RIAS German/American Journalists Exchange

American and German broadcast journalists have been participating in a significant transatlantic exchange opportunity since 1993. Every year, the RIAS German/American Journalists Exchange Program, sponsored by RTDNA and RTDNF, sends German journalists to the United States, and American journalists to Germany, to learn about our respective news media systems, governments, and cultures. According to RTDNA, … Continue reading

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Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia

The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s most popular tourist destination and one of the most popular tourist sites in all of Spain. Its foundation stone was set in 1882, and La Sagrada Familia has been under perpetual construction since then. It was designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudi. I was most fortunate to … Continue reading

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Global News Relay

The WTAMU Mass Communication program is involved in something really cool, and it’s called the Global News Relay. Described as “a collaboration of journalism schools across the world to broadcast rolling news,” we’ll be joining universities from the United Kingdom, India, Dubai, Indonesia, Norway, Australia, and elsewhere in the United States in providing 12 hours of news on Thursday, March 27. WT signed up for a two-hour … Continue reading

My Journalism Student is Getting Out of Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine is just too dicey. My journalism student, Daniela Fierro (Twitter @daniefierro), is coming home. I give a lot of credit to West Texas A&M’s Study Abroad Office and to EESA-Eastern European Study Abroad, Daniela’s specific program coordinator, for staying on top of the situation as things have changed. Now, with Russia’s increased military … Continue reading

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My Journalism Student is in Ukraine

“Everything is really eerie here.” That’s how a flurry of back-and-forth Facebook messages started this morning with Daniela Fierro, a WTAMU journalism student who is currently studying abroad in Ukraine. She’s living in Kharkiv, which is in the eastern part of the country. Until now, most of the unrest has been happening in Kiev, the capital, … Continue reading

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