IRP Events

  • IRP Co-Hosts Darfur Film Event with Journalist Nick Clooney

    On March 4 The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosted a film screening and discussion of “A Journey to Darfur” with veteran journalist Nick Clooney.  The film chronicles Nick and his son, George, Clooney's visit to the troubled Darfur region in Sudan.   Audio from the event which was co-sponsored by the SAIS Africa Studies Program and the International Reporting Project (IRP) is now available on the SAIS web site. Listen to Clooney share his insights on the troubled Darfur region. Location: Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School...

  • Reporting From Uganda: U.S. Media Cover Health, Environment, and Security

    Three of the 12 U.S. journalists on the 2008 IRP Gatekeeper trip to Uganda discussed their experiences covering global health, environment, and security issues to a near capacity audience at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars last week.  Upon his return from the trip Paul Hendrie, Department Editor, Congressional Quarterly wrote a story on the conflict in Uganda over the use of the synthetic pesticide DDT. The piece is not only a case study in the kind of stories made possible during the trip, but also illuminates the subtle ways these trips affect editors. “A lot of the...

  • International news coverage in the U.S. media

    John Schidlovsky, director of the International Reporting Project, spoke to students in the journalism program at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia on October 8. Schidlovsky spoke to the students about the current state of international news coverage in the U.S. media and about efforts such as the International Reporting Project to encourage more international coverage. Schidlovsky was invited by former Associated Press Vietnam correspondent George Esper, who now teaches at West Virginia University, and by Maria Miro-Quesada, a Peruvian journalist who is a visiting professor at Morgantown. After his presentation, Schidlovsky met with students who are traveling with...

  • How to Become a Foreign Correspondent

    More than 250 journalists attended a panel at the big UNITY convention in Chicago last week on international reporting organized by the International Reporting Project (IRP). The panel, “How to Become a Foreign Correspondent,” featured Louise Lief, deputy director of the IRP and four journalists experienced in international news, including two former IRP Fellows, Oscar Avila of The Chicago Tribune’s Mexico City bureau and Nikole Killion of Hearst-Argyle TV’s Washington Bureau. The other panelists were Keith Richburg of The Washington Post and John Yang of NBC News. “The world of foreign correspondents is changing,...