Global Journalism

The University of Arizona's International Journalism Program is a collaboration among the School of Journalism, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Near Eastern Studies department. Any undergraduate or graduate student who is studying in these units may take any International Journalism class.

Democratic societies and the news media are struggling with questions arising from the global information environment. The International Journalism Program was launched because journalists who understand the factors that shape the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of information in the United States and other nations are of crucial importance.

The program features faculty with decades of experience reporting from Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Other distinctive elements of the International Journalism Program are:

  • a course called Reporting on Latin America that takes students to a different Latin American country each spring to do research, reporting, and digital-imaging work;
  • an interdisciplinary dual degree program at the master's level pairing journalism and Latin American Studies or journalism and Near Eastern Studies;
  • a seminar called International Reporting taught by a former Associated Press bureau chief who has reported from more than 200 countries;
  • an opportunity to write for El Independiente, the bilingual newspaper that the department has been producing for almost 30 years;
  • a course in the Middle Eastern studies portion of the program called Media Coverage of International Crises, which looks at coverage of wars and other critical events in the Middle East

Click here to explore options for a minor or double major with the School of International Languages, Literatures & Cultures.

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