Inclusive Media Fellowship Program

Diversifying our newsrooms

The Inclusive Media Fellowship Program supports and advances diverse representation in journalism. Fellows impact millions by contributing to the coverage of breaking news and current events – working with talented editorial teams, tapping into a vast network of resources, and experiencing hands-on professional development. Notably, this program is designed to disrupt the status quo and change the state of journalism itself.

Inclusive stories reflect the world around us

Yahoo is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all journalists. We believe that inclusive stories provide a more nuanced lens of the world around us, reflecting the often-overlooked experiences of multicultural audiences.

Fellows have the opportunity to join editorial brands within the Yahoo portfolio including Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo News, Yahoo Entertainment, Yahoo Life, TechCrunch, In the Know, and more.

Inclusive Media Fellowship Program Partners

Yahoo partners with acclaimed journalist associations to connect with candidates. Read about our partners:

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) provides a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.

Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)

NAJA serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA)

Journalist-led association working within the news media to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ+ communities and issues.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides innovative, quality programs and services to its members. The organization advocates on behalf of Black journalists and media professionals in the U.S. and worldwide.

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

The heart of AAJA’s four-fold mission is to increase AAPI perspectives and representation in newsrooms, media, and storytelling.

National Center on Disability and Journalism (NCDJ)

The goal of the NCDJ is to provide support and guidance for journalists as they cover people with disabilities.

Meet the Fellows

Knowing the work I do reaches millions of sports fans around the world who engage in our content. It's fulfilling to know our work touches many who love and care about sports as much as we do.

Terrance Smith
Mobile Notifications Editor, Yahoo Sports 
Member of NABJ

As a fellow, I am able to pitch my own stories and write on topics that I truly care about. I am currently the race and equity reporter and I am loving every moment of it!

Jayla Whitfield
National Reporter, Yahoo News
Member of NABJ

By working with the team at Yahoo Finance, I was able to quickly gain knowledge and understand the rapid movements of the equity market. Another major bonus of the fellowship was the opportunity to tell different stories and learn about the different beats.

Dani Romero
Reporter, Yahoo Finance
Member of NAHJ

The Yahoo fellowship has been exceptional - it has helped me craft, and continue to craft, my skills as a print and on-camera reporter.

 Rebecca Chen
Reporter & Writer, Yahoo Finance
Member of AAJA

I thought I knew (mostly) everything there was to know about digital journalism, but when executing on a global scale that’s, literally, in the billions, it puts a perspective on the work that we do. The fellowship made me not only a better writer, but a better journalist and producer as well. I hope to pass that education forward.

David Artavia
Sr Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment & Yahoo Life
Member of NAHJ

Winning an award during the fellowship for a story about a family being returned property that was stolen from them by the government 100 years ago [was most rewarding]. I appreciated my team for letting me tell an in-depth story about this long running situation.

Garin Flowers
National Reporter & Producer Yahoo News
Member of NABJ

By being a part of this program, I have learned to hone my abilities as a reporter and evolve from just telling generic news stories to really providing market analysis pieces.

Andrew Mendez
Writer, TechCrunch
Member of NAHJ


When does Yahoo open applications for this fellowship?


Applications are now live! The application deadline will be on February 7th 2024.

Apply now

Do fellows need to have experience?


This program is designed for journalists with at least 3-7 years of experience.

Is this fellowship paid?


Yes. This role comes with a competitive salary and benefits.

Have fellows been converted to full time staff positions?


Even though conversions are not guaranteed, many fellows have been converted to full time employees at the conclusion of their year-long fellowship.

What kind of work will the fellows perform?


The fellowship's scope is determined by the focus of the team and the expertise of the fellow. Fellows produce and curate text, video, and/or audio content.

Is this fellowship fully remote?


Possibly! Once you are paired with a team, you'll work directly with your manager to set expectations on a remote/hybrid working environment.