Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships


The Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships (APJF) program was initiated in 1998 for the purpose of strengthening understanding between Asia and the United States through field study tours and dialogues in Asia Pacific for American journalists. Each program offers opportunities for six to eight senior American broadcast, print, and online journalists to participate. More than 90 journalists have participated in this program.


2019 Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships

The 2019 Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships, scheduled for March 24 – 30, took seven print, broadcast and online US journalists to Taipei and Taichung in Taiwan. The Taiwan program offered excellent opportunities for the US journalists to explore many important issues, particularly on cross-strait relations, US-China relations, US-Taiwan relations, and the media environment, all of which have significant impact in the region. They met with government, business, civic, cultural and religious leaders; scholars and students; NGOs; and local journalists and other community members and gained a better understanding of current political, economic, security, social and cultural issues in this country.

The highlights of the Taiwan program included the meetings with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the Institute for National Defense and Security Research, the Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development; and the dialogue on new media and traditional media from US and Taiwan perspectives.

The program covered each participant’s most economical round-trip airfare, hotel accommodation and program-related ground transportation and meals during the study tour.

The East-West Center in Honolulu and the Ming Chuan University in Taiwan are the co-sponsors of this program.


The 2019 APJF participants are:

1. Ms. Tricia Bishop, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD
2. Mr. David Cloud, Defense Correspondent, Los Angeles Times, Washington Bureau, DC
3. Mr. Ethan Epstein, Deputy Opinion Editor, The Washington Times, Washington, DC
4. Mr. Ramy K. Inocencio, Jr., TV Anchor & Correspondent, Bloomberg LP, New York, NY
5. Mr. Josh Rogin, Columnist, The Washington Post, Washington, DC
6. Ms. Alina Selyukh, Correspondent, National Public Radio, Washington, DC 
7. Mr. Zachary Warmbrodt, Reporter, POLITICO Pro, Washington, DC


Marilyn Li
Seminars Program Coordinator
Professional Development Program
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848, USA
Phone: 808-944-7384; Fax: 808-944-7600
Email: [email protected]