13MAR - Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield National Security Reporting Fellowship, Radio Television Digital News Association - Deadline: 31MAY


Organization Description

As the educational arm of the Radio Television Digital News Association, RTDNF offers professional development opportunities for working and aspiring journalists and journalism educators. RTDNF provides training, scholarship support and research in areas of critical concern to electronic news professionals and their audience. Since 1972, RTDNF has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and fellowships to more than 500 young journalists.

Location: virtual

Position Description

Established by the RTDNF Board of Trustees in honor of Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield. Barney and Vada served in WWII and both had illustrious military careers. Barney's long and impressive career included a stint as a Hollywood studio publicist, WWII Army and post-war Air Force public relations officer, author, and lecturer. Col. Oldfield was also a businessman and philanthropist who founded over 40 private foundations including RTDNF.

This fellowship is awarded to a reporter or producer in radio or television news engaged covering national defense and security In addition to the $1,000 award, winners are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Eligibility & Qualifications

Professional broadcast or digital journalists primarily covering national defense and security issues and who have fewer than 10 years of professional journalism experience

How to Apply

Submit an online application form including cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation, and 3 samples of your broadcast or digital national security/defense reporting at http://rtdna.org/content/fellowship_info.

Deadline: 31 May 2016