2015 World Press Institute Fellowships for Journalists, USA (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

When: The 2015 fellowship will begin in mid-August 2015 and end in mid-October.

Worth:  The fellows will spend three weeks in Minnesota, and then travel to several U.S. cities, including New York and Washington, for briefings, interviews and visits. They will return to Minnesota for the final week of the program

The World Press Institute (WPI) is offering three-month fellowships for experienced journalists hoping to improve their understanding of American journalism. The program aims to expose fellows to working conditions in the U.S. media. They are required to report on a variety of social issues to see how U.S. institutions respond to different social concerns.

Eligibility Requirements

• 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

Application:

During this online application process, you will be asked to provide the following:
• Applicant information
• Employment history and education
• Two essays
• Color photo of yourself
• Work samples
• Awards, fellowships, and certificates
• Three letters of recommendation
Selection Process:
Selection is a competitive process. Each year hundreds of journalists apply to the program. Fellows are picked by the WPI selection committee, composed of journalists and corporate communications specialists, all with international experience. Finalists for the fellowship will announced by email.
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