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Google Investigative Fellowship

We are delighted to announce a Google Investigative Fellowship for students starting on our MA Investigative Reporting in 2016/17, which will take the form of partial or full fee waivers.

Those wishing to apply for the fellowship must submit their applications to the MA Investigative Reporting programme no later than 20 May 2016. Following this, applicants will receive instructions on how to apply separately for the fellowship. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their fellowship application by 30 June 2016.

Successful candidates cannot receive the award in combination with any other fee-waiver bursary offered through Birkbeck

Programme description: Investigative journalism is at a crossroads in theory and practice. Crises of ethics and funding have brought profound changes to the nature of long form journalism, the ways in which it is produced, and the institutions that invest in it. This new innovative MA brings together leading practitioners and institutions to deliver advanced training in emergent investigative and in-depth reporting skills applicable to a range of professional contexts, within and beyond journalism. At the same time, the degree will introduce students to critical theories and concepts surrounding watchdog journalism and reflect the constants that underpin investigative ethics, newsgathering and storytelling. Above all, it presents an opportunity to both study and do investigative journalism, under the guidance of award-winning journalists and experienced academics including Ewen MacAskill (Defence and Security Correspondent, Guardian), Iain Overton (Director of Policy and Investigations, Action on Armed Violence), and Siobhan Sinnerton (Current Affairs Commissioning Editor, Channel 4). You can find out more about the programme here.