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ieiMedia faculty to chat on Twitter about studying abroad

Oct 14, 2016   //   by Rachele Kanigel   //   Advice From the Pros, Announcements, Blog, IEI Media in the News, International Reporting, Journalism Education, Social Media  //  No Comments
Rachele Kanigel is an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University. She directed ieiMedia projects in Jerusalem (2013), Perpignan (2010 and 2011) and Urbino (2009) and taught reporting in Cagli in 2007. In 2017 she will co-direct ieiMedia's new international reporting program in Kyoto, Japan.
MediaShift_logoThree ieiMedia faculty will participate next week in an #EdShift chat, “Learning Digital Skills on Study-Abroad Programs,” sponsored by MediaShift.

The hourlong chat will start at 1 p.m. Eastern time/noon Central/11 a.m. Mountain/10 a.m. Pacific on Oct. 18. You can find it by searching for the #EdShift Twitter hashtag.

Rachele Kanigel, co-director of ieiMedia’s new Kyoto program, Steve Listopad, director of the Oslo program and Spring Semester in Urbino, and Amara Aguilar, who teaches in ieiMedia’s Valencia program, will participate. Other guests include Vivian Martin of Central Connecticut State University, Andrea Frantz of Buena Vista University,  Meggie Morris of Northwestern University, Kim Fox of American University in Cairo, and John Schrader of California State University-Long Beach. Stacy Forster of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will moderate the chat.

Kanigel, an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, has led ieiMedia programs in Perpignan, France; Urbino, Italy; and Jerusalem and taught in the Cagli program. Aguilar, an associate professor of professional practice in digital journalism at the University of Southern California, taught in ieiMedia’s Valencia program in 2015 and 2016.

Former ieiMedia students and those considering our 2017 programs are encouraged to attend the Twitter chat and share experiences and questions about studying digital journalism abroad.

UPDATE: A Storify recap of the conversation was posted on MediaShift after the chat. Read it here.

ieiMedia Names Admissions Director

Sep 18, 2015   //   by Susan West   //   Blog, France, IEI Media in the News, Nice, France, Study Abroad  //  No Comments
Susan West is an award-winning writer and editor who launches and advises magazines and websites. With an M.S. in science journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia, West started her career as a staff writer at Science News and Science 80. In 1986, she co-founded a popular health magazine called Hippocrates (now known as Health and owned by Time Inc.), which won four National Magazine Awards during her tenure.

Michael Dorsher, Ph.D., a journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and former Fulbright Scholar, has accepted appointment as admissions director of the Institute for Education in International Media, ieiMedia Founder and President Andrew Ciofalo said today.

IeiMedia Admissions director Michael Dorshe

IeiMedia names Nice program director Michael Dorsher as admissions director.

As admissions director, Dorsher will be responsible for vetting applicants to all eight of ieiMedia’s 2016 summer study abroad programs, answering inquiries, collecting references and coordinating communication among applicants and program directors. Dorsher also will continue as program director of ieiMedia’s multimedia journalism program based in Nice, France, a position he has held the past two years.

“I’m happy to be taking on increased responsibilities with ieiMedia,” Dorsher said, “because I’ve found it to be the absolute best study abroad program for journalism and communication students – and faculty. There’s no better preparation for success in today’s global society than an intensive cross-cultural, multimedia study abroad program such as ieiMedia’s.”

In addition to leading ieiMedia’s Nice-based program, Dorsher led study abroad students to Peru in 2012 and England in 2008. Conversant in French and Spanish, he studied abroad himself as a post-doctorate Fulbright Scholar at Montreal’s McGill University in 2008-09 and as an undergraduate at England’s Oxford University. He earned a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Maryland in 1999 and joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2000.

Dorsher is the co-author of a leading media ethics textbook and an active researcher and freelance journalist. Before entering academia, he was an award-winning reporter and editor for 20 years, capped by four years as one of the founding homepage editors of washingtonpost.com.

The same organizational skills and attention to detail that made Dorsher a top-level editor and successful program director will make him an excellent admissions director, Ciofalo said. “He makes my job easier, and he’s passionate about study abroad. What more could I ask?”

