Program

Program Overview and Goals

The updated program is available at http://scrippsjschool.org/news/

The changing American media landscape in the 21st century includes two distinct phenomena: greater corporate control of mainstream media in ways that limit diversity of voices while at the same time more diverse voices being heard through non-traditional or “fringe” media. The Study of the U.S. Institute on Journalism and Media at the Institute for International Journalism at Ohio University will give participants the opportunity to look into their own future by studying the role of American media in society and government during these times of tremendous change. The program will provide information, discussion, and investigation around four main themes that are especially relevant: media, ethics and society; legal frameworks for media freedoms; roles and responsibilities of journalism in a democracy, and the changing media business models in an era of technological change.

The enveloping structure for all discussion will be the diversity of American media audiences. Program participants will work individually and in groups on projects that will teach and reinforce reporting and journalism “best practices,” as well as journalism education (i.e., pedagogical) “best practices”, Participants will: a) observe local (Athens), regional (Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh) and national/international (Washington Post, CNN, Voice of America (VOA) and WorldNet) news organizations, including radio, TV, web, and print operations; b) join in directed discussion with working professionals in those organizations; and c) participate in exercises around organization-specific media issues to maximize “take away” lessons.

At the end of the program the participants will have:

  • increased their professional knowledge, practical journalism skills and teaching skills in researching, reporting, writing and editing, including developing pedagogically effective teaching materials;
  • participated with nationally prominent professionals in substantive exchanges about national and international media issues, including the themes of free press, journalism independence, covering foreign policy and conflict, and impact of new media technology;
  • witnessed examples of successful media operations and new approaches to reporting and programming in a diverse society.
  • increased their scholarly and practical research skills, and advanced their own personal research, creative and/or pedagogical interests

Specific Learning Objectives of the Academic Program and Cultural Study Tour:

  • Understand how U.S. media covers issues of political, cultural and ethnic diversity, by promoting principles and practices of accountability, objective reporting and investigative journalism.
  • Understand the Constitutional rights and watchdog responsibilities of U.S. news media in maintaining a democratic society.
  • Study the theory, philosophy, and implementation of journalism ethics and values for U.S. media, including Independence, Truth, Fairness, Responsibility to the Public, Audience Sensitivity and Do No Harm.
  • Learn about the business structure, operation, and legal environment of U.S. media, at the national and local level.
  • Analyze how news is selected and defined, including the theoretical concepts of “news frame” and “agenda setting” in local and national newsrooms in the U.S.
  • Identify ways of reporting that promote conflict prevention through coverage, and understand the impact of covering traumatic events on journalists. (Syllabus—Day 20)
  • Understand how diverse audiences can be served and represented in coverage.
  • Understand how the globalization of media impacts news coverage in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Understand impact of technology, including Internet, satellite, mobile and broadband on U.S. media structure, business models, and content development and delivery.
  • Improve basic journalism skills in writing, interviewing, story-telling, and the use of sound and images in print, broadcast and online media.
  • Bring back to their home institutions valuable course curricula they have created.
  • Be able to lecture on the main themes of ethics, free press, and new media, as well as practical journalism skills to others in their own countries.
  • Bring back useful curriculum projects and presentations that participants have helped produce.
  • Provide expertise, guidance and resources for individual research, creative and curriculum projects.

The cultural program will consist of two major elements, the Cultural Study Tour which will take the participants to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. and optional excursions to local attractions which will provide exposure to the rich history and diversity of cultures in Southeast Ohio. These local trips include the Tecumseh Native American historical outdoor drama and visit to Adena, the home of the First Governor of Ohio; the Little City of Black Diamonds tour featuring the coal mining history and lifestyle of the region, the Campus Martius museum highlighting the history of the first settlers to Ohio, and others.

