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Stories from the YALI Connect Camp 14 – South Africa

Young African Leaders Connect Camp 14 was inspiring week! Participants from nine African countries came together to learn and practice the skills to become strong communities leaders. The week was full of hard work, songs, and laughs!

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June 21, 2017 | comments (0)

Stories from the YALI Connect Camp 13 in South Africa

Young African Leaders Connect Camp 13 in Pretoria South Africa was an incredible success. South Africa is an inspiring place to discuss overcoming adversity for a better, and diverse future for local communities. This program shows that the U.S. is investing in our minds, and will contribute to the sustainable development of our African future Mpinane Senkhane, YALI CC13

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June 19, 2017 | comments (0)

Stories from the YALI Connect Camp 13 – South Africa

Young African Leaders Connect Camp 13 in Pretoria South Africa was an incredible success. South Africa is an inspiring place to discuss overcoming adversity for a better, and diverse future for local communities. This program shows that the U.S. is investing in our minds, and will contribute to the sustainable development of our African future Mpinane Senkhane, YALI CC13

posted in: iij, iijnews, international, YALI, yalicamp, YALInews
June 19, 2017 | comments (0)

PhD student Huyen Nguyen presents her research in Russia

PhD student Huyen Nguyen presented a case study on news literacy in Vietnam at the third international conference on Media Literacy, Media Ecology, Media Education: Digital Media for the Future, April 20-22 in Moscow, Russia.

Nguyen’s paper, News literacy in Vietnam: practice, tasks, problems, attitude to the news literacy of the industry and citizens, grew out of her long-term project initially sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in 2013 and later by the Stony Brook Foundation in New York.

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May 1, 2017 | comments (0)

9th YALI Connect Camp a Success in Dakar

In early December 2016, sixteen participants from six countries met in Dakar, Senegal to participate in the 9th Connect Camp of the Young African Leaders’ Initiative (YALI). Participants were from Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal and Uganda. The YALI Connect Camps are administered four times a year in four regions of sub-Saharan Africa, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute for International Journalism at Ohio University. These participants learned about leadership, mentorship, the Art of Hosting, Human Centered Design, and more. They interacted with resource experts such as Kofi Essien of OLE Ghana, Mamadou Sarr of Corps Africa, and Dr. Mame Yauto Faye of the Institute of Management in Dakar.

YALI CC 9

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December 12, 2016 | comments (0)

PhD student Jeremy Saks co-authors two publications

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism studetn Jeremy Saks has co-authored two publications — one article recently published in an academic journal, and another in press.

The first was published in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (Volume 60, Issue 2). It is “Dialed In: Continuous Response Measures in Televised Political Debates and Their Effect on Viewers” and was authored by Saks; Jordan Compton, instructor at Southwest Baptist University; Scripps PhD student Ashley Hopkin;, and Kareem El Damanhoury, PhD student at Georgia State University. The research examines the influence of including a real-time polling tracker during televised debate coverage. The findings showed that individuals who viewed a senatorial debate with tracker data that favored one candidate or the other were more likely to state that they would vote for the corresponding candidate in a forced choice scenario (like this).

June 16, 2016 | comments (0)

PhD student Nisha Garud to present paper at NCA

PhD student Nisha Garud has had a paper accepted for presentation at the 102nd annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Her paper is “Mediated Public Diplomacy: Frame-building contest between the United States and Pakistan on the death of Osama bin Laden.”

June 16, 2016 | comments (0)

Seven papers by E.W. Scripps grad students accepted for presentation at AEJMC annual conference

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate students have authored or co-authored eight papers accepted for presentation in August at the conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The annual conference will meet in Minneapolis, Aug. 3-7. Research papers submitted by students and faculty go through double-blind review.

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June 3, 2016 | comments (0)

PhD students Nisha Garud, Enakshi Roy to give papers in Japan

PhD student Nisha Garud will present a research paper that grew out of her master’s thesis when she attends the annual conference of the International Communication Association, June 9-13 in Fukuoka, Japan. Garud and PhD student Enakshi Roy also will present a jointly authored paper.

Garud’s paper, “Understanding Believability of Entertainment vs. Science Satirical News Online in Context of Level of Satire and Source Reputability”, examined content and source cues for levels of satire and source reputability and investigated their effects on perceived believability of entertainment and science satirical news.

April 11, 2016 | comments (0)

Online journalism paper co-authored by PhD student to be presented at international symposium

PhD student Burton Speakman is a co-author with Associate Professor Hans Meyer on a paper that will be presented April 16 at the International Symposium for Online Journalism in Austin, TX.

The article will also be published in the ISOJs journal that corresponds with the conference. The article relates to the publics willingness to comment on online newspaper stories.

March 23, 2016 | comments (0)

PhD student Burton Speakman co-authors book chapter

PhD student Burton Speakman is a co-author with Associate Professor Hans Meyer on chapter that will appear in the upcoming book Challenges and Trends in the New Age of Human-Mobile Interaction. The chapter is entitled Journalists and Mobile: Melding Social Media and Social Capital.

Speakman is a second-year doctoral student.

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March 23, 2016 | comments (0)

Journalism Academic Linkage Fosters Triangle Collaboration

Students in Hong Kong

Ohio University has engaged in student academic and cultural exchange with Leipzig University for more than 20 years, and journalism school director, Professor Bob Stewart, is excited about the new collaborative academic exchange and linkage.

