An IowaWatch/University of Northern Iowa Science in the Media Collaboration
Eligibility: Iowa college student journalists with a story idea they’d like to see get published, and seeking funds to pursue it.
Fellowship stipend: $1,000
Apply now with a story proposal that says why the story is important, its connection to science and how you would pursue it. Send a story proposal to:
Questions? Lyle Muller, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism: 319-389-4477
IowaWatch, the nonprofit news effort by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, is seeking six Iowa college student investigative reporting projects that explore a problem that is affected in some way – bad or good – by scientific explanation. Story examples could include: lead seeping into water supplies; possible health risks related to improper pesticide spraying; whether people have knowledge, interest or opinions about science; plus many other news story ideas that would inform the public.
We seek six journalism fellows who have story ideas they’d like to pursue while being paid. We will help these fellows produce in-depth, science-related investigative journalism projects that can be published or broadcast by multiple news organizations in Iowa and the Midwest. Successful Science in the Media Fellows will be paid a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of their projects. The fellowships are funded by the University of Northern Iowa Science in the Media project, through a Carver Foundation grant. University of Northern Iowa student journalists especially are encouraged to apply for this opportunity but student journalists from any Iowa college or university may apply.