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National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Journalism Fellowship

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The sixth annual National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Journalism Fellowship will run from July 8 – 12, 2013. The fellowship provides journalists with a rare opportunity to learn about cutting-edge atmospheric research and its implications for society.

Journalism fellows will gain access to leading scientists who study severe weather, climate change, and air quality, as well the influence of the atmosphere on renewable energy technologies, disease outbreaks, aviation safety, and wildfires. The program will provide opportunities for one-on-one interviews and potential stories about new research developments, as well as offering scientific presentations, laboratory visits, and a first-hand look at research tools and facilities.

Our program is a five-day, residential experience open to professional reporters, editors, and producers working for print, broadcast, and online media. NCAR will cover costs including airfare, hotel, and transport to-from the Denver Airport and Boulder for the selected NCAR Journalism Fellows. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of writing, editing, or producing experience for a general-interest audience or for more specialized science, business, or political audiences.

Application Deadline: Friday, 19 April 2013

Application Information

Please apply below. Include in your application materials a letter of intent stating why you are interested in becoming an NCAR Journalism Fellow, what you hope to gain from this program, and what topics you might be interested in learning more about or covering. Also include a resume, and three samples of professional work completed in the last two years.

Samples of work may be uploaded in PDF, Word and various media formats. Please name your files with the following convention (so we can tell which are yours): YourLastname_resume.pdf, YourLastname_sample1.pdf, etc (for example: Smith_resume.pdf & Smith_sample1.pdf). Broadcast and multimedia journalists may submit relevant DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes or audiocassettes to the address below (please note on the letter of intent if non-print samples are being mailed to NCAR). Also, producers and directors submitting samples should indicate how they were involved in a broadcast/project.

Contact information and mailing address for non-print samples:
Rachel Hauser
NCAR Journalism Fellowship
1850 Table Mesa Drive,
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: (303) 497-1117