Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists
The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists invites rising international journalists to travel to the United States and examine journalistic principles and practices. Since its inception in 2006, the program has welcomed more than 600 foreign journalists. In October and November, more than 150 journalists from 125 countries will travel to Washington, D.C., to take part in the 2010 session.
Participants meet in the nation’s capital and then travel in smaller groups for academic seminars and field activities with faculty and students at one of the prestigious partner schools of journalism. The visitors also visit various American cities to observe U.S. media coverage of state politics and government as well as American civic life and grassroots involvement in political affairs in smaller towns. The program concludes in New York City, with visits to major media outlets and a symposium to highlight current trends and challenges facing the media in the United States and around the world.
Each year, leading journalists are nominated for participation by the U.S. Embassies in their home countries. The program represents an innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the Aspen Institute and leading U.S. schools of journalism. In 2010, partner schools include:
Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Georgia
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Journalism and Media Studies, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma
School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Minnesota
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee