Deadline: September 15 2022
Becoming a WPI Fellow is a competitive process. Each year hundreds of talented journalists apply for 10 fellowship slots. A selection committee of seasoned journalists and corporate communications specialists, all with international experience, chooses among the best of the best.
- At least five years of full-time employment in print, broadcast or online journalism, including:
- News or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, websites or online publications.
- Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers.
- Those who supervise journalists are eligible if they also have at least five years as a working journalist.
- Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. Those who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.
- Must be currently employed as a non-U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English.
- Potential for leadership.
WPI Fellows are required to adhere to the following terms. Violations of these terms could result in termination from the program.
- Prepare for and participate in all briefings and WPI scheduled events.
- Stay through the entirety of the program and return to their home countries when the program ends.
- Write for the WPI website among other outlets as assigned. Fellows are also encouraged to share with their readers, listeners or viewers back home.
- Participate in periodic reviews and evaluations, including several roundtable discussions to share insights into the U.S. or international journalism issues.
- Acceptance for others of different cultures.
- Willingness to travel – the program locations change frequently, and fellows often live out of suitcases.
- All samples must include a publication date; most should be within the last two years.
- Include an English summary for all samples not in English.
- All work samples must be online and publicly accessible.
- Upload work samples to a publicly accessible online service, such as YouTube or Dropbox, if not directly available on a media website.
- If you are unable to use a public service, work samples can be uploaded with the online application.
- Accepted file extensions: .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc, .mp3
- Accepted photo and other artwork extensions: .jpg/.jpeg, .gif, or .pdf
- Writers: Submit three samples of published work that has your byline.
- Editors: Submit a statement describing your job. You may include copies of published work along with a description of your role in these samples. For published work, follow the instructions above.
- Photographers: Submit a portfolio with five (5) published samples. Files with the following extensions are accepted: jpg/jpeg, gif, or pdf.
Do not send complete newspapers, magazines, books, or unpublished manuscripts.
- Links to work samples on YouTube, publicly shared Dropbox files and broadcasters’ websites are accepted. Include a written synopsis in English of each work with a brief description of your involvement.
- Please limit submissions to 15 minutes of programming.
- Samples should be equivalent to three print articles or 15 minutes of programming.
- Provide a link if the segment is still online and outline your involvement with each sample.
- Samples must be journalistic in nature and demonstrate that your job involves news gathering, writing, editing or producing.