Post fellowship to be awarded early

The Laurence Stern Fellowship, which gives a UK journalist a chance to work for The Washington Post, is to be awarded earlier this year because of the possibility of a second Gulf War.

The closing date for entries is 18 February and the winner will be announced on 24 February.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Ben Bradlee, vice-president-at-large of the Post. The winner will work on the paper’s national desk in Washington for three months this summer. He or she will be paid a salary by the Post, and the Fellowship will provide the airfare and a modest sum for travel in the US.

Journalists who work in print, radio, television or the web can apply. There is no age restriction, but the intention is to appoint a young journalist who has already acquired experience of important national stories.

For details, apply to Robert Jones, Laurence Stern Fellowship, Department of Journalism, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1v 0HB, or e-mail b.jones@city.ac.uk.

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