July 19, 2010 -- ABC News announced its participation today in a fellowship program for foreign investigative journalists established by the Galloway Family Foundation in cooperation with the George Polk Awards program of Long Island University.
"We hope we can both advance the cause of investigative journalism around the world and give ABC News added insights into areas where reporting is difficult," said ABC News president David Westin.
Under the pilot program, the Galloway Fellowship for International Investigative Reporting, an international journalist will be chosen each year to work with and be trained by ABC News and its investigative unit.
"The goal is to identify and train talented international journalists to conduct important investigations in regions that are newsworthy but not adequately covered," said Tom Galloway, a successful lawyer who established the Galloway Family Foundation with his wife, Catherine Carlson, and daughter, Erin.
Candidates for the fellowship are now being sought by ABC News and the George Polk Awards program at Long Island University, which will help administer the program.
"This innovative program offers foreign journalists a unique opportunity to broaden their journalism experience by working with a leading television newsroom," said John Darnton, the curator of the George Polk Award Program and the winner of two George Polk awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism during a distinguished career at the New York Times.
The deadline for applications is July 30.