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The Gazette editorial fellow program is intended to promote diversity of viewpoints in the The Gazette Insight section.
Fellows publish two opinion columns each month on political, cultural and policy issues. Columns should be focused on Iowa and provide a mix of factual information, original analysis and opinions informed by personal experience. Fellows are encouraged to develop a set of focus issues to cover on a recurring basis.
The Gazette will consider a wide range of applicants, including professional and amateur writers; community advocates and political activists; concerned citizens who are highly engaged and informed; and especially people with views and backgrounds that are not well-represented in Iowa media.
Experience writing for a news publication is not a prerequisite for the fellowship. The Gazette staff will provide assistance and guidance to fellows as needed depending on their level of experience, to include:
- Developing column ideas
- Gathering accurate information
- Soliciting and conducting interviews
- Refining ideas
- Writing clearly and concisely
The fellowship program lasts for one year starting in May of each year, and participants are paid a monthly stipend.
How to Apply
To apply, submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 28, 2023. Include “Gazette fellowship” as the subject line.
- At least one writing sample
- A brief statement describing the issues and viewpoints you plan to write on