Professor David Hazinski, Telecommunication Dept of Grady College, speaking with visiting Indian journalists.

Five Indian Journalists Visit the University of Georgia

The James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research joined with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government on Oct. 1 to host five journalists from Southern India in a one-day program that focused on governance, U.S. media coverage of international news, and journalism education in the United States.

The journalists all were from Kerala and were participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Program.

Dr. Rusty Brooks, director of the International Center at the Carl Vinson Institute, gave the journalists an overview of governance issues in the U.S.

Professor David Hazinski, a former international television correspondent, gave the journalists an overview of his experiences covering international news. Hazinski is now a member of the Telecommunication Department in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

The Cox Center is a unit of the Grady College.

Drs. Lee B. Becker and Tudor Vlad, respectively director and associate director of the Cox Center, outlined for the group the nature of journalism education in the U.S. They told the group that most entry-level journalists hired at media organizations in the U.S. have a degree from journalism and communication programs.

Following the sessions, the group visited The Red & Black, student newspaper, the student newspaper of the University of Georgia. They were hosted by publisher Harry Montevideo.

The journalists were: Pareekutty Shajudeen Edathumkunnel, chief news editor, Mangalam Daily, Ibrahim Kallan Kunnan, deputy editor, Madhyamam Daily, Veena Kuriakose, deputy news editor, Indiavision News Channel, Muhammed Anees Parackandiyil, chief sub-editor, Malayala Manorama, and Fnu Shani Thazhathayil Prabhakaran, chief news producer, Manorama News TV.

The Georgia Council for International Visitors hosted the group in Atlanta.

Following the visit to Georgia, the journalists traveled to Kansas City.