Friday, June 3, 2011

The International Reporting Project

Yesterday in response to a comment about Global Post, I mentioned The International Reporting ProjectI was not aware of this project before now, so I looked further into their website.

The two main components of the program are the fellowships and the gatekeeper trips.  The fellowships are offered to U.S. reporters so they can do original work overseas, covering stories that may be neglected otherwise.  The gatekeeper trips are for editors and other supervisors in news organizations.  The participants travel as a group to a location overseas to learn more about an unreported story with a global impact.

I am struck by the multilayered nature of this project and the potential impact it could have if people from various levels of an organization participated in it.  This is a good reminder that awareness and participation in worthy stories needs to happen at a variety of levels.

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