With the support of the United States Embassy in Tbilisi, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is partnering with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Arizona State University (ASU) to support media educators in Georgia as they strengthen journalism education in the country.
An intensive study tour will connect Georgian media instructors with their peers in the U.S. and engage them in a hands-on, practical understanding of the changing media landscape and its impact on journalism education. As a result, Georgian media educators will be equipped with the resources, skills, knowledge, and connections needed to strengthen their pedagogical approach and empower the next generation of Georgian journalists to advance a free and vibrant media.
About the Program
ICFJ will organize a 12-month program consisting of the following activities:
- A 2-week study tour of international news organizations and prominent journalism schools in Washington, D.C. (April 4-8) and Phoenix, Arizona (April 9-13) for 10 Georgian media educators.
- Expert-led trainings on digitally driven journalism trends and techniques.
- U.S. faculty-led practical trainings and discussions on best practices of journalism education and curriculum design.
- A five-day embed program for ASU faculty in Georgian universities (dates TBD)
- A micro-grant program to support implementation of new methods, resources, and curricula updates to Georgian higher education institutions.
Apply to the Program
Applications for this program were open through December 20, 2022.
This program was open to Georgian media instructors with a demonstrated interest in updating their journalism educational curricula, developing their pedagogical approach, and establishing connections with their peers in the U.S. for continued knowledge exchange. Eligible applicants were educators of BA and MA programs in journalism, mass communications, multimedia journalism, digital media, and strategic communications.