The Toni Randolph Diversity Fellowship
Applications are being accepted for the Toni Randolph Diversity Fellowship at MPR. Toni was a beautiful soul and mentor to many. Help keep her memory and passion for inclusion alive by applying for this year-long fellowship. Applications are due Feb. 28.
About the Fellowship:
The Toni Randolph Diversity Fellowship will help MPR News develop the next generation of public media talent; provide pathways for people from underrepresented backgrounds who are seeking careers as reporters, newscasters, show producers, digital producers, and editors; and create exceptional content that improves and expands our coverage of diverse communities for MPR News platforms. The fellowship is named after the late Toni Randolph, a newsroom leader and tireless champion of diversity, inclusion and unheard voices. She worked at MPR News as a host, editor, reporter and newscaster for 13 years until her passing in 2016.
We are seeking an early-to mid-career individual who has two or more years of experience in journalism or communications. Someone striving to strengthen their skills in media and can help diversify the talent pool within public radio. You have a life experience or background that will contribute to a broader understanding of the communities we serve, and you have potential to make notable contributions to the news profession. You must be a deft writer and know how to tell a compelling story. The goal is to give you full access to our newsroom, including our award-winning reporters, editors and photojournalists.
You’ll participate in four rotations within the newsroom. The rotations will include reporting and digital production, and two other rotations that might involve show production, newscast writing/editing, or other areas of focus. A supervisor will be assigned to manage your overall experience. In addition, within each rotation, a mentor will be assigned to help with day-to-day assignments and guidance.
At FMBC we cherish Toni’s memory and we pray that this Fellowship will bless the life of the awardee as much as she blessed us.