Category Archives: Internews

Can Journalism Education Teach Journalism Culture?

(Editor’s Note: Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching their final capstone projects. These projects will take the form of either scholarly papers, or professional and creative projects. We are posting proposals and updates … Continue reading

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Mapping the Global Landscape About Media for Development

by Ginnie Seger Freedom of the press has always been the backbone of democracy, and historically serves the fourth estate — a citizen’s tool against tyranny. Globally, media have developed to serve a similar role, from the corruption reporting through … Continue reading

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The Audio Renaissance

by Rick Rockwell Let’s get this straight from the start.  Audio’s importance has never waned in the media universe.  Think of films before the 1920s.  The 1920s also saw the explosion of radio as a mass medium. Sure, since then, … Continue reading

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Listening to Egyptian Voices on the Arab Spring

by Rick Rockwell They spoke of their dreams, their frustrations, and their eagerness to learn. In turn, their hosts asked them to teach and inform.  That’s what can happen in a casual discussion over pizza. In this case, the visitors … Continue reading

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Africa & Technology: From Famine to Facebook

by Jessica Andrews If someone were to ask how you would rank all the continents in terms of accessibility to technology, I think almost anyone would rank Africa last. But that may not be true for much longer. Media are … Continue reading

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