The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the addition of a new annual fellowship, beginning in 2018-2019, in New Media and Humanities Journalism. The program is supported by Massey College and the CBC, and the incumbent will be a member of the JHI Circle of Fellows.
The New Media and Humanities Journalism fellowship supports journalists at the beginning of their careers who seek to bring humanities research out of the classroom and academic monograph into a broader public discussion across multiple media platforms. Special consideration will be given to proposals that focus on traditions, perspectives, and voices that have too long occupied the margins of academic study and democratic life. Applicants must have either a Master's degree in Journalism or at least three years' experience working consistently in the media industry, whether freelance or in full-time employment. There is every expectation that the NMHJ Fellowship holder will engage in professional journalistic work, including writing and broadcasting, during the period of the Fellowship, though personal holidays and travel are restricted to University holiday periods. The NMHJ Fellow is expected to conduct active journalistic research (that need not be limited to the UofT) and to propose, write, and publish innovative media projects, some on the JHI's annual theme, with the goal of taking humanities research into the public domain. The Fellowship includes an annual salary of $50,000 CAD and enrollment in the University of Toronto employee benefits program. The NMHJ fellowship is tenable for one academic year (1 July 2018-30 June 2019), and the holder is expected to be in residence September 2018 to May 2019.
As a residential fellow, the New Media and Humanities Journalism fellow will be provided with an office at the JHI on the 10th floor of the Jackman Humanities Building. The NMHJ fellow will be expected to participate in activities with faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate fellows, including weekly lunch seminars and occasional other workshops and lectures.
In addition, the JHI NMHJ Fellow will have access to the facilities of Massey College through a membership in the Massey College Common Room. The JHI NMHJ Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in some of the programming and events available to holders of the Massey College Journalism Fellowships.
The Jackman Humanities Institute is a community of humanities research and study. We advance humanities scholarship at the University of Toronto by creating new networks - both physical and virtual - for interaction among humanities scholars, regardless of their discipline. In addition to our commitment to engage students and faculty from the University of Toronto's three campuses to learn from each other, the Institute is developing new interdisciplinary models in conjunction with visiting humanities researchers.
Our work revolves around an annual theme for each year. Like our other residential fellowships, the New Media and Humanities Journalism Fellow will be chosen for a proposal that is relevant to the theme for the year of residence. In 2018-2019, this theme will be "Reading Faces - Reading Minds".