Image: 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 9 journalists from Argentina, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China (Hong Kong), Finland, Germany, India, Iran and Nigeria to participate in the program. The program will begin on March 18th, 2022 and conclude on May 21st, 2022.
The fellows will spend nine weeks in the United States beginning March 18 examining the free press and media innovations and learning about America’s social and cultural diversity and its political system. They will spend the first three weeks in Minnesota, based at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and visit Grand Marais in the northern part of the state and farming communities in the southern part of the state. The fellows will then travel around the U.S. for five weeks, meeting with journalists, policy experts, and political, business and community leaders. They will visit New York City, Washington D.C., Miami, Austin (Texas), Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before returning to Minnesota for the final week of the program.
The themes that the fellows of the 2022 program will investigate include issues of racial equity and police reform, nuclear threats and security, the upcoming U.S. Congressional elections, and new business models for journalism in the digital age.
See photos and read more background on the 2022 WPI Fellows.