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McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Grants up to $15K for High-Impact Stories that “Follow the Money”

Do you – or a reporter you know – have a great idea for a high-impact story that ‘Follows the Money’, but few resources to get it done? If so, check out the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Applications are now open for the Fall 2021 McGraw Fellowships. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to produce investigative and enterprise stories on critical economic, financial and business issues.

The upcoming deadline to apply for Fall 2021 Fellowships is September 30, 2021.
• Each Fellow receives a grant of up to $15,000
• Open to both freelance and staff journalists with at least five years of experience
• Applications in any type of media -- print, audio, video, online – are considered
• Applications accepted from both reporters and editors
• International journalists can apply, though the stories must be published in US media outlets

Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide array of topics – and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many McGraw Fellows have been generalists, or follow the environment, health care, education or other beats. Others focus on economic justice or corporate accountability. Here are a few examples:

Palm Oil labor abuses linked to world’s top banks, brands Associated Press
Pandemic, Prosecutions Aside, Bribery Persists in Chinese Hospitals 100 Reporters
Hurricane fallout creates financial ruin for Puerto Rico’s seniors with reverse mortgages USA Today and the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo
Several years into BP Settlement spending, the bulk of Mississippi’s restoration work remains undone Mississippi Today
Two Nations, One Aquifer: A series about water at the border Albuquerque Journal
Company insiders are selling stock during buybacks and making additional profits when stock prices jump. And it’s legal. Washington Post
How the Norcross Political Machine Muscled in on Prime Real Estate in New Jersey’s Poorest City WNYC & Pro Publica
New Workers of the World: Capturing the voices of workers facing unprecedented change Bloomberg Businessweek
When baby is due, genetic counselors seen downplaying risks Boston Globe and New England Center for Investigative Reporting

If you'd like to join them, you'll find more information at If you have questions or a project you’d like to discuss, please contact us at

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism was established at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in January 2014 with the goal of enhancing the quality and depth of business and economic news coverage. In addition to providing funding and editorial support for veteran journalists, the Center offers training and scholarships for young reporters entering the field.

Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism


Organization: McGraw Center for Business Journalism at Newmark J-School
Location: New York NY US
Date Posted: August 17, 2021
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