Roy W. Howard
Supported by the Scripps Howard Fund in honor of the late news industry executive and pioneer Roy W. Howard, this fellowship program places select graduates of the Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University and the University of Maryland in nonprofit investigative newsrooms for one year. In addition to salary and benefits, fellows receive stipends for training and moving expenses. Up to 10 Howard Center graduates are selected each year in two rounds of fellowships that start in January and July.
*NOTE: Only Howard Center graduates are eligible to apply.
“I went to grad school so that I could do stories with actual stakes,” Agya says. “I couldn’t help but think how well Cronkite and the MAIJ program prepared me for this work. The Howard Center in particular instilled within me a greater degree of rigor. … The Howard Center fortified what I learned in the first two semesters and brought me to a professional level.”
“My background in international criminal law is coming in handy, as are all of the tools, skills and lessons I learned at Cronkite. I can’t thank you guys and the Howard Family/Scripps-Howard enough for this opportunity…it has been one of the finest things to come my way. I’m just learning all the time and I’ve never been so happy in all my professional life. This has really changed my life.”
“I wanted to tell stories on NPR for years. The Roy Howard Fellowship finally got me there, learning from some of the best reporters and editors in the country. And the investigative and data journalism skills I gained in the Howard Center convinced NPR to keep me on even after my fellowship year ended.”
“That our Howard fellows have already played such central roles in our most important enterprise effort is remarkable—and way beyond what might have been expected of fellows only recently out of graduate school. Agya and Katie struck us as exceptional when we interviewed them late last year, and they have proven us right. Both have quickly become important members of our newsroom and highly valued colleagues. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and their energy inspiring.”
“Austin’s performance so far at NPR has been outstanding, and more than lives up to the expectations we had when the fellowship was first proposed. His knack for reporting original threads – in particular, for radio – places him beyond the skill level we normally expect of entry-level employees in the newsroom.”
“Helen has become a well-integrated, contributing member of AP’s investigative team. She also contributes on a regular basis to the data team and has jumped in on major, breaking news stories, like the Derek Chauvin trial.”