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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.
Announcement of 2023 WPI International Fellows
We are happy to announce the WPI Fellows for our 2023 U.S. journalism fellowship program from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Turkey! The journalists will arrive in the United States on March 3, and will spend the first three weeks in Minnesota, based at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The fellows will then travel around the U.S. for five weeks, meeting with journalists, policy experts, and political, business, and community leaders.
They will visit New York City, Washington, D.C., Miami, Austin (Texas), Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before returning to Minnesota for the final week of the program.
New Horizons in Journalism Conference took place on December 1, 2022
This year’s primary conference themes were Disinformation & Propaganda, How to Navigate SLAPP Lawsuits, and Ways to Support Local Journalism with a keynote by Brian Beutler, editor in chief at Crooked Media.
A number of WPI alumni and board members spoke at the conference including Camilla Bath (class of 2014), South African-based freelance journalist and media trainer; Alexey Kovalev (class of 2018), investigative editor at Meduza; and Michael Montgomery (WPI Board member), senior reporter and producer at Reveal.
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...
The World Press Institute (WPI) will hold its 58th annual journalism fellowship program this spring and has invited 10 journalists from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Turkey ...