To be considered for the program, the following items must be submitted through our online application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statements describing interest and goals for the program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three published news articles
    If the articles are not in English, a translation should be submitted along with the original articles. For TV or radio journalists, please include links to your video/audio files in a PDF or Word document along with English transcriptions.
  • (If applicable) Proof of English Proficiency
    Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency (waived if undergraduate or graduate degree was obtained in a college/university where English is the primary language of instruction or in an English-speaking country).
    Examples of proof of English proficiency include: Certificates or standardized test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, Cambridge, Duolingo, etc.); English equivalency diploma or certificate awarded by accredited national education institution; Work experience in an English-speaking office with letter from manager affirming language skills

Dates and Deadlines

The deadline for the Spring 2023 program was October 2, 11:59pm CT Chicago time.

Applicants will be notified of final decisions in December.

The Spring 2023 program will run from approximately March 13 - June 3, 2023.



For questions about this application, please contact Rachel Piontek, associate director.