Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Announces Two All-Expenses-Paid Fellowships for Oct. 2019 Program


…Courtesy of the National Press Foundation

Applications now open for NPF fellowships, deadline to apply is August 23

What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite U.S.-based business journalists to apply for an all-expenses-paid fellowship to the flagship Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program in Philadelphia. Each year, the National Press Foundation offers two fellowships that cover the cost of tuition, course materials, housing, most meals and round-trip transportation. The funding does not cover any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.

The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises. For more than 50 years, the Seminars have offered participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge, network with journalists from around the world, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating environment.

When: Program runs October 13-16, 2019. The deadline to apply for National Press Foundation fellowships is Friday, August 23, 2019.

Where: The Seminars will take place at the Wharton School on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia.

How: Interested journalists can visit the National Press Foundation Seminars application.

Who: In recent years, journalists from media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, Fortune, CNN, Marketplace, Bloomberg and BuzzFeed News have attended the Seminars. Past winners of the National Press Foundation fellowship can be seen here.

Eligibility: All U.S.-based journalists whose work represents the highest standards of business journalism are eligible to apply. Additional funding opportunities are available for U.S. and international journalists.

Program Benefits: Today’s global economy requires a strong foundation in business and economic knowledge for business journalists. At the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, participants:

Gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of business strategy.
Interact with colleagues from some of the world’s leading business news organizations.
Receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion.

Learn More: For complete information on the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, visit https://journalists.wharton.upenn.edu/ or contact Wharton Media Relations at +1-215-898-8036 or communications@wharton.upenn.edu.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoralstudents. Each year 18,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 99,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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