Why become a WPI Fellow?
Gain access to, engage in and observe the role, responsibility and impact of a free press firsthand in one of the world’s largest, most diverse democracies. Through an immersive program, you will learn how the U.S. founding principles of a free press and journalistic best practices help foster transparency and accountability of government institutions, businesses and organizations, including the most powerful ones.
In a guided tour across the country – including Chicago, New York City, Miami, Austin (Texas), San Francisco, and more – you will meet with and interview subject matter experts in media outlets, think tanks and advocacy organizations. You will hear firsthand accounts of new business models being tested and implemented among national and local media outlets.
You will learn about U.S. history and current affairs, as well as challenges the U.S. media faces, while experiencing and reporting on social, economic and political issues.
You also will interact with people from a variety of walks of life and get some free time along the way to explore on your own.
Fellows must commit to a demanding nine-week cross-country program that begins and ends in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
WPI pays the following program expenses:
- Roundtrip airfare to the United States.
- Travel within the United States related to the WPI program.
- Fellows receive a modest daily allowance to purchase food.
Fellows are responsible for personal expenses, such as phone, camera, postage and clothing.
Becoming a WPI Fellow
Becoming a WPI Fellow is a competitive process. Each year hundreds of talented journalists apply for 10 slots. A selection committee of seasoned journalists and corporate communications specialists, all with international experience, chooses among the best of the best.
Please read the information here: https://worldpressinstitute.org/how-to-apply/
Application instructions: https://worldpressinstitute.org/application/instructions