Saturday, May 8, 2010

Journalism Abroad: Program Participants

East Africa

July - Aug 2010

By Don Sanders,

Participants in the 2010 journalism summer study abroad program
titled "Uganda: Media, Diversity and Governance," were announced on April 9, 2010.

This is the inaugural journalism study abroad program that is administered and practically conducted by the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ).

This was a competitive nomination process. Only 14 out of 30 applicants were finally selected. The group is comprised of students from political science, media arts and studies, and journalism (magazine, broadcast, and news-editorial sequences).

"We are pleased with the talent and caliber of this year’s participants. It’s a group with exceptional aptitude and enthusiasm that will provide support for each other as they embark on this academic intercultural immersion and touristy adventure," said Professor Yusuf Kalyango, the Institute's Director. Prof. Kalyango serves as the Program Director for the journalism study abroad program.

The group is now preparing for its adventurous expedition this spring quarter with eight weekly orientation sessions. Watch this space in the coming months for the latest news and feature articles from all 14 participants and their local counterparts.

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