March 12, 2010
Anna Christopher, NPR
THE STONE & HOLT WEEKS FELLOWSHIP
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SIX MONTH JOURNALISM PROGRAM
The Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship is designed to give a promising individual the opportunity to launch a career in journalism. The Fellow will spend twelve weeks at each institution learning about the craft of journalism and its relationship to public education, citizenship, social change and democracy. The intent is to be educational and experiential, with the Fellow learning original newspaper reporting at The Washington Post, and the craft of NPR's style of journalism.
NPR and The Washington Post are accepting applications now through April 30, 2010. Anyone who will have received a bachelor's degree by July 15, 2010, is eligible to apply; one Fellow will be selected, and will begin after Labor Day. Forms, requirements and additional details about the Fellowship and Stone and Holt Weeks may be found at: www.npr.org/about/fellowships/weeks
"We created this fellowship with The Washington Post to honor the memory of these extraordinary young men," said Vivian Schiller, NPR President & CEO. "We hope that this unique program will motivate and inspire other young men and women to learn the craft of journalism and thereby give back to their communities."
"We're proud to open up our newsroom to help start the career of a promising young potential journalist," said Katharine Weymouth, chief executive of Washington Post Media. "The values that the Weeks family instilled in their two remarkable sons are the same values of engaged citizenship and public service that drive our journalism."
To learn more, visit www.stoneandholtweeksfoundation.org