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The NBC/John Carroll University Meet The Press Fellowship is awarded to a John Carroll University graduating senior motivated to pursue a career in political journalism.

John Carroll University/Meet the Press Fellowship

All completed application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on February 5, 2019.
Applicants who are moving forward in the process will be contacted for an interview.

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REQUIRED: Analysis of "Meet the Press" 
Please review one recent episode of "Meet the Press" from the show's main web page: Click here to view.

In the space below, please write a 250-word essay expressing your thoughts about how the particular episode you selected addresses the importance of journalism in government and politics. IMPORTANT: Provide the date of the broadcast at the beginning of the essay. 

You are required to submit a minimum of two and no more than three professional references, one of whom must be a John Carroll University faculty member. Please provided the requested contact information for your references.

The Fellowship is a nine-month (September – May) position at Meet The Press, NBC’s number one rated Sunday morning public affairs program and the longest running television program in the world. A stipend will be provided to the fellow to cover living expenses.

Honoring a JCU legend

The fellowship is an opportunity exclusive to John Carroll University students in honor of the memory of Tim Russert '72.

Where are they now:

  • Ryan Brown '18 - Meet the Press Fellow, NBC News Washington
  • Mary Frances McGowan '17 - Digital Media Researcher, NBC News Washington
  • Madeline Smanik '16 - Communications & Public Relations Coordinator, U.S. News & World Report
  • Ashley Bastock '15 - Sports Reporter, Toledo Blade
  • Dale Armbruster ’14 - Presidential Communications Manager, John Carroll University
  • Dan Cooney ’13 - Senior Media Editor/Producer, PBS NewsHour
  • Emily Gaffney ’12 - Stark County District Library
  • Kristen Jantonio ’11 - Communications Specialist, Destination Cleveland
  • Joseph Toohey ’10 - Reporter, Fox 5 (WNYW-TV New York)
  • Andrew Rafferty ’09 - Senior Political Editor, newsy