FASPE Journalism Fellowships 2021: (Deadline 6 January 2021)

FASPE Journalism Fellowships 2021: (Deadline 6 January 2021)

FASPE Journalism Fellowships 2021: (Deadline 6 January 2021)


Applications call for FASPE Journalism Fellowships 2021. FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership. FASPE is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns in their professions in contemporary settings in which they work.

FASPE Journalism Fellowships challenges its Fellows to recognize their responsibility to act as ethical leaders in their careers in journalism and the media. Basically, it begins by examining the actions and choices of German and international journalists in covering and supporting Nazi policies. FASPE then draws on this historical example to help Journalism Fellows grasp their role and responsibility as individuals with influence in their communities and to lead them to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing journalists and media institutions at large.


FASPE Journalism Fellowships applicants must be interested in journalism as a career and fit into one of the following two categories:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate program of any kind and planning to work as a journalist.
  • Be working as a journalist with an undergraduate degree in any field received between May 2015 and May 2020; or a graduate degree in any field received between May 2019 and January 2021.

Focus Areas

FASPE Journalism Fellows examine topics such as:

  • The complicity of German and foreign journalists in Nazi policies through inadequate coverage or outright misrepresentation of the crimes being committed.
  • The impact of technology on journalism.
  • The role of journalists in electoral politics and in holding power accountable.
  • The nature and propriety of advocacy journalism.
  • Normalizing aberrant behavior through media coverage.
  • The challenge of reporting in an era in which fake news and accusations of “fake news” are common.
  • Furthermore, balancing the costs and benefits of access tactics to address ethical issues within the journalism community or media outlets.


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