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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 over 600 journalists representing more than 100 different countries.
Next WPI U.S. Fellowship Program – March 2023
We are excited to announce that the application period for our 2023 U.S. fellowship program is now open.
As was the case in 2022, the U.S. fellowship program will run from March through May 2023. The deadline for completed applications is September 15, 2022. The 2023 WPI fellows wil be announced in early December 2022.
New Horizons in Journalism Conference coming October 2022
The New Horizons in Journalism conference in Sofia, Bulgaria September 24-25, 2021 was a success. If you were unable to attend in person or tune in to the livestream, you can watch the conference recording in full or by individual session.
Stay tuned for details about the next conference in Sofia, Bulgaria scheduled for October 2022.
Hong Kong is a largely racially homogeneous society, as only about 8% of the population is non-Chinese. Back home, I am in a privileged position as the majority. I do not need to tackle any racial issues. I am taken as who I am, and my skin color does not matter. In...
Image: 2017 WPI class at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California After a year and a half hiatus, the World Press Institute (WPI) will resume its annual journalism fellowship program and has chosen 9 journalists from Argentina,