Urbino Instructor Bob Marshall Honored with “Watchdog” Award

Apr 5, 2015   //   by Steve Anderson   //   Awards, IEI Media in the News, Urbino, Italy  //  No Comments
Steve Anderson is the Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. Prior to entering academe, Anderson was an environmental reporter and weathercaster for KCNC television, a network O&O station in Denver, Colorado. His reporting often involved in-depth examination of local and regional environmental issues and an explanation of the science behind them. He also worked as a news photographer, weathercaster and news reporter in other markets. Steve earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver. He is ieiMedia's Program Director for Urbino, Italy.
Bob Marshall

Urbino Instructor, Bob Marshall

Urbino instructor Bob Marshall was the reporter for a groundbreaking piece of journalism that won the “Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism” by The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) organization.

The award was for “Losing Ground,” an interactive journalism project showing how much of coastal Louisiana has disappeared over the last 80 years. The story was reported by Bob Marshall of The Lens, along with application developers Al Shaw and Brian Jacobs of ProPublica. The piece utilized historical maps, aerial photos, and satellite images to show the devastation of the Louisiana coast over time.

The annual IRE Awards recognize outstanding investigative work and help identify the techniques and resources used to complete each story. “Not only did ‘Losing Ground’ apply innovative techniques coupled with extensive shoe leather reporting, it furthered The Lens’s ability to be a watchdog for its community,” the judges wrote.

Marshall, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, was an environmental reporter and columnist at The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) for more than 30 years. In 2013, he moved over to “The Lens,” a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-interest newsroom in New Orleans where he produces in-depth stories on wetlands restoration, flood protection, and coastal erosion.

Marshall taught reporting in Cagli, Italy in 2008 and in Urbino, Italy in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He will return to Urbino in 2015.

Bob Marshall's "Louisiana's Moon Shot" Posted by The Lens and ProPublica

Dec 9, 2014   //   by Steve Anderson   //   IEI Media in the News, Multimedia, Urbino, Italy  //  No Comments
Steve Anderson is the Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. Prior to entering academe, Anderson was an environmental reporter and weathercaster for KCNC television, a network O&O station in Denver, Colorado. His reporting often involved in-depth examination of local and regional environmental issues and an explanation of the science behind them. He also worked as a news photographer, weathercaster and news reporter in other markets. Steve earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver. He is ieiMedia's Program Director for Urbino, Italy.
Louisiana's Moon Shot

Louisiana's Moon Shot

“Louisiana’s Moon Shot,” the second in a two-part series on Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing coastline, was posted today. The story was reported and written by Urbino instructor Bob Marshall, with data reporting and maps by Al Shaw of ProPublica and Brian Jacobs of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews. You can read the piece and view the interactive maps at: http://projects.propublica.org/larestoration

Marshall covers environmental issues for The Lens, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-interest newsroom in New Orleans. Before working at The Lens, he was a feature writer and columnist whose work at The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) earned two Pulitzer Prizes. 

ProPublica: http://www.propublica.org
The Lens
: http://thelensnola.org

Urbino Instructor Bob Marshall Discusses Loss of Louisiana Coastland on Salon.com

Dec 5, 2014   //   by Steve Anderson   //   IEI Media in the News, Urbino, Italy  //  No Comments
Steve Anderson is the Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. Prior to entering academe, Anderson was an environmental reporter and weathercaster for KCNC television, a network O&O station in Denver, Colorado. His reporting often involved in-depth examination of local and regional environmental issues and an explanation of the science behind them. He also worked as a news photographer, weathercaster and news reporter in other markets. Steve earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver. He is ieiMedia's Program Director for Urbino, Italy.
Bob Marshall

Urbino instructor Bob Marshall (right), along with instructor Dennis Chamberlin, taking notes in Urbino.

Urbino instructor Bob Marshall and his reporting are featured in an article entitled “Is Louisiana’s coastline beyond saving” at Salon.com. The article outlines how the Mississippi delta region is rapidly losing coastal wetlands due to oil and gas drilling, dredging, the building of levees and shipping channels, and rising sea level.
 
