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28  2017
05.09.2014,
Peer-to-Peer call for applications
The Russian and East European Institute (REEI) of Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana, USA) and the Regional Press Institute (RPI/Saint Petersburg, Russia) announce the US-Russia Journalism Teachers Exchange: Cross-Cultural Enhancements to Journalism Programs at Regional Institutions of Higher Education. The exchange will provide journalism instructors at post-secondary institutions in Russia and the United States with the opportunity to engage in professional development activities that will enhance their ability to train skilled journalists capable of thriving professionally and producing quality journalism in an increasingly globalized world.

Russian participants in the exchange will visit Indiana University (IU) individually for a two-week period of residence that will include: 1) visits to Indiana Daily Student, the IU student newspaper; 2) visits to the Herald-Times, Bloomingtons daily newspaper and a provider of internships in journalism to IU and local high school students; 3) visits to IU-affiliated local radio and television stations that provide internships in journalism to IU students; 4) meetings with journalism faculty and faculty in other units who share professional interests; 5) visits to IU and high school journalism classes; 6) presentations in a forum of their choosing to IU journalism faculty, IU journalism students, IU faculty with a research/teaching interest in contemporary Russia, IU students with a research interest in contemporary Russia, or any combination thereof. The individual visits will take place between November, 2014 and April, 2015. In addition, the Russian participants will meet with counterparts from US institutions at a joint conference to take place in Saint Petersburg in May, 2015. The conference will provide US and Russian participants a forum in which to share their views and experiences of the exchange and to lay the groundwork for programs of international collaboration among the institutions of higher learning represented.

For the two-week visit to Indiana University, the Russian and East European Institute will provide Russian participants with: 1) round-trip transportation between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Bloomington, Indiana; 2) lodging; 3) a per diem to offset the cost of meals.
We invite interested journalism faculty at institutions affiliated with the Association of Teachers of New Schools of Journalism ( ) to apply for a spot in the program. The application should consist of the following items:

1) CV (in English)
2) A 2-page statement of interest (in English) that includes a plan of professional development activities to be conducted during the two-week visit to Indiana University, a proposal for an informal presentation (lasting approximately 45 minutes and to be conducted in either English or Russian) about some aspect of contemporary Russia (e.g., journalism, society, regional development), and an account of how participation in the professional development activities will contribute to the applicants professional development and to the enhancement of the journalism program at his/her home institution.
3) A letter of support (in Russian or English) from the chair/director of the applicants home department/faculty.

Application materials should be submitted in PDF files to: asharogr@yandex.ru
(Regional Press Institute)
Deadline for submission: October 12, 2014

Questions about the program may be directed to Mark Trotter at martrott@indiana.edu or Anna Sharogradskaia asharogr@gmail.com

For more information about Indiana University: http://iub.edu/ (institutional website), http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/ (Russian and East European Institute), http://journalism.indiana.edu (Program in Journalism in the Indiana University Media School)



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