McGee Journalism fellowship

Each year, a McGee Fellow is posted to one or more nations in southern Africa for three to four months.

The Fellow is based at a university, media assistance organization or journalism association to conduct professional development programs for local journalists in topics that best fit the local journalists' needs and the Fellow's expertise.

The fellowship covers travel, housing, health insurance and living expenses while on assignment and provides an honorarium of $100 per day.

Eligibility and Selection:

The criteria for selection of the McGee Journalism Fellows in Southern Africa include:

  • Outstanding personal and professional achievement in journalism or related technical, management or business aspects of the media. The fellowship is open to print or broadcast professionals, or journalism educators;
  • Teaching or overseas experience;
  • A spirit of adventure and a willingness to share expertise with others;
  • A demonstrated ability or readiness to work under difficult conditions;
  • Interest or experience in southern Africa.


    To apply for the McGee Journalism Fellowship in Southern Africa, send the following to ICFJ:

  • A completed form;
  • An essay of 500 words or less, explaining your reasons for applying;
  • Three letters of personal or professional recommendation.

    If you have any more wuestions, please direct them via email to: mcgee[at]

    1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    Tel: 1-202-737-3700
    Fax: 1-202-737-0530

    For further details, and application materials, contact: McGee Journalism fellowship