e-Newsletter: March 2012
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Got Wanderlust?
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Technically, the deadline has passed. But if you hurry, you can still sign up for our summer study abroad programs.

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In the News
 The International Center for Journalists interviewed Istanbul professor Mary D'Ambrosio for her international perspective on journalism.

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Congratulations again to the students who produced the Urbino 2011 website on being awarded the esteemed EPPY award from the journal Editor and Publisher


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We're excited to be preparing for another great summer of study abroad programs in journalism, multimedia storytelling, and international reporting. Technically, our application deadline has come and gone. But we still have a few slots available in programs based in Urbino, Italy (pictured above) and Istanbul, Turkey.

So if you're a student who is interested in joining this adventure (or you know a likely candidate), hurry over to our online application form.For more details on the programs, visit the ieiMedia website.

We're very proud to note that many students who spend a summer with us then go on to impressive internships and jobs in journalism. For an update on several alums, see "Our Students Get Jobs" (below).

Elsewhere in this edition of the newsletter, you can learn about recent accomplishments of faculty members and read their insights and advice about teaching and practicing journalism.

We'll be back with more news in another month or so. Meanwhile, as always, we'd love to hear your reactions and suggestions: Drop us a line.

Heather Anderson
Director of Admissions

Students Get Jobs in Media & International Orgs
National Geographic Alumni at Work (& Interning)

We're so happy to hear from our alums about the terrific jobs and internships they get after spending a summer studying with us. Here's a round-up of updates we've recently received:
  • Samantha Blee, an alum of our 2010 magazine program in Urbino, says that experience helped her land a "dream internship" at National Geographic, which led to a full-time job in its digital media division. Read more details in this blog post.
  • Sydni Dunn, another Urbino magazine alum, has landed a meaty internship at New Orleans's Times-Picayune newspaper. She says, "I now know that if I can thrive as a journalist in another country, there is no limit to what I can do in Louisiana." Read Sydni's full rundown of her activities.   
  • Istanbul program alum Jasmine Dilmanian, who interned at The New Yorker last fall, is now interning at New York Magazine.
  • Merel van Beeren, a former Istanbul intern, is now interning at Psychology Today
  • Kimberly Strathearn, who also attended the Istanbul program, has been named a Kiva Fellow, and is working for the microcredit organization Maya in Istanbul.
Focus on Faculty
 IeiMedia Profs Write Articles, Publish Books, Advise Investigative Reporters
  • Istanbul professor Suzy Hansen's story, "The Istanbul Art-Boom Bubble," was published in The New York Times Magazine.
  • Videography professor Kurt Lancaster's new book, "Video Journalism for the Web," is to be published this summer.
  • Urbino magazine program director Susan West was just named to the editorial advisory board of the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an organization dedicated to investigative reporting on food, agriculture, and environmental health issues.
Got Wanderlust?
Urbino's Ducal Palace Urbino, a Renaissance Hub;
Istanbul, a Cultural Crossroad 

Urbino lies high on a hill in the northern part of central Italy's Marche Region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Many say the Renaissance started here under the patronage of Duke Federico da Montefeltro, whose twin-turreted palace still houses an outstanding collection of period art. Urbino's many other attractions include a unique botanical garden, the boyhood home of the Renaissance artist Raphael, and lively beach towns that are a bus ride away.

In this magical walled city, students study international journalism and work with our faculty of media professionals to produce a multimedia-rich webzine and a print-on-demand magazine. Read more about our Urbino program.

Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul is the base for a number of journalism internships supervised by ieiMedia. Considered one of the world's most beautiful cities, Istanbul is crisscrossed with sumptuous palaces, mosques and gardens where the sultans played; it's also an energetic modern city of Greek, Armenian, Russian, Arab, religious and secular influences, where people from around the world still come to make their fortunes. Read more about our Istanbul program.


Journalism Resources From Our Faculty Blog
Urbino students at work Teaching Tools & Tips

Here are some quick highlights from the ieiMedia Blog, where our faculty of top university professors and award-winning professionals regularly shares insights and advice on the teaching and the practice of journalism.
Visit the ieiMedia Blog for more tales, tools, and useful advice. You can also sign up to get new blog posts by e-mail.


IeiMedia, a pioneer in journalism education, has been taking students abroad since 2002. It was founded by Andrew Ciofalo, now a professor emeritus at Loyola University Maryland.

Our projects aim to educate students in various media disciplines while at the same time inspiring them to explore a foreign culture. For each project, students produce a publication--a multimedia website, print magazine or book--about the community where they live and learn. Nearly 400 students have participated in these programs.