Seven journalists from Albania, Brazil, Croatia, Ghana, India, Mongolia and Vietnam visited students in the Journalism and Communication magnet with the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program to discuss misinformation in modern-day media last week on Dec. 3.
#IVLP Edward Murrow journalists spent the morning with future journalists at @duPontManual High School’s Journalism and Communication Magnet! pic.twitter.com/FodbZWUfbJ
— WorldAffairs KY/S.IN (@WorldAffairsKY) December 3, 2018
Visiting journalists work in all facets of the industry from print journalism to broadcast and digital:
Thimi Samarxhiu, Albania: “Real Story” Program, Vizion Plus TV
Barbara Pereira Liborio, Brazil: Aos Fatos, Canal Meio
Dora Krsul, Croatia: Srednja.hr
Umaru Sanda Amadu, Ghana: Citi FM/TV
Virendra Kumar Tiwari, India: Naidunia-A Unit Jagran Prakashan Ltd.
Amartuvshin Amarsaikhan, Mongolia: Mongolian Center for Investigative Journalism
Thi Thanh Ha Pham, Vietnam: Vietnam Digital Television
While the majority of the seminar was focused on how the seven journalists have overcome hardships without an explicit right to free press, they were able to answer questions from the student audience and ask their own questions about the experiences of each student and the various publications.
Conversations at the forum first opened with a discussion of misinformation on a global scale but slowly shifted to the importance of student and local journalism. Listen to some of the discussion here: