Glimpse graduate students will take on or advance a long-term investigative travel journalism focus area or project whether at home or while living abroad. During the first six months, graduate students work closely with the Glimpse director and other MatadorU faculty to pitch and develop stories around the project. Formats include writing, photography, filmmaking, and combinations thereof. Throughout the editorial process, Glimpse graduate students receive critical feedback on their work and learn how to develop ideas from initial queries and drafts into compelling, publishable pieces.
After completion of the six-month mentorship, graduate students compile a project summation reflecting on craft/process notes and their evolution as a journalist, and then have another six months of independent study where students are given the opportunity to continue working with Matador without intensive editorial guidance but with continued access to peer review workshops, as well as opportunities for paid publishing at Matador– essentially working as a Staff Writer for Matador Network.
Glimpse is powered by Matador Network, an integrated media platform of websites, a social network, a print magazine, and a new media school that aspires to create positive change and connection via ground-level travel writing and photography. Matador reaches millions of people each month, and Glimpse Correspondents, whose work is published on Matador, find a wide and enthusiastic audience for their stories and can cultivate a solid readership base for their future work as travel writers and photographers.