Jewish Telegraphic Agency announces new paid journalism fellowship for students


The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is introducing an international virtual journalism fellowship for high school-age Jewish teenagers. Please see the description and scope of the program as shared by JTA, below:

JTA is re accepting applications from young people (14-18 years old) who are interested in reporting the news of their community through a Jewish lens. We are defining “community” loosely here – school, neighborhood, identity, culture, hobbies. We want to hear how these parts of your life intersect with your Judaism and age-group.

You provide the story idea and we’ll provide the training and support required to help you produce a 500-750 article or short (90 sec-2 min.) multimedia piece (video, photo, audio).

This is a remote fellowship. Teens are expected to work independently and be on the hunt for the news in their communities and the world around them. We expect fellows to produce three pieces during the course of the fellowship. Teens will be paid for published work.

We are specifically looking to build a diverse fellowship cohort. We encourage teens of all backgrounds, identities, genders, cultures and connections to Judaism to apply.

More info here. Applications are open until Sept. 15