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Philosophy in Media Fellowship (EXPIRED)

Philosophy in Media Initiative, The Marc Sanders Foundation

Job category Other (non-academic) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 12
Location Tarrytown, New York, United States
Start date June 2024
Job description

Directed by Barry Lam, Associate Director of Marc Sanders Foundation, Professor of Philosophy at UC Riverside, and Host/Executive producer of the Hi-Phi Nation Podcast.

Philosophy in Media aims to identify and develop academically-trained philosophers to write, speak to, and produce for the general public in the major media market spaces. We concluded a year-long initial run of the program here with support from the John D. Templeton Foundation. Now, with a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we are calling for applications for 2024 Media Fellows. Fellows will be academically-trained philosophers of all career stages who aim to write, speak to, and produce media for the general public in the form of op-eds and short essays, book reviews, longform essays or journalism, trade-book writing, or podcasting.

Fellows can be from all areas of philosophy, but must indicate both their professional areas of specialization and competence, as well as the topics or areas they would like to talk about when they speak to the public. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose professional or public-facing work focuses on race and racism, social justice, applied ethics of biology, technology, or other special sciences, and to applicants who are affiliated with HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, Tribal colleges/universities, or underserved/under-resourced smaller regional or state schools.

Successful fellows will receive a $3000 stipend, and full room and board at one of our three media workshops, to be held between June 23rd-July 6th, 2024. Final dates to be announced. Workshops will be held at Tarrytown Estates in Tarrytown, NY, just north of New York City. One workshop will focus on op-ed/short essay and trade books, one on longform magazine writing, and one on podcast production and distribution. All will be led by esteemed media editors, producers, publishers, and agents.

Confirmed workshop leaders (details below) are: Joshua Rothman, Ideas Editor at The New Yorker; Larissa Macfarquhur, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Latif Nasser, Host, WNYC’s Radiolab; Mia Lobel, former head of content at Pushkin Industries and Executive Producer of Revisionist History; James Ryerson, Opinion Editor at The New York Times; and others to be announced. Each workshop will be three days long. Travel to and from the venue will be covered by Media Fellows.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants must fill out the application on our website and upload a CV and Cover Letter (1-2 pages). Cover letter must contain specific information to be competitive. Please watch the video on the submission page for instructions.
Web address to apply https://marcsandersfoundation.org/philosophy-in-me...
Email to apply
Hard deadline February 23, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://marcsandersfoundation.org/philosophy-in-me...
Contact name Kori Hensell
Contact email
Time created January 22, 2024, 8:11pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 23, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Expired on Today, 12:46am EST
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