Fellowship focuses on curbing fake news [Germany, US]

Posted on Dec 5, 2019 in Fact-Checking and Verification

U.S. and German students and recent graduates can apply for this fellowship.

Cultural Vistas is organizing the Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship (JED Fellowship), funded by the Transatlantic Program of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany through funds of the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

The fellowship brings together eight German and eight American journalism students for a weeklong program in Washington and New York. Fellows meet with news outlets, other journalists and media experts to discuss the role of disinformation in political news coverage in the U.S. and Europe as well as explore strategies to counteract its rise.

Candidates outside of major news hubs and those with limited or no prior international experience are encouraged to apply.

The deadline is Jan. 15, 2020.