Nov 23, 2015
The Berlin Capital Program is administered annually by the German-American Fulbright Commission on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office, which provides the funds for the seminar. The program has been designed to foster transatlantic relations and to promote professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S. It offers young U.S. journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society.
The 2015 program invited 12 young American journalists from November 15 to 22 to Berlin. In an intensive series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media, and German political and cultural institutions they were offered a taste of our media landscape and the themes that drive our current public discourse.
The 2015 year program pursued a parallel focus; from the journalistic point of view the program explored the digital change in the German media landscape and the mechanisms of the EU in times of crises and their impact on the German political and economic agenda.