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EWC Accepting Applications For Two Journalism Fellowship Programs
HONOLULU (Nov. 7) – The East-West Center (EWC) is now accepting applications for two journalism travel-study fellowships—the Spring 2008 Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists and the 4th Korea-United States Journalists Exchange.

The Spring 2008 Jefferson Fellowships program
will take place May 3-25, 2008, and is open to journalists from the United States, Asia, and the Pacific islands. The theme for this program is “Beyond the Boomtowns: Development Challenges in The Other China.” Fellows will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii; and Beijing, Chongqing and Chengdu, China. The China study tour will include overland travel through smaller cities and rural areas. Fellows will visit regions that reflect different stages of China’s economic and political development.

All participant costs are funded by a grant from the Freeman Foundation. The application deadline for the Jefferson Fellowships is Dec. 5. See program details at www.eastwestcenter.org/jefferson or email [email protected] . The program coordinator is Ann Hartman at [email protected]   or +1 (808) 944-7619.

The Korea-United States Journalists Exchange,
co-sponsored with the Korea Press Foundation and supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, will be held from April 1-17, 2008. This program is open to American and Korean journalists. U.S journalists will travel to Seoul, Kyungju, Ulsan, and Kwangju in South Korea; and Gaesung in North Korea. Korean journalists will travel to Washington, D.C.; New York City; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Youngstown, Ohio. All participants will meet in Honolulu for a three-day concluding program. The program’s theme is "Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between Korea and the United States," with a special focus next year on South Korea’s new leadership and the U.S. presidential elections.

The application deadline for American journalists is Nov. 30. For program details see www.eastwestcenter.org/journalismfellowships and hit Korea-U.S. Journalists Exchange. The program coordinator is Marilyn Li at [email protected] or +1 (808) 944-7258. Korean journalists should contact the Korea Press Foundation at www.kpf.or.kr .

Both Fellowships are open to working print, broadcast, and on-line journalists with a minimum of five years experience and a high-level of English proficiency. Airfare, lodging, per diem and most other expenses for these programs are provided.

For information on the East-West Center’s Bangkok Media Conference (Jan. 20-23, 2008), please see www.eastwestcenter.org/mediaconference2008 . The program coordinator is Susan Kreifels at [email protected] or +1 (808) 944-7176. The conference will include key speakers and panels of journalists focusing on news and media issues in the United States and Asia Pacific. A three-day trip is also being offered to the Thai-Burma border to focus on the complex stories of refugees, illegal immigrants, and stateless people from Burma.

For a list of all EWC media programs, see www.eastwestcenter.org/journalismfellowships

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The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.