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The International Center for Journalists is currently accepting applications for the World Affairs Fellowship, which enables U.S. newspaper reporters to travel overseas and report on international stories that will have an impact in their local communities.

Up to 12 journalists will travel to a place that connects to their hometown for one to three weeks between June and September, with almost all of their costs covered. The fellowships aim to give journalists the opportunity to establish connections between local-regional issues and what is happening abroad, and to help "internationalise" the local press.

Applicants should have a significant say in determining news selection and placement at their home paper, a well-structured proposal, and a spirit of adventure and curiosity about the link between global issues and local community. Preference will be given to applicants from daily, community-based papers that do not have overseas correspondents.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting sponsors one of the fellowships. The Pulitzer Center Fellow will pursue a project that addresses an underreported international issue through a combination of print and other media platforms.

The deadline for applications is 9 March 2008.

For application guidelines and forms, email: wajf(@)icfj(.)org or see:

(19 February 2008)

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