The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in association with the World Press Institute is calling applications for its 2014 media fellowship to the United States.  The two-month program is open to Australian journalists and photojournalists from newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, radio, television and online news organisations. The Chief Executive of the US Studies Centre Professor Bates Gill said the fellowship provided an extraordinary professional opportunity for an Australian journalist to be immersed in the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States. “We at the US Studies Centre are especially proud to be able to help sponsor an Australian journalist to take part in this program,” said Professor Gill. “The time spent in the US will not only be an in-depth ‘crash course’ on American politics and society, but also a valuable look at how American media operates and is in transition.” The winner of the United States Studies Centre World Press Institute Media Fellowship will be among a group of ten World Press Institute Fellows from around the world. The fellowship program is based at the World Press Institute in Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota with trips to Washington DCNew York and other major US cities. Applicants must be available to travel between August and October 2014, be Australian citizens or have permanent residency in Australia. Applications close Friday 21 February 2014 and more information is available at http://ussc.edu.au/media-fellowship

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