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In 2021, Boston Review launched the Black Voices in the Public Sphere, a fellowship initiative designed to prepare and support the next generation of Black journalists, editors, and publishers.
Now entering the program’s second year, we are proud to introduce our next cohort of fellows:
Recognizing aspiring Black media professionals who demonstrate an interest in exploring the publishing world and a commitment to enlarging the landscape of ideas in the media, this program provides fellows with training, networking opportunities, and career development workshops.
With the guidance of Boston Review editors and professional mentors, fellows will also develop projects to be published online or in print. Our first group of fellows spent the year researching and writing about abolition, Afrofuturism, and more for our pages—as well as contributing to The Boston Globe’s The Emancipator, NPR, and other outlets.
Supported by an advisory board that includes Danielle Allen, Ann Marie Lipinski, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Brandon Terry, the program builds on Boston Review‘s commitment to making race central to debates about justice, democracy, and citizenship. To support us in this mission and help fund programs like this, visit our fundraising page and make a contribution through August 31.
The Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship is being funded with the generous support of Derek Schrier, chair of Boston Review’s board of advisors, the Ford Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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