Professional and college reporters training collaboratively for the future of Bay Area journalism. Bay News Rising is a project of the Pacific Media Workers Guild made possible by the labor and contributions of its members.
Apply for a chance to earn up to $1,000 for your freelance reporting or photography projects this summer.
How to apply
Send us an email outlining your project idea (300 words max), three writing samples, contact info for a faculty or professional reference, a resume, and a list of journalism classes you’ve taken.
If selected, we will help you through the reporting and editing process, offer
workshops and seminars with experienced journalists and publish your work.
And we pay you!
Deadline to apply: May 8, 2022
Email applications to:
Now more than ever, journalists need to tell the real story about worker rights, racial and social justice, and immigration.
Have a long-form story, series or photo project focused on these topics? We want to help you get it out there and get paid for it.
The members of the Pacific Media Workers Guild offer professional guidance and support through Bay News Rising, a one-of-a-kind student summer program.
Our union demands fair deals for all freelancers and an end to exploitative unpaid internships. This summer, we are offering up to $1,000 stipends, plus limited expenses for professional-level projects.
Participation qualifies you to be a member of The NewsGuild-CWA.
We’ve been fighting for journalists since 1936. Now it’s your turn.
Visit us online to learn more:
Pacific Media Workers Guild
433 Natoma Street, Suite 250
San Francisco, 94103
Feel free to download, print, and distribute our application.