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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.
Our latest webinar, The Spread of Online Disinformation, took place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
With individuals increasingly relying on online information, and with the attacks on traditional media outlets by politicians around the globe, online disinformation is thriving.
Listen to the insights of media manipulation expert Dr. Joan Donovan (Cambridge, MA, USA) and investigative journalist Andras Petho (Budapest, Hungary) as they discuss the influx of fake news and propaganda online, its implications on a global scale, how to combat it, and where journalism is headed next.
The discussion was moderated by senior reporter and producer for Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting (and WPI board member) Michael Montgomery.
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 were forced to postpone last year’s edition of the New Horizons in Journalism Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. The World Press Institute, in partnership with the America for Bulgaria ...