The East-West Center is pleased to announce the 8th Korea-United States Journalists Exchange, scheduled for June 12-25, 2012. The focus will be on the impact of 2012 presidential elections and the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement on the bilateral relationship.
The Exchange will be followed by participation in the East-West Center’s 3rd International Media Conference in Seoul: “Networked News: How New Media is Shaping Stories in Asia and the Pacific.”
This program should be especially interesting to journalists. With presidential elections in both the US and South Korea and with recent approval of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, the 2012 Exchange will occur during an important time in the bilateral relationship. Additionally, at the end of the Exchange fellows will attend the East-WestCenter’s 3rd International Media Conferencein Seoul, one of the largest media events in the region. This 3-day conference will look atnews and media issues in Asia and the Pacific through the prism of new media.
We hope you will share this announcement with journalists and newsrooms.
Now Accepting Applications
2012 Korea-United States Journalists Exchange
“Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between Korea and the United States: Impact of Presidential Elections and the FTA”
Plus “Networked News: How New Media Is Shaping Stories in Asia and the Pacific”
Dates: June 12 – 25, 2012
Study Tour for Korean Journalists: Washington, DC and Denver, Colorado
Study Tour for American Journalists: Seoul, Pusan and Kwangju in South Korea
During the study tour, participants will meet with government officials, community and business leaders, educators and students, local journalists and others to gain insights on the many diverse issues and perspectives among Americans and Koreans that shape the relationship between their two countries.
After their study tours, the US and Korean journalists will meet for a one-day dialogue at the Korea Press Foundation in Seoul to discuss the relationship between their countries and how media coverage of US-Korea issues can be enhanced.
All participants will then attend the East-West Center’s 3rd International Media Conference in Seoul on June 22-24.
Who Can Apply: Working print, broadcast and online journalists with at least five years of experience from Korea and the United States
Application Deadline for US Journalists: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For Korean journalists, please contact the Korea Press Foundation (www.kpf.or.kr)
Funding: East-WestCenter, the Henry Luce Foundation and the Korea Press Foundation
The program covers all air transportation, lodging, and program-related ground transportation and meals for participating journalists.
For more information and applications:
Apply Now! Deadline for US Journalists: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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