Saturday, May 10, 2008

Journalism fellowship to study 2008 Presidential Election

The East-West Center is offering a special Jefferson Fellowships program to provide journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. with “an opportunity to explore the important issues in this 2008 election, learn about the U.S. political process, observe this historic election and finally, discuss the outcome with U.S. analysts and one another.”

After one week of discussion sessions with regional experts and one another at the East-West Center in Honolulu, participants will travel to various areas of the United States to discuss election issues and attitudes with policymakers, business leaders, community activists and voters from a range of important constituencies such as recent immigrants, retirees, blue collar workers, factory owners, religious groups, African American communities, young people and women. Stops include Phoenix, Arizona; Erie, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; and Washington, D.C.

The fellowship is open to working print, broadcast or online journalists from Asia Pacific and the United States. The deadline is June 4.

-Mark Grabowski

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