WASHINGTON, D.C. - Twelve journalists from Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America will spend this spring studying news reporting in the U.S. and the role of a free press in a democracy through the Freedom Forum International Journalists-in-Residence program. Each international journalist-in-residence will attend classes at a university, and also will get experience through an internship at a news operation. The journalists-in-residence were selected by a committee comprised by Jerelyn Eddings of U.S. News and World Report
; Gene Mater of the International Research and Exchanges Board, William Ringle, former director of Gannett News Service; and Terry Shaw, of The Washington Post
The nine universities where they will study are: Howard University, Southern Illinois University, Duke University, University of Southern California at Los Angeles, University of North Carolina, New York University, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas and Florida International University.
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