FASPE Journalism Fellowship for Journalism Students and Early-Career Journalist

Fellowship Short Program in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Social Science
  • Apply Before : January 2, 2022

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 74340
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 16
  • Fields of study Journalism, Law and Business
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Fellowship overview

Applications for the Fellowship at Auschwitz from the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) Journalism Program are now open. Each year, FASPE Journalism grants fellowships to 14 to 16 journalism students and early-career journalists. FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership, mainly in journalistic careers. Moreover, this program is designed to challenge journalists to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that cause ethical concerns in their professions in the current settings in which they work.

This fellowship program challenges its Fellows to understand their responsibility to act as ethical leaders in their careers in journalism and the media.


Application deadline: January 02, 2022

Organizer: Fellowship at Auschwitz from the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)

Focus areas: Business, Journalism, and Law

Program dates: June 24 – July 28, 2022

Location: Berlin, Germany, and Poland

Format of the program

FASPE commences by examining the actions and choices of German and international journalists in covering and supporting Nazi policies. FASPE then goes on with this historical example to help Journalism Fellows recognize their role and responsibility as individuals with influence in their communities and the media. Fellows spend two weeks in Berlin and Poland, where they visit key sites of Nazi history and attend the daily seminars run by specialized faculty.

FASPE Journalism Fellows examine topics such as:

  • The participation of German and foreign journalists in Nazi policies through inadequate coverage or absolute misrepresentation of the crimes being committed.
  • The impact of technology on journalism.
  • The role of journalists in electoral politics and in holding power-holders accountable.
  • The nature and decency of advocacy journalism.
  • Normalizing unusual behavior through media coverage.
  • The hardness of reporting in an era in which fake news and accusations of “fake news” are common.
  • Balancing the costs and benefits of access tactics to address ethical issues within the journalism community or media channels.


  • FASPE Fellowships are fully funded for the attendants.
  • The program Fellows travel with Business and Law Fellows, allowing them to widen their understanding of the role of experts over shared meals and activities and in several interdisciplinary seminars.
  • FASPE Journalism Fellows will be able to work, as the previous fellows currently do, as editors, reporters, nonfiction writers, photojournalists, broadcasters, and in multiple other roles after they complete the program, across a wide range of media.
  • Through their shred exchanges, Fellows establish long-lasting relationships and deep links that grow over time.
  • And Journalism Fellows participate in formal and informal networks that assist with their careers.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants who meet these requirements are eligible to apply:

  • must be interested in journalism as a career and suit in one of the following two categories:
  • 1) be enrolled in a graduate program of any kind and planning to work as a journalist;
  • 2) be already working as a journalist having an undergraduate degree in any field received between May 2015 and May 2020 or a master’s degree in any field received between May 2019 and January 2021.
  • FASPE is looking for Fellows who are on the verge of embarking on their careers as professionals.
  • Journalists who are passionate about engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unravel difficult and contentious issues.


FASPE chooses the Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, the leadership potential, and the ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.

How to apply?

The application for the program is online. All applicants must submit their complete applications through the FASPE Submittable application portal.

Required documents to include in your application:

  • Online application form
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Short essay questions (read more about it here)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • References

Apply HERE.

To see FASPE other five fellowship programs, please go to the Programs tab.

If you have any inquiries regarding the application process, please contact:

Rebecca Scott
Program Manager

email: rscott@faspe-ethics.org


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