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.
New Horizons in Journalism Conference
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.
Next WPI Fellowship Program
After a year and a half of a global pandemic (and being in in-person programming limbo) we are excited to announce that we will resume our annual Journalism Fellowship Program in 2022!
Unlike more recent years, this program will run in the spring: Friday, March 18 through Saturday, May 21. Finalists for the Spring 2022 fellowship program have been contacted and we will announce the fellows by December.
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...
Surrounding the much anticipated 2020 U.S. presidential election, the World Press Institute (WPI) offered a two-part webinar series on the subject. Part One In the first webinar, longtime journalist James Fallows of The Atlantic talked