US Studies Centre WPI Media Fellowship Questions

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US Studies Centre WPI Media Fellowship Questions

Who is eligible?
Any Australian journalist with at least five years of professional journalistic experience in any medium. The program is open to journalists and photojournalists from newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, radio, television and online news organizations. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residency in Australia.

Are there minimum and maximum age limits?

Are freelancers eligible for the program?
Yes, as long as they meet the minimal requirement of five years’ experience and are currently working as a journalist.

Are Fellows paid a stipend?
Fellows receive a modest per diem to cover such things as meals. Hotel accommodations and fellowship-related travel are paid for.

Are Fellows required to produce news stories during the fellowship?
Yes. Fellows are expected to write for the World Press Institute Reports (blog) and produce up to three news stories for WPI’s online partners during the program. It is up to each Fellow and his or her news organisation whether they will produce articles for publication back home.

The US Studies Centre also requires its Fellow to produce a report of about 750 words for publication on its web site.

Does the program provide health insurance coverage for Fellows?
Yes. It is basic policy that covers emergency care but not such things as elective surgery or dental care.

Can spouses or families accompany Fellows?
Not during the fellowship program.

Are former WPI Fellows allowed to apply for a second Fellowship?