“I couldn’t be happier about our progress to date,” he said. “We’ve gotten faculty, graduate and undergrads involved, in Athens, Hong Kong and Leipzig, all in a very short period of time.”

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March 23, 2016 | comments (0)

YALI Connect Camps in Rwanda Produce Innovative Projects, Foster Collaboration

A total of 30 young African leaders from six countries in Central and Eastern Africa traveled to Kigali, Rwanda at the beginning of December to participate in the fifth and sixth YALI Connect Camps, which are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute for International Journalism. The YALI Connect Camps have previously been held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Windoek, Namibia.

posted in: iij, iijnews, Ohio University, Scripps, YALI, YALInews
February 11, 2016 | comments (0)

MS student Ayleen Cabas Mijares presents conference paper

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism master’s student Ayleen Cabas Mijares presented an academic paper on U.S. involvement with Syria at the annual conference of the Ohio Communication Association.

The conference was Oct. 3 at the University of Dayton.

October 12, 2015 | comments (0)

PhD student Burton Speakmen publishes in peer-reviewed journal

PhD student Burton Speakman published his first academic article, “Interactivity and Political Communication: New Media Tools and Their Impact on Public Political Communication,” in the Journal of Media Critiques, a peer-reviewed publication.

Speakman is a second-year doctoral student. The papers method section began in Dr. Hugh Martins methods course, Journalism 8060, while the theory section received its start in Dr. Jatin Srivastavas theory course, Journalism 8030.

August 28, 2015 | comments (0)

Grad students to present six research papers at AEJMC conference

Graduate students in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will present six research papers at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in August in San Francisco.
Conference papers go through double-blind judging in which student papers compete on equal footing with faculty papers.

The six papers are:

June 24, 2015 | comments (0)

PhD student Amanda Weed named among Promising Professors

PhD student Amanda Weed has won second place in the 2015 graduate student Promising Professor competition conducted by the Mass Communication & Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Weed, who teaches strategic communication classes in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism while completing work on her doctorate, will receive the award Aug. 8 at the division’s business meeting during the AEJMC conference in San Francisco. Weed will give a brief presentation at the meeting.

June 8, 2015 | comments (0)

YALI Connect Camps in Namibia Produce Innovative Project Proposals

Fourteen young African leaders from six different countries have gathered here in Windhoek, Namibia to participate in the third and fourth YALI Connect Camps, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute for International Journalism.

posted in: iij, iijnews, Ohio University, Scripps, YALI, YALInews
May 11, 2015 | comments (0)

YALI Connect Camps 1 & 2 a Success in Tanzania

The purpose of YALI is to invest in the next generation of African leaders through training in innovation and technology, mentorship, networking, and professional development opportunities for social change. The core Ohio University team for this project has designed a program for the Connect Camps in sub-Saharan African consultation with The Collaboratory in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State to pursue the following goals:

posted in: iij, Ohio University, Scripps, YALI
April 18, 2015 | comments (0)

International Journalist visits Ohio University, studies journalism ethics

Visiting international journalist, Romina Spina, says she has found many differences in the American journalism industry compared to her experiences in Europe. Ms. Spina visited Ohio University, courtesy of the Institute for International Journalism, in late March to early April 2015. Spina is a fellow of the Transatlantic Media Fellowship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which has given her an opportunity to visit over 25 cities in the United States for three months. Along the way, she is researching journalism ethics and the role of the public editor, or ombudsman, in a newsroom, as well as globalization and economic development in the United States.

posted in: iij, Ohio University, Scripps
April 18, 2015 | comments (0)

PhD student Nick Hirshon wins OU teaching award

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Nicholas Hirshon received a top university teaching honor Thursday, April 16, after being nominated by the experts with the best knowledge of his craft—his students.

Hirshon received a Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award during ceremonies in Alden Library. Three other winners from other university departments were chosen for the annual award, which dates to 1988.

April 17, 2015 | comments (0)

Meet YALI Connect Camps Mentees Converging in Tanzania

The Institute for International Journalism introduces and congratulates the first group of Mandela Washington Fellows alumni and their mentees for becoming the very first cohort to participate in YALI Connect Camps. YALI stands for the Young African Leaders Initiative. The first two week-long Connect Camps take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from March 8th to 20th, 2015. The Connect Camps are funded through a U.S. Government grant from the Collaboratory, in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), at the United States Department of State. Partnering with the Collaboratory, Ohio Universitys Institute for International Journalism in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism will implement eight camps in Eastern, Southern, Central and West Africa. Participants in the first two Camps are from Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Uganda.

posted in: iij, Ohio University, Scripps, YALI
March 2, 2015 | comments (0)

PhD student Nick Hirshon to give paper on 1969 Mets

Nicholas Hirshon, a PhD student in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2015 Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference in New York City.

Hirshon’s paper is “One More Miracle:
John ‘Mets’ Lindsay and the Race for Mayor of New York City.” It examines how a mayoral candidate attempted to tie his media image to the scrappy, underdog major-league baseball team that had been perpetual losers before becoming world champions in the 1969 season.

