On Nov. 5, 2012, SJMC will host more than 20 journalists from European countries as part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for International Journalists. The fellows will be at the University of Minnesota through Wednesday, Nov. 7.
As part of the Edward R. Murrow Program, more than 130 journalists from 90 countries visit the United States. After their weeklong stay in Washington, D.C. the journalists travel to the University of Minnesota and then will visit Phoenix.
The Fellows' visit to Minnesota will focus on the election and issues of both local and national importance. The Fellows will hear speakers from both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment and the Voter ID Amendment; will visit a polling place and election headquarters; will visit Minnesota Public Radio on election day; and will hear from SJMC faculty members after the election to help digest the results of both local and national elections.
The Fellows will also have the opportunity to job shadow a Twin Cities professional and visit a host family during their visit.
SJMC is among nine journalism schools across the country to participate in the program. Made possible through a partnership with the Minnesota International Center and the U.S. Department of State, the trip allows journalists from around the world to explore the United States journalism scene.
For more about the Edward R. Murrow Program, click here.