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U.S. Media Development Seminar on Palestine

2014 Media Development Seminar

June 5-June 16, 2014 in Jerusalem and the West Bank

APPLICATION

The 2014 Application Form is now available online. Please click to access the new Word document.

Applications due January 20, 2014
Extended Deadline: January 29, 2014
All Application Materials To Be Sent ONLY By EMAIL

Awards announced February 28, 2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its first Media Development Seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine.

PARC will select 10 to 12 U.S. journalism/media faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include visiting university media departments and local media outlets as well as meeting with Palestinian scholars and members of Palestinian media community, civil society and government.

Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of media in and about Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian colleagues both in academia and the media sector.

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens.
  • Be faculty members at recognized U.S. colleges or universities.  Applicants should be professors in media, journalism, or other related departments at their universities.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
  • Have little previous travel experience to Palestine.
  • Be willing to integrate their experiences from the seminar into their own teaching and/or pursue a joint research project or publication with a Palestinian colleague.
  • Be a member of PARC. Visit the PARC membership page for more information.

PARC will make all arrangements for seminars, workshops, tours, and meetings with Palestinian colleagues. PARC will cover all expenses for in-country group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals, as well as round trip international travel from the U.S. to Tel Aviv. Personal and free day expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member.

 


2014 Media Development Seminar

PARC launched its first Media Development Seminar (MDS) this year, which was composed of ten U.S. professors of media, film, journalism, and communications. The MDS followed a program and objectives similar to our successful Faculty Development Seminar launched five years ago. The group visited media centers at four different Palestinian university campuses, met with people at various Palestinian NGOs, and visited print, radio, and TV media outlets. The program included three round table discussions, dinners with Palestinian colleagues in media, and tours of historic sites in a number of West Bank cities.


2014 Media Development Seminar Participants

Ebony Coletu
Rhetoric
Pennsylvania State University

Ken Harper
Post-conflict Media Development
Syracuse University

Patricia Davis
Communications
Georgia State University

Kandace Harris
Mass Media Arts
Clark Atlanta University

Shahira Fahmy
Journalism
University of Arizona

Linda Lumsden
Journalism
University of Arizona

Tami Gold
Film and Media Studies
Hunter College

Jason Osder
Media and Public Affairs
George Washington University

Mary Gould
Communications
Saint Louis University

Laurie Rice
Political Science
Southern Illinois University

 

 

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