A Half Century of Promoting Excellence in Journalism

2014 WPI journalists meet with columnist Thomas Friedman at the Washington bureau of the New York Times on September 3.

The World Press Institute fosters understanding among international journalists about the role and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and promotes excellence in journalism.

Through its fellowship program, WPI brings 10 international journalists to the United States each year to experience the complexities of U.S. life through the prism of a reporter working under First Amendment conditions. The fellowship provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the U.S. through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.

50th Anniversary Celebration

Media coverage of the WPI 50th event, interviews with WPI fellows who returned for the event, and speeches by Jim Fallows and Kelly McEvers.

MPR News Presents 

Commentary in the Star Tribune

WPI fellows interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio

Commentary in ChinaDaily

World Press Institute Reports

Every year, the WPI fellows blog about their experiences in the U.S.

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