Deadline: February 15, 2014
Applications for the 2014 World Press Institute (WPI) Fellowship Program for Journalists are now open. The program will start in Minneapolis-St. Paul in mid-August and conclude mid-October. The WPI fellowship offers to 10 journalists from countries around the world, the opportunity to experience the complexities of U.S. life and spend five weeks traveling across the U.S. It provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the U.S. through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.
The World Press Institute fosters understanding among international journalists about the role and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and promotes excellence in journalism. WPI is committed to achieving racial and gender equity in its selection of fellows, topics and persons interviewed.
WPI pays all program costs, including transportation to the U.S. and back, all transportation within the U.S. related to the WPI program, and all lodging costs. In addition, a modest daily per diem for food is provided. Personal expenses, such as cameras, film, postage and clothing, are the responsibility of the fellows.
- At least five (5) years full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism.
- Journalists can work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, web sites, online publications or magazines of general public interest.
- Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers are also eligible.
- Those who supervise journalists are eligible providing that they also have at least five years as a working journalist.
- Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.
- Must be currently employed as a non U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English.
- Potential for leadership
For more information on how to apply, click here.