Do you aspire to be a journalist reporting on the frontline of food and farming issues? The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering ten $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships in a programme established by the food writer and activist Michael Pollan.

The fellowship is aimed at journalists that are in the early or mid stages of their career and presents an opportunity to report on the full range of subjects under the banner of food systems: agricultural and nutritional policy, the food industry, food science, technology and culture, rural and urban farming, agriculture and the environment (including climate change), global trade and supply chains, consolidation and securitisation of the food system and public health as it relates to food and farming.

The fellowship is open to print and audio journalists, including those who aren’t based in the US. Your story should have a US focus, however international stories with a strong US angle or connection will also be considered.

If you’re a budding journalist with an interest in food and farming issues, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to develop your skills. Applications will need to be submitted online by 15th March 2016 and should include a one page pitch for a story that you wish to cover, reflecting some preliminary research, providing a clear sense of place, characters, narrative and reporting strategy.

Photograph: John Morgan

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