The John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation are sponsoring a year-long Reporting Fellowship aimed at bringing journalists together with criminologists, practitioners, and experts in the field to go behind the headlines, and explore the varied forms of violence and conflict in the U.S., from mass shootings and hate crimes to prison violence and domestic abuse, their intersection with the justice system, and best practices in intervention and prevention.
Up to 25 journalists from U.S.-based print, online or broadcast media will be selected for the Fellowship.
In addition, up to four Fellowships will be offered to investigative journalists examining flaws in the U.S. justice system by the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justiceat the University of Pennsylvania.
Both Fellowship programs kick off with a two-day Symposium at John Jay College in New York on Feb 21-22, 2019. The annual Symposium on Crime in America is one of the signature, prestigious events in the country’s criminal justice calendar. It is the only national forum that brings together journalists, practitioners, advocates, and scholars for candid conversations about emerging criminal justice challenges.