Journalism Fellowship 2020

Thank you everyone for helping us reach our goal! We’re still accepting donations, as any further money raised will be used to offset the costs of the reporting trip our journalism fellow will take.

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 launched our journalism fellowship program this year and our first fellow, Jess Mackie, has been busy researching and writing since May. In her own words, “I simply wouldn’t be the journalist I am today without having the experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have these last six months.”

In 2020, we want to once again offer a fully paid fellowship to a new journalist. We need to raise $15,000 by December 9 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 matching your donation one-to-one. The funds we raise will cover the fellow’s salary and the costs of a dedicated mentor who will work 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 December 9 to raise $15,000 to support our 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.

If you prefer to mail in a cheque, please make it out to Tula Foundation and send it to Hakai Magazine, 100-1002 Wharf St, Victoria, BC, V8N 3A9, Canada.

Questions? Contact us.

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