Since 2013, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has partnered with the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and local phianthropists to bring national initiative called the Public Voices Fellowship to Tucson. The Fellowship offers year-long media training for women, with the goal of increasing underrepresented voices in public opinion. The Tucson Public Voices Fellowship is part of a national initiative first piloted at Yale, Stanford, and Princeton Universities.
In the first three years of the program, 58 Fellows published over 170 op-eds, as well as 50+ TV/radio appearances, keynote speeches and awards. Fellows have published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, ESPN, Al Jazeera America, The Hill, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Huffington Post and The Root. They have launched new research studies, leveraged new funding streams, and shaped local and national debate and policy. Today, over 25% of published op-eds are written by women.
2013-2014 Tucson Public Voices Fellows
2014-2015 Tucson Public Voices Fellows
2015-2016 Tucson Public Voices Fellows
News Stories about the Publiv Voices Fellowship
UA, Community Leaders Shape World Via Ideas
Many of the successes of those involved in the Public Voices Program also have led to additional opportunities and impact in the academic and public spheres.
By Lori Harwood | UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences | Nov. 25, 2015
Thought Leaders Learn the Ways of Idea Promotion
With the successful close of the first Arizona Public Voices Fellowship Program, a second cohort has been named and will meet in November.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and University Relations - Communications | Oct. 22, 2014
Please check back in July, 2017 to learn more about applying for the 2017-2018 Public Fellows Program.