Children play outdoors with a megaphone at a celebration for the 20th anniversary of Agapeland Learning Center, in Moore, OK. In 2013, Save the Children helped reopen the center after a tornado ripped the roof off the building while children and teachers sheltered inside. Photo credit: Brett Deering/Save the Children, September 2016.

Applications for Save the Children’s Press Fellowship will be accepted through April 16, 2018.

U.S. Press Fellowship Opportunity

Fellowship will Support Journalists in Covering the Impact of Poverty on Children in Rural Areas, Includes Reporting Trip, Exclusive Expert Briefings 

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (April 4, 2018) – Save the Children today announced a press fellowship focusing on rural child poverty in America. Selected journalists will have embargoed access to in-depth research on the subject, exclusive briefings with experts, and an opportunity to visit some of the communities most heavily impacted. The fellowship will cover all travel, lodging, meals and transportation. Selected journalists will participate remotely in an exclusive expert briefing the week of April 30, and a three-day field visit to rural communities in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta will be scheduled for the week of May 7. 

Rural child poverty in the United States is a subject rarely discussed in today’s national conversation, even though it affects millions of children. This fellowship will support journalists looking to cover rural child poverty on national, regional, state, and local levels. 

In conjunction with International Children’s Day, Save the Children will release its 2018 End of Childhood Report on June 1. In its second year, the report examines leading factors that force childhoods to be cut short in the U.S. and around the world, namely: poverty, conflict, and discrimination against girls. Journalists accepted into this fellowship will have embargoed access to the report’s findings, as well as access to its researchers and subject matter experts. 

Save the Children began working in the United States in 1932, serving Appalachia’s children and families hardest-hit by the Great Depression. Today, the nonprofit organization implements programs in America’s most remote and vulnerable communities, working to narrow the education gap for children living in rural poverty, giving them the best chance for success in school and life. 

The fellowship is open to reporters from U.S.-based outlets who are interested in inequality, poverty, education, health and socioeconomic disparity. 

Application deadline: April 16, 2018. For more information, please contact Negin Janati at

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