Yahoo’s Multimedia Journalism Fellowship is returning after a successful inaugural year in 2021, the company announced last week.
The program offers opportunities and professional development to up-and-coming journalists from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), and Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) member pools — with the aim of ultimately bringing more diversity into newsrooms.Diversity in media is essential, Yahoo noted in a statement. This fellowship provides pivotal mentorship and development, and one-of-a-kind exposure to Yahoo’s almost 900 million monthly active users. Last year’s cohort wrote for Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Life and Yahoo News and Yahoo Finance. Now they’re all on-staff reporters today, continuing to tell stories that make an impact and through their unique lens. This year, fellows will be writing for Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance and TechCrunch (respectively). They include: