September 2012
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Global Journalism
Program Focus: Israel
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Our students are back from another successful summer of multimedia storytelling, international reporting, and creative writing in Europe.

"This summer changed my life not only as a journalist, but also as a world citizen," says Indiana University junior Milana Katic about our magazine program in Italy.

Milana and her colleagues created impressive work in their month-long courses: From Urbino, Italy, a multimedia website and a new edition of Urbino Now magazine. From Armagh, Northern Ireland, plays and poetry, which will be performed September 25. And from Istanbul, Turkey, articles for Inter Press Service, Time Out Istanbul, Istanbul Eats, and more. 

Next summer, you (or your students) can join one of our international learning adventures.

If you're a journalism educator, please note that we are looking for new academic partners for summer 2013. Interested? Contact me

Elsewhere in this newsletter, you can learn about the great jobs our alumni are landing, find out more about the Israel program, catch up on news in global journalism, and check out our teachers' tips and tools.

And help us spread the word! Please forward this newsletter to students and colleagues.

Rachele Kanigel
Executive Director

Associate Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University 

Our Students Get Jobs in Media & Global Orgs
Erin Banco
Alumni at Work

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 are a couple of updates we've recently received: 
  • Erin Banco (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Urbino 2009 is a freelance journalist in Cairo who reports for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy and The New Republic. In a recent interview, Erin describes her reporting work in Egypt and elsewhere.    
  • Morgan Brinlee (San Francisco State University), Istanbul 2011 and Perpignan 2010, is a copy editor at the Hurriyet Daily News in Istanbul. "I'm halfway across the world pursuing a passion for international reporting which was ignited within me thanks to ieiMedia," she says in our blog.  
Global Reporting News & Resources
Scholarship, Conference, and More
  • Applications are due by September 30 for a one-year scholarship with the British newspaper The Sunday Times in memory of Marie Colvin, the foreign correspondent killed by Syrian government forces during a shell attack in February.  
  • On November 13 and 14, American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates is sponsoring a conference called "Whither Journalism Education in the Middle East" for educators, media professionals, and students.
  • A new feature documentary, Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists, takes you behind the scenes of the world's largest news picture agency.
Program Focus

Jerusalem, a Mix of Holy and Secular 

Settled more than 3,000 years ago, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and a holy place for three of the world's major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is also a major center for reporting on the Middle East, and many global news organizations maintain bureaus here.

Students will study modern Israel with scholar Eran Kaplan and will learn international reporting from NPR's  Linda Gradstein and former Christian Science Monitor Jerusalem bureau chief Ilene Prusher. They will then work as foreign correspondents themselves, publishing their work on a multimedia website. Read more about our Israel program.
Teaching Tools & Tips
Journalism Resources From Our Faculty 
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 or digital magazine or book--about the community where they live and learn. Nearly 450 students have participated in these programs.