Fellows & Scholars

Social Justice News Nexus Fellows produce an in-depth piece of journalism exploring a selected issue and actively engage in blog and social media conversations intended to raise awareness of selected issue. We welcome projects in print, online, video, radio, photo and other creative formats. Fellows’ work and blog posts are published on the SJNN website, in partnering media outlets and through targeted social media platforms. Some fellows work together on collaborative investigative projects and packages. Social Justice News Nexus staff work closely with fellows in developing stories, and staff may also assign stories.

The fellowship is open to full-time staff journalists, freelance journalists, web publishers and community advocates with storytelling experience. Journalists working in all mediums including photo, documentary and video are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows become part of the Medill community at Northwestern University, with access to journalism training opportunities.

The Social Justice News Nexus Fellowship is partially funded by the McCormick Foundation.


Cycle 4: Environmental & Energy Justice (November 2016)

Cycle 3: Housing, Homelessness, & Segregation (September 2015)

Cycle 2: Mental Health (September 2014)

Cycle 1: War on Drugs (January 2014)