CFR calls for Murrow fellowship nominees

The Council on Foreign Relations is accepting nominations for its Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship. The fellowship, supported by the CBS Foundation, provides nine months of support to one foreign correspondent or editor to pursue a project “to increase competency in reporting and interpreting events abroad and promotes the quality of responsible and discerning journalism that exemplified the work of Edward R. Murrow during his life.”

The fellowship, one of the first for journalists from a think tank, was originally established in 1949 with support from the Carnegie Corporation as the Fellowship for American Foreign Correspondents and renamed in 1965 to honor Murrow. Nominations are due February followed by a formal application process by which a winner will be announced in May.

Applications are primarily by invitation on the recommendation of a CFR member, a former or current Murrow fellow, or the candidate’s employer, but it is possible to self nominate.

The fellowship requires residence at CFR’s headquarters in New York and carries a salary of $65,000 for the nine-month period.

Los Angeles Times Baghdad bureau chief Ned Parker is the current Murrow fellow.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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