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Edward R. Murrow Program for International Journalists

2013 International Journalists Group Photo

 Administrators, faculty, and staff of the Maxwell and Newhouse School pose with the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Fellows and their English Language Officers (ELOs).

For the ninth consecutive year, the Maxwell and Newhouse Schools of Syracuse University hosted a group of international journalists for a week-long visit to Syracuse from October 31st to November 6th.  The visit was part of the State Department-sponsored Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, whereby some 150 journalists from around the world, representing independent media, examine free press in a democracy and learn about the role of the media in a democratic society.

Syracuse is one of nine leading universities that hosts a group of journalists who are in the United States for three weeks to examine grassroots civic and political life in America.  The journalists that visited in 2013 were from six South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.  NSS Director Colonel Bill Smullen and NSS Senior Administrator Sue Virgil helped plan and coordinate the visit.  They were supported by a team of graduate assistants interning with the NSS program.

More photos from the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Program visit to Syracuse University can be found here.