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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!

posted in: iij, iijnews, international, YALI, yalicamp, YALInews
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)

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

posted in: iij, iijnews, Ohio University, Scripps, YALI, YALInews
December 12, 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.”

posted in: iij, iijnews, Ohio University, Scripps
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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

posted in: African Studies Program, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ernest Waititu, Glidden Visiting Professor, IIJ, Ohio University, Year for African Journalism
October 15, 2012 | 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

posted in: Anadolu University, IIJ, Istanbul, SUSI 2011, Turkey
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.

posted in: Conference, Development, Health, IIJ, Kenya
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

posted in: AEJMC, Foreign Correspondence, IIJ, International Writing Contest
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.

posted in: AEJMC, Conference, IIJ, Research Papers, SUSI 2011, SUSI Scholar, susinews
May 24, 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)

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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