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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Backpack Journalism

The Murrow Backpack Journalism Program provides a unique opportunity for the most accomplished students in the college to travel abroad and work in an international environment. Funded by generous alumni and donors, backpack journalism trips enable us to send students (in teams of two) to destinations such as Nepal, Greece, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Costa Rica, China, Sri Lanka and others.

Interested in international travel? Have a strong work ethic? Ready to work your multimedia production skills?

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is accepting applications for international reporting opportunities for the 2017-2018 academic year.

A limited number of Murrow College students will be selected to participate in fully-funded trips to either Argentina to cover the Dakar off-road rally or to Guatemala to report on a medical mission. As a Murrow Backpack Journalist, you’ll have the travel, equipment, training, planning and production support needed to produce professional multimedia content in an international environment!


Apply to the Program


For more information about the Backpack Journalism program, contact Jeff Peterson.

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