March 14, 2008
Students going to Paris
Journalism Club and Tyger Tawk are sending students to Paris. Alex Skov
and Courtney Crain, members of both clubs, will be representing Cowley
College at the International Media Seminar at the American University
in Paris March 23-28.
They will attend seminars, sit in on panels, tour the sites and learn about French culture, international media; and network with people involved in all forms of the media. Skov and Crain will be meeting with students from other colleges and universities around the country with like interests.
Students participated in fundraisers throughout fall and spring semesters to raise money for the trip. Some of the speakers from last year’s seminars include:
- Harriet Welty Rochefort, Journalist and author of “French
Toast” and “French
- Kay Rolland, Business Development Manager, The Wall
Street Journal Europe. Former Publisher of “Where-Magazine—Paris.”
- Former Paris-based chief international producer for “60 Minutes,” Barry
- Ann and Don Morrison, formerly co-editors of Time
Magazine Europe and now contributing editors for Time. Ann Morrison was also former
Editor of Asiaweek Magazine in Hong Kong and Executive Editor of Fortune
Magazine in New York. Don Morrison was the former Executive Editor
of Time Magazine in Asia and Assistant Managing Editor of Time Magazine
in New York
- Lynne Platt, Chief Press and Information Officer at
the US Embassy in Paris. Former press officer at US missions in Brussels,
Cairo and other capitals.
- Alan Riding, The New York Times: Chief European
Cultural Correspondent. Formerly Chief Latin American Correspondent
for the New York Times.
- Ann Swarsdon Senior European Editor, the Bloomberg News
Service and Director of their joint financial news project with the
International Herald Tribune. Former Paris Bureau Chief, The Washington
- Pat Thompson, Managing Documentary Producer, the Paris
Bureau Productions, and Jim Bittermann, Senior On-Air Correspondent
for Europe, CNN International and formerly Bureau Chief in Paris for
ABC and for NBC Television News.
- Eileen Bastianelli, founding president of Milestone
Media, now a senior executive at BBDO Advertising Agency in Paris.
- George Kozolias of the American University of Paris,
also a journalist with Radio France Outre-Mer and a specialist in African
- Edmondson Sonny Cole, Edison Yongai and Abdul Jalloh
journalists from Sierra Leone now residing in exile in Australia.
- Peter Barnet, Associate Professor, American University
of Paris, Former Executive VP for International Advertising at Young
and Rubicam and other global ad agencies
- And many more. The seminar will include a tour of the International Herald Tribune, riverboat tour, and other local landmarks.
“It amazes me the caliber of the speakers our students get to see and query and dine with at this seminar,” Cowley College journalism instructor Meg Smith said. “They get close to some of the major movers and shakers in the media world.”