The Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship

Over the years, journalists have improved their investigative reporting skills through the Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship. Some participants have focused on immigration, environment, science and technology or business reporting skills.

For the 2024 fellowship, ICFJ is pleased to continue the legacy of the program by offering training and support to Latin American journalists, focused on fact-checking and best practices for fighting disinformation. The fellowship will allow journalists in the region to enhance their skills and gain practical knowledge to apply within their own newsrooms. 

About the Fellowship

The fellowship program runs every other year. In 2023, the program kicked off with a webinar on disinformation and fact-checking best practices. Webinar participants had the chance to apply for an in-person study tour and newsroom attachment in the United States for three weeks. Two fellows were selected. 


Important dates:

  • Arrival in the United States: October 15, 2024
  • 3-day Orientation in Washington, DC: October 16-18, 2024
  • 1-week study tour: October 21 – 25, 2024
  • Travel to newsroom city: October 26, 2024
  • 3-week Newsroom Placement: October 28 – November 15, 2024
  • Depart the United States: November 16, 2024
  • Program Debrief (virtual meeting): in early December… date is TBD
Program Dates:
9/19/2023 - 11/29/2024
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