February 5, 2015 | comments (0)

Connect Camps coming to Tanzania

The Institute for International Journalism in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University is scheduled to conduct two YALI Connect Camps in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in March. YALI stands for the Young African Leaders Initiative. The Connect Camps are funded through a U.S. Government grant from the Collaboratory, in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), at the United States Department of State. Partnering with the Collaboratory, Ohio University will implement the camps in Eastern, Southern, Central and West Africa in 2015.

posted in: iij, Ohio University, Scripps, YALI
February 4, 2015 | comments (0)

PhD students Burton Speakman, Nick Hirshon have papers accepted for AEJMC Midwestern

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Burton Speakman had two papers accepted for presentation at the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. They are:

  • Communication Technology Division. “Interactivity and Political Communication: New Media Tools and Their Impact on Public Political Communication.” The paper focuses on how people interact with political communication online.
  • Mass Communication & Society Division. “Quieting the Middle Class: The Changing Spiral of Silence Online.” The paper examines people’s willingness to comment online and considers community types, minority groups and incomes levels.

In addition, PhD student Nicholas Hirshon has had a paper accepted by the Critical Cultural Studies division. The paper “Social Identity Theory in Sports Media Research: Basking in the Reflected Glory of a Productive Scholarly Research.”

January 20, 2015 | comments (0)

PhD student Nisha Garud earns “top abstract” award at AEJMC

Nisha Garud, a PhD student in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, co-authored a research paper abstract that earned “top abstract” honors from the Commission on the Status of Women at the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The paper, co-authored with Assistant Professor Carson Wagner, is titled “RAW Appearances: Examining Contrast Effects in Adaptation to Sexualization in World Wide Entertainment.”

January 20, 2015 | comments (0)

Scholars Reflect on Success of SUSI and Post-Institute Activities

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The Study of the US Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media has called Athens, Ohio its home base for the last five years. Offered in the summer, this program brings 18 scholars from 18 different countries to the United States to experience journalism, media and culture. From visiting media outlets in Atlanta, Georgia the District of Columbia and San Francisco, to seeing a unique sector of American culture by visiting the Amish in Holmes County, Ohio, last summers SUSI scholars had a full schedule of travel and experiences not to mention lectures and workshops designed to share journalistic practices and perspectives cross-culturally.

posted in: IIJ, Ohio University, Scripps, SUSI
November 21, 2014 | comments (0)

IIJ Receives Federal Grant, Partners with African Leaders’ Initiative

The E.W. Scripps School of Journalisms Institute for International Journalism has embarked on a new international training project to provide guidance, consultation and tools to the young and emerging African leaders in sponsored by Citizen Exchanges-Professional Fellows Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

posted in: IIJ, Ohio University, Scripps, YALI
September 18, 2014 | comments (0)

Scripps Bobcats take on World Cup, Brazil 2014


From the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to the Westergas Terras restaurant and bar in Amsterdam, to viewing parties at Easton Town Center in Columbus, the 2014 FIFA World Cup was covered and experienced by bobcats around the globe. Through a partnership between the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the Institute for International Journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, seven undergraduate students from Ohio University (OU) were able to do more than just watch the games: they had the opportunity to travel around Brazil experiencing and covering the World Cup firsthand.

posted in: Brazil, IIJ, Ohio University, Scripps, World Cup
September 18, 2014 | comments (0)

PhD student Huyen Nguyen featured in Columbia Journalism Review

Huyen Nguyen, a second-year student in the PhD program of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, is featured in a Columbia Journalism Review article on her news literacy program in her native Vietnam.

Nguyen has held several workshops in Vietnam after receiving a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam and collaborating with Vietnamese universities, professional journalists, and organizations.

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September 17, 2014 | comments (0)

Erin Armstrong awarded PhD at spring commencement

Erin Armstrong became the newest PhD alumna of the E.W. School of Journalism at the spring 2014 commencement.

May 20, 2014 | comments (0)

Grad students put 11 research papers on program of AEJMC in Montreal

Graduate students in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism have placed 11 research papers on the program of the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The conference will be in Aug. 6-9 in Montreal, Canada. Research papers are double blind reviewed, with student papers judged to the same standards as faculty papers.

May 19, 2014 | comments (0)

PhD student Amanda Weed is named to the NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Amanda Weed has been accepted into the National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar in the Mass Communication group. The seminar will be July 17-20.

According to the NCA, the doctoral honors seminars “bring together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation to discuss current topics in communication. The seminars are held annually at a selected host institution. Approximately 30 doctoral students are chosen to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors.”

May 19, 2014 | comments (0)

PhD student Enakshi Roy shares in $10,000 innovation prize

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Enakshi Roy shared in the top prize of the second annual Scripps Innovation Challenge, a media innovation contest sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication. She and Ehsan Ardjmand from Industrial Engineering and Naeem Gul from International Development studies split $10,000.

Roy writes, “We as a team . . . decided to solve the Challenge for Columbus Dispatch which was how do they monetize the 190,000 followers they have on Twitter. Using a data mining based algorithm, we came up with a software CATS — an acronym for Clustering, Audience Targeting and Shooting.”

April 25, 2014 | comments (0)

PhD student Enakshi Roy wins $500 for ‘Newsy Indian’ project

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Enakshi Roy has won $500 for creating a news project aimed at informing people from India now living in the United States.

Her project is “The Newsy Indian.”

April 11, 2014 | comments (0)

Cairo, Egypt conference accepting abstracts

The Institute for International Journalism at Ohio University has joined the Faculty of Communication at Al-Azhar University to co-sponsor a conference that will take place in Cairo, Egypt.




Ahmed Hammad presents during the 2011 Study of the U.S. Institute on Journalism and Media at OU.

