As the epidemiological situation changes in the United States and around the world, we are cautiously optimistic that postponed and future in-person exchange opportunities will be able to move ahead.  So we are making plans for upcoming programs.  Most recently, we have selected Jasmina Ejubović for the BOLD SUSI Institute on Journalism and Media.  Congratulations, Jasmina!  This will begin as a virtual exchange and then, hopefully, have an in-person component at Washington State University.


This Academic Fellowship will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a free press in U.S. society and examine the role of journalists in preventing disinformation and encouraging strategies for media literacy such as critical thinking to counter disinformation.  There will be academic sessions and opportunities to gain practical experience in the tradecraft of journalism, including researching, reporting, writing, and editing.  In addition to classroom activities, participants will meet with local news outlets and, if conducted in-person, travel to another U.S. community for the study tour.


We’re excited for this opportunity for Jasmina, a second-year student of International Relations at the International University of Sarajevo.  She sees herself as a journalist in the future and plans to apply what she learns on this fellowship to work to stop misinformation and to encourage on coexistence and tolerance among all people.  Bravo, Jasmina!  That is what youth leadership looks like.