Do You Have a Great International Story Idea?

The International Reporting Project is Taking Applications Now for 2010 IRP Fellowships…

Up to 10 IRP reporting grants will be awarded to US journalists to undertake
a five-week international reporting project.

Fall 2008 IRP Fellow Katie Thomas reports from the Republic of the Congo.
Fall 2008 IRP Fellow Katie Thomas reports from the Republic of the Congo.

The IRP Fellowships allow U.S. journalists to do original, in-depth reporting projects overseas. While much of the mainstream media have reduced their coverage of international issues, the International Reporting Project (IRP) is offering journalists exciting opportunities to do reporting overseas.

The IRP Fellowships allow U.S. journalists to do original, in-depth reporting projects  verseas. Since the program was created in 1998, more than 160 U.S. journalists have been awarded IRP Fellowships to report from more than 90 countries around the world.

A chief aim of the program is to encourage journalists to cover neglected,”under-reported” stories of global importance. As much of the mainstreammedia have reduced their coverage of international issues, the International Reporting Project (IRP) seeks to fill some of the void.

Washington D.C. for two weeks where they prepare for their five-week overseas reporting projects. In Washington the journalists have offices at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University, home of some of the world’s leading specialists in international issues. IRP Fellows also spend two weeks in Washington on returning from overseas.

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Apply Now for the International Reporting Project’s 2010 Gatekeeper Trip

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce a two-week
Gatekeeper Editors Trip to China May 8-22, 2010, for senior U.S. editors and
producers interested in learning more about this important country.
Deadline for submitting an application form for this trip is March 1, 2010.
Gatekeepers are any senior journalists – publishers, executive editors,
managing editors, broadcast producers, online editors, editorial page
editors, business editors, op-ed page editors and others – who determine
editorial content at any type of media organization. Gatekeepers must have
at least seven years of editorial experience and must supervise staff at a
fulltime job at their organization. Gatekeepers must be U.S. citizens or
else working as staff editors in the U.S. for a U.S.-based news
organization.

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Welcome New Member Patricia Dobson

Patricia Dobson, one of our newest members, has a BS in
Communications/Journalism and an MA in Communications/Public Relations from
Eastern New Mexico University and a recent PhD from Capella in Education.
Serious on focusing on communications, Patricia was able to tailor even her
doctoral studies to fit within the realm of communications…her passion.

Patricia was the promotions coordinator for the College of Fine Arts from
1991 to 2001 and has been teaching journalism and public relations part-time
since 1992.  She has been teaching full-time since 2001.  Patricia is also a
youth minister at Westminster Presbyterian Church and has an adult/youth
puppet troupe.