The Edward B. Bennett III Memorial Fellowship

The Edward B. Bennett III Memorial Fellowship is intended to help writers at Yale report ambitious pieces for The New Journal with financial and editorial support. Reporting, especially as a student, is not always an equal playing field: Many deep or investigative articles require multiple car trips, Airbnbs or hostel stays, translation fees, court document payments, purchased meals, or occasional flights. In recent years, The New Journal has published content with reporting done as far away as Georgia and many pieces with multiple trips to towns outside of New Haven. The New Journal wants to continue to make ambitious reporting projects available to everyone on campus. We also hope to encourage Yale students to think big about the stories they can tell. 

The Fellowship commemorates the late Edward “Edder” B. Bennett III, Yale College Class of 1983, who revived The New Journal after a period of dormancy and served as its publisher in the early nineteen-eighties. Bennett was also the first quadriplegic to graduate from Yale. We owe our fifty-four-year (and counting) lifespan in no small part to him. 

The Fellowship will be given to student journalists who propose pieces about Yale or New Haven that involve in-depth reporting beyond the Elm City.

Information about applying for the Summer 2021 Fellowship can be found here.

DEADLINE: Please email applications to editors@thenewjournalatyale.com by June 4th at midnight.