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Applications Open for 2nd Round of Annual 'Education Week' Chronister Fellowship

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Editorial Projects in Education Inc. is announcing the application process for the second annual Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, which is awarded to support a journalist pursuing a reporting project on an issue in pre-K-12 education. 

The fellowship is open to early-career, mid-career, and veteran journalists. The recipient will be expected to continue his or her regular employment, but will receive financial support of as much as $10,000 for "a deeply reported investigative or enterprise package or series of stories spotlighting a pre-K-12 topic," according to EPE. 

The fellowship is meant to honor and reflect the now-retired Gregory M. Chronister, who helped lead Education Week as executive editor for 11 years, and as managing editor, associate editor, and Commentary editor for 21 years before that. Chronister was known for his commitment to producing balanced, thorough, high-quality reporting that could improve American education, and for his keen eye on journalistic detail and big-picture context.

The application deadline for the second fellowship is Nov. 16. The winning fellow will be notified the week of Dec. 17, and publicly announced the week of Jan. 7, 2019. The winning project will be published during Education Week's 2019-20 publishing year. (Here are the schedule and details pages.)

Alex Granados, a senior reporter for the nonprofit news site EducationNC, was named the inaugural Gregory M. Chronister fellow last January. Over the past year he has been reporting on the challenges schools and educators face in serving migrant agricultural families in the state. His work under the fellowship will include articles and visual storytelling, to be published by Education Week and EducationNC later this fall.

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