The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will reopen its recruitment of U.S. journalists to take part in the first round of the Young Media Professionals Exchange Program, a two-year initiative between the United States and Russia. ICFJ’s work in the program is supported with a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
ICFJ will accept applications from U.S. journalists online from Aug. 3 to 10, 2012 here. 
The first round of the exchange – for 12 selected U.S. journalists and 12 Russian counterparts – is now set for Nov. 26 to Dec. 20, 2012.
Applicants must be under 30 years of age with at least three years of journalism experience. Strong preference will be given to candidates who speak Russian and English.
The program is an outgrowth of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission’s working group on media. By the program’s end, a total of 48 young journalists – 24 Russians and 24 Americans – will have had the chance to work in newsrooms in each other’s countries while breaking down stereotypes and building understanding.
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