Dateline Jerusalem Reporting Seminar

Dateline: Jerusalem is a 10-day seminar in Israel to prepare future Christian foreign correspondents to report on issues in the Middle East. This program is conducted in partnership with Passages. Student journalists and recent graduates will have opportunities to learn about the culture, history, and conflicts of Israel from experts and eyewitnesses. The trip will involve visits to sites of historical, military, and political significance, and provide opportunities to publish stories, features, podcasts, broadcasts and photo essays from the Middle East.

We’re excited to announce the faculty speaker for the Winter 2018 seminar will be John Grano, Senior Managing Editor of The Christian Post.

While overseas, reporters will be required to file a datelined piece of original journalism. Stories may be filed through student media outlets or any outlet that the student journalist has a connection with.

The best preparation for being a foreign correspondent is gaining a full understanding of your subject, developing networks of sources, and getting practical experience filing stories from abroad. This seminar is a crash course for student journalists who want to be foreign correspondents in the Middle East.

Trip Dates: December 30, 2017—January 10, 2018
Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

Cost: $622 includes flights from New York airport and all meals, transportation, speaking fees, etc. in country.

Application Requirements:

—Applicants are eligible to apply after completion of their freshman year of college
—Previous experience of one internship at a news publication is required
—Applicants must be planning to pursue a career in journalism with a concentration on foreign affairs or foreign correspondence

***We welcome applications from both current students and recent alums within one year of graduation.

To apply, complete the application form below. Contact Philos Project Communications Director Vivian Hughbanks at with any questions.

John Grano is Senior Managing Editor of The Christian Post, the largest Christian presence on the internet. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1974 with a M.S. Degree in journalism, and became a publisher/partner at Inside Washington Publishers. He has hired, managed, and trained over a hundred journalists, from chief editors to document trackers, and has taught journalism at the college level.


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