Young Media Leaders Fellowship 2020

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Young Media Leaders Fellowship 2020

Submit your nominations by 31 January 5pm SIN/HK!

The World Editors Forum Asia Chapter, the regional network in Asia for editors within the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is bringing together some of the region’s brightest minds in the news media industry under a new programme called the Young Media Leaders Fellowship. The aim is to nurture the next generation of media leaders who can contribute effectively to the pursuit of good journalism and build capacity in their newsrooms to meet the needs of their societies in these uncertain times. 



  1. To build the region's future media leaders and to expose them to the challenges facing the media industry.

  2. To provide an opportunity for future leaders to network and build partnerships to share best practices and improve capabilities.

  3. To build inclusiveness and support the building of a more interconnected world through dialogues and interactions which will empower them to foster discussions on crucial issues in their communities.


  January 2020

  Newsrooms submit nominations by 31 January, 5pm SIN/HK. Fellows announced by early February and invited to Singapore.


March 2020

Fellows participate in a fully-funded 5-day (Monday-Friday) programme in Singapore as follows:

  • 2-day leadership workshop
  • 2-day Asian Media Leaders Summit
  • 1-day post-Summit programme comprising a dialogue on critical issues and educational visits.
  • Creation of a Fellowship alumni community to extend learning, network, impact and benefits of the Fellowship beyond the events.


Eligibility Criteria: 

# Young editors and journalists below 35 

# At least 5 years' work experience 

# Potential to be future newsroom leaders

# Each news organisation may nominate up to 2 representatives. Acceptance of second nominee is subject to available places. 



Young Media Leaders Fellowship 2020