Presented annually by the International Center for Journalists, the nine-week fellowship awards stipends to 20 media professionals from the U.S. and Germany for the pupose of covering each other’s countries as foreign correspondents. The fellowship includes a two-week training session in Washington, D.C.; a crash course in German through the Goethe-Institut; and connection with a host program on the other side of the Atlantic. It’s open to any full-time or freelance print or broadcast journalist between the ages of 21 and 37. Applications close on March 1, with the fellowship itself running July–September. Visit ICFJ’s website for more details.
Many in public media are alumni of the Burns Fellowship. NPR production assistant Connor Donevan was a 2012 fellowship recipient, while WAMU in Washington, D.C. hosted German reporter Moritz Küpper. In 2011 Montana Public Radio Capital Bureau Chief Dan Boyce and KPCC reporter Susa Valot received the honor, while KQED and WBUR hosted German reporters.
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