The Knight-Wallace Fellowships offer accomplished journalists a unique opportunity: study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas and address challenges facing the journalism industry. This program is designed for journalists who are eager for growth and deeply committed to the future of journalism to spend an academic year in Ann Arbor to dive into a journalism project. Areas of focus can include, but are not limited to, sharpening professional skills, addressing a challenge facing your newsroom, digging into data and research for a long-term reporting project or developing a journalism venture.
For our Knight-Wallace Fellowship, we select up to 20 Fellows from all facets of journalism who are ready to take the next career step and join us in Ann Arbor for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
-Eight-month program of immersive study away from daily deadlines
-Individual journalism projects designed to develop topical depth, new skills, address a newsroom challenge or explore a journalism venture
-Specialized resources and access to faculty at the University of Michigan
-Private seminars with newsroom innovators and world-renowned experts for candid, off-the-record conversations
-Workshops to sharpen professional skills and leadership ability
-$75,000 stipend – distributed monthly from August through April for living expenses. Costs for auditing courses and participating in required workshops and fellowship activities are paid for by Wallace House. If the Fellow’s employer does not contribute to insurance coverage, health insurance is provided.
-Spouses and partners are invited to partake in fellowship activities and can audit university courses as well.