Program Syllabus

Day 2: Thursday, July 1
LOGISTICS AND CULTURAL ORIENTATION

International Student and Faculty Services (Baker Center 348)

Campus Tour
ID Cards—Library and Internet access (HDL Center)

*****

Day 3: Friday, July 2
WELCOME, INTRODUCTION TO OBJECTIVES AND THEMES OF ACADEMIC PROGRAM, AND OVERVIEW OF U.S. MEDIA

9:00-10:30am Scripps Hall Auditorium
Welcome

David Mould, Associate Dean, Scripps College of Communication
Yusuf Kalyango, Director, International Journalism Institute
Bob Stewart, Director, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Dan Weiner, Director, Center for International Studies
Greg Shepherd, Dean, Scripps College of Communication
Roderick McDavis, Ohio University President

10:45am-Noon Scripps Hall
Objectives and Themes of Academic Program and Cultural Study Tour

Overview, Goals and Themes of Academic Program
Mary T. Rogus, Academic Program Director

Overview, Goals and Themes of Cultural Study Tour
Yusuf Kalyango, Program Director

1:00-2:30pm RTV371
Overview of U.S. Media Organizations and Business Structure

Network/National vs. Local
Technology—legacy media, digital, satellite, cable, mobile, broadband
Emerging business models
Hugh Martin, Media Economics, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Bob Benz, VP of the Scripps company newspaper division’s interactive group (via Skype)

3:00-4:30pm RTV371
Overview of Journalism in the U.S.

Development and current status of journalism ethical values and codes
Influence of technology
National versus Local
Convergence and multi-platform, multimedia
Tim Sharp, News Director, WOUB-AM, FM, TV
Alan Miller, Managing Editor, The Columbus Dispatch

7:00pm
Welcome Dinner

*****

Day 7: Monday, July 5
REDEFIING JOURNALISM: BLOGS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND ‘CITIZEN JOURNALSIM’

9:00-10:30am RTV371
Everyone has a Camera, Is Everyone a Journalist? The New Two-Way Dialogue

What is citizen journalism—is it journalism?
Being Interactive
Hans Meyer, New Media and Citizen Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

10:45-12:15pm RTV371
Using Social Media and Blogs in Journalism

Arian Smedley, Associated Press Social Media Desk, (via Skype)
Bob Stewart, Director, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

12:15-1:45pm Baker Center
Brown Bag Lunch: Research/Creative Project Interests

Presentations by 6 of participants on their scholarly research, creative project, and pedagogical interests to College of Communication and International Studies faculty and graduate students

2:00-4:45pm RTV371
Hands-On: Blogging, Tweeting, and Storytelling on the Institute Website

Will Tapper, Institute Webmaster
Mary T. Rogus, Academic Program Director
Yusuf Kalyango, Program Director

*****

Day 7: Tuesday, July 6
CONVERGED MEDIA OPERATIONS

10:00am-5:00pm Columbus
WBNS-TV, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio News Network

Tour facilities of various media outlets for the Dispatch Company, a family owned media company headquartered in Columbus
Discussion with managers at all outlets on how they work together and where they operate separately

*****

Day 8: Wednesday, July 7
LEGAL, POLITICAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR U.S. MEDIA

9:00-10:30am RTV371
What is the Role of News in a Democracy? Maintaining Independence to Carry Out that Role

Who wants control? How do they get it? How do we get it back?
Agenda-Setting
Watchdog
Mary T. Rogus, Broadcast Journalism and Media Ethics, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

10:45-12:15pm RTV371
Covering Politics and Elections

Tom Suddes, Political Columnist, Cleveland Plain-Dealer Newspaper
Phil Elliott, AP White House Correspondent (via Skype from D.C.)

12:15-1:45pm Baker Center
Brown Bag Lunch: Research/Creative Project Interests

Presentations by 6 of participants on their scholarly research, creative project, and pedagogical interests to College of Communication and International Studies faculty and graduate students

2:00-3:15pm RTV371
Media and Government Panel

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
State GOP Chair
Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl
Political Consultant

3:30-4:45pm RTV371
Legal Environment for U.S. Journalists

Aimee Edmondson, Media Law, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Small Group Evening Activity—Case Study 1: Independence in Political Coverage
Participants will gather in small groups of 6 at their dorm or library to analyze a real world case study created by program faculty.

