Apply to the Feet in 2 Worlds/WDET Detroit Food Journalism Fellowship

The deadline to apply for this fellowship has passed.

Are you a journalist from an immigrant background interested in covering food and related subjects in metro Detroit?

Do you want to develop your skills as a storyteller in a variety of formats including audio?

Do you have unique story ideas at the intersection of food, immigration and Detroit communities?

Feet in 2 Worlds, an award-winning website and journalism training project and WDET,  Detroit’s public radio station have teamed up to offer a limited number of food reporting fellowships to immigrant journalists and media-makers in metro Detroit. This is a unique opportunity to learn new skills while covering stories about critical issues in food including food culture in immigrant communities, child nutrition and education, labor and employment, anti-hunger efforts, sustainability, climate change and government food policies.

Fellows will work in the WDET newsroom and will be mentored by experienced audio producers. You will produce stories for Feet in 2 Worlds’ website and for broadcast on WDET and online distribution on WDET’s website.

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis.  The fellowship starts in late September and continues to the end of 2018.  This is a paid fellowship open to staff reporters and editors, and freelance journalists.  The fellowship is structured to allow maximum flexibility for journalists with full-time jobs or other obligations.

Fellows receive the following:

  •      Training in all phases of audio production for broadcast and podcast.
  •      Training in story development from concept to publication.
  •      Exposure to the WDET newsroom, and the opportunity to contribute to WDET’s on air and online streams.
  •      Training in the use of social media as a journalism tool.
  •      Access to Feet in 2 Worlds’ international network of immigrant journalists.
  •      Opportunities to pitch stories to nationally distributed public radio programs.
  •      Use of field recording equipment and access to audio editing software at WDET.
  •      A $3500 stipend.

To apply send a cover letter, your resume, samples of your work and three story ideas to contact@feetin2worlds.org.  Include the words “Detroit Food Fellowship” in the subject line of your email.

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 20th, 2018.

Support for the fellowship comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and through matching gifts from station donors, The International Association of Culinary Professionals’ foundation, The Culinary Trust, and its Growing Leaders Food Writing program. The Food Writing Program is funded with the support of the Boston Foundation.


Reporting on Climate Change: A workshop for journalists

September 16, 2014, 6 p.m to 9 p.m.

Feet in 2 Worlds, a media project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, is offering a free workshop to journalists who serve immigrant communities to assist them in covering issues related to climate change and environmental sustainability.

draft climate change photoHelp your audience gain a deeper understanding of these critical issues.

The workshop will be held one week before climate change take center stage in New York City with the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23 at UN headquarters in Manhattan, and the People’s Climate March on Sunday September 21 which is expected to attract as many as 100,000 demonstrators and activists.

The workshop will support reporters and editors covering these high profile events especially as they relate to New York City’s neighborhoods, the city’s infrastructure, and impacts on immigrant communities and communities of color.

Workshop attendees will come away with:

  • A basic understanding of the science of climate change.
  • Suggestions on ways to report on the subject including story ideas and strategies for covering the UN conference, the march, and climate issues in New York.
  • An understanding of the environmental justice issues related to climate change faced by immigrant communities and communities of color.
  • Contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) for key sources including climate scientists, NGOs that will be represented at the UN conference, organizations leading the climate march, national delegations to the climate conference, and local organizations that focus on climate policy and sustainability and the impact of climate change in New York.

Presenters include: Iván J. Ramírez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at The New School; John Rudolph, Executive Producer, Feet in 2 Worlds; and others.

Public opinion polls show that climate change ranks as the top international threat in much of Latin America and Asia when compared to other issues such as international financial instability and terrorism. Keep your audience informed.

Space in the workshop is limited, so register early.  Register here.

For more information contact us at: contact@feetin2worlds.org.




Journalism Internships for New School Students

Focused on New York City Immigrants


  • Gain hands-on experience with media outlets that serve immigrant communities.
  • Learn about New York City’s large and diverse immigrant population.
  • Help develop new tools for civic engagement by New School students.

Feet in 2 Worlds, a project of The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, is accepting applications for journalism internships for the fall 2015 term.  Each intern will be placed with a media outlet that serves immigrant populations in New York City.  Interns will work with editors and reporters, assisting with reporting, publishing and distribution.  Interns will also have opportunities to work on their own stories for the Feet in 2 Worlds website, www.fi2w.org.

Interns will act as peer mentors to other New School students. They will bring their experiences in the field to the New School community in individual classes and at an event in the spring 2015 term where they will share best practices and lessons learned about civic engagement.

This is a paid internship awarded on a competitive basis.  Participants will receive a stipend from The New School.  Interns work 10 to 12 hours a week for the length of the fall 2015 term and participate in the planning and presentation of a public event in the spring 2016 term.

Applicants should provide:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in journalism and New York City’s immigrant communities. Be sure to include the following information – languages that you speak, previous journalism experience, your experience with audio, video and multimedia on the web.
  • Your resume.
  • Three ideas for stories you would like to produce during the internship.
  • A letter of recommendation from a New School faculty member.

Applications and questions about the program should be sent to contact@feetin2worlds.org

The deadline for us to receive your application is August 31, 2015.



Feet in 2 Worlds offers regular opportunities for immigrant and ethnic media journalists to gain skills in audio and multimedia reporting. For information about upcoming workshops, contact feetintwoworlds@gmail.com.

Below, read about our most recent workshop in June 2012. Click here for information about our prior fellowships.

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