Join us on our mission to promote and strengthen the principles of a free press internationally
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.
Webinar: The Impact of the COVID Pandemic on Press Freedom
On Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. EST, the World Press Institute (WPI) will present its first webinar of 2021: The Impact of the COVID Pandemic on Press Freedom. This one-hour webinar is free.
The moderator is Kaius Niemi (Senior Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat in Helsinki and WPI board member) and the panelists are Barbara Trionfi (Executive Director, International Press Institute, Vienna) and Pauline Adès-Mével (Editor-in-Chief & Spokesperson, Reporters Without Borders, Paris). See biographies below for more information.
David Taylor is fed up with the mainstream media. The 53-year-old Texan with long blond hair and dressed in cowboy garb lives with his pit bull and shih tzu in an old racquetball court in the town of San Marcos. He works in “property” and is a huge fan of Donald...
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are forced to cancel this year’s edition of the New Horizons in Journalism Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. As the world is still struggling to contain the disease’s spread and the rules ...