Fellow to Serve as Editor of Spanish-English Newsmagazine, Earn Master’s Degree
UPDATED September 2010: The Adelante Fellowship has been discontinued.
Columbia, Mo. (July 30, 2007) — The Missouri School of Journalism announces a new two-year Adelante! fellowship for an early career journalist who is bilingual in Spanish and English and wishes to pursue a master’s degree in journalism.
Adelante! is an award-winning bilingual publication dedicated to building a sense of community among the Spanish-speaking people of mid-Missouri and those who are interested in Latin culture. Published monthly September through May as part of the Columbia Missourian, this student-staffed newsmagazine seeks to bridge the cultural and language gaps many Hispanics find when they locate to this region.
The fellowship will provide a rare opportunity for someone to build a career working in the growing field of Spanish-language journalism, said Katherine Reed, an assistant professor and faculty adviser of Adelante!.
“Adelante! is concerned about immigration issues, language barriers and the accomplishments of Hispanics in the central part of our state,” noted Reed. “The fellow will play a very important role in identifying issues and subjects of importance to our readers and helping the student staff cover these subjects.”
The fellowship begins in January 2008. While working on a master’s degree, the Adelante! fellow will act as managing editor and provide leadership to undergraduate and graduate journalism students who work on the publication.
The two-year fellowship awards a stipend of $5,000 per semester, or $10,000 for each academic year. Because Adelante! is not published in the summer, the fellow can pursue an internship or other opportunities during that time. Additional benefits include a complete tuition waiver of resident and non-resident educational fees. In most cases, this amounts to an educational fee waiver of approximately $13,000 per year. International candidates will be considered.
Native Spanish speakers with a strong interest in Hispanic issues will be given preference in the selection process. The deadline for applications is Sept. 1. Interested persons should visit the Graduate Studies section of the School’s Web site for more information about the master’s program. Prospective applicants should contact Reed at 573-882-1792 about the Adelante! fellowship.