The World Press Institute (WPI) has chosen 10 journalists from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Finland, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Portugal and Russia to be fellows in its 2018 international journalism program.
The fellows will spend nine weeks in the United States beginning August 13 examining the free press and media innovations and learning about America’s social and cultural diversity and the political system. They will spend three weeks in the Twin Cities, based at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and visit Ely in the northern part of the state and Tracy in southwestern Minnesota. The fellows will then travel around the U.S. for five weeks, meeting with journalists, political, business and community leaders and policy experts. They will visit Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin and Denver, among other places, before returning to Minnesota for the final week of the program.
The themes of this year’s program include nuclear security, the mid-term elections, journalism in the era of President Trump, immigration and trade.