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 85 journalists have participated in this program.


2019 Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships

The 2019 Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships, scheduled for March 24 – 30, will take seven print, broadcast and online US journalists to Taipei and Taichung in Taiwan to enhance their understanding of contemporary Taiwan, as well as Taiwan-US relations and Asian issues through dialogue and field study tour. The program in Taiwan will include meetings with government, business, civic, cultural and religious leaders; scholars and students; NGOs; and local journalists and other community members to gain a better understanding of current political, economic, security, social and cultural issues in this country. Past programs have included high-level meetings with the president of Taiwan.

The program will cover 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.

Participation in the program is by invitation.

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