In collaboration with News Corp and The Wall Street Journal, ICFJ is offering journalists from around the world an opportunity to sharpen their digital journalism skills, as well as support to develop data- and/or digitally-driven projects.

The 2023 News Corp Media Fellowship program includes digital innovation training, grant funding, and exclusive, virtual newsroom placement with WSJ. It builds on previous iterations of the Fellowship, which since 2014 has offered journalists an immersive experience in some of the world’s most digitally advanced newsrooms.

Since 2014, ICFJ and News Corp have partnered to bring journalists from Africa, India, Mexico, and Russia to the company’s newsrooms in New York (The Wall Street Journal) and London (The Wall Street Journal’s London office and The Times). ICFJ also organizes expert briefings on journalism trends and press freedom for the fellows.

The News Corp Media Fellowship offers international reporters and editors an immersive, hands-on experience in some of the world’s most digitally advanced newsrooms. Fellows learn firsthand how these top outlets are navigating the changing journalism landscape. By shadowing reporters and editors across different departments, the fellows gain a comprehensive understanding of how an innovative news outlet operates in the digital age, and bring back new skills to transform their own newsrooms.

Each year, ICFJ and News Corp accept applications from a different region or country, making this opportunity available to a wide range of global journalists.

To complement the four-week fellowship, ICFJ designs a three-day orientation to meet the training needs of each year’s fellows. Past topics have included mobile, investigative, and innovative journalism. The participants also meet with media experts to learn more about issues such as press freedom, ethics in the digital age, and media law.

The fellowships are tailored to the individual interests and needs of the participating journalists. News Corp editors have, in the past, designed fellowship activities to focus on topics such as data journalism and visualization, audience engagement, business journalism, and journalism ethics in the digital age.


  • Opportunity to contribute to WSJ projects by analyzing audience engagement and newsletter interactions.
  • Opportunity to lead peer-to-peer discussions.
  • Opportunity to promote an exchange of ideas and knowledge.
  • Opportunity to establish new partnerships and relationships with WSJ teams.
  • A one-week site visit including meetings with various teams and newsroom leaders. (The fellowship will cover all expenses during the visit)


  • Must have participated in two half-day webinars.
  • English-speaking journalists and editors with experience working with data, audience engagement, or newsletters are eligible for the fellowship.
  • Journalists from all countries are eligible for the fellowship.
  • Must have received one of five news innovation grants.
  • Has a strong news sense and curiosity.
  • Demonstrates strong collaborative skills.
  • Has an interest in audience engagement and building community.
  • Is willing to try new things, experiment and innovate.
  • Comes with ideas for several projects to work on during the fellowship.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • Application has to be made through an online form available at the apply link.
  • To be considered for the fellowship, journalists must participate in two half-day webinars which will occur on April 12 and April 26. (Details are available at the official link)
  • To be considered for the fellowship, journalists must receive one of five news innovation grants to support a data or digitally-driven project. (Details are available at the official link)

Application Deadline: March 27, 2023

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For Further Queries

For further queries, send an email to the Program Manager Taylor Dibbert at [email protected] or to the Program Assistant Emma Manring at [email protected]
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