Poynter and Google News Initiative - Misinformation Student Fellowship

Poynter and Google News Initiative Misinformation Student Fellowship

Summer 2023, Position closed

The Mississippi Free Press is one of 10 newsrooms selected to host a special fellow in the fall of 2023 to help expose mis- and disinformation in our state. The MFP’s successful fellowship candidate will work with our Jackson, Miss.-based newsroom on projects to curb the spread of misinformation and promoting digital literacy at the community level, including among younger readers. The Mississippi Free Press will focus a significant portion of your efforts on the fact-checking and reporting of false information during 2023 elections in Mississippi.

This fellowship is open to applicants, who are college students and at least 18 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2023. You must be enrolled in an accredited college or university as of Jan. 1, 2023 and are eligible to work in the United States. The fellowship includes a $10,000 stipend for the course of the fellowship program. Fellows will also receive training through the Google News Lab and Poynter’s MediaWise initiative, and be part of the fall cohort of their Campus Correspondents program.

The Mississippi Free Press prefers a fellow in or from Mississippi or with ties to the state or the southern United States. We also prefer that our successful fellow be willing and able to work in our newsrooms in downtown Jackson, Miss., with the editor and other team members, but will examine applications from those who do not meet these preferences.

The application window closes Friday, July 28, 2023 at midnight Pacific Time, so hurry!

Read more and apply here now.

The Mississippi Journalism and Education Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status in any area of its operations.