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Journalism Fellowship 2019

Thank you! We are so excited to have surpassed our goal for this campaign. This campaign is now closed, but don’t worry if you were planning to donate and didn’t get around to it as we have big plans and there will be more exciting initiatives coming.

We are fostering the next generation of journalists. Join us.

At Hakai Magazine, we believe in the power of journalism to bring coastal science and societies alive for readers. In just four years, we’ve grown our online magazine to 95,000 monthly readers, won major journalism awards, and shined a light on issues that matter.

We love what we do. And we believe in what we do—so much that we are investing in the next generation of articulate, thoughtful, and skilled journalists who can communicate science to a general audience.

We want to offer a fully paid fellowship to a new journalist. We need to raise $5,000 by April 22 to make it happen—are you in?

One of the primary gaps in journalism today is the lack of continuous investment in the next generation. We aim to tackle that problem with an eight-month, paid fellowship. Yes, it’s one journalist, but by training one journalist each year, we invest in a constructive future. One full of hope. As James Baldwin wrote: “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.”

By funding a journalism fellow, we’ll bring one more articulate, intelligent voice to the media landscape. Readers have asked us how they can contribute to Hakai Magazine—well this is your chance!

The closure of so many journalism outlets in the past decade has led to a decrease in opportunities to learn the craft in a way that preserves the integrity of the profession for the future.

We are committed to paying the fellow’s salary. The funds we raise will cover the costs of a dedicated mentor who will work one-on-one with the fellow on one long-form journalism article, from developing an idea, to planning logistics, to reporting, researching, and writing the piece.

Every action, no matter how small, impacts the world. “We cannot live through a single day without making an impact on the world around us—and we have a choice as to what sort of difference we make,” wrote Jane Goodall.

We only have until April 22 to raise $5,000 to support our first-ever journalism fellow. Will you help? Please give now.

Hakai Magazine is part of the Tula Foundation, a registered Canadian charity. As such, a tax receipt will be issued to Canadians.