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Grant Opportunities: World Press Institute’s Fellowship: Inviting Journalists from across the World

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Deadline: 15-Sep-22

The World Press Institute (WPI) is excited to announce 2023 fellowship program.

Each year, WPI selects 10 professional journalists from around the world to tour the United States and gain access to its premier media outlets, think tanks, advocacy organizations, policymakers and everyday people. As part of the immersive tour, these journalists experience the news and events as they happen in real time. From presidential tweet storms and debates, to models for public and private education, to surviving in the digital world and more, WPI fellows get inside the headlines to engage with the news and newsmakers.

Fellowship Terms

WPI Fellows are required to adhere to the following terms. Violations of these terms could result in termination from the program.

  • Prepare for and participate in all briefings and WPI scheduled events.
  • Stay through the entirety of program and return to home countries when the program ends.
  • Write for the WPI website among other outlets as assigned. Fellows are also encouraged to share with their readers, listeners or viewers back home.
  • Participate in periodic reviews and evaluations, including several roundtable discussions to share insights into the U.S. or international journalism issues.
  • Acceptance for others of different cultures.
  • Willingness to travel – the program locations change frequently, and fellows often live out of suitcases.
Eligibility Criteria

At least five years of full-time employment in print, broadcast or online journalism, including:

  • News or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, websites or online publications.
  • Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers.
  • Those who supervise journalists are eligible if 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. Those 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 https://worldpressinstitute.org/fellowships/program-overview/

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