The Berlin Capital Program, operated by the German-American Fulbright Commission, invites up to 15 young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a seminar in November 2018 on current developments in German media and politics. The program is conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission.
With the goal of better understanding transatlantic issues and promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper awareness of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe, with a special focus on German media and its role in politics and society.
In discussions with media professionals, journalists will learn about the role of the media in the political decision-making process in Germany, and will gain further insight into the transformation of the German media landscape and how these changes affect journalists' role, responsibility and dialogue with the public. The program will also investigate the challenges and opportunities related to the continuing process of European integration and offer first-hand experiences in the German capital of Berlin, with its diverse culture and ever-changing course of history.
The award benefits cover program costs, including round-trip transportation between the U.S. and Germany, hotel accommodation (single room, 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.
Information about application procedures and deadlines for the 2018 Berlin Capital Program will be available on this website in early May 2018.