Institute for International Journalism

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About the Institute for International Journalism

The institute is part of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, carrying out many of the school's international initiatives. Its goals are to prepare students to work as international journalists, support research on topics related to international journalism, enhance communication among journalists, students and media scholars, and cooperate with global partners in journalism education.

The IIJ is now home to the International Communication Research Journal, a publication of the International Communication Division of AEJMC.

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The Global Spotlight

THE GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT (see list below) is an international current affairs e-news magazine with feature stories originally investigated, reported, edited, and produced by students of the Foreign Correspondence class. Launched in 2009, the e-news magazine will be published four times a year by the Institute for International Journalism at Ohio University. You also can visit the Institute's blog for Special Reports by going to

Young African Leaders Initiative

The IIJ administers the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State. Read more


The Study of the U.S. Institute

The IIJ administers the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Journalism and Media scholars, which is funded by an annual renewable grant from the U.S. Department of State's Study of the U.S. Branch in the Office of Academic Exchange Programs." Read more

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Inside the IIJ

9th YALI Connect Camp a Success in Dakar

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.


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Journalism Academic Linkage Fosters Triangle Collaboration

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.”

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IIJ Student Association

Students for Global Media and Diversity (SGMD) promotes awareness of diversity and enhances cross-cultural communication among students at Ohio University. SGMD aims to foster an appreciation of the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of international journalists, their media systems, and the governments within which they operate. SGMD provides students with a comfortable environment within which they can socialize and network about international affairs. They learn about the role of media in a globalized community. Membership in this organization consists of enrolled Ohio University undergraduate and graduate domestic students and international students from all over the world. SGMD also welcomes alumni and former fellows of the Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Internship to participate in the organization's activities. Enrollment and membership is free.

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