The State of Criminal Justice: 2017 and Beyond
New York City, February 16 & 17, 2017
John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
Pew Public Safety Performance Project
and The Quattrone Center For Fair Administration of Justice
Up to 15 prestigious journalism fellowships will be awarded to working journalists to attend the 12th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposiumon Crime in America on February 16 and 17, 2017 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
This year’s symposium will explore the post-election outlook for the criminal justice system, and provide background briefings and workshops to help journalists develop coverage priorities for developments at the state and federal levels, in areas ranging from policing, corrections and courts to violence intervention. We invite applicants from print, online or broadcast media in a variety of beats (education, politics, health, crime, police, courts, etc.).
Successful applicants will receive all-expense paid travel and accommodations to New York City for the duration of the conference.
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIPS
The John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim conferences are uniquely designed to bring journalists together with leading national and state criminal justice researchers, policymakers and practitioners in an intimate environment away from the pressure of daily deadlines. Fellows will be selected in part based on demonstrating how their work in progress or a proposed project will benefit from their participation in the symposium. The application must be accompanied by a letter from a senior editor, attesting to their interest in publishing the final work. Freelancers are encouraged to apply. Fellows’ work may also be cross-posted in The Crime Report, an online criminal justice news & resource network published by Center on Media, Crime and Justice and Criminal Justice Journalists, for the attention of a wider national audience.
Selected Fellows will be required to attend both days of the conference.
Applications should include:
– A short (100-150) word biography
– A brief project pitch
– A supporting letter from editor
Deadline: 11:59 P.M. ET December 18, 2016
Fellowships will be announced in January 2017
Additional Special Investigative Fellowships
The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice is sponsoring four special Reporting Fellowships at the H.F. Guggenheim Symposium for qualified, experienced journalists who are interested in applying “Sentinel Event” tools to their investigative reporting projects on the criminal justice system.
The Sentinel Event approach examines errors and breakdowns in any part of the system-e.g., a wrongful conviction, erroneous use of force by police-by focusing on not only on who was responsible, but why something went wrong. The approach, already being used in several cities by justice stakeholders, represents a potentially useful tool for 21st-century investigative justice journalism, and the Quattrone Center will assist selected fellows in developing the techniques and providing research assistance for their stories. If your project could benefit from this help-or if you are interested in broadening an existing topic-please specify in your application that you are applying for the John Jay/Quattrone Center Fellowship. Quattrone Reporting Fellows will similarly receive all-expenses paid travel and accommodation to New York for the Symposium.
The Center on Media, Crime and Justice, housed at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) since 2006, is the nation’s only practice- and research-oriented think tank devoted to encouraging and developing high-quality reporting on criminal justice, and to promoting better-informed public debate on the complex 21st-century challenges of law enforcement, public security and justice in a globalized urban society.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students during the dissertation-writing year. For more information, visit Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School is a national research and policy hub created to catalyze long term structural improvements to the US criminal justice system. The Center takes an interdisciplinary, data-driven, scientific approach to identifying and analyzing the most crucial problems in the justice system, and proposing solutions that improve its fairness for the long term benefit of society. For more information, visit The Quattrone Center.