Reynolds Fellowship in Community Journalism

The distinctive voices of local newspapers play a critical role in informing citizens of many American communities, this fellowship will be awarded to a journalist of accomplishment and promise who is committed to the role of the community press.

Made possible through a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, this annual fellowship is offered to journalists who are U.S. citizens and who work at a U.S. daily and weekly newspapers with a circulation less than 50,000 and journalists doing online work for community newspapers or journalists who have established independent local news Web sites in communities where the circulation of the local newspaper is less than 50,000.

Applications from Reynolds candidates are reviewed by a committee of Harvard faculty and news professionals, chaired by the Nieman curator. Finalists are invited to Cambridge in late April for interviews as the final step in selection.

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it is one of the 50 largest private foundations in the United States and has invested more than $100 million in its National Journalism Initiative.

For more information about the Nieman Fellowship in Community Journalism, send an e-mail to

The deadline for application submission is Jan. 31.

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