The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale brings distinguished journalists and members of the media to campus to interact with students, faculty, and the public. By way of lectures, panels, seminar discussions, and informal meetings, Poynter aims to provide a cultivated look at topics of interest from all possible perspectives.
For the spring semester, visitors will not be allowed to come to Yale in an effort to reduce the risk of bringing cases of COVID-19 to campus. In-person classes, meetings, and social gatherings will be limited, and events should be hosted remotely. While this is not the typical approach to hosting a fellow, we encourage faculty and students to explore virtual opportunities for creating meaningful, educational, and inspiring journalist visits.
The Poynter Fellowship Committee will review all proposals from faculty members and student organizations. Once the committee approves a proposal, the Poynter Fellowship will notify the sponsor of the approved funding so they may begin coordinating the visit. To submit a proposal, please fill out the fields below and submit.
Typically, the Poynter Fellowship provides $1,500 that can be used to cover expenses such as honoraria, promotional materials, and audiovisual support for a single speaking engagement. The Office of Public Affairs and Communications also assists with publicity efforts through digital advertising. Additional funding requests will be considered, depending on the scope and complexity of the proposed virtual visit.
For 2020-2021, Poynter particularly seeks to encourage virtual panels, in which faculty members play roles as moderators and/or leaders of discussion. Large-scale or multi-session events may be eligible for more support than listed above.