That could mean experience working in schools, in youth development roles, or in educational support organizations. You may have a record of public commentary (social video, podcast, written commentary, etc), or a compelling life story within the PreK-12 system.
That means you believe “great” can and should be measured, and that families should be able to choose the best educational options for their children.
You have a clear sense of what you want to communicate about kids and education, including the medium, the message, and the audience.
Fellows must commit 8-10 hours a week to developing education-focused content and participating in weekly training sessions.
You have a track record of delivering results.
Fellows will be given a $6000 stipend and training for the remote six month program (though NYC-based fellows may take advantage of our office and recording space). As part of the program, they will be paired with a Lost Debate expert who will help the Fellow develop and launch their content. Fellows with exceptionally promising ideas and execution will be eligible for additional funding to grow and continue their project.
Lost Debate is a non-profit media company that tells the stories of people who are misunderstood, overlooked, or simply threatening to those with privilege and power.
We’re ethically contrarian, meaning we challenge conventional wisdom—not to be different or provocative—but to highlight issues underrepresented in traditional media. Through originally produced podcasts, documentaries, short form videos, written commentary, and investigative journalism, we build fresh narratives — not for the sake of being different but for the sake of seeing the unseen and speaking their unspoken truths. Truths that matter to the most vulnerable members of our society.
Lost Debate is led by founder and CEO Ravi Gupta. Before launching Lost Debate, Ravi was the founder and CEO of RePublic Schools, a network of charter schools in the South. He also founded the political training organization Arena, where he led a team that helped elect over 75 candidates and train over 1500 political operatives. He held a number of roles on Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign and first term, including as assistant to David Axelrod and Susan Rice.