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Student reporting abroad: An international programme called Journalism Reporting Field Trips

Volume 14, Issue 2

September, 2008

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Duffield, L. (2008). Student Reporting abroad: An international programme called Journalism Reporting Field Trips. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(2): 102-122.
The public right to know
Author(s): Lee Duffield
Publication date: 
October, 2008

A programme organised by the author for journalism students to do practical work overseas has seen small groups engaged in intercultural learning and working as foreign correspondents for campus-based media outlets. Since 2000, 60 students have joined nine tours of 10–20 days in nine countries of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. They obtain credit for a full elective subject, e.g. an individual study unit, and may negotiate additional credits. 

This investigation concludes that such programmes can occcupy a valuable place in core curricula; relate to increasing demand for 'real world' learning and internationalisation, and can be integrated into degree structures without undue stain on resources.