Editors and senior reporters from 18 college newspapers across the United States are now visiting Israel as part of an educational seminar organized by Project Interchange, an institute of the American Jewish Committee.
The young journalists, who arrived on Tuesday, and will leave on January 4, will experience what it’s like to work as a foreign correspondent in a sensitive region that receives substantial coverage by the international media.
“This talented and diverse group of student journalists will return to campus with first-hand exposure to international reporting and an in-depth perspective on the issues facing Israel,” said Sam Witkin, the executive director of Project Interchange.
The delegation is scheduled to meet with Israeli government officials, including representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; foreign correspondents from major US publications, including The New York Times; and members of the Israeli press. They will also participate in roundtable discussions with Israeli, Israeli-Arab, and Palestinian students at several universities throughout the country.