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


The 2015 Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships took 7 US journalists to Taipei, Taiwan and Singapore. The APJF program in Taiwan and Singapore included high-level meetings with government officials as well as business, civic, cultural and religious leaders; NGOs; and other community members to gain a deeper understanding of these important economies and societies. This program included meetings with Singapore’s minister of foreign affairs and President Ma of Taiwan in the past.

Dates: April 27-May 9, 2015

Study Tour Destinations: Taipei, Taiwan; Singapore

Co-sponsors: East-West Center, Shih Hsin University in Taiwan and Singapore International Foundation

Participation was by invitation only.

The participants were:

  • Mr. Robert Ballenger, Editor/Producer, National Public Radio (NPR), Washington DC
  • Ms. Lynn Cook, Deputy Texas Bureau Chief and Energy Editor, Wall Street Journal, Houston, Texas
  • Ms. Tiffany Hsu, California Economy Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California
  • Ms. Sheryl Jean, Business Reporter, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Texas
  • Mr. Ryan Pearson, Reporter/Producer, The Associated Press, Los Angeles, California
  • Mr. Stephen Stromberg, Editorial Writer, Washington Post, Washington DC
  • Ms. Elizabeth Weise, Reporter, USA Today, San Francisco, California


Marilyn Li
Program Coordinator, Seminars
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848, USA
Phone: 808-944-7384; Fax: 808-944-7600