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Announcing the Logos Fellowship
A one-year accelerator for conservative media and activism projects.
I’m proud to announce the Manhattan Institute Logos Fellowship, a year-long accelerator program I will be leading for conservative journalists, activists, and opinion leaders. Modeled on successful tech-industry accelerators, the Logos Fellowship will consist of a three-day retreat in New York City and ongoing mentorship, amplification, and promotion. Fellows will bring a specific “culture war” project to the program, which our team will help nurture over the course of the year. The goal is to help move these independent projects from conception to execution, so that they begin to shape the discourse and change public policy. Some topics that we hope to address are critical race theory, gender ideology, higher education reform, crime and policing, and civil rights law.
The Logos Fellowship will begin with a three-day, all expenses paid retreat in New York City. During the retreat, Logos Fellowship director Christopher Rufo will teach the principles of successful activism—narrative, language, influence, power—and guide participants through the process of designing their campaigns. Fellows will receive a $1,000 honorarium.
Following the retreat, Logos Fellows will receive the following support:
Mentorship: Ongoing workshops and office hours led by Christopher Rufo and his team, focusing on successful activism principles and helping participants make their individual projects a success.
Public Events: We will host monthly Twitter Spaces to drive the narrative on our portfolio of issues and to highlight the work of Logos Fellows on these topics.
Connections: Facilitation of connections with cable news bookers, policy makers, and aligned organizations to promote the dissemination of ideas and policy proposals.
Publication Opportunities: Fellows will receive the unique opportunity to pitch their reporting to the editors at City Journal, a prominent publication specializing in public policy analysis.
A qualified applicant for the Logos Fellowship is an individual who possesses a deep commitment to conservative principles, a track record of active engagement in conservative causes, and a compelling individual project for the incubator program. The ideal applicant will have strong communication skills and an active presence on X/Twitter.
The application consists of the following: a 300- to 500-word project proposal, a one-minute video pitch, and a resume or CV. The applicant’s materials should convey passion, conviction, and a compelling narrative that underscores their dedication to conservative principles. Applicants with full-time positions at aligned publications, research centers, and think tanks are strongly encouraged to apply—we view these connections as complementary, rather than competitive, to the Logos Fellowship.