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Application for German Fellowship for international journalists opens

Graduate journalism students and recent graduates can apply for a two-week summer fellowship in Germany and Poland.

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) will choose 14 to 16 individuals to examine the role journalists played in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and current issues that raise ethical concerns today.

The next journalism program, which is open to candidates from Africa and other regions of the world, will take place May 21 to June 4, 2021.

The program will address the complicity of German and foreign journalists in Nazi policies; the impact of technology on journalism; the role of journalists in electoral politics and in holding power accountable; advocacy journalism; normalizing aberrant behavior; the challenge of reporting in an era of “fake news;” and more.

The program will launch with a virtual workshop in the spring, and culminate with an intensive week in Germany and Poland in the fall, visiting key historical sites in Berlin and Krakow, as well the site of the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Fellows will participate in rigorous seminars led by experts in their respective fields and examine the roles their professional counterparts played in Germany and elsewhere from 1933-1945, and then draw on historical, cultural, philosophical, literary and discipline-specific sources to explore the ethical issues facing their fields today.

The deadline has been extended to Jan. 27, 2021.

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