[ddj] UMD College of Journalism Fellowships for Ph.D. Study

Nicholas Diakopoulos nicholas.diakopoulos at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 18:02:46 UTC 2014

Hello data-driven journalists! Have you ever thought about studying and
delving deeper into what it means to do computational and data journalism?
The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism is now
accepting applications for Ph.D. fellowships.

At the core of our Journalism Ph.D. program is the conviction that a deep
understanding of the past, present, and future of journalism is critical to
democracy. We foster this inquiry through faculty members at the College
who research journalism, a network of courses and colleagues across the
university who teach our students in related subjects, as well as elite
cohorts of Ph.D. students who pursue the deep study of journalism in its
current and evolving forms. *We are particularly interested in developing
the next generation of scholars in computational and data journalism*.

Are you interested in joining us? We are accepting applications for full
fellowships (tuition and living expenses) to our program until February
1st. We offer a supportive, personalized teaching experience within the
broader context of a range of opportunities across the University of
Maryland. Small class sizes and a tradition of joint research with faculty
members foster a collegial atmosphere and successful students. More than 80
percent of our Ph.D. graduates go on to the careers in university teaching,
including a significant number in tenure-track jobs.

What are we looking for? We are seeking people who want academic and
research careers in the field of journalism studies. The program is focused
on a range of topics including journalistic practice and ethics, studies of
audience in the digital age, journalism history, and journalism in the
global context. We benefit from our proximity to Washington, D.C., a short
metro ride away, as well as from an inquisitive and international community
of scholars at the University of Maryland.

For more details of our program, see http://www.merrill.umd.edu/phd/about.
In addition, you can contact the Director of Doctoral Studies (Prof. Sarah
Oates) at soates at umd.edu for more information, or me, Nick Diakopoulos at
nad at umd.edu. You can also see all of the faculty that teach and advise in
the program here: http://www.merrill.umd.edu/faculty/


Nick Diakopoulos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College of Journalism
Tow Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
nad at umd.edu | http://www.nickdiakopoulos.com | @ndiakopoulos
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