Marshall covers environmental issues for The Lens, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public-interest newsroom in New Orleans. Before working at The Lens, he was a feature writer and columnist whose work at The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) earned two Pulitzer Prizes. He was co-author of the series “Oceans of Trouble: Are the World’s Fisheries Doomed?” which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2006 Marshall’s investigations into the engineering missteps that led to the levee failures during Hurricane Katrina were among the stories for which the newspaper was honored with The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

His most recent project called “Losing Ground” is an innovative piece of multimedia journalism written by Marshall with data reporting, maps and design created in cooperation with Al Shaw of ProPublica and Brian Jacobs of Knight-Mozilla Open News. The project appears at http://projects.propublica.org/louisiana. It is gaining significant national exposure. Marshall was recently interviewed on “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC.

You can read the Salon article at: http://www.salon.com/2014/11/28/is_louisianas_coastline_beyond_saving_partner

More information about the Urbino project can be found here: http://ieimedia.com/urbino

Urbino Multimedia Student Featured in Online News

Oct 4, 2014   //   by Susan West   //   Alumni News, IEI Media in the News, Urbino, Italy  //  No Comments
Susan West is an award-winning writer and editor who launches and advises magazines and websites. With an M.S. in science journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia, West started her career as a staff writer at Science News and Science 80. In 1986, she co-founded a popular health magazine called Hippocrates (now known as Health and owned by Time Inc.), which won four National Magazine Awards during her tenure.

Olivia Martzell in Urbino, Italy.

“I think international study is extremely important for students. It encourages students to get out of their comfort zone and test their skills and abilities,” Olivia Martzell, a multimedia student in the 2014 Urbino Program, recently told her college news bureau.

Martzell is a senior majoring in liberal arts at the Louisiana Scholars’ College, part of Northwestern State University of Louisana in Natchitoches. In Urbino, she wrote and photographed an article and created a video about a local dance school, Movimento E Fantasia  – Movement and Fantasy.

Titled “Getting the Pointe,” Martzell’s story was nominated for two Raffie awards, for Best Photo Story and Best Single Photograph. Martzell won in the category Best Single Photograph for “Tiny Dancers,” an atmospheric portrait of young performers awaiting their turn onstage. She was surprised to win, she told the news bureau, because “that was the first time I ever took a photography class.”

Martzell, who is also a dancer, said she “hopes to become a broadcast journalist for a national news network.” Of her experience in Urbino, she said, “I feel I progressed so much with my journalistic abilities. I was challenged to work hard and to go out, despite being out of my element, and learn Italy’s culture and truly get the story.”

Urbino 2013 Website Named EPPY Award Finalist

Oct 25, 2013   //   by Steve Anderson   //   Awards, IEI Media in the News, Urbino, Italy  //  No Comments
Steve Anderson is the Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. Prior to entering academe, Anderson was an environmental reporter and weathercaster for KCNC television, a network O&O station in Denver, Colorado. His reporting often involved in-depth examination of local and regional environmental issues and an explanation of the science behind them. He also worked as a news photographer, weathercaster and news reporter in other markets. Steve earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver. He is ieiMedia's Program Director for Urbino, Italy.

Eppy AwardsieiMedia’s Urbino 2013 Project website has been named a finalist in the 2013 EPPY™ Awards, sponsored by Editor & Publisher magazine.

The EPPY™ Awards are one of the nation’s most prized and long-running honors for online content and recognize the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories.

ieiMedia’s website, created in partnership with James Madison University and Iowa State University, is a finalist in the “Best College/University Journalism Website” category.

After three weeks of in-depth judging, the E&P team, along with a prestigious panel of 78 judges, voted and selected the 2013 EPPY™ award finalists.

Each EPPYTM entry is judged on its own merits within a particular category. Finalists must receive a score in the top one-third of the average score across all categories within their division.

A complete list of finalists is available on the Editor & Publisher website.

Congratulations to all the students who worked on the site, including Nikki Beck, Kaitlin Birkbeck, Bethany Blakeman, Jessica Christian, Connor Drew, Kirsten Fenn, Rachel Green, Stephanie Gross, Tory Hallenburg, Ashleigh Hodgson, Haley Johnston, Myra Krieger-Coen, Rachel Lake, Teddy LaMotta, Laura Miele, Autumn Morowitz, Teddy Nelson, Amanda Presley, William Price, Giovanna Rajao, Zuogwi Reeves, Kelsey Richmond, Kathleen Riley, Kelly Roden, Steven Schmucker, Kelly Sebetka, Cory Smith, Hannah Spurrier, Funda Tekin, Stephanie Tormey, Megan Vaughan, Casey Wagner and Greg Zwiers.

