Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Announces Funding Application Deadline: Nearly All Expenses Covered for Selected Reporters Attending Oct. 2019 Program

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Deadline to apply is September 16

What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for funding opportunities for the flagship Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program in Philadelphia. Three journalists who cover aspects of public policy will be selected to receive Penn Wharton Public Policy Funding, which covers the cost of tuition, course materials, lodging for three nights, most meals and airfare within the U.S. where appropriate. The funding does not cover any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.

Additional funding opportunities are available via support from the South Asian Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School. Further details on eligibility and awards are available here.

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 most funding opportunities is Monday, September 16, 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 Seminars for Business Journalists application.

Who: In recent years, journalists from media outlets such as The New York Times, Nikkei, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC India, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, Fortune, Financial Times, CNN, Marketplace, Les Échos, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed News and China Central TV have attended the Seminars.

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 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students. 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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