May 10, 2012
Contact:
Emerson Brown, NPR


   

NPR AND THE JOHN ALEXANDER PROJECT
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 'ABOVE THE FRAY' FELLOWSHIP

NPR and the John Alexander Project announce the third annual Above The Fray Fellowship - a program that gives a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. The application is now open at the Project's website. The Above The Fray Fellow will file on-air and online reports for NPR.

Applications are being accepted through July 1, 2012, with the selected fellow to begin in the fall of 2012. Professional journalists with at least three but no more than five years experience in any medium (preference given to radio experience) are eligible to apply. Forms, requirements and additional details about the Fellowship can be found at www.thejohnalexanderproject.org/apply.html

Above the Fray is the brainchild of the John Alexander Project, which was founded in the spirit of the late journalist John Alexander, and dedicated to innovative journalism. Alexander was in Chongqing, China, reporting for Koppel On Discovery in December 2007, when he died at age 26 as a result of sudden heart failure.

The John Alexander Project Board of Advisors includes Tom Bettag, Richard Harris, Jonathan King, Ted Koppel, Martha Raddatz and Ari Shapiro.