ASIA MEDIA WRITES – Looking for international journalist experience? The East-West Center is now accepting applications from US journalists for its 2014 China-United States Journalists Exchange!


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2014 China-United States Journalists Exchange

Theme  “Bridging the Gaps in Understanding between China and the United States”

The 5th China-United States Journalists Exchange is scheduled for September 13-27, 2014.  The 2014 Exchange will provide opportunities for six Chinese participants to visit the United States and six US participants to visit China and Hong Kong. The groups will explore the dynamics in each country that shape the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies. The journalists will get a firsthand look at a wide range of topics that include US-China relations; economic growth and challenges in each country; stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region; and current social, cultural and political issues in China and the United States. The journalists will meet with government officials, business leaders, academics, journalists, non-governmental organizations and other members of the Chinese and American communities.

Dates:

September 13-27, 2014 for US participants

September 22-27, 2014 for China participants

China Destinations:    Beijing, Yinchuan (Ningxia Autonomous Region), and Hong Kong

US Destinations:    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC

All US and Chinese participants will meet at the East-West Center in Washington for a one-day concluding dialogue.

Who Can Apply:    Working print, broadcast and online journalists with a minimum of five years of journalism experience.

Application Deadline:    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Co-organizers:    The All-China Journalists Association, the Better Hong Kong Foundation and the East-West Center

Funding: The program covers all air transportation, lodging, and program-related ground transportation and meals for participating journalists.

All participants are responsible for their visa fees, health insurance and airline baggage charges.

Application Guidelines for US Journalists

Please send the following by e-mail (journalismfellowship@eastwestcenter.org) or fax (1-808-944-7600):

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages)
  • Cover letter outlining specific issues of interest and goals you would expect to accomplish
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Completed Applicant Information Cover Sheet (please be sure to save a copy to your computer using “save as” before typing in any content)

For Chinese Journalists:

The All-China Journalists Association (www.zgjx.cn) is responsible for the selection of Chinese journalists.

For more information on this program, see www.eastwestcenter.org/chinausjournalists

For a list of all East-West Center journalism fellowships and exchanges, see www.eastwestcenter.org/journalismfellowships.

 For more information, please contact:

Marilyn Li
Program Coordinator, East-West Seminars
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848, USA
Phone: 808-944-7682; Fax: 808-944-7600
Email:  journalismfellowship@EastWestCenter.org