For the third year in a row, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is offering journalism students an all-expenses-paid vacation to travel with him to Africa to bring “fresh eyes” on the problems and solutions of global poverty. And to bring back stories that will appeal to younger readers.
“This won’t be a day on the beach. But it will be memorable and maybe even life-changing. And together we might shine a light on the world’s forgotten problems,” says Kristof, who played a stellar role in bringing the disgrace of Darfur to the world’s attention.
To apply you need to submit an essay to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a response to his YouTube video. The deadline for applications is February 13. The trip will be between a week and ten days in April or May.
To learn more about how to apply visit Kristof’s blog: nytimes.com/ontheground
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and all other territories), who are 18 years of age or older,