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Fulbright Romania Reporting Complexity- A Study Tour in the U.S

Fulbright Romania Reporting Complexity: Journalists Study Tour in the U.S.

Fully Funded
Country: USA
City: Washington D.C., New York City
Oct 15 - Oct 29, 2022
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The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission invites practicing journalists to apply for a two-week Study Tour in the U.S. This program aims at building skills, knowledge, as well as awareness related to reporting on complex issues.

Journalists Study Tour Highlights

  • Travel to several locations in and around Washington D.C. as well as New York City
  • Custom professional workshops delivered by Poynter Institute for Media Studies
  • Also, Meetings and discussions with experienced journalists and media representatives who have relevant experience and portfolios
  • Visits to media organizations of interest
  • Workshop on Issues in Science Reporting, with the Executive Editor of Herald Community Newspapers group
  • In addition, visits, and discussions with practitioners and representatives from:
    • ProPublica
    • PBS-Public Broadcasting Service
    • Vox
    • Washington Post
    • International Center for Journalists
    • Solutions Journalism Network
    • Poynter Institute for Media Studies
    • New York University‚Äôs Carter School of Journalism

Eligibility

  • Practicing journalists with a minimum of 1 year of professional journalism experience in any type of media
  • Journalists from Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, and the Slovak Republic are eligible to apply.
  • Also, applicants with English command at a minimum B2 level can apply.
  • Applicants with strong professional background in the field demonstrated through recent work samples
  • However, preference is given to journalists focusing on science reporting, public health, economics, and other data-heavy fields.

Program Objectives

  • acquaint participants with the scope of explanatory journalism in the U.S., offering tools and strategies for developing such stories in a fact-based, ethical way
  • learn about and discuss issues related to countering disinformation, oversimplification, and ethical concerns surrounding complex topics
  • also, reflect upon relevant U.S. best practices and have the chance to work with counterparts in U.S. institutions to hone skills for evidence-based quality journalism
  • encounter relevant knowledge from other disciplines about how users absorb complex subjects and to experiment with different ways of delivering critical background knowledge
  • In addition, discuss current challenges in the media landscape as well as become familiar with the latest developments in the field through meetings with acknowledged journalists and representatives of media companies

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Specifications

Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Event Date15 October,2022 to 29 October,2022
Deadline31 March,2022
FieldJournalism
CountryUSA
CityWashington D.C., New York City
Open toPracticing Journalists
OrganizerFulbright Romania
Contact the organizer[email protected]

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