*****

Day 9: Thursday, July 8
PEDAGOGY DAY: TEACHING MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS

9:00-10:30am RTV371
Seek the Truth–Report It, Be Accountable for It and Transparent About It

Accuracy–Seeing the whole picture–Journalism from 360 degrees
Balance and Fairness–Tell them how you did it
Do no harm–Fix the harm you do
Mary T. Rogus, Broadcast Journalism and Media Ethics, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

10:45-12:15pm RTV371
Teaching the Theory, Philosophy and Practice of Media Ethics

Case Study Discussion
Bill Reader, Media Ethics, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

12:15-1:45pm Baker Center
Brown Bag Lunch: Research/Creative Project Interests

Presentations by 6 of participants on their scholarly research, creative project, and pedagogical interests to College of Communication and International Studies faculty and graduate students

2:00-3:15pm RTV371
The Challenges and Importance of the Media Law Course

Aimee Edmondson, Media Law, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

3:30-4:45pm RTV371
Ethics Round Table and All OK Debriefing

Open discussion of ethics codes in participants’ different countries, how they compare and contrast with U.S. media ethics code, and how participants teach ethics
Debrief discussion to deal with any problems/issues and get feedback on program
David Mould, Yusuf Kalyango, Mary T. Rogus, Program Directors/Administrators

4:45-5:30pm Baker Center
Visit to The Post

Independent study daily newspaper distributed on campus and in the city of Athens

*****

Day 10: Friday, July 9
COMMUNITY RADIO/TV NEWS and INDEPENDENT RESEARCH /CREATIVE PROJECTS/ CURRICULUM PROJECTS

10:00-11:15am RTV371
Applied Research: Examining the Role of Media in Advancing Democracy, Human Rights and Development

TBA

11:30-1:00pm Baker Center
Brown Bag Lunch: Serving Smaller Communities with Radio and Television News

Ed Esposito, VP News and Information, Rubber City Radio, Akron, OH, and recent RTDNA Chairman
Bob Brunner, News Director, WOAY-TV, Oak Hill, WV, and former RTDNA Chairman
Based on the presentations at Brown Bag Lunches, participants will meet with OU faculty members whose areas of research, creative work and curriculum projects match their own, and have access to all reference and research resources on campus.

*****

Day 12: Sunday, July 11: CLEVELAND
Travel and Cultural Activities

Morning
Drive to Cleveland (3½ hours)

Afternoon
Tall Ships festival

historic ships from Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sail into Cleveland Harbor for tours and exhibits.

Evening
Dinner in redeveloped waterfront entertainment district.

Day 13: Monday, July 12: CLEVELAND
Media Visits

Morning
Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper
(Newhouse paper)
tour of facilities, meet with group of reporters and editors to talk about coverage of a major metropolitan area including minority issues, and economics, as well as discussion of investigative projects

Afternoon
WEWS-TV
(Scripps Co., ABC affiliate; traditional, objective news philosophy)
watch Noon news live, tour station, and spend time with online staff learning how online and television operations are integrated
WOIO/WUAB-TV (Raycom Co., CBS and MyNetwork affiliates; advocacy, ‘news with an attitude’ philosophy)
watch 5pm news live, tour station, and meet with News Director to discuss news approach

Evening
Free time to explore Cleveland

Day 14: Tuesday, July 13: CLEVELAND
Cultural Activities

Morning
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

interactive exhibits dedicated to the history and artistry of rock and roll music and musicians

Afternoon and Evening
Cedar Point Amusement Park
world record for number of roller coasters and the second oldest amusement park in the country, classic American amusement park experience

Day 15: Wednesday, July 14: PITTSBURGH
Travel and Cultural Activities

Morning
Drive to Pittsburgh (2½ hours)
Andy Warhol Museum

Afternoon
Lunch in the Strip District
year round open air market by day and nightclub district by night, many ethnic food and retail booths

Walking Tour of Homestead Works
formerly world’s largest steel mill, now historic remnant of industrial steel industry and site of the Battle of Homestead, one of the major labor disputes in the development of USW union
Tour of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
one of city’s oldest churches, Polish Catholic Cathedral and on the National Registry of historic places—example of how Pittsburgh holds on to its European immigrant heritage

Evening
Theater performance “The Producers”
(Civic Light Opera show at Benedum Theater in redeveloped cultural district)

Day 16: Thursday, July 15: PITTSBURGH
Media Visits, Cultural Activities and Travel

Morning
WQED-TV and Radio

tour of studios and production space including Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood of Make Believe, meet with some of the children’s program production staff
Heinz Field Steelers Stadium

tour of Coca-Cola Great Hall (history of Steelers, Superbowl Trophies, etc.), Clubs, Luxury Suites, Press Box, and Field

