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Journalism Summer Seminar in Greece
Athens, Greece (Outgoing Program)
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Dept Offering Program: Council of the Humanities Program Type: Study Abroad (summer)
Program Features: Academic Study, Field Work Time Away: Summer
Duration of Program: 4 to less than 6 weeks
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Reporting on the Front Lines of History in Greece  

The Humanities Council invites you to join the Ferris Seminars in Journalism this summer for a challenging, innovative course in which students become eyewitnesses to history. Combining classroom work with field reporting, this seminar places students on the front lines of the news in Greece, where they will learn and employ the critical thinking skills and best practices used by the world's most accomplished international correspondents.
Notebooks in hand, students will spend five weeks in Athens and in and around refugee-related sites on the mainland and Greek islands, learning what it takes to cover chaotic world events—in this case, an unprecedented surge of refugees into a country already reeling from a financial crisis. While producing articles, videos, and photo stories under the guidance of Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and a veteran investigative reporter for The Washington Post, students will build confidence operating on the ground and gain deep insight into current events.

Students will participate in guided outings to sites such as the port of Piraeus, the Central Market, Omonoia and Victoria Squares, various refugee camps, and other areas. Trips to cultural sites may include the Benaki Museum, the Parthenon, and the Agora. Guest speakers—renowned journalists and historians—will discuss histories of migration, exile, displacement, and diaspora in the region. Weekend excursions will be included.

This course is co-sponsored by the Humanities Council, which is home to the Ferris Seminars in Journalism, and by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Paul Sarbanes ’54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service.

With questions or for more information about the course, contact Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at

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Summer 2019 04/01/2019 04/15/2019 TBA TBA
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