A HALF CENTURY OF PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
The World Press Institute fosters understanding among international journalists about the role and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and promotes excellence in journalism.
Through its fellowship program, WPI brings 10 international journalists to the United States each year to experience the complexities of U.S. life through the prism of a reporter working under First Amendment conditions. The fellowship provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the U.S. through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.
2013 Fellowship Winners
Recipients of the 2013 WPI Fellowship are journalists from Australia, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Finland, Ghana, Israel, Kuwait, Philippines, and Russia.
50th Anniversary Celebration
The 50th Anniversary Celebration for WPI will be held in 2014, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Watch for more details soon.
World Press Institute Reports
2012 WPI fellows blog about their experiences in the U.S.
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News of Former WPI Fellows
Kauis Niemi, a 2003 fellow and editor-in-chief of Ilta-Sanomat, Finland’s second largest daily newspaper, is writing a blog for the BBC College of Journalism on his newspaper's 80-part series highlighting the plight of international journalists who have been imprisoned, persecuted or killed in the past year. Read the blog
Andras Petho, a 2008 fellow from Hungary, has won an Hungarian investigative reporting award for his series on companies with links to Hungarian government officials. Read more
Shujaat Bukhari, a 2003 fellow, has been named editor in chief of Rising Kashmir, prominent English daily published from Srinagar, the capital of Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir. Read more
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