Afternoon
Mogul Mind Media

film, TV, and multi-media production company with 6 studios and state-of-the-art digital film technology—will tour studios and watch some production (if set is open), meet with Director of Pittsburgh Film Office
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
one of only two vintage racing events in country that is raced entirely on city streets, also classic car cruise-in, concerts and charity events

Evening
Drive back to Athens (3½ hours)

*****

Day 17: Friday, July 16
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH/CREATIVE PROJECTS/CURRICULUM PROJECTS

9:30-11:00am RTV371
Seminar in Comparative Research and Methods in Mass Communication

Carson Wagner, Mass Communication Research Theory/Methods, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

*****

Day 20: Monday, July 19
MEDIA COVERAGE OF CONFLICT

9:00-10:30am Scripps 108

Sources of Conflict and Research into Conflict
Fred Vultee, Wayne State University

10:45am-12:15pm Scripps 108

Media Roles in Conflict Coverage
Understanding conflicts–Media and conflict resolution
Mediating conflicts & hostile environments–Case facilitation and deliberation
Negotiations, propagation, and discourse arbitration
Fred Vultee, Wayne State University

12:30-1:30pm
Brown Bag Lunch

1:30-3:00pm Scripps 108
The Media and the Military

John Klemack, PIO Wrigh-Patterson Air Force Base
Jamie McIntyre, Former CNN Senior Pentagon Correspondent, The Line of Departure military blog (via Skype from Washington, D.C.)

3:15-4:30pm RTV371
Conflict Resoultion Exercises

Interactive conflict resolution scenarios which will engage participants and can be used in teaching
Yusuf Kalyango, Director, Institute of International Journalism, Former CNN Africa Correspondent

*****

Day 21: Tuesday, July 20
DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM AND COMMUNITY JOURNALISM IN ACTION

9:00-10:30am RTV371
Coverage of Diplomacy, Foreign Policy & International Politics

Reporting on globalization and the politics of economic aid
Covering terrorism and joint counterterrorism efforts
News and interstate/transnational securitization
Conceptualizing democracy and democratization

Fred Vultee, Wayne State University

10:45am-12:30pm RTV371
Role of Communication in Developing Countries

Vibert Cambridge, Communication and Development Studies Program

1:30-3:00pm Scripps Hall
Identifying Bias and Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Who don’t we hear from
The Myth of Objectivity
Acknowledging personal bias
Mary T. Rogus, Broadcast Journalism and Media Ethics, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

3:15-4:30pm Scripps Hall
Diversity Roundtable and All OK Debrief?

Open discussion of diversity issues and coverage in participants’ countries and contrast with U.S. media coverage–Case study discussion
Debrief discussion to deal with any problems/issues and get feedback on program

Day 22: Wednesday, July 21
DIVERSITY AND THE MEDIA IN THE U.S.

9:00-10:30am RTV371
Religious Diversity and hte Media Panel Discussion

Father Martin Holler, Christ the King Church
Pastor Craig Seitz, First Presbyterian Chruch
Ministers Crow Swimsaway and Bekki Shining Berheart, Chruch of Earth Healing
Loren Lybarger, Islam Scholar, World Religions Department

10:45am-12:15pm RTV371
Race and Sexual Orientation Diversity and the Media Panel Discussion

Carolyn Bailey Lewis, Director, Center for Public Media
Mike Robinson, President, LaVERDAD Marketing
Mickey Hart, director of OU’s LGBT Center

12:30-2:00pm RTV371
Brown Bag Lunch – Diversity Round Table

Open discussion of diversity and the media
Case study discussion

*****

Day 23: Thursday, July 22
PEDAGOGY and RESEARCH DAY: DESIGN AND USE OF MOCK EXERCISES AND PRACTICUM COURSES; RESEARCH FUNDING

9:00-10:30am RTV371
Conducting Media Research without Adequate Funding: Mining Quantitative and Qualitative Data

TBA

10:45am-12:30pm RTV371
Conflict Resolution Exercises

Yusuf Kalyango, Director, Institute of International Journalism, Former CNN Africa Correspondent

1:30-3:00pm RTV371
Television News Practicum—Students Producing a Live Newscast

Mary T. Rogus, Broadcast Journalism and Media Ethics, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

3:15-4:30pm RTV371
Magazine Practicum—Students Producing a Regional Feature Magazine

Cary Frith, Magazine Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

6:00-7:30pm RTV351
Watch and critique WOUB TV’s Newswatch newscast

Tim Sharp, WOUB News Director

*****

Day 24: Friday, July 23
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH/CREATIVE PROJECTS/CURRICULUM PROJECTS

9:30-11:00am RTV371
Theory Seminar: Can we Employ Western Media Theories to Non-Western Journalism?

