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Jayne Miller Investigative Journalism Fellowship

Hearst Television, Baltimore, MD USA

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Jayne Miller Investigative Journalism Fellowship

The Jayne Miller Investigative Journalism Fellowship is a one-semester paid position at Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD. The Fellowship is named for Jayne Miller, a veteran journalist who served as Lead Investigative Reporter at Hearst Television’s WBAL-TV in Baltimore for more than 35 years. The Fellowship is open to senior level college applicants who have a strong interest in television news investigative journalism.

More About Jayne Miller

A Penn State Alum, Jayne began her career in journalism with a small daily newspaper in State College Pennsylvania. Jayne had a reputation for breaking stories that otherwise may never be told. Her work uncovered corrupt public officials and unethical practices in private business. It raised issues of accountability and effectiveness in the criminal justice system. Frequently, Jayne's reporting resulted in changes in legislation and public policy and sparked widespread debate. During her more than 45-year career, Jayne has earned national and regional awards in journalism, including a DuPont Award from Columbia Journalism School, a National Edward R. Murrow Award and the Radio Television Digital News Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Opportunity

The Fellowship is designed to give students exposure to the television broadcast news industry with a top-30 news market. The emphasis will be on investigative journalism with an intense focus on research, newswriting and reporting.

How to qualify

  • You must be completing your senior year of an accredited university school of journalism
  • You must have demonstrated an active interest and focus on Investigative Journalism
  • You also need to have a strong academic record and two recommendations from faculty or internship supervisors

How to apply

Include the following documentation in your application:

  • A letter expressing interest in the fellowship and promoting your candidacy.
  • A summary of your commitment to journalism (one page, single-spaced).
  • A current resume citing work experience and accomplishments.
  • A complete academic transcript through your most recent completed semester.
  • Two academic or professional recommendations.
  • Finalists will be interviewed by phone and either in-person or via video conference.

Application Deadline

This is a summer-only fellowship. Applications are due by April 15,2023. Decisions will be made in May.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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