International-Concentration Students Travel to Israel and the West Bank

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

Students in the International Reporting Program have begun a 10-day reporting trip to Israel and the West Bank.

The trip is hosted by the Jerusalem Press Club and funded by the Jacobson Foundation.

It is the first time a delegation of international-concentration students has traveled together overseas.

Over the next 10 days, the group will travel across Israel and the West Bank meeting Israelis and Palestinians from all sides of the conflict in the region.

The goal is for the students to get a deeper understanding of the historical and political forces behind the conflict.

They will produce videos, print pieces, an audio podcast and a website featuring the various voices of the conflict.

Accompanying the 16 students are International Reporting Program Director Prue Clarke and Career Services Director Andrea Stone.

After an overnight flight on May 28, the group started the trip with a tour of Jerusalem’s Old City.

The first day ended with a dinner with a group of the journalists covering the region for media such as Reuters, Bloomberg, USA Today, AFP and the Jerusalem Post.

At the end of the trip, the students will travel to internships in Cambodia, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Liberia, Morocco, Bosnia, South Africa, Brazil, and the United States.