Detroit Energy & Environment Reporting Fellow

Detroit, Michigan

Date Posted April 29, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Freelance
Salary $3,000/month


The stories and narratives that most impact the lives of low-income people of color are too often not told in traditional media, especially when it comes to the environment. Sensational and over-simplified headlines from local and national news outlets often drown out authentic local narratives, obfuscate facts, and leave little room for the nuanced storytelling that brings light to issues that matter most to disenfranchised communities of color.  

To address this challenge, Energy News NetworkPlanet Detroit, and the Detroit Equity Action Lab seek to lift up and mentor a reporter through a joint reporting fellowship. The selected journalist will co-publish stories in Planet Detroit and the Energy News Network focused on energy and environment issues with a lens on Detroit and Michigan. We will work with you to identify key skill areas you want to develop. 

The Detroit Energy & Environment Reporting Fellow will receive a $3,000 per month stipend for six months to produce stories about the energy and the environment in Detroit. They will receive direct support from editors and mentors within the partner organizations and the larger community, including assistance with framing stories, sourcing, editing, policy, and data expertise.

Black, indigenous, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send the following items to no later than May 15, 2021, with SUBJECT LINE: Application for Detroit Energy & Environment Reporting Fellow. 

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