Reporters Visiting Philadelphia for Historic Pope Francis Visit Now Eligible for Oct 11 - 14 Scholarship Opportunities to Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists

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This year international reporters can combine coverage of Pope Francis and World Meeting of Families with attendance at renowned Wharton training program

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What: Through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, helps reporters gain a better understanding of key business and economic issues. Featured professors include Olivia Mitchell, Jeremy Siegel, Kent Smetters and Michael Useem; topics range from accounting and taxation to leadership, and the changing global business environment.

This year’s program, which follows the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia by less than two weeks, may provide a special opportunity for journalists to explore issues surrounding his visit—such as transportation challenges, economic impact, public policy, etc.--with Wharton faculty.

The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, now in its 47th year, offers participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their exposure to leading experts and broaden their perspectives in a stimulating setting.

When: October 11 – 14, 2015. Registration deadline: September 11.

Where: The Seminar will take place at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

How: Registration is required to attend the Seminars. Visit the Seminar application. Various scholarships are available. Reporters travelling from outside the USA to cover Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia are encouraged to apply for the Don Sheehan International Fellowship.

Who: In recent years, reporters from media outlets such as the New York Times, Marketplace Radio, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, New Delhi TV (NDTV), Xinhua News Agency, Handelsblatt and Exame have attended.

Eligibility: Applications are open to those who are employed or freelance full-time as a print, broadcast, or online business journalist for legitimate media companies.

Key Take-Aways: 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 including the role of leadership, the economy and competitive vision;
  •     Interact with colleagues from some of the world's leading business news organizations.
  •     Receive a Wharton School Certificate of Completion.

For complete information on the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, visit the Seminars online or contact Peter Winicov, Director, Wharton Media Relations at +1-215-746-6471 or communications(at)wharton.upenn(dot)edu.

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