Call for Applications: The John Alexander Projects


Deadline: 1 July 2020


THE JOHN ALEXANDER PROJECT is dedicated to funding the next generation of journalists; to finding untold stories.

Our Above the Fray fellowship enables up-and-coming radio journalists to report international stories for NPR. We have sent fellows to Kiribati, China, Uganda, Cameroon, Réunion, Greenland, Georgia, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia.

We, the Project directors, can speak to a handful of mentors who opened doors and helped to launch our respective careers. In all of our cases, that list includes John Alexander. We'd love nothing more than to follow John's lead, turn the tables, and give young, talented journalists a leg up in their burgeoning careers.


Above the Fray, a radio fellowship in conjunction with NPR, is the keynote program of THE JOHN ALEXANDER PROJECT.

The Above the Fray fellowship is designed to give a promising early-career radio journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. One fellow is selected each year based on a winning proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend three months abroad and at NPR in Washington, DC.


Applicants should have 3-5 years of professional experience, including some radio experience. Above all, the applicant must express sincere interest in innovative foreign reporting, a curiosity about global cultures and a demonstrated record of journalistic potential.

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