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 over 600 journalists representing more than 100 different countries.
Next WPI U.S. Fellowship Program – Autumn 2024
Applications Now Being Accepted
The next World Press Institute Fellowship Program will run from September 6 to November 9, 2024. The application period opened on December 1, 2023, and will close on February 15, 2024. Selection announcements will be made in early May 2024.
November 8 and 9, 2023
Sofia, Bulgaria & streamed online
Artificial Intelligence and emerging technologies are upending industries worldwide, particularly the news and journalism sector. The tools have incredible potential but also plenty of risk.
Join WPI along with our partners, the America for Bulgaria Foundation and the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria, for the third annual New Horizons in Journalism conference as we explored these complex issues.
The WPI fellowship is not only about being immersed in the U.S. media landscape, nor is it just about deep discussions on business models, threats to democracy, polarization in the United States, or the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the profession....
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Zach Mullinax as the World Press Institute’s new Executive Director, effective January 1st, 2024. With a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur managing the careers of high-profile ...