Applications for the next class of watchdog writers group fellows will open in the spring of 2021. Applications will be accepted through this page when the application process opens.
Watchdog Writers Group funds the type of deep investigative journalism that is no longer supported by the private marketplace. We do this by giving annual fellowships to authors, and by hiring students to be reporters alongside them. In doing this, the program hopes to revitalize newsgathering in the middle of the country about vitally important issues.
- WWG Director Christopher Leonard
Staff writer, New York Times Magazineand Senior Reporter at ProPublica
Writing a book about the criminal justice system and jailhouse informants.