Six North African Journalists Visited University of Georgia as Murrow Fellows

Six North African journalists visited the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31 as part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.

The six - from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia - were part of a larger group of 150 journalists participating in a program organized by the U.S. Department of State, the Aspen Institute and 10 select U.S. journalism programs in the U.S.

While at the University of Georgia, the journalists met with Grady College students and faculty, visited the Peabody Awards Program and WNEG, met with faculty of the African Studies Institute and of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and joined a discussion at the Center for International Trade and Security.

The journalists were in Georgia from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3. Following the visit to the University of Georgia, they traveled to Atlanta to meet with government leaders and representatives of professional media organizations.

The Georgia program was organized by the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, a unit of Grady College, and the Georgia Center for International Visitors.

The visiting journalists represented newspapers, television stations and magazines in the three countries. None of them had traveled to the U.S. prior to this trip.

The goal of the program is to allow the visitors to examine journalistic practices in the U.S. The journalists began their three-week excursion in Washington and ended it in New York.