The Rhoden Fellows Initiative is a training program for the next generation of sports journalists from historically black colleges and universities, headed by Undefeated editor-at-large and former New York Times award-winning columnist William C. Rhoden. The fellowship – established as part of The Undefeated’s mission to develop new voices and serve as an incubator for future multicultural journalists – is open to outstanding undergraduate students at HBCUs. We’re currently accepting applications for the 2021–2022 fellowship.
Through the lens of sports, the fellows produce stories about race, class and culture and serve as campus correspondents for The Undefeated. There are six students in our fourth class: Ashton Edmunds, Clark Atlanta University; Jayla Jones, Prairie View A&M University; Parker Owens, Morehouse College; Jonathan Scott, Hampton University; Marissa Stubbs, Florida A&M University; and Alex Williams, Howard University.