The Jerusalem Press Club: Missions and Fellowships

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The Jerusalem Press Club:

Missions and Fellowships


Need: A critical aspect of having a dialogue about Israel and its complex reality is having the knowledge of and privilege of being exposed to many different schools of thought. This is critical when advancing nuanced and balanced reporting about the political and security situation, and shedding light on the many aspects of Israel that are not associated with the conflict.


Response:  The Jerusalem Press Club is a place where local journalists, international media stationed in Israel and journalists visiting from abroad are introduced to many cultural, technological, educational, economic and political aspects of the country through meetings with experts in the field, briefings and customized tours relating to their specific interests. Specific programs include:


  1. The JPC Fellows Program invites well-known international journalists to JPC to learn more about Israel, establish professional and personal relationships with Israelis, report from Jerusalem and broadcast their programs.

  2. The JPC Missions Program invites a number of journalists from the same field to visit the JPC together for a special program tailored to their area of expertise or interest.

  3. The JPC Student Study Tours & Missions Program is designed for journalism students around the world. Participants study for credit at The Daniel Pearl Journalism Center at The Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya or other leading academic intuitions for up to one month and intern at foreign news agencies, Israeli news organizations, the IDF Spokesperson's office, and other suitable venues.


Population Served:The JPC serves 500 members and visitors annually.


Funding Needed:$200,000 per year