Press Freedom and Access to Information: A News Corp Fellowship for Mexican Journalists


ICFJ will bring five Mexican journalists to Washington, D.C. and the News Corp headquarters in New York. The selected journalists, News Corp Fellows, will spend a month in the United States, interning at The Wall Street Journal and learning about freedom of the press and working in an American newsroom.

Videographers, newsroom editors, bloggers, graphic reporters and journalists from all areas of expertise are welcome to apply.

To complement the four week program at The Wall Street Journal, ICFJ will design an orientation program in Washington, D.C. The News Corp Fellowship orientation will focus on exploring freedom of the press and will showcase how journalists interact with the U.S. government. The journalists will have the opportunity to visit think tanks in DC, as well as Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of State. The orientation will also feature cultural site visits to notable Washington landmarks as well as a trip to the Newseum.

All applicants should be English-speaking Mexican journalists.

Participants arrive in DC: July 29, 2014

Orientation in DC: July 30, 31, August 1, 2014

Attachment phase in NYC (28 days): August 2-29, 2014