There is still time to apply for this year's World Affairs Journalism Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides resources so that editors, senior reporters, commentary writers, freelancers and other journalists from U.S. media can go overseas to report on a global story of local importance. At a time when news organizations are cutting back on international reporting, World Affairs Fellows play an important role in covering issues outside our borders.
The fellowship covers expenses and provides support so that fellows can go abroad for two weeks to research and report stories that matter to their local community.
Applicants must submit a preliminary project proposal of no more than 800 words outlining a reporting project. Those selected will attend a special orientation in Washington, DC, in early September. Fellows must start their projects within four months of the DC gathering.
World Affairs Fellows must produce news articles, feature stories or commentaries to be published or broadcast in a local or regional news organization. Freelancers may apply if they have a commitment from a local outlet to carry their stories.
There are just two weeks left to apply: Applications are due by June 10, 2009. Successful applicants will be notified in July. For more information and an application, go to www.icfj.org/worldaffairs. Please call Michelle Mathew at 202-349-7608 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. And forward this to anyone you think might be interested.
International Center for Journalists
Advancing Quality Journalism Worldwide
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