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December 14, 2012 | comments (0)

IIJ director presents at forum in Saudi Arabia

In early December, professor Yusuf Kalyango, director of the Institute for International Journalism, attended an annual forum of media and communications research in Saudi Arabia.

posted in: IIJ, King Saud University, Ohio University, SAMC
December 13, 2012 | comments (0)

Experts unveil cyber security threats

By Morgan Sigrist

Technology has improved the way people communicate and socialize, but it has also created a way for hackers to infiltrate the most personal aspects of technology users. This sterning warning was delivered by leading experts of cyber security at an event held in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

posted in: Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, cyber security, Institute for International Journalism, Ohio University, Tor Project
November 27, 2012 | comments (0)

Panel discusses aspects of working with development agencies

On Friday, Oct. 26, a four-member panel discussed the various aspects and types of work that Ohio University has done with development agencies throughout the United States and around the world.




David Mould introduces the panel.

posted in: Communication and Development Studies, Institute for International Journalism, Ohio University
November 5, 2012 | comments (0)

Glidden Visiting Professor delivers lectures, speeches at several events

Since his arrival at Ohio University in early October, Glidden Visiting Professor Ernest Waititu has spoken in several classes and panels, as well as at other events.

posted in: African Studies Program, Communication and Development Studies, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ernest Waititu, Glidden Visiting Professor, Institute for International Journalism, Ohio University, Year for African Journalism
November 4, 2012 | comments (0)

Year for African Journalism kicks off with arrival of Glidden Visiting Professor

The Year for African Journalism, a joint effort between the Institute for International Journalism and the African Studies Program, has kicked off at Ohio University with the arrival of Glidden Visiting ProfessorErnest Waititu.


Ernest Waititu poses with people affiliated with the IIJ and the African Studies Program after the welcome reception.

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October 15, 2012 | comments (0)

Meet new PhD student Ashley Evans

Upon graduating, she moved to Miami, where she gained experience as a county reporter and copy editor for Miami Today, South Florida’s leading business weekly.

Ashley looks forward to researching mass communication law, as well as the influence that media have on segments of society, while pursuing her doctorate at Ohio University.

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September 17, 2012 | comments (0)

Meet new PhD student Amanda Weed

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Amanda Weed has worked in the radio industry as a producer for multiple stations in the Columbus market, including WTVN, WCOL and WHOK. She also has experience in public relations and owned her own business, Sweet Dreams Chocolatier, before deciding to attend graduate school.

Weed is a senator in the Ohio University Graduate Student Senate and membership chair for the Graduate Student Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC). She has held committee positions with numerous non-profit organizations in central Ohio.

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September 12, 2012 | comments (0)

Meet new PhD student Pamela Walck

A native of Allentown, Pa., Pamela E. Walck graduated from Liberty University in 1995 with a degree in journalism. She spent 15 years working in newsrooms – three years in Pennsylvania and 12 in Savannah, Ga., where she enjoyed some of her most rewarding years as a journalist covering the military and the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division for the Savannah Morning News.

In 2010, Walck decided to leave the newspaper trenches and return to the classroom. She moved to Pittsburgh to attend Point Park University, where she received her master’s degree in journalism and mass communication. As a student she worked as a graduate assistant, advised the campus newspaper, and wrote freelance stories for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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September 11, 2012 | comments (0)

Meet new PhD student Allison Hunter

Allison Hunter is an Emmy-award winning producer who started her broadcast journalism career right here at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Highlights of Hunter’s professional experience include the creation and supervision of local news broadcasts for several start-ups, as well as work with established television stations including WXIX in Cincinnati, WGN-TV in Chicago and KTLA in Los Angeles. She has also spent time producing independent films and commercials.

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September 10, 2012 | comments (0)

Meet new PhD student Jeremy Saks

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September 7, 2012 | comments (0)

PhD student Sally Ann Cruikshank takes top poster award at AEJMC

Sally Ann Cruikshank, a PhD student in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, took top honors for her informational poster the August conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication in Chicago.

Cruikshank’s poster, “‘A Slogan of Mockery:’ Never Again and the Unnamed Genocide in Southern Sudan, 1989-2005,” was named best poster in the History Division of AEJMC.

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August 30, 2012 | comments (0)

Two Nigerian scholars visit OU for journalism residency

Two Nigerian scholars have spent almost three weeks in the United States learning about journalism as part of the International Journalism Educator-in-Residence Program.


Professors Taye Obateru and Godfrey Danaan share a laugh during an International Mass Media class led by 2012 SUSI scholars Trang Nguyen and Alexandre Twizeyumukiza.

August 12, 2012 | comments (0)

PhD student Jeremy Saks wins award for top student paper in AEJMC division

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July 2, 2012 | comments (0)

IIJ, African Studies Program anticipate “Year for African Journalism”

Internews is a U.S. government-supported NGO that provides training for journalists throughout Africa and has a goal of promoting freedom of expression. In addition to his work with that organization, Waititu founded an online news digest called Afrikanews, and has contributed to various publications in Kenya.

When he was a student at OU, he covered international news for the Athens News and was able to obtain an internship at CNN. Recently, Waititu hosted a workshop for East African journalists at his Internews offices. The workshop focused on health issues, taught techniques in digital journalism and archival research, and encouraged discussion about ethics and other contemporary issues.

