Our Western Journalism and Media Fellowships provide opportunities for journalists working in all kinds of media — newspapers, magazines, radio, television, online, multimedia, video, film, data visualization and mapping, and books.
The fellowship enables journalists to:
- visit Stanford and interact with researchers, scholars, and students;
- develop or work on a project of their own design;
- and spur new coverage and understanding of the American West.
The length of residence varies, typically from one to two weeks, although longer stays may be possible, particularly for projects that:
- intersect with ongoing research at the Center and Stanford;
- address significant challenges facing the American West;
- or explore promising new possibilities for journalism and the media in the region.
Travel and accommodation costs are covered, and a modest honorarium is offered.
Read more about our media fellowships: Producing a Collaborative Media Fellowship Model at Stanford.
Short letters of inquiry — one to two pages — are welcome on an ongoing basis. Please address inquiries electronically to:
Current and Recent Media Fellows
Michelle Garcia, Journalist and Filmmaker
John Upton, Senior Science Writer, Climate Central
Earlier Media Fellowships
Verlyn Klinkenborg, The New York Times
John Daley, KSL-TV
Timothy Egan, The New York Times
Peter Friederici, High Country News
Jesse Hardman, National Public Radio
Judy Pasternak, The Los Angeles Times
Kurt Repanshek, National Parks Traveler
Cristopher Grosskurth, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Steven G. Johnson, Veriscope Productions
Guillermo Lopez Portillo, Televisa
Ruben Moreno, La Opinion
Matt Jenkins, High Country News
Gabriela Olivares Torres, Zeta Magazine
Kat Snow, KQED
Ray Ring, High Country News