The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism invites applications from journalists worldwide to apply for the 12th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program fellowship.

The 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program will be built around creating a next-generation reporting tool for arts journalism in the form of a 15-member pop-up newsroom called Engine30. The fellowship, funded by The Getty Foundation seeks to assemble an all-star team of fellows committed to using their skills to imagine and create new and innovative ways of reporting on arts and culture.

The USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program fellowship is the only one of its kind in the United States, open to accomplished national and international journalists. Begun in 2002, the fellowship was designed to bring mid-career arts journalists to Los Angeles and immerse them in the rich, challenging and diverse culture of the city. Sometimes it is a way of thinking. Sometimes it is a way of doing.

Worth of Awards: Most costs are covered by the fellowship, including air travel, hotel, transportation within the city and most meals.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is looking for fellows who fit into one or more of these categories:

  • Arts journalists who are committed to finding and telling stories in new ways, thinking about journalism as a dynamic system and process rather than a product, as well as those who care about finding better ways to engage with audiences.
  • Designers who are committed to thinking imaginatively about information architecture, user interaction, storytelling and visualization of multi-level data with design that is intuitive, simple and fun to use.
  • Developers who are committed to imaginatively finding, adapting and integrating existing tools into Engine30 with a focus on ideas/intent behind what is developed rather than specific ways to realize them.

Other standard requirements:

  • All critics, reporters, writers, columnists, editors, broadcasters or producers who specialize in arts, culture or entertainment for an online, newspaper, magazine or broadcast media organization MAY apply. Designers and developers, who preferably have some experience with journalism, are also eligible.
  • The program is NOT intended for entry-level journalists, students or journalism educators.
  • Staff, freelancers and self-employed journalists, designers and developers ARE welcome.
  • This is a NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL program, applicants from anywhere may apply. Typically one to two finalists come from outside the United States.
  • Advanced degrees or specialized training in the arts are NOT required.
  • If you have already participated in a USC Annenberg/Getty Fellowship, you may NOT apply. But we do welcome past applicants.
  • If you have participated as a fellow in a NEA Arts Journalism Institute, you MAY apply.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or international origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applications be given equal opportunity and that our selection is based upon merit alone.

Deadline: July 9, 2013

For more information, and to apply, click here.

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