University of Urbino student interpreters included Luca Ambrogiani, Alberto Biondi, Elisa Carloni, Fabiola Castellani, Chiara Ciattaglia, Vitalba Conte, Tommaso Corbelli, Veronica Dadi, Martina Dragomanni, Massimiliano Greghini, Giada Guastalla, Alessandra Maci, Sofia Sacconi, Luca Sartori and Elena Sorchiotti.

Professors on the project were Steve Anderson, Francesca Carducci, Dennis Chamberlin, Michael Gold, Rustin Greene, Greg Luft, Bob Marshall, Susan West and Pawel Wyszomirski, along with teaching assistant Evan Robinson.

Meet up with ieiMedia

Feb 14, 2013   //   by Rachele Kanigel   //   Blog, IEI Media in the News, International Reporting, Internships, Jobs, Journalism Education  //  No Comments
Rachele Kanigel is an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University. She directed ieiMedia projects in Jerusalem (2013), Perpignan (2010 and 2011) and Urbino (2009) and taught reporting in Cagli in 2007. In 2017 she will co-direct ieiMedia's new international reporting program in Kyoto, Japan.

ieiMedia is hitting the road! Students, faculty and college media advisers who want to learn more about our programs, teaching opportunities and academic partnerships can find us at:

To make an appointment contact ieiMedia Executive Director Rachele Kanigel at rkanigel(at)ieimedia.com.

ieiMedia featured in J., Jewish weekly

Feb 12, 2013   //   by Rachele Kanigel   //   Blog, IEI Media in the News, Israel, Jerusalem, Israel, Journalism Education  //  No Comments
Rachele Kanigel is an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University. She directed ieiMedia projects in Jerusalem (2013), Perpignan (2010 and 2011) and Urbino (2009) and taught reporting in Cagli in 2007. In 2017 she will co-direct ieiMedia's new international reporting program in Kyoto, Japan.

ieiMedia’s Jerusalem program is featured in this week’s issue of J., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California.

The article  focuses on the power of experiential learning for teaching the craft of journalism.

“Certain aspects of writing and reporting can be taught in a classroom,” the article begins. “But any seasoned journalist can attest that some skills are gained only through on-the-ground experience — especially in a place that inspires as much media controversy as Israel.

“A new program from the Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) aims to give college journalists exactly that.”

The Jerusalem program has already attracted attention from students around the world. Applications have come from the U.S., Canada and Australia and we’ve had inquiries from students in Brazil and Pakistan.

Scholarships for the program are still available. American students and international students at American universities can apply for scholarships of up to $1,000 from the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Journalism. Canadian Friends of Hebrew University has agreed to make scholarships available for Canadian students.

Feb. 15 is the application deadline for program. Don’t have time to apply this week? Late applications will be accepted through March if slots are available.

Apply now to secure your spot!

 

Istanbul Project Student a Hearst Multimedia Award Finalist

Jan 14, 2012   //   by Mary D'Ambrosio   //   Awards, Books, IEI Media in the News, Istanbul, Turkey, Multimedia, Photography & Photojournalism, Video  //  No Comments
Mary D'Ambrosio, the founding editor of Big World Magazine, teaches journalism at Columbia University and New York University. A writer specializing in international issues, she has reported from the U.K., Turkey, Italy and Latin America.

 

A multimedia story by Kat Russell, a student in the summer 2011 Istanbul Project, has been named a finalist in the prestigious annual Hearst Journalism Multimedia Awards.

Working with Prof. Brent Foster, Russell profiled Janset Karavan, an Istanbul writer and mime. Their interviews were conducted in Turkish, with Bahçeşehir University student Bürde Özçakır translating.

Award finalist Kat Russell

Russell, an undergraduate at California State University at Northridge, produced the story while on assignment for The Istanbul Project, a joint undergraduate foreign reporting program of ieiMedia and San Francisco State University. Istanbul’s Bahçeşehir University hosts the three-credit program each summer.

Students practice reporting and writing about another culture, while learning to shoot photos and video, and to work with interpreters. Their stories are considered for publication in a digital magazine, and book.

The annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program is conducted under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, and funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program’s mission is to support excellence in journalism and journalism education at U.S. colleges and universities.

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