Scroll Reporting Fellowships


Organisation: Scroll

Apply By:  08/05/2018


Scroll.in is looking to extend two fellowships to bright, young reporters in Delhi who have shown promise and an interest in high-quality journalism that goes beyond the headlines, with a focus on either politics and current affairs or technology, privacy and online culture.

Scroll.in is a news website that aims to bring into sharp focus the most important political and cultural stories that are shaping contemporary India. Our goal is to add critical perspectives to these stories through rigorous reporting, objective analyses, and expert commentary.

As a part of this effort, we would like to give two young reporters the opportunity to experience journalism first-hand from one of the most dynamic newsrooms in the country. For six months, they will be given a platform to report on a number of subjects, including politics, technology, current affairs and culture.

The six-month fellowship includes a monthly stipend and the chance to join as a full-time reporter afterward. Reporters can expect to work across story formats and beats, with the opportunity to travel and work on special series.

Applicants for the fellowship will be expected to have between 0–2 years of experience in journalism, a keen interest in current affairs and culture, as well as the ability to report and write clean copy.

The Fellowships cover two categories:

1. politics and current affairs

2. technology, privacy and online culture

Applicants should email fellowship@scroll.in, with clips of stories they have done, a short essay of 500 words explaining how they would like to cover either politics and current affairs or technology and online cultures, and two references, before May 8.

Include in the subject line either ‘Fellowship-Politics’ or ‘Fellowship-Technology’. Candidates are expected to not blindly apply to both, and to tailor their essays specifically to those subjects.