The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship

The Fritt Ord Foundation offers a 6-month fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, commencing annualy in January.

The Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is aimed at Norwegian journalists with a minimum requirement of 5 years’ professional journalistic experience. Exceptional applicants who do not meet this requirement may be considered.

To be considered, applicants are asked to submit a proposal which gives details of the proposed research topic. The fellow will undertake a study project on a topic of their choice, leading to the completion of a 6,000-8,000 word paper at the end of their stay. Each fellow is assigned an academic advisor, usually an Oxford academic specialising in the Fritt Ord Journalism Fellow’s chosen area, for the purpose of this project.

All Institute and University/College fees will be paid by the Fellowship, and the fellows will also receive their travel costs and a modest stipend to cover housing and living expenses directly from the Fritt Ord Foundation.

Previous fellows:

  • 2021: Tor Kjetil Kristoffersen, news editor at Finnmark Dagblad
  • 2020: Shazia Majid, journalist at VG
  • 2019: Thea Storøy Elnan, journalist at Aftenposten
  • 2018: Ingerid Salvesen, freelance journalist
  • 2017: Heidi Taksdal Skjeseth, foreign affairs journalist at Dagsavisen
  • 2016: Sidsel Dalen, freelance journalist and author
  • 2015: Mah-Rukh Ali, former news anchor at TV2
  • 2014: Mikal Hverven Hem and Knut Erik Holm. Hem is a freelance journalist and author, Holm was head of the forreign affairs desk at NRK.

The application deadline is each autumn, typically in September.

For questions, please contact senior advisor Hanne Vorland at hanne.vorland@frittord.no.

For additional information, please go to: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

News

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Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship for 2021 awarded to Tor Kjetil Kristoffersen

October 14 2020

“The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship” at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford for the period January – July 2021 has been awarded to Tor Kjetil Kristoffersen, news editor at Finnmark Dagblad.

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The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship

August 13 2020

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship for journalists funded by the Fritt Ord Foundation. This gives an unique opportunity for Norwegian journalists to benefit from a funded fellowship at the University of Oxford, commencing in January 2021. Application deadline: Wednesday 165 September 2020, at noon.

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The Fritt Ord Foundation's Oxford Fellowship for 2020 is awarded to Shazia Majid

October 25 2019

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s journalism fellowship to the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford for 2020 is awarded to Shazia Majid, journalist and former commentator at VG.

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The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship

September 25 2019

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship for journalists funded by the Fritt Ord Foundation. This gives an unique opportunity for Norwegian journalists to benefit from a funded fellowship at the University of Oxford, commencing in January 2020. Application deadline: Wednesday 25 September 2019, at noon.

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Fritt Ord Foundation Oxford grant for 2019 awarded to Thea Storøy Elnan

October 24 2018

At the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Thea Storøy Elnan will be investigating whether the #metoo campaign has changed the way in which journalists in Norway, Sweden and the UK write about sexual harassment and the victims of abuse. What consequences has the #metoo campaign had on press ethics? How professional are the media in their coverage of incidents of sexual harassment and, in the wake of the campaign, how aware are journalists of the real price people pay when they come forward and talk about such experiences?

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Call for Applications: The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship – In Honour of Preben Munthe

September 17 2018

The Fritt Ord Foundation funds half a year of study and research in Oxford for a Norwegian journalist. The fellowship will be given to a journalist ordinarily resident in Norway. The fellow will spend six months at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, commencing January 2019.

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Oxford grant for 2018 awarded to Ingerid Salvesen

October 25 2017

The Preben Munthe Fellowship Grant at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has been awarded to freelance journalist Ingerid Salvesen for the period January–July 2018.

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Call for Applications: The Preben Munthe Fellowship 2018

September 18 2017

The Fritt Ord Foundation sponsors half a year of study and research in Oxford for a Norwegian journalist. The fellowship will be given to a journalist ordinarily resident in Norway. The fellow will spend six months at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, commencing January 2018.

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Norwegian journalist to Oxford: The Preben Munthe Fellowship

September 12 2016

The Fritt Ord Foundation sponsors half a year of study and research in Oxford for a Norwegian journalist. The fellowship will be given to a journalist ordinarily resident in Norway. The fellow will spend six months at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, commencing January 2017.

Preben oxford

Norwegian journalist to Oxford: The Preben Munthe Fellowship

September 18 2015

The Fritt Ord Foundation sponsors half a year of study and research in Oxford for a Norwegian journalist. The fellowship will be given to a journalist ordinarily resident in Norway. The fellow will spend six months at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, commencing January 2016.

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The Preben Munthe Fellowship for journalists 2015

September 19 2014

Call for applications from journalists ordinarily resident in Norway for the Preben Munthe Fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University, in 2015.