Apply Now for the Investigative Journalism Lab

Are you a journalism student who wants to help combat corruption? You are invited to apply to be a part of the investigative journalism lab! Selected students who demonstrate passion and courage for independent, investigative journalism will be invited to participate in a mentoring program and write investigative reports on important issues in Albania.  Cutting edge equipment and journalism training will be provided by experts from Albania and distinguished American Journalism professors. Check out the portal created by this year’s lab students:  www.pse2017.com 

To apply, please submit the following to PASTirana@state.gov  by August 6, 2017

 

  • Please write an essay (300 words or less) on one of the following topics, in English:
    1 – How can more responsible journalism  help strengthen Albania’s democracy?
    2 – Why is it important to have news media that are independent of the influence of government, political, and business interests?
    3 – How does corruption affect the average citizen?
  • Full name, DOB, Address, University, Year, Major, Phone number, Email
  • Any samples of your work (links to articles in blogs, newspapers, journalism projects, video/audio work).

Requirements:

In order to qualify for the program, the applicant must be:
- A resident of Albania
- Currently enrolled in an Albanian university as a journalism major
- Able to communicate in English