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ICFJ’s Emerging Media Leaders Program

Organisation: International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)

Status: Closed

  • Training and Education

Funding Size: N/A

Deadline: 04/05/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Are between the ages of 25 and 40;
    – Are from one of the 21 eligible countries;
    – Are citizens or permanent residents of their home country;
    – Are living and working in their home country at the time of application;
    – Have at least two years of professional experience at the time of application;
    – Are able to begin the Professional Fellows Program in the United States in 2022/2023;
    – Are able to receive a U.S. J-1 visa;
    – Are committed to returning to their home country after completion of the program;
    – Are proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay.
  • Application language: English

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applications for Emerging Media Leaders Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by ICFJ. This Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is an exchange program for media professionals (journalists, technologists, and media entrepreneurs) from the Western Hemisphere to harness the power of digital tools and create viable news businesses that provide news and information in the public interest.

Through the program, media professionals from 21 countries throughout the Western Hemisphere have the opportunity to work directly with U.S. media organizations, develop entrepreneurship projects, and improve their skills in areas such as investigative journalism, fact-checking, and podcasting, as well as non-journalistic skills, such as how to build a sustainable business model. U.S. media professionals also have the opportunity to do study tours abroad, interact with media outlets throughout the hemisphere, and build lasting relationships with other participants and communities.

See here to learn more and apply.

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