Instructions for Candidates

Answer the questions below to apply for the 2020-21 Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism. You will not be able to save your work if you leave this page, so review the application before you begin and make sure you have all the requested materials. For more information, click here.

In addition to the application below, we ask candidates to obtain one letter of reference from someone familiar with their work and abilities. The reference letter can be submitted here or emailed to Daniel McCarthy, director of journalism fellowships, at dmccarthy@tfas.org. 

Applications are due by February 10, 2020.

Candidates who are chosen as finalists will be invited to interview in person at the Wall Street Journal's editorial offices in March or April. The fellowship begins in September 2020.

If you have any questions or run into difficulties, contact program director Daniel McCarthy at dmccarthy@tfas.org. 

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* 1. Your Name and Contact Information

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* 2. How did you hear about this program?

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* 3. Cover Letter

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* 4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

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* 5. Provide three published examples of your writing. List URLs here, or use the upload boxes in questions 6-8.

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* 6. Upload an example of your published work that is not available online.

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* 7. Upload a second example of your published work that is not available online.

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* 8. Upload a third example of your published work that is not available online. 

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* 9. Sample Editorial

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* 10. Personal Essay

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