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Some very exciting news! This August, I’ll be leaving Moorhead for a little while.
First, I’ll be in Nigeria for two weeks on a reporting fellowship.
The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for journalists to study and become involved in journalism as it is practiced in each other’s countries. They will examine the role that journalists play in society and the challenges they face in doing their jobs. Some key themes of the program include the introduction to the United States and its media, the dual nature of U.S. news media, social media strategies, digital tools for African journalists and diversity.
Then, a few days after I return from Nigeria, I’ll be off to Austria for a six-week fellowship. There, I’ll be placed at an as-yet-to-be-determined Austrian media organization to work as a “foreign correspondent” for MPR.
For six weeks, Fellows work at host newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations under the supervision of an editor. In addition to covering local news, Fellows report on events for their employers back home, while learning more about their host country and its media. In most cases, participants also have the opportunity to travel.
I’m really, really excited. If you’re looking for me this summer, I’ll likely be at home working on my German.