The Media Line Press and Policy Student Program is an innovative opportunity for students to globalize their educational experience by connecting to an active news bureau located in what is arguably the world’s most contentious region – the Middle East — studying journalism and public policy under the mentorship of veteran journalists, while earning academic credits.
The Media Line aims to mentor the next 250 students who will become tomorrow’s journalists and policy-makers, providing them with a realistic portrayal of issues and events, an accurate understanding of the nations of the Middle East and their role on the world stage and the skills to ensure accurate, fair and complete coverage of the issues and events occurring in the Middle East. This, along with a thorough knowledge of Israel, the Palestinians and the region’s residents that will impact on the quality of reporting from the region as TML alumni take up positions in the nation’s newsrooms.
With The Media Line, universities select highly motivated students from each discipline (journalism, public policy, international relations/political science) to work under TML supervision for a semester, writing articles relating to local-global issues of the Middle East. Students’ work product will be posted on themedialine.org and in some cases will earn a by-line and placement in a newspaper.