Posted On: March 18, 2013
Media Organization: International Center for Journalists
The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Our hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. We believe that responsible journalism empowers citizens and holds governments accountable.
Over the past 28 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 75,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries. We work with strong local partners and a network of dedicated alumni.
ICFJ does more than train journalists. We launch news organizations, media associations, journalism schools and news products. With a focus on innovation, we have formed networks of citizen journalists who are using new mobile services to engage underserved communities in India, Indonesia and Ghana. We are helping journalists aggregate data for digital maps that they can use to track pollution in the Amazon rainforest. And we have organized the first Africa News Innovation Challenge to solve digital bottlenecks and create new applications for use in newsrooms across the continent.
U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowship
Program Information: Outstanding media professionals from the United States and Austria are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other’s countries as part of the U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships. The program offers young print and broadcast journalists from each country the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as "foreign correspondents" for their hometown news organizations. The program aims to foster greater understanding and knowledge of both countries among future media leaders and their audiences.
The program is administered jointly by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in Washington, D.C., and the Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung (KfJ) in Salzburg, Austria. The fellowship program is funded by donations from Austrian government and U.S. government agencies, and private-sector corporations and foundations.
Eligibility: The competitive program is open to U.S. and Austrian journalists between the ages of 21 and 38 who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, or news agency. Freelance journalists may apply also. Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent with at least three years of experience, and a strong interest in U.S.-European affairs. Foreign language proficiency is not required, but it is strongly preferred and will be taken into consideration during the selection process.
Program Expenses: Fellows receive adequate living stipends during their six-week long fellowship assignments. The program also pays directly for international and domestic travel expenses, living expenses in the U.S. and Austria, as well as insurance costs and cultural and transportation allowances.
Program Phases: This seven-week program is conducted in three phases. For more information about the phases of the program: http://www.icfj.org/our-work/austria
For any questions about the U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Program please contact Emily Schult at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-737-3700.
Deadline to apply: May 6, 2013