Indian Country Today introduces fellowships for tribal media


Indian Country Today has a new fellowship for journalists to join the staff from 1-3 months. ICT is looking for editors, reporters and producers who now work for tribal media (radio stations, video stations or programs, newspapers, or magazines).

Fellows will work for ICT for a few weeks and stories will be posted by ICT and the tribal media outlet. The idea is to provide participants with experience in Washington, reporting first-hand about how public policy is developed and how it impacts a tribal community. Then fellows will return to their regular jobs with new contacts and skills.

Fellows will receive a stipend, including roundtrip airfare to Washington.

To apply, write a letter of inquiry explaining what you would propose to do with your time in D.C. It could be a project, but it could also be a exploration of Congress, a federal agency, or covering one of the many tribal organizations in the federal capital.

Send your inquiry to Mark Trahant, editor, Indian Country Today, 1516 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005 or email

ICT will begin considering candidates Aug. 31, 2018. This will be a rotating fellowship so applications will be regularly reviewed.

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