Seeking new ideas in Asia
For 12 days starting March 31, I will be in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia to meet journalists and media development experts. During that time, we will discuss how media and journalists are weathering the global economic crisis. Despite the tough conditions for businesses around the world, this is not the time to curtail assistance to media and journalists. In fact, this is the best time to provide support and training that give journalists the ability to adjust to rapid changes in the industry. The goal of the three-country tour is to develop new partnerships and projects for 2009 Fellowships. Key areas of interest include digital media, business and environmental journalism. Watch this space for updates.