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Deadline approaches for German fellowship program

April 30, 2013 02:30

Foreign travel, overseas news coverage, and eye opening experiences are all in store with the RTDNF program in Europe.  Working radio, television, and online journalists are eligible to apply for this two week program in Germany and Belgium.  The program runs from September 15 - 29, with the possibility of an extension for specific coverage and reporting.  Email Jon Ebinger at jon@rtdna.org with questions.
Each spring and fall we conduct programs that traverse Germany, providing American broadcast journalists with an opportunity to be inside German studios, political power centers, and factories. Our program regularly visits cities such as: Berlin, the renewed capital of Germany; western German cities such as Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Stuttgart; eastern cities such as Leipzig, Potsdam and Dresden; as well as Brussels, home of NATO and the European Union.
Since 1993 more than 1000 broadcast journalists from the United States and Germany have participated in this unique transatlantic exchange. Through the program, our Fellows have built bridges of understanding, both professionally and personally, with colleagues from across the ocean. Our alumni have also gone on to positions as international correspondents, anchors, news directors, and editors, and have also been accepted to longer term fellowship programs in Germany and across the globe.
Each standard study program is two weeks in length and may be extended for up to seven additional days to pursue an individual research project, file stories for your station, or serve a fellowship at a German radio or television station.
All primary expenses (transportation and accommodations) are provided by the program, as are most meals. Expenses are also covered for fellows electing to participate in an extension period.

Fall Program 2013:

September 15 - September 29, 2013
Application Deadline: June 1, 2013

Fall Program 2013 Extension:

September 30 – October 4, 2013
Application Deadline:  June 1, 2013

*Fellows are eligible for a one week extension for additional reporting and coverage.


Applicants must be full-time working radio, television or online journalists. Knowledge of German is helpful, but not required. Full-time freelancers are eligible to apply.

All applications should be submitted electronically via email to Jon Ebinger at jon@rtdna.org.

*If you are not chosen to participate in the Summer Program but wish to be considered for the Fall Program, it is not necessary to send a second application unless your circumstances (e.g., job title or station at which you work) have changed.


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