Young Journalists "Think Transatlantic" in Washington DC 2012
At the Newseum
"Young Journalists Think Transatlantic" - This was the motto of a 4-day workshop in Washington DC (May 29- June 1), organized by the German Embassy for 15 students or recent graduates from leading journalism schools from the United States and Germany. How does reporting on the financial crisis differ on both sides of the Atlantic, what is work like for a press officer at the Pentagon and the beauty of TV news telling via images instead of talking heads were a few of the issues debated during the conference. Most of all, though, the young journalists were able to get to know each other, building a network that crisscrosses the pond.
U.S. Participants came from the journalism schools of the University of Missouri, Northwestern University at Medill, the University of Southern California (Annenberg School), the University of California at Berkeley, Arizona State University (Walter Cronkite School), and Howard University.
Participating German journalism schools were the Henri-Nannen-Schule (Hamburg), Deutsche Journalistenschule (Munich), Axel-Springer-Akademie (Berlin), and RTL Journalism School (Cologne).
Young Journalists Report on their Experiences
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I recently had the opportunity to spend four days in Washington D.C. with 13 fellow young journalists learning about the relationship between Germany and the United States. The trip was a mix of ...
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“As journalists, we ask why did they meet if there were no results but we should not underestimate the value of people meeting,” explained Howard Schneider, a reporter at the Washington Post, about ...
I was fortunate enough to be selected by the Missouri School of Journalism to attend the German Embassy’s Young Journalist Program in Washington DC May 29- June 1. This was a perfect opportunity to ...
What would you do? Our visit to Washington’s–by the way, highly recommended–Newseum gave us a lot of topics to think about, to talk about and to discuss.Many of us were deeply impressed by ...
As a budding journalist attending a school still very much geared to the print media, it dawned on me at the conference how exciting it can be taking on the interactive opportunities of the web.
Photo Essay of the conference, Young Journalists "Think Transatlantic" in Washington, DC, from May 29 to June 1.