New York Times David Carr Fellowship 2016 for Early Career Journalists

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Application Deadline: November 14th 2015

The New York Times is sponsoring a fellowship that will bring an outside journalist to The Times to pursue the kind of work that made David’s career so exceptional.

David Carr, who died in February, was the media columnist for The New York Times and one of the most important voices in journalism. The first David Carr Fellow will spend two years in The Times’s newsroom covering the intersection of technology, media and culture. The focus of the fellow’s work could be steady, sustained news stories; magazine-style features; investigative efforts; videography; or a mix of approaches, depending on the interests of the fellow and the recommendation of Times editors.

The fellowship is an opportunity for a journalist early in his or her career to build upon David’s commitment to holding power accountable and telling engaging, deeply reported stories. Candidates should have at least three years of experience and be eager to experiment with creative ways of storytelling through video, text, social media and other means.

Journalists with experience of all types are welcome, especially those from digital and new media. The Times wants the David Carr Fellow to be selected from a diverse group of candidates, so journalists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


The deadline for applications is Nov. 14, and the fellowship will begin in early 2016. The fellow will receive a competitive compensation package.

Application  Requirements:

To apply for the inaugural David Carr Fellowship at The New York Times please submit the following:

  • A resume
  • A short essay about how your career and your coverage is in keeping with Mr. Carr’s legacy
  • Five samples of your best journalistic work

Apply Now for the 2016 New York Times David Carr Fellowship

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the New York Times David Carr Fellowship 2016 for Early Career Journalists

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