Hyphen Seeks Applicants for Public Interest Journalism Fellowship

May 24, 2011

It wasn’t an easy decision to cut the number of print editions Hyphen produces down to two a year, but the idea was to utilize our resources to help us tell stories better.

To that end, we’re spending some of the money we would have used to produce a third print edition to create the Hyphen Public Interest Journalism Fellowship.

The program will fund up to $3,500 for each fellow to produce high-impact stories about social issues, such as immigration or the environment, and how they affect the Asian American community.

Hyphen is looking for good journalists with great story ideas to apply for the fellowship. We want the fellowship to nurture journalism that fulfills the need to have robust coverage of Asian American issues.

The projects can be in any medium, and ideally can be a multimedia package that anchors our print edition and utilizes Hyphen’s online presence for images, sound and video.

Journalists working in any medium are invited to apply. Applications are due by August 1, 2011. Find out the details and submit an application at hyphenmagazine.com/fellowship.

UPDATE (August 3, 2011): The Hyphen Public Interest Journalism Fellowship application is now closed. Thank you for everyone who submitted one.


Harry Mok

Editor in chief

Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.