FASPE Journalism - Summer Ethics Program

Posted On: November 20, 2015


Media Organization: Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Company Description

FASPE is a set of innovative programs for students in professional schools designed to address contemporary ethical issues through a unique historical context. Fellowships provide business, journalism, law, medical, and seminary students with a 12-day trip to Germany and Poland where the actions of professionals during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany serve as a backdrop for an intensive course of study on the current ethical challenges in their fields. FASPE invokes the power of place—the first-hand experience of visiting Auschwitz and other historic sites—to engage Fellows in applying the lessons of history to the ethical issues they face today.

Job Description

FASPE Journalism uses the conduct of reporters and other media professionals during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on contemporary journalism ethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges of their profession today.

FASPE Journalism is open to graduate students going into journalism, as well as working journalists early in their careers. Ten to 15 Fellows will be chosen for the 2016 program, which will run from Friday, May 20 through Thursday, June 2. All program costs, including travel to Europe from New York and back, European travel, lodging, and food are covered. FASPE Journalism is part of a program offering fellowships in several professional fields. Journalism Fellows travel and share some seminars with Business and Law Fellows.

FASPE programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Completed applications are due by January 5, 2016. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: www.FASPE.info. For a flyer on FASPE Journalism, follow this link.

If you have any questions, please contact Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.

To Apply

To apply visit http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/apply.html.
Submit: online application, resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, and an application essay that is described on the above website