U.S. journalists can apply for the trip as part of the "Illuminating today's Japan for American audiences" program.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applicants for a 19-day trip funded by the United States-Japan Foundation. The program will help to make independent coverage of neglected issues possible. As a result of this program, American audiences will receive fresh, innovative coverage of topics that highlight Japan.
Candidates will be selected based on the quality of story ideas. Examples of issues that journalists can explore include business, trade, energy, culture, immigration and climate change.
Other key considerations will include the journalists’ professional qualifications, level of experience and their media organization’s audience.
The program consists of three phases: orientation to discuss each journalist’s story ideas mid-March/April 2018; individual reporting travel and tours around Japan May to September 2018; and return and completion of reporting for publication or broadcast September to December 2018.
ICFJ program staff will assist with travel arrangements, visas and other logistics.
The deadline is March 4.
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