Global Eyewitness Information Session Feb. 29

Sunday, February 18, 2024 - 6:30am

Join us for an enlightening information session about the Global Eyewitness program and the unique opportunities available during the 2024-2025 academic year. Discover how you can be part of a transformative journey that combines travel, storytelling, and ethical journalism.

Global Eyewitness Information Session Details:

  • Date: Feb. 29, 2024
  • Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Room 336, Andersen Hall

Applications for the program are required and will open following the information session.

  • Applications Open: March 1 to 8
  • Interview Period: March 11 to 20
  • Decision Announcements: March 21

About Global Eyewitness:

Global Eyewitness offers an unparalleled chance to travel the world and craft compelling stories that bridge problems with possibilities. This program is designed for those who are courageous, compassionate, and humble, emphasizing the ethical responsibility to vividly narrate the diversity and depth of the human condition. Spanning two semesters, participants commit to extensive training and travel, including a significant trip during the winter break.

Program Structure:

  • Fall 2024 Semester:  Enrollment in JOMC 491 will cover bias in reporting, solutions journalism, and trauma-informed reporting, with a focus on Vietnam's history and culture. It culminates in a multimedia project based on fieldwork assignments. This one-credit-hour class will run from Oct. 28 to Dec. 16.
  • Winter Break: A transformative trip to Vietnam to develop multimedia stories that spotlight local issues and initiatives.
  • Spring 2025 Semester: JOUR 490B focuses on editing and producing in-depth multimedia stories that reflect on local problem-solving efforts and their outcomes.

Don’t miss this chance to learn more about how you can contribute to global storytelling with integrity and insight. We look forward to seeing you at the information session and exploring the possibilities together.

Students take photographs on the Mekong river in Vietnam during the 2023 Global Eyewitness trip.
Students take photographs on the Mekong river in Vietnam during the 2023 Global Eyewitness trip.