Applications are now open for Grist’s first community reporting fellowship: a paid six-week remote program for Georgia residents to learn journalism principles and news reporting skills to help meet their communities’ information needs. 

The first cohort of four people will focus on creating journalism that informs people about the Georgia Public Service Commission, the small but powerful elected board that makes critical decisions about energy and electricity — and has been mired in a voting rights lawsuit. This fellowship is part of a larger project by Grist and Atlanta’s NPR affiliate, WABE, to demystify energy policy and affordability issues in the state. 

Georgia residents interested in the program can apply here by April 22. The fellowship will begin the first week of May. Fellows will be paid $2,000 each, which includes pay for their time in the program and a stipend for supplies and/or travel needed during the six weeks.

You must be:

  • A Georgia resident
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Interested in doing journalism about energy and electricity issues
  • Able to commit to 10 hours of work per week for six weeks, including workshops and meetings

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