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.
On October 12, 2018, our World Press Institute fellowship came to an end. I was part of the 10th crop of 10 reporters and editors since 2008, when the WPI program for international journalists was revived in its current form with a base at the University of St. Thomas...
The application period for 2019 World Press Institute Fellowships is now open. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2019. Selection announcements will be made in early May. For instructions, please read Fellowships > How to Apply.