Applications open for 2020 World Press Institute Fellowships

World Press Institute, fellowships

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020 ― Applications are now open for the 2020 World Press Institute Fellowships.

Each year, hundreds of talented journalists apply for 10 fellowship slots.

Selections are made by a committee of seasoned journalists and corporate communications specialists, all with international experience.

Selection announcements for the fellowships will be made in early May.

Eligible applicants must have 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.

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Those who supervise journalists are eligible for the fellowships if they also have at least five years as a working journalist.

WPI notes that any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience while those who work in public relations or at organisations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.

Applicant must also be currently employed as a non-US journalist working outside of the United States.

Others criteria to be considered by WPI include fluency in both written and spoken English and the potential for leadership.