. This fellowship marks the first partnership between Al Jazeera English and a university in the United States.
"In recent months, Al Jazeera English has been a vital source of news on changing events in the Middle East and North Africa," said Dean Nicholas Lemann. "This fellowship offers a wonderful opportunity for our graduates to hone their skills and cover breaking news at an organization that offers unparalleled coverage of this region."
Fellows will work in the Al Jazeera English newsroom for 12 weeks, reporting directly to senior members of the news and programming departments. Each fellow will be fully integrated into the day-to-day operations of AJE, pitching stories, assisting in content development, and writing scripts and web pieces. As part of the award, fellows will be provided airfare, housing, meals and a stipend.
Al Jazeera English is the first English language world news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. AJE has more than 70 bureaus around the world and is available in more than 120 countries.