July 22, 2010

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships in USA

Each year the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF) brings approximately ten mid-career reporters and editors  – usually between the ages of 25 and 35 – to America for a six-month, in-depth, practical introduction to the professional and ethical standards of the U.S. print media. 

Among those who have succeeded are Fellows who have become top editors and newsroom managers, founders of news outlets and public relation firms, section heads, bureau chiefs, chief or foreign correspondents, and university professors.

*An excellent command of written and spoken English
*Early to mid-career status with at least three years of professional experience as a print journalist
*A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism in your own country
*Current employment as a print journalist, preferably with an independent news organization, in a developing or transitional country

What does the fellowship provide?
Fellows - but not their dependents - receive:
*Program-related international travel
*Program-related domestic travel
*Accident/sickness insurance
*Monthly stipend for basic living expenses
*Documentation (DS-2019) which enables the Fellow to obtain a J-1 visa

Application process
A complete application consists of:
*application form
* CV/resume
*personal statement (one-to two-page essay)
*fellowship goals essay (one-to two-page essay)
*two letters of reference
*employer’s endorsement and guarantee of salary
*our articles (must be in English or translated to English)
*passport size photograph of yourself
*one issue of the publication for which you work
*a copy of your press credentials
*a copy of your valid passport

For more info click here or contact info@pressfellowships.org

Submission deadline is August 1st, 2010.

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