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9th YALI Connect Camp a Success in Dakar

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate

Untitled

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

by Hiller Kate

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

by Hiller Kate


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)

Cairo, Egypt conference accepting abstracts

by Lindsay Boyle

The Institute for International Journalism at Ohio University has joined the Faculty of Communication at Al-Azhar University to co-sponsor a conference that will take place in Cairo, Egypt.




Ahmed Hammad presents during the 2011 Study of the U.S. Institute on Journalism and Media at OU.

posted in: Ahmed Hammad, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, Institute for International Journalism, Media Professionalism and Democratization, Ohio University
December 14, 2012 | comments (0)

IIJ director presents at forum in Saudi Arabia

by Lindsay Boyle

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)

Experts unveil cyber security threats

by Lindsay Boyle

By Morgan Sigrist

Technology has improved the way people communicate and socialize, but it has also created a way for hackers to infiltrate the most personal aspects of technology users. This sterning warning was delivered by leading experts of cyber security at an event held in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

posted in: Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, cyber security, Institute for International Journalism, Ohio University, Tor Project
November 27, 2012 | comments (0)

Panel discusses aspects of working with development agencies

by Lindsay Boyle

On Friday, Oct. 26, a four-member panel discussed the various aspects and types of work that Ohio University has done with development agencies throughout the United States and around the world.




David Mould introduces the panel.

posted in: Communication and Development Studies, Institute for International Journalism, Ohio University
November 5, 2012 | comments (0)

Glidden Visiting Professor delivers lectures, speeches at several events

by Lindsay Boyle

Since his arrival at Ohio University in early October, Glidden Visiting Professor Ernest Waititu has spoken in several classes and panels, as well as at other events.

posted in: African Studies Program, Communication and Development Studies, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ernest Waititu, Glidden Visiting Professor, Institute for International Journalism, Ohio University, Year for African Journalism
November 4, 2012 | comments (0)

Year for African Journalism kicks off with arrival of Glidden Visiting Professor

by Lindsay Boyle

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)

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