Theme: Bridging Gaps in U.S. Relations with the Muslim World
Dates: August 19-September 10, 2015
Study Destinations: Washington, DC; Nashville, Tennessee; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Delhi, India
Who Can Apply: Media professionals from print, broadcast and online news organizations, including reporters, writers, editors, producers, columnists, bloggers and editorial writers with a minimum of ten years of experience are eligible to apply. The Senior Journalists Seminar will include 14-16 journalists from the United States and countries with substantial Muslim populations, defined as: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia and Turkey. Successful candidates represent the diversity of religions (e.g. covered and non-covered Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Catholics and Christians), ethnicities, and regional differences within the United States, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. Preference is given to those journalists who offer compelling story ideas, clear dissemination strategies and who specialize in beats such as foreign relations, security, politics and religion. American and Middle Eastern journalists who cover arts and culture are also strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in English is required.
Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015 (extended from May 5th)
**The East-West Center strongly encourages you to submit your application materials early in case the Selection Committee has concerns or questions.**