Journalists and Storytellers Exploring Sustainable Tourism Destination Management in Reporting

Application Closed

The application for the journalist cohort is now closed. Funding Decisions will be announced in August.

The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise’s Sustainable Tourism Asset Management Program (STAMP), with support and collaboration from the Travel Foundation and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), is pleased to offer 25 journalists and storytellers the opportunity to enroll in the online eCornell Sustainable Tourism Destination Management course at no cost.

As part of the cohort, journalists, media producers, and storytellers will also participate in interactive online sessions focused on how course concepts can be integrated into travel and tourism storytelling globally.  The opportunity is designed to attract a diverse group of storytellers working in a range of mediums— from mainstream media to social media, and podcasting to documentary film.

The live interactive sessions will be held on Thursday, August 22nd and Thursday, October 3rd (timing to be confirmed based on cohort time zones).


To be eligible for financial support, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must demonstrate their commitment to reporting on sustainability and the travel sector.  Relevant professional experience and affiliations will be carefully considered.
  • Applicant must demonstrate their experience covering issues in one or more “at-need” countries.  A full list of eligible locations can be found below.
  • Applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English. English is the language of instruction for this course and students are required to watch video lectures (English transcription available), as well as complete readings, activities, and quizzes.
  • Applicant must demonstrate their need for financial support.
  • Applicant must commit to beginning the course within 15 days of notification of financial support, and completing both the 40-hour course and 2 live interactive online sessions within 2 months of registration (a commitment of about 5 hours per week).

At-Need Countries and Territories

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