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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.
Announcement of 2022 WPI International Fellows
2017 WPI class at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California
After a year and a half hiatus, the World Press Institute (WPI) will resume its annual journalism fellowship program and has chosen 10 journalists from Argentina, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China (Hong Kong), Finland, Germany, India, Iran, Kenya and Nigeria to participate in the program.
The program will begin on March 18, 2022 and conclude on May 21, 2022.
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.
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