Black Voices in the Public Sphere: A Fellowship for Emerging Media Professionals
is now accepting applications for the Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship, designed to prepare and support the next generation of Black journalists, editors, and publishers.
The program is designed to provide aspiring Black media professionals with training, mentorship, networking opportunities, and workshops. With the guidance ofBoston Review
editors and professional mentors, fellows will develop projects to be published online or in print. These projects will take different forms depending on fellows’ interests—from writing a series of columns to curating a series of essays, designing forums, moderating live debates, and facilitating interviews.
Beyond exploring their own interests and bringing those ideas into public conversations with their individual projects, fellows will also receive training fromBoston Review
editors in every step of the publishing process—from acquisitions, structural and line editing, copyediting and fact checking, to web and print production and promotion on social and conventional media.
The Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship recognizes aspiring media professionals who demonstratean interest in exploringthe publishing world and acommitment to enlargingthe landscape of ideasin the media.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required to apply. Established professionals should not apply.
Previouseditorialexperience ishelpful but not required.Most importantis the clarity of a candidate’svision for a publishingproject and their careergoals.
How To Apply:
April 29, 2021
About this Organization:
Boston Review is a nonpartisan magazine of ideas: animated by hope, committed to equality and reason, convinced that the imagination eludes political categories. We see each issue as a public space where people can loosen the hold of conventional preconceptions and bring this openness to bear on today’s most pressing issues. Our mission requires that as editors we shun polemic and partisanship, uphold the highest standards of argument and evidence, value ambition and originality, seek widely diverse perspectives, and make complex ideas accessible. We have a national readership of men and women who are engaged in the challenge of today’s world; who want deeper coverage of current affairs than the mainstream media offers; and who see the arts as an essential part of the human enterprise.