University Student Media — 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009

Student editors from Columbia University, Howard University, Northeastern University, Northern Arizona University, Seton Hall University, Texas A&M University, University of Florida, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Missouri – Saint Louis and the University of Oklahoma, traveled to Israel on this year’s University Student Media seminar. Highlights of the seminar included discussions with foreign correspondents in Israel from The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune as well as a meeting with Jewish and Arab participants in a film workshop designed to promote coexistence. The delegation met with leading Israeli and Palestinian policymakers, academics and government officials. Upon their return to the U.S., two participants gave a presentation about their experiences in Israel at a conference sponsored by College Media Advisors, which was attended by over fifty editors and advisers of campus newspapers.

This delegation is comprised of editors of leading university and college newspapers. These student editors meet with a cross-section of Israeli Jewish, Arab, Palestinian and foreign journalists to explore professional challenges and the impact of regional conflict on reporting. These student leaders are provided with an introduction to Israeli history and politics as well as briefings on the historical and current understanding of the regional conflict. The students will also have the opportunity to meet with Israeli university student newspaper editors to discuss the differences and similarities in serving as leaders on U.S. and Israeli campuses. In addition to the focus on journalism, these students will visit sites throughout Israel to learn about the economy, water issues, Arab-Jewish coexistence, education and immigrant absorption to gain a greater understanding of Israeli society.

December 30, 2008 – January 5, 2009 Press

December 30, 2008 – January 5, 2009 Photos

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January 2 -January 10, 2007 Press

January 2 -January 10, 2007 Photo

December 26, 2005 – January 2, 2006 Press

December 26, 2005 – January 2, 2006 Photo

December 28, 2002 – January 6, 2003 Press

December 28, 2002 – January 6, 2003 Photo

December 26, 2000 -January 5, 2001 Photo