Combating Fake News and Disinformation – A Fellowship for U.S. + German Journalism Students

Frustrated by the pervasiveness of #FakeNews? Join us in doing something about it.

Beginning in May 2019, the Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship will bring together up to eight German and eight American journalism students for a weeklong program in Washington, D.C. and New York to meet with news outlets, fellow journalists, and media experts to discuss the role of disinformation in political news coverage in both countries and explore possible strategies to counteract its rise.

The inaugural program in 2018 featured a diverse itinerary, including visits with:

The inaugural class of German and American JED Fellows

Applications for the program’s second year year will be accepted until January 14, 2019.


New York City and Washington, D.C.

May 18-24, 2019

Who’s Eligible:

Application Deadline:
January 14, 2019

The JED Fellowship is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany through funds of the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).