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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


  • 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



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



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