FASPE Journalism Fellowship Programme Opens, Accepting Entries

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Wayne Green,
Chief Executive Officer of FASPE

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) programme is now accepting applications for an intensive, two-week study programme in professional ethics and ethical leadership.

FASPE is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention programme. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments and issues that raise ethical concerns in their professions in contemporary settings in which they work.

The fellowship will challenge fellows to recognize their responsibility to act as ethical leaders in their careers in journalism and the media.

FASPE begins by examining the actions and choices of German and international journalists in covering and supporting Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Journalism Fellows grasp their role and responsibility as individuals with influence in their communities and to lead them to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing journalists and media institutions at large.

The fellowships 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. It draws on a large pool of applicants, whose diverse backgrounds and interests enrich discussions both inside and outside the seminar room.

Journalism Fellows travel with Medical and Seminary Fellows, allowing them to broaden their understanding of the role of professionals over shared meals and activities and in several interdisciplinary seminars. FASPE Fellowships are fully funded so that financial ability does not affect participation.

To be eligible, FASPE Journalism applicants must fit into one of the following two categories:

  1. Have some journalistic experience (whether in a college newsroom or otherwise) and be enrolled in a graduate programme of any kind and planning to work as a journalist
  2. Be working as a journalist with less than 10 years of professional experience.

Submission of entries closes on January 2, 2024.

For detailed information and to apply, visit https://www.faspe-ethics.org/journalism/.