World Affairs Journalism Fellowships

The World Affairs Journalism Fellowships are intended for experienced journalists and editors from America's community-based media outlets. The goal is to give them an opportunity to establish the connections between local-regional issues and what is happening abroad.

Fellows will spend about two weeks reporting overseas in an effort to "internationalize" America's local media. The fellowships are founded on the belief that local news is not limited to one's immediate community and that enterprising reporters and editors can find good international stories in their own backyards.

Our Stories

  • Nov 32010

    India's Automakers Rev Up for Run at U.S. Car Market

    MUMBAI, India -- Yet another challenge is facing the U.S. auto industry. And this time, it isn't coming from Japan, South Korea, or Germany -- or the meltdown of the economy.

  • Sep 272010

    "The New Aquaculture": A Blog by 2009 Fellow Whit Richardson

    Read 2009 World Affairs Fellow Whit Richardson's experiences as he investigates aquaculture from Mexico and Panama.

  • Sep 272010

    From Bolivia: Massacre Victims Get No Justice

    By Tim Elfrink, 2009 World Affairs Fellow

    Etelvina's tears fall to the cracked wooden floorboards. They land on the same spot where her 8-year-old daughter, Marlene, bled to death in her arms. The pane of glass shattered by the bullet that killed the girl is unchanged. And there's still a pit in the mud brick wall that stopped the slug after it ripped into her tiny chest and ricocheted off her spine.

  • Sep 272010

    Fishing For A Future

    by Whit Richardson, 2009 World Affairs Fellow

    In the dingy shipyard of Guaymas, Mexico, several men gather around a black, geodesic cage large enough to encapsulate a Hummer. The men, in their T-shirts and jeans, bolt one triangular section to another as the black sphere continues to take shape. Covered in a fine black wire mesh, the panels offer welcome shade on a scorching afternoon in November. On the other side of the yard sit two giant domes made of the same triangular panels, two halves of a cage that dwarfs the one the men are working on now.

  • Sep 272010

    END OF LIFE: India’s Poor Recycle World’s E-Waste Into Wealth

    By Sunita Sohrabji, 2009 World Affairs Fellow

    DHARAVI, Mumbai – Sitabai’s workshop is the first point of entry into Sanola compound, a vast recycling vortex here in the midst of one of Asia’s largest slums.


  • Former World Affairs Fellow Johnathan Nelson interviews a woman in Peru. During his fellowship Nelson did a series of stories on the coffee industry, one of the world's largest commodities with over $70 billion in sales annually