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The U.S. Constitution promises freedom of the press, founded on the sincere ambition to institutionalize transparency and enforce accountability of private and public organizations and individuals. But what does that mean in today’s world, and how does it come to life?
Each year, WPI selects 10 professional journalists from around the world to tour the United States and gain access to its premier media outlets, think tanks, advocacy organizations, policymakers and everyday people. As part of the immersive tour, these journalists experience the news and events as they happen in real time. From presidential tweet storms and debates, to models for public and private education, to surviving in the digital world and more, WPI fellows get inside the headlines to engage with the news and newsmakers.
In the process, we all gain from the opportunity to learn from one another, collectively uphold the principles of a free press and promote journalistic best practices globally.
The WPI fellowship program has already welcomed nearly 600 journalists representing nearly 100 countries.
Legacy U.S. newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post are using unprecedented language in their political copy with words like “lie” and “racist”. “We’d never used the word ‘lie’ before we had Trump,” Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York...
For journalists in some nations, even going to work is a dangerous proposition. That was the sobering reality Monday, as several participants in a public forum in Ely described the challenges, even life-threatening, that go with their ...