World Press Institute’s International Fellowship Program for Journalists 2015

World Press Institute’s International Fellowship Program for Journalists 2015

Deadline: February 15, 2015

The World Press Institute invites applications for the 2015 International Journalism program. Through its fellowship program, WPI brings 10 international journalists to the United States each year to experience the complexities of U.S. life through the prism of a reporter working under First Amendment conditions. The program will start in Minneapolis-St. Paul in mid-August and conclude mid-October. Journalists will spend five weeks traveling across the U.S. before returning to St. Paul in October.

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. The fellowship 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.

Fellowship Details

The WPI fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from countries around the world. It provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.

The program usually begins in mid-August and end in mid-October. The fellows will spend three weeks in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and then travel to several U.S. cities, including New York and Washington, D.C., for briefings, interviews and visits. They will returned to Minnesota for the final week of the program.

Eligibility

  • 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, visit World Press Institute Fellowship.

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