Ithaca College Reports for Duty at the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp
03 June 2019

Students from Ithaca College embarked today on an intensive, immersive weeklong journey into the world of international affairs journalism.

From Monday, June 3, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. will host this latest cohort of participants in its CSIS Journalism Bootcamp: Reporting on International Affairs, with exclusive support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

The Bootcamp invites a select group of university students to Washington to take part in an intensive week of workshops with policy experts and multimedia producers. Deep dive seminars with CSIS experts focused on current media topics. Other sessions give students hands-on experience practicing storytelling, interview, social media, video, and data visualization skills. The students’ work culminates in a long-form reporting project that incorporates 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.

Past cohorts have included students from Howard University, the Mass Media Communications School at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Tulane University, and Texas Christian University.