Anne Cooper-Chen, International Journalism and Theory, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

*****

Day 27: Monday, July 26
AUDIENCES: RESEARCH, RESPONSIBILITY AND INTERACTION

9:00-10:30am RTV371
Responding to Your Citizens

Andy Alexander, Ombudsman, The Washington Post (via Skype)

10:45am-12:30pm RTV371
Community Journalism

Hyperlocal—real outreach or marketing buzz word
Bill Reader, Ethics and Community Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

1:30-3:00pm RTV371
The Metrics Of Media: Ratings, Circulation, Traffic, and Audience Research

Roger Cooper, Director, School of Media Arts and Studies

3:15-4:30pm Scripps Hall
Open Session

*****

Day 28: Tuesday, July 27
SKILLS IN JOURNALISM

9:00-10:30am RTV371
What Makes a Good Story?

Let’s go to the movies
Who are the characters?
Storytelling vs. Reporting
Peter Shaplen, Former ABC/CBS Producer and Network Media Consultant (via Skype)

10:45am-12:30pm RTV371
It’s all about the Words

What makes a good lead?–Narrative vs. Inverted Pyramid
What do you do after the lead?–The right ending
Bill Reader, Community Journalism and Editing, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

12:30-1:30pm
Brown Bag Lunch with Jack Brady

1:30-3:00pm RTV371
Interviewing

Who to interview?–Double-barrel questions
How much should I know?–Silence is golden
Jack Brady, Magazine Writer and Editor, Author, The Interviewers Handbook
Case Study Discussion

3:15-4:30pm RTV371
Elements of Design

Use of visual images–What’s your message?
Layout–What’s your brand?
Patricia Westfall, Design and Magazine Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

*****

Day 29: Wednesday, July 28
SKILLS IN JOURNALISM

9:00-10:30am RTV371
It’s All about the Video (for TV and online at least)

What makes good video?–Look for the action
Think through your needs
Mary T. Rogus, Broadcast Journalism and Media Ethics, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

10:45am-12:30pm RTV371
Choosing Soundbites for Radio and Television, Natural Sound

Emotion and reaction–Writing in and out
Attention getter–Sound Ethics
Punctuation point
Mary T. Rogus, Broadcast Journalism and Media Ethics, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

1:30-3:00pm RTV371
What’s Different Online?

Writing–Story structure
Use of video and sound–Interactivity
Bob Stewart, Director and Online Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Rob Curley, VP Interactive Media, Las Vegas Sun and Greenspan Media (via Skype)

3:15-4:30pm RTV371
Technology Round Table

Open discussion on technology in the classroom and in the industry for the participants and in the U.S.

*****

Day 30: Thursday, July 29
PEDAGOGY: DEVELOPING ONLINE, DISTANCE LEARNING, AND PROFESSIONAL COURSES

9:00-10:30am RTV371
Designing an Online Course

Chris Keesey, Lexis-Nexis Instructional Designer
Ketan Chitnis, UNICEF (via Skype from Bangkok)

10:45am-12:30pm RTV371
Teaching an Online Course

Mandi Chikombero, Independent Consultant, Washington, D.C. (via Skype)

12:30-1:30pm
Brown Bag Lunch with Chris Keesey

1:30-3:00pm RTV371
The Technology and Course Design of Distance Learning

Chris Keesey, Lexis-Nexis Instructional Designer

3:15-4:30pm RTV371
Developing Workshops for Professional Journalists

David Mould, Associate Dean College of Communication, International Media Trainer

*****

Day 31: Friday, July 30
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH/CREATIVE PROJECTS/CURRICULUM PROJECTS

9:30-11:00am Scripps Hall
Graduate Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in the U.S.

