Career Webinars

Career Webinars

The Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia) recently sponsored two free career development webinars that were open to students and young professionals. You can view recordings of the webinars below.


Friday, Feb. 24, Noon PST/3 p.m. EST

Want to travel the world and tell stories? Find out what travel editors look for in pitches and how to get your work published. Panelist names are listed below the video.


  • Katherine LaGrave, deputy editor, Afar Media
  • Silas Valentino, travel editor, SFGate
  • Amanda Finnegan, editor, By the Way, the Washington Post's travel destination
  • Nikki Vargas, senior editor, Fodor's Travel

Rachele Kanigel, a professor of journalism at San Francisco State University and director of ieiMedia’s international reporting and photography program in Arles, France, moderated.


Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST

Do you dream of becoming a foreign correspondent? Join ieiMedia for a panel with three accomplished journalists who will share their experiences and advice for students and young professionals eager to embark on a career in international reporting. Panelist bios are listed below the video.

Ilene Prusher, former correspondent and bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor who reported in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She is now a journalism professor at Florida Atlantic University and will direct ieiMedia’s international reporting program in Jerusalem this summer.


Nomi Morris, former correspondent in Berlin for TIME and others, as well as Middle East Bureau chief for Knight Ridder Newspapers, based in Jerusalem. She is now a lecturer in the Writing Program at University of California, Santa Barbara and will direct ieiMedia’s international reporting program in Berlin this summer.

Deni Chamberlin, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who covered the fall of communism in Eastern Europe for TIME, The New York Times Magazine and other publications. She is now associate professor of Visual Journalism at Iowa State University and will teach in ieiMedia’s international reporting program in Arles, France, this summer.

Alexandra Goldberg, a 2022 alumna of the Berlin, Germany program, moderated this session. Alex is currently a senior at UC Santa Barbara and working as an intern at ieiMedia.



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