The 2024 spring cohort of the HBCU Student Journalism Network.

The Open Campus HBCU Student Journalism Network is a remote, paid reporting fellowship. Launched in 2023, our editors work with student journalists across the country to provide professional development and fosters increased coverage of historically Black colleges and universities. Over the course of a semester, you will:

Select stories will be published with regional and national outlets. Select stories have been republished by The Washington Post, Capital B, and others.

Connect with student journalists from other HBCUs and meet professionals from newsrooms across the country. Each fellow will be paired with a professional mentor.

Our team will help you turn ideas into polished enterprise stories, and guide you through the process. We’ll offer tips and training to help you grow as a journalist, and edit your work.

This fellowship is part-time. Work 10-15 hours each week during the academic semester.

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Previous Fellows

Spring 2024

Adebola Aderibigbe

Adebola is a sophomore at Stillman College majoring in journalism. More by Adebola Aderibigbe

Dasia Williams

Dasia a senior at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University studying multimedia journalism. More by Dasia Williams

Kylar Gray

Kylar is a senior at Spelman College majoring in English. More by Kylar Gray

Niles Garrison

Niles a sophomore at Morehouse College majoring in journalism. More by Niles Garrison

Richard Brown

Richard is a senior journalism student at Florida A&M University. More by Richard Brown

Skyler Winston

Skyler is a junior journalism major at Howard University. More by Skyler Winston

Fall 2023

Rosegalie Cineus

Rosegalie is a senior studying journalism and mass communications at North Carolina A&T State University. More by Rosegalie Cineus

Kendal Manns

Kendal is a senior majoring in radio and television communications at Alabama State University. More by Kendal Manns

Tatyanna McCray

Tatyanna is a senior studying public relations at Florida A&M University. More by Tatyanna McCray

Dejah Miles

Dejah is a senior majoring in communications and journalism at Bowie State University . More by Dejah Miles

Tamilore Oshikanlu

Tamilore is a senior studying political science at Howard University More by Tamilore Oshikanlu

Chloe-Ryan Woolfolk

Chloe-Ryan is a senior majoring in journalism and mass communications at Norfolk State University More by Chloe-Ryan Woolfolk

Spring 2023

Alivia Welch

Alivia is a senior journalism and media studies major at Jackson State University. More by Alivia Welch

Auzzy Byrdsell

Auzzy is a junior studying kinesiology and journalism at Morehouse College. More by Auzzy Byrdsell

Brittany Patterson

Brittany is a senior majoring in mass communications at Southern University and A&M College. More by Brittany Patterson

Jasper Smith

Jasper is a junior journalism major at Howard University. More by Jasper Smith

Skylar Stephens

Skylar is a sophomore at Xavier University of Louisiana majoring in mass communication. More by Skylar Stephens

Tyuanna Williams

Tyuanna is a junior majoring in mass communications at Claflin University. More by Tyuanna Williams