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About the Fellowship

Syrian refugee in Jordan

Journalist J.D. Long-Garcia of the Catholic Sun in Phoenix listens to villagers in Niger about a savings and lending program that helps them through recurring droughts.
Credit: Photo by Kim Pozniak/CRS

The Egan Journalism Fellowship was created by Catholic Relief Services to recognize journalists who demonstrate excellence in their reporting for Catholic media and to encourage them to increase their coverage of poverty and development issues overseas.

Journalists working for Catholic print, broadcast, online and social media, as well as photographers and photo journalists, are eligible. A CRS selection committee will choose the Egan Journalism Fellows from the pool of applicants. Selections will be based on the applicants' ability to clearly articulate their interest in the fellowship and demonstrate how the experience will enrich their work.

"I didn't know what to expect, and my mind was blown! It was beyond expectations-fantastic. Lots of exposure to lots of people and locations."John Feister, St. Anthony Messenger and 2012 Egan Award Winner (Niger and Burkina Faso)

The fellowship program is named after Eileen Egan, CRS' first professional staff layperson, who devoted four decades of her life to assisting refugees and helping the poor in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The fellowship aims to foster increased international reporting in Catholic media, and to educate members of the Catholic community in the United States about its role in living a life of solidarity with poor and vulnerable people.

For questions, contact Kim Pozniak

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