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Institute for International Journalism

Institute for International Journalism

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The Institute for International Journalism is part of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, carrying out many of the school's international initiatives. Its goals are to prepare students to work as international journalists, support research on topics related to international journalism, enhance communication among journalists, students, and media scholars, and cooperate with global partners in journalism education.

Mission Statement

The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) prepares students to work as international journalists, supports international internships, conducts and publishes international comparative research in communication/media, promotes cross cultural awareness and media professional development through training and conferences, administers grants, and cooperates with global partners in journalism education.

History of the Institute

The Ohio University’s Board of Trustees established the IIJ in 1991 (initially as the Center for International Journalism) to provide coordination of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s international journalism initiatives, as well as to establish a brand name and identity that could facilitate fund raising on behalf of the school’s global initiatives in the following areas:

  • Preparation of students to work as international journalists.
  • Support for research on international journalism.
  • Enhance communication among journalists, students and media scholars.
  • Cooperation with global partners in journalism education.

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Schoonover Center 248
srivastj@ohio.edu
740-593-3136

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