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APPLY NOW for the School of Journalism Kearns Fellowship

The WVU P.I. Reed School of Journalism’s Kearns Fellowship permits a student the opportunity to cover an international news event. This year, the Kearns recipient will cover the European Journalism Training Academy’s Annual General Meeting at UNESCOin Paris. The trip, slated for May 17-23, will include tours of French media outlets, as well as the chance to visit journalism schools in the region.

To be eligible, students must be sophomores, juniors or seniors in the news-editorial, broadcast news or journalism program (PRNJ, VISJ, or TVJ). Candidates for the fellowship must have solid academic standing. Those minoring in French or pursuing a dual degree in French will receive special consideration.

To apply, please complete the application form available here or in 107 Martin Hall. Students must also submit an essay, a current resume, a transcript from a MIX account, and two letters of reference (including at least one professional reference). In addition, finalists may be asked to participate in interviews.

*Deadline is March 1. *

Please contact Jan Boyles ( with questions.