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JStudents head east, west

One of the great things about teaching journalism at Ohio University is seeing our students venture out beyond their comfort zone. Learning about lands and peoples beyond their immediate horizon, our students are preparing themselves for careers that span the globe.

The John R. Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Internship program provides several students each year the chance to do an internship overseas. Eric Hornbeck is interning with in London this summer. Justin Thompson will join the banking publication this fall. You can read Eric’s blog to keep up with his UK-based internship. Meanwhile, Maria Gallucci is headed to the AP bureau in Mexico City this fall for her John R. Wilhelm internship. I’ll post more information about other Wilhelm internships as they develop in the fall.

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Journalism educators from around the world gather in Athens

This summer we are excited to be hosting more than a dozen journalism educators from around the world.

They (and we) are taking part in the 2010 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Journalism and Media scholars, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. You can read more about it on the jschool’s “SUSI2010” website, as well as watch a “welcome” video by Prof. Yusuf Kalyango, head of our Institute for International Journalism.

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This summer students from the Scripps College have been producing documentaries in Germany, mostly in and around the former East German city of Leipzig (aka “The ’Zig,” according to one student).

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Two journalism students receive Gilman Scholarships for study abroad

Just saw in OU’s Compass online news service that two of our students received significant scholarships to study abroad. Congrats to Alexandra Motz and Crystalyn Thomas-Davis, who will use the Gilman Scholarships for specialized language study, according to the article.

“Motz, a senior journalism major from Cincinnati, hopes that studying abroad will give her the opportunity to enter into travel reporting. She will study documentary production and photography in addition to Spanish in Costa Rica and is currently sending samples of her work to travel websites.”

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Not long after she graduated in 2008, Jessica Beinecke landed a job at the Voice of America’s Mandarin language service. Within a week of starting her job as a researcher, she was invited to audition as host of a television program.

In the first two videos below, Beinecke describes studying Chinese at Ohio University, studying abroad, as well as working at the VOA’s Mandarin service.

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Wilhelm interns covering major news events

This quarter we have students on the John R. Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Internship program covering events in Ecuador and the Middle East.

Gail Burkhardt, a double-major in journalism and Spanish, recently wrote the story “Police Riots in Ecuadore,” filed on the IIJ’s blog.

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Wilhelm intern discusses experiences with AP Jerusalem

This is a re-post of a video interview of grad student Aisha Mohammed, who returned last month from an internship in the AP Jerusalem bureau. Below the YouTube video is a list of links to articles she wrote for the AP.

Mohammed received the Shirley and William Fleischer Foreign Correspondence Internship scholarship.

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Study abroad program focuses on environmental communication in Europe

This summer, faculty in the Scripps College will take students to Leipzig, Germany to study environmental communication.

Prof. Bernhard Debatin (see below) from the JSchool is organizing the program, which focuses on the communication of environmental issues primarily in the former East Germany.

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