Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Broadcast Media

This program was designed to examine the history, structure, and function of broadcasting in the United States and the challenges and opportunities posed by social media. It specifically addressed the influence of radio, television, cable, and new technologies in a pluralistic, decentralized, and democratic society. This group learned about United States press freedoms, effective usage of social media, reporting on societal issues, Spanish language broadcasting, and investigative journalism.

Through city stops in DC, San Francisco, Tucson, Phoenix, and Chicago, this group very quickly became a family. Throughout their stay, the journalists met with the Committee to Protect Journalists, Meedan, the Arizona Daily Star, Univision Arizona, and the Better Government Association amongst many others. Ultimately, the group was able to come away from this program with expanded knowledge, larger networks, and some truly valuable friendships in their fellow journalists, interpreters, and Meridian staff. This group also attended the Chicago architectural boat tour, watched the Devil Wears Prada Musical (where they saw Elton John), and visited the Pima Air and Space Museum. Outside of the actual programming, Jesus Pinero proudly tried several different types of hamburgers at several different burger joints around the United States.



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Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: New and Traditional Broadcast Media | August 2022
Number of Visitors: 15
Regions: Western Hemisphere
Countries: Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela
Impact Areas: Media and Journalism
Program Areas: Global Leadership