Thanks to a generous gift from Robert Y.C. Ho ’81, the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College launched an International Journalism Lab in the fall of 2015. The Asia Experts Forum is the web publication of the lab. The mission of this innovative project is to train student journalists in basic reporting and interviewing skills and provide a better understanding of important contemporary Asia-related geopolitical, economic, and cultural issues in depth through interviews with leading experts, practitioners, and scholars on Asia. Each year the lab recruits six student journalists who take a course in international journalism and work with two faculty advisers in identifying newsworthy topics and potential interviewees, preparing for the interviews, and producing high-quality transcripts. The faculty director of the lab is Professor Minxin Pei. The associate faculty director is Professor Hilary Appel. The instructor of the international journalism course is Terril Jones, a graduate of Pomona College with more than three decades of professional experience with leading U.S. news organizations. 

The stipend for the year-long fellowship is $2,000.  Each fellow is expected to conduct five interviews for the Asia Experts Forum, which now has more than 200 interviews conducted by previous fellows with leading scholars, policy-makers, and experts on Asian politics, culture, economy, and society.  A call for applications will be issued in February each year.  Applicants need to send a resume, names of two faculty members who can serve as references, an unofficial transcript and a brief statement explaining his/her interest in this program.

Applications for 2022-23 International Journalism Fellowship are due Friday, March 4, 2022.

Please send your documents to Geraldine Han: ghan@cmc.edu

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