July 1, 2012 | comments (0)

PhD student Clay Carey wins top student paper award at AEJMC

Clay Carey, a PhD student in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has been named the winner of the top student paper competition in the Community Journalism Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

Carey will present the paper, “Conversation Starters: Interactivity and Content on Community Press-Supported Facebook Pages,” at the AEJMC conference in August in Chicago.

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May 23, 2012 | comments (0)

Grad students to present 19 (!!) papers at AEJMC

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May 21, 2012 | comments (0)

Chinese MS students get VOA, Hollywood Reporter Internships

May 3, 2012 | comments (0)

Grad students learn value of personal brand

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May 2, 2012 | comments (0)

Foreign correspondence internship recipients chosen

The John R. Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Internship Program offers funding to students to help them obtain reporting experience abroad, typically for about a 90-day period.

The program is funded by endowed scholarships and has sent more than 280 journalism majors to approximately 35 countries since 1970.

April 20, 2012 | comments (0)

Int’l Conference on Global Health & Crisis Communication: Call for Abstracts

The 2012 International Conference on Global Health and Crisis Communication invites submissions of abstracts related to health or crisis communication and media, technology, public and health policy communication. The conference will take place in Eskisehir, Turkey from June 19 to 21, 2012.

March 6, 2012 | comments (0)

Two SUSI scholars instrumental to Zambia study abroad program


In early January, two weeks after students who studied abroad in Zambia returned to the U.S., the trip was still receiving regular coverage from outlets including the Athens News, the New Political and the Post.

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January 26, 2012 | comments (0)

Zambia: Learning every step of the way

January 26, 2012 | comments (0)

Photos from the Zambia trip (Dec 2011)



OU students are dressed in the protective gear to tour the Mopani copper mines in the Copperbelt region, Kitwe Province. That’s where they were to go underground at the copper mines. 80% of Zambia’s GDP is based on the copper mining industry.

Read more about the trip.

December 12, 2011 | comments (0)

Phil Rees visits Scripps J-School at Ohio University

Sept. 28 and 29 EW Scripps School of Journalism and the International Institute of Journalism hosted Phil Rees as a special guest speaker.

Phil Rees Star of India dinner

Students were able to follow the life of documentary and international journalism through the eyes of this producer. Rees came to several classes within the journalism school such as J-Freshman Newsroom, Midday, and TV Broadcast News. Here the international journalist showed pieces of different documentaries he has worked on all across the world. With over forty documentaries on his resume`, Rees has done exclusive work with the Al Jazeera network and been on the front lines of numerous war conflicts, places many journalists have never been.

October 20, 2011 | comments (0)

IIJ and SPJ bring Antigone Barton to OU

By: Morgan Sigrist IIJ Ambassador
October 24th through the 26th, the International Institute of Journalism and the Society of Professional Journalists join together to bring international health journalist Antigone Barton. As part of the Pulitzer Center of Crisis, Barton has spent the last seven years working extensively on the AIDS epidemic both abroad and in South Florida.

Throughout her visit at OU, Antigone Barton will be speaking to Students for Global Media and Diversity along with Zambian students. It is her hope to teach students the importance of international affairs, and the importance of studying abroad for journalism and communication students. She will be speaking to the Zambian students as they prepare for their trip over winter intersession, and help to prepare these students for the opportunity to learn and grow as journalists from this experience.

October 20, 2011 | comments (0)

Students prepare for Zambia

Winter intersession is drawing near and the cold days and icy roads are almost upon us. But 18 Ohio University students from three schools in the Scripps College of Communication have a Plan B this winter intersession. They are preparing for their trip to Zambia, Southern Africa. They will escape the wintry blizzards, below freezing wind gusts, and the daily shoveling of 2-feet of snow, to enjoy some amazing African summer flora and fauna, outdoor swimming, and hiking in the jungles. Participants will depart for Zambia on November 25, a day after Thanksgiving and return on December 22, 2011.

Students going to Zambia pose in Baker Center

Students nominated for this competitive annual journalism study abroad program to Africa are: Lindsay Boyle (online journalism), Brenda Evans (online journalism) Heather Farr (public relations), Lauren Nolan (public relations), Bethany Scott (public relations), Danielle Parker (public relations), Sara M. Rice (public relations), Molly Nocheck (broadcast), Bradley Parks (broadcast), Jenna Miller (broadcast), Amber Skorpenske (broadcast), Adam C. Flango (magazine), Brooke Bunce (magazine), Tyler O. Deal (magazine), Rebecca Koch (advertising), Sarah DuBois (communication studies), Chelsea A. Molder (communication studies) and Alisha Estabrook (visual communication).

September 29, 2011 | comments (0)

Meet new PhD student Clay Carey

Clay Carey is a native of Tennessee who, before enrolling in Ohio University for his master’s degree, worked as a correspondent for USA Today and edited and wrote for newspapers including The Nashville Tennessean. His investigative and other reporting skills have earned him SPJ and and Tennessee Press awards. He places a premium on community and giving back to it, which he has done in his professional work and continues to do so even while working toward his doctoral degree.

As the assistant director for the E.W. Scripps High School Journalism Workshop, Carey is able to do something he enjoys the most: work with young people. Harnessing students’ enthusiasm for journalism projects was an interest even in his pre-graduate-school life, when as an editor he helped a school establish a student-run newspaper.

