Oman and UAE news organizations invited to apply for new high school journalism program
The High School Journalism Education Program supports partnerships between newspapers, broadcast media and high schools to develop strong scholastic journalism programs in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). News media organizations in Oman and UAE are invited to apply for this two-year program to serve as advisors to participating schools.
Five news media organizations, including up to four Arabic-language outlets, will be selected in each country. Two journalists from each organization will act as mentors to educators and students, providing face-to-face and online guidance to develop print, broadcast and/or online news programs. They will also facilitate internships for high school students in the summer of 2009 and 2010.
A group of 10 journalist-mentors will be invited for an intensive journalism training program at Northwestern University in Qatar from June 7-20, 2009. Mentors who are unable to attend this training will take an online professional development course facilitated by the International Center for Journalists.
The program is funded by the US Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and administered by iEARN-USA in partnership with the Academy for Educational Development, International Center for Journalists, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
Interested news media outlets in Oman and UAE are requested to contact Anindita Dutta Roy at email@example.com.