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World Press Institute Fellowship

jan 31 deadline

About WPI

The World Press Institute was founded in 1961 and, since then, over 500 international journalists have participated in its fellowship program.
A private, nonprofit organization supported by a wide range of foundations, local and national media, multinational U.S. corporations, and individuals from all over the world, the World Press Institute is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
Our Mission
The mission of WPI is to promote and strengthen press freedom throughout the world. To achieve that mission, our goals are to:
• Bring 10 journalists each year from around the world to the United States to experience the complexities of U.S. life through the prism of a reporter working under First Amendment conditions.

• Expose the fellows to U.S. journalistic practices and standards through a series of seminars, briefings and visits to newsrooms, large and small.

• Teach fellows to make use of and understand institutions by assigning them to research and conduct interviews with representatives of government bodies at all levels, multinational corporations, small local companies, philanthropists, colleges and universities, and others.

• Foster reporting accuracy about the U.S. by introducing fellows to a wide variety of U.S. experiences, including people from all walks of life and at different levels of accomplishment; entertainment ranging from classical concerts to block parties; urban and rural lifestyles; science and technology; and issues of race, gender and ethnicity.

• Require fellows to report on a range of social issues to see how people and institutions within the U.S. address them. These include such fundamental issues as food, water, health care, medical technology, crime, religion and drugs.. The topics change annually. Most are of relevance for readers, viewers and listeners everywhere.

About WPI

The World Press Institute was founded in 1961 and, since then, over 500 international journalists have participated in its fellowship program.
A private, nonprofit organization supported by a wide range of foundations, local and national media, multinational U.S. corporations, and individuals from all over the world, the World Press Institute is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
Our Mission
The mission of WPI is to promote and strengthen press freedom throughout the world. To achieve that mission, our goals are to:
• Bring 10 journalists each year from around the world to the United States to experience the complexities of U.S. life through the prism of a reporter working under First Amendment conditions.

• Expose the fellows to U.S. journalistic practices and standards through a series of seminars, briefings and visits to newsrooms, large and small.

• Teach fellows to make use of and understand institutions by assigning them to research and conduct interviews with representatives of government bodies at all levels, multinational corporations, small local companies, philanthropists, colleges and universities, and others.

• Foster reporting accuracy about the U.S. by introducing fellows to a wide variety of U.S. experiences, including people from all walks of life and at different levels of accomplishment; entertainment ranging from classical concerts to block parties; urban and rural lifestyles; science and technology; and issues of race, gender and ethnicity.

• Require fellows to report on a range of social issues to see how people and institutions within the U.S. address them. These include such fundamental issues as food, water, health care, medical technology, crime, religion and drugs.. The topics change annually. Most are of relevance for readers, viewers and listeners everywhere.

The 2012 fellowship will begin August 10 and end in mid-October.
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 in early April.
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
Before applying, please review the eligibility requirements, terms of the fellowship, and the guidelines for work samples and recommendations.
Deadline
All required information, including work samples and letters of recommendation, must be received by the World Press Institute by January 31, 2012, in order for your application to be considered.
Finalists for the fellowship will announced in early April. Please note that due to the number of applications received, we cannot respond to individual requests as to status. You will receive an email from WPI sometime in April telling you whether you have received a fellowship or not.
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
Terms of the Fellowship
WPI fellows are required to prepare for and participate in all briefings and all other scheduled WPI events. They must agree to stay for the entire program and to return to their home countries at the program’s conclusion.
WPI requires that fellows write for the WPI Web site, including the blog, WPI Reports, and submit up to three stories for WPI’s online partners during their fellowship. They are also encouraged to file for their readers, listeners or viewers back home.
Periodic reviews and evaluations are required, and WPI fellows participate in several roundtable discussions about their insights into the U.S. or international journalism issues.
Fellows must have a tolerance for others of different cultures. The program involves a lot of travel, is nonstop, and fellows live out of suitcases much of the time as venues change frequently.
Violations of these terms could result in termination from the program
Letters of Recommendation
During the online application process, you will need to provide the names and email addresses of three (3) references. WPI will contact them with information on how they can submit online letters of recommendation.
• Recommendations should be written by individuals familiar with your work who can comment on your journalistic abilities and potential for growth and leadership. These letters should be in English and address your experience, qualifications, and potential.

