The Architect’s Newspaper is proud to announce New Voices in Architectural Journalism, a fellowship initiative launched in partnership with the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York. Aiming to foster fresh perspectives, celebrate emerging design critics, and amplify marginalized voices, the mentor-based journalism program will be open to three Pratt Architecture students during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Over the course of the academic year, the three New Voices fellows—as selected by a three-person panel—will receive support in a variety of areas relating to the crafting of design-focused journalism including research, narrative development, journalistic prose, and editorial processes. The two confirmed jurors thus far include Shumi Bose and Sharon Egretta Sutton. On-hand to lend expert guidance and insight to each of the three fellows will be a team of mentors including AN executive editor Samuel Medina, AN contributing editor Matt Shaw, Jayna Brown, author and professor of Media Studies at Pratt, and Julia Van Den Hout, visiting assistant professor in the Graduate Architecture & Urban Design program at Pratt.
Each fellow will publish two original articles in The Architect’s Newspaper (one per semester). At the conclusion of the fellowship in June 2022, the student journalists will present their published work at a celebratory event.
More details, including information on the fellowship application process, are forthcoming. AN will announce the three New Voices fellows following their selection and is thrilled to share their published work.