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NCDJ and The New York Times Renew Disability Reporting Fellowship

The New York Times and the National Center on Disability and Journalism
announced that they are, for the third year in a row, partnering on a fellowship to
develop journalists with an expertise in coverage of disability issues.

This program again will recruit an early career journalist to work at The Times for
one year as a member of the incoming New York Times Fellowship class. The
newsroom is prepared to hire another Disability Journalism Fellow in early 2024.
The Disability Journalism Fellowship is designed to address the lack of coverage
of disability issues in journalism. It will provide fellows with mentorship, a peer
network and training on covering disabilities. The position is funded through the
Ford Foundation’s philanthropic support.

The application for 2023 is now open.
The New York Times Fellowship is a one-year work program aimed at cultivating
and diversifying the next generation of journalists. Since 2019, it has trained
more than 120 participants in reporting, visual, audio and other
disciplines. Amanda Morris, the inaugural Disability Journalism Fellow, is now a
reporter covering the disability community for The Washington Post. Neelam
Bohra, the current Disability Journalism Fellow, will complete her fellowship in

The National Center on Disability and Journalism is a service of the Walter
Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State
University. For over a decade at Cronkite, the center has provided support and
training for journalists and other communications professionals with the goal of
improving media coverage of disability issues and people with disabilities.