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September 21, 2011 | comments (0)

Meet new PhD student Paul Jacoway

Paul Jacoway is an Akron, Ohio, native with degrees from the University of Akron and Kent State University. He also carries a certification from Diablo Valley College in California in television arts and visual communication. Jacoway describes himself as having been a non-traditional student from the start, but he can be more significantly characterized by the level of involvement and the pride he takes in his area of focus, documentary film production.

Jacoway’s film-making interests span all stages of the process, from writing and research to filming and editing the final piece. In fact, he prefers to individually create his projects from start to finish and maintain creative control of the results.

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September 19, 2011 | comments (0)

Meet new PhD student Yizi Zhang

Yizi Zhang is a former journalist and media officer of Greenpeace China, with degrees from the University of Leeds and the Tianjin University of Technology. Zhang’s quest for answers to questions — both professionally and personally — is unhindered by the risk of discomfort.

While working as a journalist and editor (Morning Post and Tianjin Daily) in Tianjin, near Beijing, she posed as a patient at a drug rehab center as a way to gain an understanding of the patients’ state of mind during their treatment to uncover psychological elements of drug addiction.

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September 15, 2011 | comments (0)

IIJ Visit to Istanbul and Eskisehir in Turkey

Kalyango was in Istanbul to attend the 2011 annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). During the second week of the SUSI 2011 program, Kalyango traveled to Istanbul give a research talk at the conference.

Anadolu University- a world class university

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July 20, 2011 | comments (0)

IIJ Delegation at Health & Development Comm. Conference in Kenya

In order to improve health communication in Africa, several institutions, including the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) at Ohio University, organized the 2011 International Health and Development Communication Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The IIJ delegation held training workshops and presentations at the conference.

Given the inconsistency between the generation and dissemination of health information, the conference aims to provide an efficient collaboration between health practitioners, both those who have experience in health and journalism and those who have the ability to disseminate that expertise.

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July 7, 2011 | comments (0)

Two Undergrads Win AEJMC Awards

Two undergraduate students in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University won two awards at the international writing contest at the 2011 national Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention.

This story is written by Xueying Luo, email: xl807310@ohio.edu

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June 12, 2011 | comments (0)

Two SUSI scholars will present research papers at AEJMC National Convention

For the first time, Dr. Yusuf Kalyango, the director of the Institute for International Journalism , encouraged all of the scholars to submit original research papers to the conference. Drs. Anne Cooper-Chen, Guido Stempel and Yusuf Kalyango as well as doctoral student Ed Simpson edited eight research papers in March.

These staff members had three weeks to edit each paper and provide the proper feedback to the author in order for the author to make the appropriate corrections before the April 1 deadline. After reading and editing those papers, they advised two scholars not to submit to the conference. Therefore, three of the six papers submitted were accepted for presentation.

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May 24, 2011 | comments (0)

Master’s student Ashley Carnifax wins top paper award

Ashley Carnifax, a Scripps master’s student from Melbourne, Fla., won the “Best Student Paper” award in the Magazine Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

Carnifax will present her paper, “Candid Conversations: A Content Analysis of the Subjects of the Playboy Interview,” at the AEJMC convention in August in St. Louis.

May 23, 2011 | comments (0)

Scripps Students to Present 14 Research Papers at AEJMC

Graduate students in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism have had a banner year for research, placing 14 sole-authored or co-authored papers on the program of the annual confernence of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

The papers underwent double-blind review, competing successfully against the work of not only other universities’ graduate students, but also papers written by university professors throughout the world.

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May 20, 2011 | comments (0)

Graduate Research Group collaborates, submits conference paper

New Scripps Professor Jatin Srivastava hit the ground running in fall 2010, forming a graduate research group that met informally to discuss issues in communication research. Out of this group emerged an collaboration that resulted in a conference paper sent off this month for possible presentation in summer.

Dr. Srivastava’s purpose was to promote and support communications research at the graduate level in the Scripps J-school.

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April 4, 2011 | comments (0)

Scripps grad student research: Bill Schulte

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Bill Schulte will present his original research about newspaper graphics in May at an international conference.

Schulte’s paper, “Visual Evolution: A Look at Graphic Elements on the Front Page of Elite Newspapers over 30 Years,” has been accepted for presentation at the 9th International Symposium on Communication in the Millennium at San Diego State University..

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February 25, 2011 | comments (0)

Scripps grad student research: Sally Ann Cruikshank

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Sally Ann Cruikshank will present a paper on the Bush Administration and Al Jazeera TV in May at the International Communication Association in Boston.

Her paper is “The Battle for Arab Hearts and Minds: The Bush Administration’s Conflict with Al Jazeera During the War on Terror, 2001-2003.”

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February 23, 2011 | comments (0)

The Institute of International Journalism (IIJ) proudly presents a prominent international correspondent, Rebecca Hamilton, to Ohio University from Mon., Feb. 28 to Wed., March 2. Ms. Hamilton is a Special Correspondent on Sudan for The Washington Post.

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February 22, 2011 | comments (0)

Simpson wins ICA top paper honors

PhD student Ed Simpson’s research paper, “’Predatory Interests’ and ’The Common Man’: Scripps, Pinchot, and the Nascent Environmental Movement, 1908 to 1910,” has earned the Top Student Paper award from the Communication History Interest Group of the International Communication Association.

The Top Student Paper award includes a $500 prize.

