How long is the program?
Who can apply for a fellowship? Are specific qualifications needed?
Do I need to live in Morgantown to take part in this WVU program?
How can I apply?
When is the fellowship/scholarship application deadline?
Is the program only open to those who receive a fellowship or scholarship?
No. The Media Solutions and Innovation program at WVU is open to more than just selected fellows and scholars. Anyone who has an interest in owning their own media outlet is encouraged to apply. The program is also available for current media outlets that would like to train rising stars in their organizations for future leadership positions.
Who is leading the NewStart program?
Jim Iovino, Ogden Newspapers Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Innovation at West Virginia University, is the director of the NewStart program. He is working with West Virginia Press Association Executive Director Don Smith, as well as Dana Coester, creative director and associate professor at WVU. This program is an interdisciplinary public/private initiative envisioned and developed by West Virginia University Provost Maryanne Reed, formerly the dean of the Reed College of Media.
Who is funding NewStart?