Congratulations to Round Earth Media, a World Learning partner, for winning a 2014 George Foster Peabody Award, radio’s highest honor. The organization received the award, in partnership with Latino USA, Radio Progreso, reporter Marlon Bishop, and freelance producers, for the report Gangs, Murder, and Migration in Honduras, which investigated why thousands of Hondurans are fleeing their home country in order to reach the United States. Maria Hinojosa hosted the report, which was broadcast in the US on NPR’s Latino USA, Planet Money, and All Things Considered and in Honduras on Radio Progreso.
Round Earth Media’s unique model teams young American journalists with early-career journalist from the countries where they are reporting. Veteran journalists from Round Earth mentor the teams as they produce original stories on under-reported issues, which are published and broadcast in both the United States and the country where the story takes place.
World Learning partners with Round Earth Media on SIT Study Abroad’s Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program and Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans. The programs bring American students together with local young journalists to create feature-length print or broadcast stories. Recent published student work includes:
- “Saving Morocco’s Endangered Barbary Macaques” Ensia
Olivia Poblacion, Oregon State University (text) and Dev Dharm Khalsa, College of Wooster (photos)
- “Another shore: Morocco’s child migrants” Al Jazeera
Zoe Hu, New York University (text) and Eloise Schieferdecker, Bennington College (photos)
- “Morocco’s Tcharmils ‘consider jail home'” Al Jazeera
Frankie Stiles, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (text)
- “In Morocco, illegitimate children struggle for rights” Thompson Reuters Foundation,
Lauren Kopchik, St. Michael’s College (text) and Rachel Woolf, Ithaca College (photo)