The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism takes applications from Dec. 1 - Jan. 23 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The fellowship runs from August 2021 through May 2022. Reporters from around the country have used the O’Brien Fellowship to produce great investigative projects annually since 2013. Their journalism has examined deaths of mentally ill inmates in America’s jails, stumbling blocks facing schools, exploitation of undocumented workers, fights over public forestland, national homicide trends, a failed mental health system, the dangers of diacetyl, climate change, and more. Reporters typically take up residence in Milwaukee, travel as needed, and write from offices in the O’Brien suite in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. They are supported by student researchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and faculty. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to live in the Milwaukee area.