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Aristotle University Students Complete CSIS Practicum in Modern Journalism with the SNF’s Support

Dec 11, 2018
From December 1st through 8th, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its fourth CSIS Practicum in Modern Journalism: Reporting on International Affairs of the year, with exclusive support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Τen students—including undergraduates, master’s students, and PhD candidates—and Professor Nikos Panagiotou from the Mass Media Communications School at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki participated in this session of the practicum.

Visit the blog of the International and Peace and Journalism Laboratory to find daily updates from the Aristotle University group.

The practicum  invites a select group of university students to Washington, D.C. to take part in an intensive week of workshops with policy experts and multimedia producers. Deep dive seminars with CSIS experts focused on disinformation, deception, and outside interference in media and politics, using stories that broke during the week of the practicum as a basis for discussion. Other sessions provided context on the current media landscape and gave the students hands-on experience practicing storytelling, interview, social media, video, and data visualization skills. The students’ work culminated in a long-form reporting project that incorporates these video, audio, and data visualization elements.

The project is produced in collaboration with CSIS’s Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, which was created in 2011 with support from SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos. CSIS is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization that for over half a century has provided policy to guide society toward a better future. SNF has provided support for a number of other events at CSIS, notably the CSIS-Schieffer Series, hosted by former CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer.

Groups from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Tulane University, and Texas Christian University have already taken part in the practicum this year.