The Berlin Capital Program, organized by the Fulbright Commission Berlin invites up to 15 young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a seminar in November 2017 which informs participants about current developments in German media and politics. The program will be conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission.
For the purpose of a better understanding of transatlantic issues and for promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American 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.
In discussions with media professionals, the journalists will learn about the role of the media in the political decision-making process in Germany, and will gain closer insights into the transformation of the German media landscape and how these changes affect the functions and responsibilities of journalists and their dialogue with the public. The program will further investigate the challenges and opportunities related to the continuing process of European integration and offer first-hand experiences in the German capital Berlin, its diverse culture, and its changing course of history. Last but not least, the results of the German Federal election on September 24, 2017 and its impact on German and International politics will be discussed with experts.
The award benefits include program costs including round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, hotel accommodation (single rooms, incl. breakfast), several meals, local transportation and health insurance coverage during the seminar.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must be a U.S.
young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field,
or a Master’s student in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university,
or a graduating senior in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university.
The application deadline for the Berlin Capital Program 2017 has expired. Information about the Berlin Capital Program 2018 will be available on this website in spring 2018.