Greetings from me and another terrific group of young journalists in Morocco!
Like all of you, we’ve spent the days since the election trying to understand what it means for our country and our world. One thing we know for sure: Round Earth Media’s work and mission is more important than ever before. At a time of diminished international coverage, when many media outlets value sensation and speed, Round Earth Media is cultivating the next generation of global journalists to produce comprehensive, compelling, and nuanced multimedia reporting that reaches wide audiences in the United States and abroad.
I just left Morocco where I was with Round Earth journalist, Aida Alami, meeting with students as they pitch us their story ideas. Our American journalism students and their Moroccan partners are now in the field reporting their final story assignments. What have they been up to this semester? Check out:
Click on the logo above for a link to the students’ online publication.
There you’ll find the work of students like Celia Heudebourg, a junior at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) studying international relations, political science and media. Celia calls herself “an aspiring international journalist, hoping to cover stories relating to international politics, human rights and the environment.” She has interned at the International New York Times in Paris and, during her time in Morocco, Celia says she “hopes to investigate and write compelling stories all while learning Arabic and discovering the Kingdom.”
Celia and all of our journalism students in Morocco are doing just that.
On November 17th, “Give to the Max Day” in Minnesota will provide a handy compendium of worthy causes; and the ability to contribute—together—to organizations that improve the quality of life for those in communities far and wide.
Our increasingly interconnected world faces complex challenges — and opportunities. In order to make informed decisions as citizens, it is crucial that we all have reliable information and deep understanding about critical global issues.
Please click HERE to support Round Earth Media on November 17th or, if it’s more convenient, you can schedule a donation any time. Thank you from the students and everyone at Round Earth!
Tempestad is a powerful indictment of institutional corruption and a testament to the resilience of the Mexican character.
“Steeped not only in loss and pain, but also in love, dignity and resistance.”- Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Shows are November 12 and November 16.