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Building Informed Societies IJ-Lab/Murrow

Excellence in International Journalism Education

Driving Ethos: Journalism is a cornerstone of democracy and journalism education is the foundation of responsible, fact-based journalism

The goal of the Excellence in International Journalism Education initiative is to facilitate the ability of Murrow College to serve as a catalyst for advancing j-education, addressing emerging challenges, and promoting ethical, responsible, fact-based journalism.

We are building a global hub for journalism education: fostering collaboration, innovation, and the exchange of knowledge among journalism educators, professionals, and students worldwide.

Through the support of U.S. embassies across the Global South, the post-Soviet states, and the Balkans, and the assistance of other organizations and individual donors, we partner with universities to share international best practices, drive curriculum reform, train faculty in the latest advances in journalism education, and expose students to U.S. and international approaches to ethical, responsible, fact-based journalism in the face of the global plague of mis/disinformation and the host of challenges facing independent journalism.

Our activities are driven by the firm conviction that journalism — and journalism education — is, and must be, shaped by culture and context. We see our job as that of sharing our expertise so that our partners, and their students, can adopt and adapt those approaches they think appropriate to create excellence in their own media culture.

The map above shows the countries where we have worked on journalism education reform. Our footprint includes the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. See the link on the left for details on our current projects.