How to spot students right for grad school
Why grad school in the U.S.?
Funding opportunities
Bob Stewart, Director, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
David Mould, Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research, College of Communication
Mike Sweeney, Associate Director of Graduate Studies, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

*****

Day 34: Monday, August 2
COMMUNICATION RESEARCH AND WRAP-UP

9:00-10:30am RTV371
Research and Methodology for Assessing Media Development

David Mould, Associate Dean College of Communication, International Media Scholar

10:45am-1:45pm Baker Center
Research/Project Presentations and Final Luncheon

Presentations of participants’ research, creative and curriculum projects for OU faculty and graduate students

1:45-3:00pm Scripps Hall
Wrap-up Session and Final Questions

Discussion of follow-up programs

3:15-4:30pm Scripps Hall
Academic Program Evaluation

*****

Day 35: Tuesday, August 3: FREE DAY
Reserved for participants to pack their bags
Final good-byes on the Ohio University campus and community, Athens farewell dinner

Day 36: Wednesday, August 4: ATLANTA
Travel day
Drive to Atlanta (8 hrs 50 minutes)

Day 37: Thursday, August 5: ATLANTA
Media Visits and Cultural Activities

Morning
CNN Global Newsgathering and CNNI Operations at CNN Center

Tour of CNN Domestic and International Newsrooms, watch CNNI World News Live and meet with World News producer, meet with CNNI Managing Editor for International News

Afternoon
World of Coca Cola

experience the world’s best known soft-drink brand in its role as part of a universal pop culture; it’s near the Centennial Olympic Park
Kennesaw National Battlefield Park
site of major Civil War battle of Atlanta Campaign in 1864

Evening
Free time to explore Atlanta

Day 38: Friday, August 6: ATLANTA
Political Landmarks and Nature Activities

Morning
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

tours and presentation on presidential history in U.S.

Midday Break from 11:00am-2:30pm for religious observation (Muslim ‘Juma’ Prayers)

Afternoon
Stone Mountain Park

world’s largest piece of exposed granite rock, Georgia’s most visited attraction, antebellum plantation and paddlewheel riverboat, lunch at the park

Day 39: Saturday, August 7: ATLANTA
Cultural and Historical Landmarks

Morning
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
MLK birth house and Ebenezer Church tours
Bulloch Hall–home of Martha Bulloch, mother of President Theodore Roosevelt

Afternoon
Margaret Mitchell House tour and then the Atlanta History Center

explore history of the city and civil rights movement

Day 40: Sunday, August 8
Free morning (to pack and then relax)

Afternoon/Evening
Fly to Washington, D.C.

Day 41: Monday, August 9: WASHINTON, D.C.
National Monuments & International Media Centers

Morning
International Center for Journalists

visit ICFJ headquarters and hold a lecture/discussion with Communications Director, Ms. Dawn Arteaga.
National Public Radio (NPR) headquarters–tour of the facilities

Afternoon
U.S. Capitol

tour of Capitol Hill, possible meeting with Ohio Representative
The Old Town Trolley Tours for tour of Washington, D.C.

Evening/Night experience
The Washington Monument

Spend time at the Monument’s park and hopefully go up to the observation deck.

Day 42: Tuesday, August 10: WASHINTON, D.C.
National & Global Media/Centers

Morning
National Press Club

Meet/spend an hour with the new president of the NPC – Ms. Donna Leinwand
Visit the global headquarters of the Voice of America (VOA) and WorldNet. Observe editorial meetings at the VOA English Service to Africa and have a panel discussion with Dr. Shaka Ssali and Dr. Pia Salmre of VOA television (WorldNet).

Afternoon
Newseum exhibit in Washington D.C.

Participants will experience how and why news is made; showcasing centuries of news history.
Optional
Free time to explore the Smithsonian museums of choice: could also choose the Holocaust museum or National Archives

Day 43: Wednesday, August 11: WASHINGTON, D.C.
State Department Debriefing

Morning
State Department Debriefing
Program Evaluation—Meet with outside reviewer for final evaluation of program

Afternoon
Free Time
Explore Washington, D.C., possible shopping trip to Tyson’s Corner

Evening
Wrap Up and Farewell dinner

Day 44: Thursday, August 12
Depart for Home Countries

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