Apply Now for the Investigative Journalism Lab

Are you a student with a passion for writing or journalism?  Are you interested in helping combat corruption? Apply to be a part of the Investigative Journalism Lab! Selected students who demonstrate passion and courage for independent, investigative journalism will participate in a mentoring program and write investigative stories on important issues in Albania. Cutting-edge equipment and journalism training will be provided by experts and distinguished journalism professors, both in Albania and in the United States.

To apply, please submit the following to PASTirana@state.gov by July 17, 2022
An essay (300 words or less) in English on one of the following topics:
  1. How can responsible journalism help strengthen Albania’s democracy?
  2. Why is it important to have news media that is independent of the influence of government, political, and business interests?
  3. How does corruption affect the average citizen?

Please include your full name, date of birth, Address, university, year, major, phone number, and email. You may also include any samples of your work (links to articles in blogs, newspapers, journalism projects, video/audio work).

Requirements:
In order to qualify for the program, an applicant must be:
- A resident of Albania
- Currently enrolled in an Albanian university in journalism, communications, or a related field
- Able to write and communicate orally in English