Daniel Pearl Foundation Fellowships

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The Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowship established in partnership with the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships brings promising, mid-career foreign journalists to work for six months in a US newsroom.

It is an invitation to Danny’s former journalism colleagues to continue his mission by writing for the audiences for whom he wrote, working with his colleagues and getting to know the U.S. press from the inside.

Journalists from North Africa are encouraged to apply.

Other eligible countries in Africa this year are: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia

Criteria of Eligibility:

  • Current full-time employment as a journalist for the news or editorial departments of independent newspapers, wire services, online publications, or magazines of general public interest in a developing country;
  • At least three years of professional experience as a journalist in the print/online media;
  • Citizenship of a developing country;
  • Early to mid-career status and between 25 and 35 years old;
  • A demonstrated personal commitment to a career in journalism in a developing country;
  • Ability and desire to share what is learned on the fellowship with other journalists at home;
  • Endorsement from the management of the home publication;
  • An excellent command of both written and spoken English as all activities are conducted in English.

    The Daniel Pearl Editorial Fellowship program in conjunction with the International Journalism Exchange is designed to provide participants with:v (i)a practical understanding of the function and significance of the editorial process in the free press in the United States;

    (ii)writing and editorial skills and

    (iii) continuing ties to journalists, editors and news publications in the U.S.

    The fellowships cover all costs of program-related international and domestic U.S. travel, health insurance, and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses.

    Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

    For further details, and application materials, contact: Daniel Pearl Foundation Fellowships

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