The Shorenstein Center Fellowship Program

The Shorenstein Center Fellowship Program offers an opportunity for outstanding journalists and scholars to spend a semester at Harvard University, where they can share their knowledge and expertise in a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment. The mission of the fellowship program is to advance research in the field of press, politics and public policy; provide an opportunity for reflection; facilitate a dialogue among scholars, journalists and policymakers; and create a vibrant and long-lasting community.

Since 1986 the Center has hosted more than 200 visiting journalists and scholars. They have traveled from around the world and across the United States. Papers and books by former fellows have added significantly to the body of work on press and politics. Fellows’ papers have been published as articles in journals such as Foreign Affairs and the Columbia Journalism Review, and have formed the basis for longer books.

Fellows participate in the Center’s seminars and conferences, attend public lectures and explore cultural and intellectual offerings at Harvard. The Shorenstein Center creates opportunities for its fellows to interact with fellows, students, and faculty from other Harvard programs. Each Shorenstein fellow is assigned a student assistant to facilitate their research, and participates in special activities for students and fellows.

Course Invitation: Environmental Journalism Course

–  focusing coastal and marine issues

 Inviting journalists from Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia

 Date: Dec 6th – 17th 2010

 Place: Bangkok and Coastal areas in South Thailand

 Last day for application: 22 October

 Fojo Media institute in Sweden and South East Asia START Regional Center in Thailand are happy to invite journalists from Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam to apply for a course focusing coastal and marine environment.

 The course will provide some of the basic tools in covering environmental issues, with special emphasis on the coastal and marine environment. Local, regional aspects as well as the global context will be analyzed and discussed.

 Methods of planning and develop environmental reporting will also be a vital part of the course.

 It will be two intensive intense weeks based on study visits and field trips to Gulf of Thailand and Andaman coastal areas, and practical workshops. The participants will get access to a wide spectrum of engaged people, with different perspectives. From scientists to local villagers and stake holders.

 Impacts of human activities on the coastal and marine environment will be presented and discussed and the opportunities and benefits provided by the coastal and marine environment will be highlighted.

 During the two weeks the course will also focus how to get access to and analyze scientific information. As well as how to create journalism out of science and how to make it interesting to common people.

 The course will also provide an opportunity for participating journalists to interact with colleagues in the region, scientists and experts involved in environmental and coastal challenges.

 The course language will be English. It is therefore important that applicants are fluent in the language. As there will be field trips, suitable clothes, footwear and physical fitness are necessary.

 Financial support in terms of return ticket, meals and accommodation will be provided to the selected participants.

 Kindly observe that the final application date is 22 October!

 For application form, please contact:

Journalism fellowship in Singapore open for applications

Journalists from Asia are invited to apply for a fellowship at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The fellowship runs from February 7 to April 29, and the deadline to apply is October 4.

The program is designed to give fifteen journalists the opportunity to work with other professionals in Singapore’s public sector, business community and civil society. Fellows will be provided accommodation, airfare and a monthly stipend.

Applicants should have at least five years of working experience, and be proficient in English. Print, radio, television, online and freelance journalists are welcome to apply.

Applications are now open

Submit your details via email or fax. Ensure you have all the necessary documents in addition to meeting the criteria for application.

Deadline for submission: 4th October 2010.


Applicants should have at least five years of working experience as journalists and possess potential for leadership and management within the profession or organisation.

Applicants should be residing in Asia. Preference is given to those working for Asian media organisations.

Applicants can be working in any medium — print, radio, television or online. Freelancers are welcome to apply if they are primarily engaged in news or current affairs journalism.

Journalists working in non-English media are welcome to apply, but must show proficiency in English through a telephone interview, as English is the working language of the programme.

Applications from journalists in full-time positions must be accompanied by a letter of support from employers, stating that the applicant would be released for the full period of the fellowship, from 7th February to 29th April 2011.

How to Apply

Deadline for application

All the required documents must reach the Wee Kim Wee School no later than 4th October 2010.

Required documents

  • Completed application form. (Download Application Form)
  • Employer’s letter of support, providing consent for leave from 7th February to 29th April 2011. (Download Sample Letter)
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • 3-5 samples of past work.

Sending your application

By mail:

Asia Journalism Fellowship

c/o Ms Naowarat Narula

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

Nanyang Technological University

31 Nanyang Link

Singapore 637718

By e-mail: * If you e-mail the application, you should receive an automated response; if not, you may need to resend it.

By fax:

(65) 6792 7526 * If you use fax, please email to alert us that you have done so.

Selection Process

The application materials will be reviewed by a panel of academics from the Wee Kim Wee School and experienced journalists. Potential applicants will be contacted for a phone interview. Successful applicants will be notified by 20th October 2010. Only successful applicants will be contacted.