• One of the three recommendation should be from your immediate supervisor.
Work Samples
Please make sure all samples contain the date on which they were published. Most, if not all, of your samples should have been published or aired within the last two years.
If your samples are not in English, please include an English summary of their contents
Work samples can be uploaded with the online application. Files with the following extensions are accepted: .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc. For photos or other artwork, .jpg/.jpeg, .gif, or .pdf files are accepted.
DVDs, audio/video files, or samples that exist only on paper and that cannot be converted to digital form can be sent to the address below. Please note that samples cannot be returned.
World Press Institute
3415 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114 USA
1. Print Journalists
• Writers: Submit three (3) samples of published work that has your byline. 

• Editors: Submit a statement describing your job. You may include copies of published work along with a description of your role in these samples. For published work, follow the instructions above.

• Photographers: Submit a portfolio with five (5) published samples. Files with the following extensions are accepted: jpg/jpeg, gif, or pdf.

• Do not send complete newspapers, magazines, books, or unpublished manuscripts.
2. Broadcast Journalists
• Submit a DVD or CD with no more than 30 minutes of work. Include a written synopsis of each work with a brief description of your involvement.
3. Online Journalists
• Submit samples equivalent to three (3) print articles or 30 minutes of programming. You can submit your work by providing a link if the segment is still online. Also include what your involvement was with each sample.

• Your samples must be journalistic in nature and demonstrate that your job involves news gathering, writing, editing, or producing.

The 2012 fellowship will begin August 10 and end in mid-October.
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 in early April.
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
Before applying, please review the eligibility requirements, terms of the fellowship, and the guidelines for work samples and recommendations.
Deadline
All required information, including work samples and letters of recommendation, must be received by the World Press Institute by January 31, 2012, in order for your application to be considered.
Finalists for the fellowship will announced in early April. Please note that due to the number of applications received, we cannot respond to individual requests as to status. You will receive an email from WPI sometime in April telling you whether you have received a fellowship or not.
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
Terms of the Fellowship
WPI fellows are required to prepare for and participate in all briefings and all other scheduled WPI events. They must agree to stay for the entire program and to return to their home countries at the program’s conclusion.
WPI requires that fellows write for the WPI Web site, including the blog, WPI Reports, and submit up to three stories for WPI’s online partners during their fellowship. They are also encouraged to file for their readers, listeners or viewers back home.
Periodic reviews and evaluations are required, and WPI fellows participate in several roundtable discussions about their insights into the U.S. or international journalism issues.
Fellows must have a tolerance for others of different cultures. The program involves a lot of travel, is nonstop, and fellows live out of suitcases much of the time as venues change frequently.
Violations of these terms could result in termination from the program
Letters of Recommendation
During the online application process, you will need to provide the names and email addresses of three (3) references. WPI will contact them with information on how they can submit online letters of recommendation.
• Recommendations should be written by individuals familiar with your work who can comment on your journalistic abilities and potential for growth and leadership. These letters should be in English and address your experience, qualifications, and potential.

• One of the three recommendation should be from your immediate supervisor.
Work Samples
Please make sure all samples contain the date on which they were published. Most, if not all, of your samples should have been published or aired within the last two years.
If your samples are not in English, please include an English summary of their contents
Work samples can be uploaded with the online application. Files with the following extensions are accepted: .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc. For photos or other artwork, .jpg/.jpeg, .gif, or .pdf files are accepted.
DVDs, audio/video files, or samples that exist only on paper and that cannot be converted to digital form can be sent to the address below. Please note that samples cannot be returned.
World Press Institute
3415 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114 USA
1. Print Journalists
• Writers: Submit three (3) samples of published work that has your byline. 

• Editors: Submit a statement describing your job. You may include copies of published work along with a description of your role in these samples. For published work, follow the instructions above.

• Photographers: Submit a portfolio with five (5) published samples. Files with the following extensions are accepted: jpg/jpeg, gif, or pdf.

• Do not send complete newspapers, magazines, books, or unpublished manuscripts.
2. Broadcast Journalists
• Submit a DVD or CD with no more than 30 minutes of work. Include a written synopsis of each work with a brief description of your involvement.
3. Online Journalists
• Submit samples equivalent to three (3) print articles or 30 minutes of programming. You can submit your work by providing a link if the segment is still online. Also include what your involvement was with each sample.

• Your samples must be journalistic in nature and demonstrate that your job involves news gathering, writing, editing, or producing.

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