Young Journalists Experience the “Transatlantic Dimension" in Washington DC 2011
From March 19 to 21, the German Embassy invited 13 promising young journalists from Germany and the US to look into their countries’ interests, tasks and challenges. Under the motto “21st Century Journalism: The Transatlantic Dimension,” the students and recent graduates from leading journalism schools had the opportunity to get familiar with culture and politics in Germany and the United States and most importantly, to meet like-minded young professionals.
The group met up with leading German and American journalists and experts, discussing topics of transatlantic significance, such as climate and energy policies or economic relations. Various journalism specialties were covered, ranging from investigative and war journalism to the work of a foreign correspondent.
The participants were students or recent graduates of the leading journalism schools Columbia University New York, Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University), Walter Cronkite School of Journalism (Arizona), Annenberg School (University of Southern California), University of California at Berkeley, Howard University Washington, DC on the American side and on the German side Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich, Henri-Nannen-Schule in Hamburg and RTL in Cologne. The young journalists found themselves confronted with many new impressions and here is how they experienced them.