Call for applications: The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative

| April 27, 2015

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Our son Danny has come to symbolize both the power and nobleness of principled journalism and the rising dangers of the hatred that took his life. The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative will harness the former to combat the latter and will lead us a step closer to Danny’s ideal of a hate-free world.”–Judea Pearl

Moment launched the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative in 2010 to honour the 38-year-old Wall Street Journal reporter who was killed in 2002. The award encourages young journalists to write in-depth stories about modern manifestations of anti-Semitism or other deeply ingrained prejudices.

With the help of a panel of journalists, Moment will select and mentor the successful applicant to complete an investigative story, providing journalistic as well as financial support. The fellowship awards $5,000 U.S. to cover the costs of the project.

The edited story will be published in Moment, and will be available to other media outlets. Applicants must be between the ages of 22 and 38, and international applicants are welcome to apply.

Fellows will be mentored by a group of journalists, including: Wolf Blitzer, Linda Feldmann, Martin Fletcher, Glenn Frankel, Bill Kovach, David Lauter, Charles Lewis, Clarence Page, Robert Siegel, Paul Steiger, Lynn Sweet and David Wessel.

Applicants should write to The email should include:

  • Name, date of birth and contact information
  • A resume or CV
  • Three stories published in print or in a digital publication, including at least one long-form story
  • A story proposal, including an outline of how the story will be researched and written
  • Two recommendations, one from an editor about your work as a journalist, and one from a journalist or scholar about the content of your proposal

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2015.

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