Press Fellowship

The Wolfson Press Fellowship programme enables established journalists to study in Cambridge for a period of ten weeks. While here, they enjoy the privileges of full membership of the College. All relevant University facilities – libraries, lectures, seminars, etc. – are available to them. Each Press Fellow investigates a subject of his or her own choice, which is agreed beforehand. Although we are always open to original ideas for Press Fellowship projects, we tend to focus on a number of broad themes. These are:

  • The changing role of media in a networked world.
  • Improving the reporting of business, the environment, sustainable development, medicine, bio-science and technology.
  • The role of free media in democratic governance.

The programme is open to mid-career journalists, from any medium and from any country. To date, we have had over 310 Press Fellows from 46 countries, many of whom have gone on to hold high editorial office. In order to gain full benefit from a period in Cambridge, it is essential for applicants to have a good command of English.