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February 16, 2011 | comments (0)

Scripps grad student research: Ashley Furrow

Ashley Furrow, a Scripps School of Jouranlism PhD student, will present two studies demonstrating under-representation of women in Sports Illustrated Kids magazine at the Southeast Colloquium of AEJMC in March at the University of South Carolina.

Furrow, a former newspaper and Web journalist from Florida, expands upon her master’s thesis research in the two studies, which examine the gender and race of news sources and people in advertisements in the magazine. The regional conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication presents blind-reviewed original research by students and professors.

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February 16, 2011 | comments (0)

Scripps grad student research: Ed Simpson

Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Ed Simpson will present his research on school namesake E.W. Scripps and the early environmental movement to the International Communication Association conference in May in Boston.

Simpson’s panel will focus on “American Journalism in the 20th Century.” His paper, “’Predatory Interests’ and ’The Common Man’: Scripps, Pinchot, and the Nascent Environmental Movement, 1908 to 1910,” is based on historical documents in the Scripps archive maintained at Ohio University’s Alden Library.

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February 15, 2011 | comments (0)

A Proud Moment for Two Students

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism student Nick Piotrowicz had a triumph recently, as did his instructor, Scripps PhD student Molly Yanity.

Piotrowicz wrote a news-feature story in Yanity’s undergraduate sportswriting class about former Bobcat basketball player Gary Trent, “The Shaq of the MAC.” Trent led OU to the Preseason NIT title in 1994 and was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA at the conclusion of his junior year in 1995. Piotrowicz wanted to get caught up on what happened to Trent in the intervening years, including why he’s not in the Ohio Hall of Fame.

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January 20, 2011 | comments (0)

Preserving International Journalism

October 29, 2010 | comments (0)

Founder of Pulitzer Center – Jon Sawyer Visits Ohio University

The Institute for International Journalism will host Jon Sawyer at Ohio University to give a series of lectures and presentations on Thursday October 21 and Friday October 22, 2010. He will give students an in-depth look at the current state of international journalism and international issues of global interest. The main event is on Thursday, Oct 21, in Scripps Hall, Rm 111 (Anderson Auditorium).

Jon Sawyer is Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Sawyer became the center’s founding director after a 31-year career with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The center is a non-profit organization that funds independent reporting to raise the standard of media coverage of global affairs.

October 14, 2010 | comments (0)

PhD students, faculty present research at AJHA

Two Scripps PhD students joined several faculty members in presenting their research at the annual conference of the American Journalism Historians Association in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 7-9.

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October 11, 2010 | comments (0)

Meet PhD student Ashley Furrow

After first arriving in Athens a little over a year ago to begin her master’s at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ashley Furrow has already started her work in the Ph.D. program.



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October 4, 2010 | comments (0)

Meet PhD student Molly Yanity

First-year Ph.D. student Molly Yanity joins the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism from Seattle. For 12 years, Yanity wrote sports for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. After the newspaper closed in March 2009, Yanity decided to get back into academia with the hopes of passing some of her knowledge and experience to the young journalists whom she teaches.

The main focus of Yanity’s research is sports. She hopes to link her dissertation research to her passion to learn more about specific areas of the sports industry.

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September 27, 2010 | comments (0)

PhD student Jason Lovins honored for academic paper

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Jason Lovins was honored in August for a research paper he wrote for a Scripps class, and which was presented at an international academic conference in Denver.

Lovins said he is grateful for the assistance of fellow PhD student Ed Simpson in presenting the paper, and for the guidance of Dr. Martin on Lovins’ first published scholarly research.

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September 17, 2010 | comments (0)

Meet PhD student Young Joon Lim

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September 15, 2010 | comments (0)

Meet PhD student Jim DeBrosse

Getting a taste for academia at the University of Cincinnati as the student media advisor for four years, DeBrosse retired from the newsroom in August 2010 and decided to follow his new career goal of earning a doctorate in journalism to become a full-time college professor. At the age of 58, DeBrosse feels he can still learn a thing or two about the academic side of journalism.



—By Scripps MS student Eric Walsh

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September 15, 2010 | comments (0)

How Long, O (Land)Lord?

A grad-student-to-be phoned this week to ask how long a lease she should sign.

She begins master’s classes in fall 2010, and the question is a pressing one. Rental properties go quickly in Athens.

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July 7, 2010 | comments (0)

Let’s listen in as Inspector Gregory of Scotland Yard picks Sherlock Holmes’ brain in the short story “Silver Blaze” by A. Conan Doyle. The inspector speaks first:

“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”

June 23, 2010 | comments (0)

Covering the World from Athens, Ohio

Scripps journalism students who took our Foreign Correspondence course this winter have produced a total of 34 international special reports and other commentaries on issues pertaining to global crises. The special reports are published in our 2010 Global Spotlight e-magazines and on the IIJ Blog.

The stories are originally pitched, investigated, written, edited, and published by the students, in conjunction with the Institute for International Journalism. The Global Spotlight publishes three issues annually, which feature underreported international issues and current affairs from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America and Western/Eastern Europe.

March 19, 2010 | comments (0)

IIJ Hosts Global Journalists at Scripps

This winter quarter, the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) is proud to present two prominent global journalists, John Schidlovsky and Francine Uenuma to the Scripps community from Monday Feb 22 to Wednesday Feb 24, 2010. Mr. Schidlovsky and Ms. Uenuma will share their international journalism experiences in volatile regions with our students and the Scripps community. They will also meet with the Students for Global Media and Diversity (SGMD), an OU student association affiliated with the IIJ. They will also have an informal meeting with the SGMD members in Sing Tao Center, in room 101, on February 22nd at 1pm. The main lecture to the Scripps community will take place in Anderson auditorium, room 101 on Tuesday Feb 23, at 5pm.



