Q: Who is eligible to apply?
A: If you are a print, broadcast or online journalist with five or more years of experience (here or abroad), you are eligible to become a Kip.
Q: I’m a former Kiplinger Fellow. Can I apply?
A: If you participated in the Kiplinger Fellowship program prior to 2011 (when it changed its focus to social media and digital tools), you may apply.
Q: Do internships and freelance assignments count toward the required five years of professional experience?
A: If you worked at least 20 hours a week, you can count internships and freelance work for established media organizations.
Q: What costs are covered?
A: All of the workshop sessions are provided at no charge. In addition, we provide lodging and provide several meals. Limited travel stipends are available to international fellows. U.S. Fellows will be asked to pay their transportation to and from Ohio.
Q: What if I have at least five years of journalism experience, but am not currently working as a journalist?
A: You are still eligible to apply for the fellowship. However, please know that we give weight to applicants who are currently employed as journalists and can apply what they learn in the fellowship to their work.
Q: Will the fellowship be conducted in English?
A: Yes, so applicants need to have a command of spoken and written English to benefit from the fellowship. We will not have translators.
Q: Does my application (including work samples) need to be in English?
A: Yes. Your three work samples must be in English as well. If your work as a journalist requires that you write in another language other than English, you must provide originals and English translations.
Q: Are international journalists eligible for the program?
A: Yes. Please know that all sessions of the fellowship program will be conducted in English, and application materials must be in English.
Q: Can I weigh in on the kind of sessions I’d like to see offered?
A: By all means. We want to design a fellowship that best fits your needs. The online application includes an area for you to specify what you’d like to learn.
Q: If I’m accepted, what happens next?
A: You will receive additional information in January about the Kiplinger Fellowship with more details about logistics.
Q: My editor and others in our newsroom are interested in social media training. Do you offer shorter training sessions?
A: Yes. We offer customized training sessions to meet the needs of individual newsrooms. We’ll even bring the training program to your newsroom. For more training information on customized training programs, please contact Kevin Smith, deputy director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-688-7464.