Students, are you interested in journalism? Do you want an invaluable experience that also advances a statistical perspective in journalism? If so, apply for the ASA-AAAS Mass Media Fellowship and spend 10 weeks with a media outlet next summer. Applications will be accepted until January 1.
Led by AAAS and supported by many organizations, the fellowship is designed to “enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media in order to improve public understanding and appreciation of science and technology.” The program has supported more than 700 fellows in its more than 40-year history.
The AAAS eligibility requirements include being an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student or postdoctoral trainee in a STEM field and a US citizen or holder of a visa allowing paid work in the United States. To be the ASA-sponsored AAAS Mass Media Fellow, you must have had substantial statistical training with a preference—but not a requirement—for having or seeking a degree in statistics.
Read Diana Cai’s experience as she reported from STATS–a Boston-based health and medicine news outlet as last year’s ASA-AAAS Mass Media Fellowship awardee.