February 15, 2010 | comments (0)

Journalism Study Abroad to UGANDA

When you apply online, look for the following name of the journalism summer program: “Uganda: Media, Diversity and Governance: Summer 2010.”

Students are encouraged to submit an online application through the Office of Education Abroad.

January 16, 2010 | comments (0)

SUMMER COURSES: HOW ABOUT AFRICA?

Students will increase their understanding of the East African history of monarchical rule, cultural norms, and political structures shaping attitudes towards governance. They will be acculturated into Uganda’s socioeconomic welfare and fragmentation of more than 20 ethnic groups, each commanding a strong sense of cultural identity.

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December 10, 2009 | comments (0)

STEVE SAPIENZA VISITS OU CAMPUS

The Institute for International Journalism and the College of Communication in conjunction with The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has organized yet another campus visit by independent filmmaker and roving journalist, Steve Sapienza. Steve will be here from Tuesday October 27 to Thursday October 29, 2009.

He will share his experiences in reporting international crises. He will give lectures on Tuesday and Wednesday, which will provide Ohio University students with fresh information on global issues such as water crisis and the climate change in countries he has covered.

October 27, 2009 | comments (0)

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The Foreign Corresp. Class of 2009 completed the winter quarter course with two international newsletter publications. The two issues of The Globetrotter have already generated some interest from international news organizations around the world.

We have received a total 47 emails from veteran journalists and staffers in several news organizations who have either given feedback or made suggestions on how our students can polish their stories or how we can engender global reach for the newsletter. The list of recipients for our international newsletter is provided at the bottom of this memo.

March 31, 2009 | comments (0)

Independent Correspondent Inspires OU Journalism Students

Watch Jason Motlagh’s interview at the IIJ.

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March 10, 2009 | comments (0)

INDEPENDENT ROVING JOURNALIST TO VISIT OU

The Institute for International Journalism in conjunction with The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has organized a campus visit by independent roving journalist, Jason Motlagh. Jason will be here from Monday March 2 until Wednesday March 4, 2009.

He will share his experiences in reporting international conflicts and provide tips about freelance journalism. He will give lectures on Tuesday and provide students interested in international journalism/affairs with fresh information on global issues such as conflicts and the current social and political situations in a number of countries.

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February 23, 2009 | comments (0)

Is Aussie Journalism different from American Journalism?

By Catherine Pearson

In Australia

November 12, 2008 | comments (0)

Reflection on International Journalism

Journalism students who aspire to become international correspondents are concerned about the worsening media credibility in a troubled world. Yet on the other hand, they frequently ask how news coverage of this troubled world can contribute to making it safer and bearable for the next generation.

After the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002, several media critics increasingly bedeviled foreign correspondents and the international news media in general for the way they covered those wars. The criticism of foreign correspondents stemmed from the debate about embedded journalists and their role in framing the wars in the interest of the United States.

September 28, 2008 | comments (0)

International News More Requisite in Troubled World

Demands by internationalists in academia to overhaul the education system have grown louder in recent months. Professors who specialize in global scholarship and pedagogy have argued that universities in the United States have been slow at adopting curricula which would deliver new global skills and expertise necessary for students to excel in a more competitive world.

The rapid growth of the internet and other forms of communication has changed the way citizens from all corners of the world communicate, learn about their immediate environment and the world, conduct business, govern, mobilize, socialize, and influence others.

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One of our graduate students actively involved in the activities of the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ), Ms. Stine Eckert, has received the inaugural international reporting fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Stine will travel to Bangladesh this summer to investigate food security issues or the rights of women rights in that country. Stine joins five other journalism students from other universities across the country to investigate international crisis issues in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Honduras, Ecuador, and Denmark.

Stine came to the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism as an exchange undergraduate student from Leipzig University, Germany. The exchange is part of a special arrangement between the two journalism schools at Ohio University and Leipzig University. The IIJ has played a central role in that exchange of journalism students and faculty visits.

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By Taylor Mirfendereski and Alex Moorhead

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IIJ Successfully Concludes International Summer Program

The U.S. Department of State selected the IIJ at Ohio University to run the 2010 Journalism & Media summer program! It is called the 2010 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Journalism and Media scholars. The school and IIJ scheduled innovative research and pedagogy sessions to enlighten the educators to think in new ways about teaching journalism, media research, and other principles of this ever-changing profession.

Participants in Study of the U.S. Institutes are among the approximately 30,000 individuals who participate in exchanges managed by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) each year. Other ECA exchange programs include the Fulbright Program and the International Visitor Leadership Program. Through a range of academic and professional exchanges, the Bureau seeks to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries.

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Spend Winter Break Studying in Sunny Southern Africa

This winter-break program includes the following travel excursions:

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The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) welcomed to campus, international correspondent Bec Hamilton on March 1, 2011 to address students and faculty about the state of affairs in Sudan. Hamilton works as a special correspondent on Sudan for The Washington Post. Most recently, she returned from a one-month stay in Sudan covering the referendum. With approximately 98.5 percent of the population voting, the referendum resulted in the formation of a new state, Southern Sudan.

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Scripps J-School to Welcome SUSI Scholars

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