The Global UGRAD for Serbia and Montenegro which is implemented by World Learning, provides scholarships for students to attend universities in the United States for one year of undergraduate, non-degree study. Along with their studies, students engage in community service projects and internships, form lasting connections with Americans, and serve as cultural ambassadors of their home countries. For those of you that may not remember, Serbia and Montenegro were once part of Yugoslavia and were the scenes of heavy fighting in the early 1990’s as the Balkans fell into a state of civil war.
One-thing journalists need to learn about is revenue streams. Let’s face it journalists have to eat too! International Media Solutions gave a presentation to the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows on “New Avenues of Revenue for Journalists.” In the past traditional media outlets were the only place communication professionals could publish their work. As Mike points out in his Prezi, there are now new ways journalists can get their stories out there and make money including new media and self-publishing. Websites such as Storyhunter, NewsModo, and Transterra Media allow journalists to upload their content, pitch it, and hope to get it sold. They can also crowdfund their projects. These new avenues of revenue are helping give journalists more control over their projects while putting more money in their pockets.