2015 TMP Coaching and Leadership Fellowship for International Journalists


The Media Project’s premier professional development program for journalists looking to become leaders in their field.

Applications are now being accepted for TMP’s 2015 Coaching and Leadership Fellowship. The training program starts with a customized workshop at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.  Journalists then return home and spend the next year honing their leadership skills in their own newsrooms.

“The fellowship program is part of The Media Project’s mission to identify journalists of promise and provide professional development opportunities to help them achieve excellence in the field of journalism,” said Media Project President Paul Marshall.

During the customized workshop, leadership and management expert Jill Geisler will guide fellows through a series of exercises emphasizing strategic and critical thinking, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, constructive feedback, and techniques to promote collaboration.

“I have been both impressed and humbled by The Media Project Fellows. Not only do they have a passion for journalism, often in the face of challenging circumstances, but they are committed to sharing their talent and skills with others,” said Geisler. “They are invested in learning as well as teaching, for all the right reasons.  I can’t wait to work with this year’s class.”

Since its creation in 2012, forty-seven journalists from 31 countries have completed the fellowship program. The training empowers them to develop leadership strategies that work within their own cultural context.

The Media Project Coaching and Leadership Fellowship requires participants to make a year-long commitment to explore, develop, and replicate various aspects of coaching and leadership skills. The fellows also commit to mentor two younger journalists in mainstream media from their country.

All sixteen journalists chosen for the 2015 Fellowship Awards will receive a full scholarship to cover training and travel costs.

For more information on the application process and requirements click to download the Word file below.

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