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  • VOA’s Turkish Service Wins Burke Award

    VOA’s Turkish Service Wins Burke Award

    via VOA email (VOA press release); see also
    VOA Director Amanda Bennett (center) with VOA Turkish Chief Hulya S. Polat and members of the service.Voice of America’s Turkish language service received the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award for its breaking news coverage and extensive follow-up on the attacks on peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., in May 2017. Turkish service reporters risked physical harm and continued harassment by the government of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a result of their coverage of this incident.
    VOA Turkish captured exclusive video during President Erdogan’s visit to Washington on May 16, 2017. The video showed Erdogan supporters, as well as presidential security forces and several other armed individuals, assaulting peaceful protesters outside the residence in a manner the Washington Metropolitan Police Department characterized as a “brutal attack.”
    The footage of the brawl went viral as n..

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  • Bookshelf:  ‘Behold, America’ Review: Fighting Words

    Bookshelf: ‘Behold, America’ Review: Fighting Words

    Before World War I, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed America First as a rationale for neutrality. Before World War II, members of the America First Committee included Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gerald Ford

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    ‘Behold, America’ Review: Fighting WordsBefore World War I, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed America First as a rationale for neutrality. Before World War II, members of the America First Committee included Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gerald Ford.World War II war propaganda poster by the America First Committee.
    By Fergus M. Bordewich, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 13
    Allusions to what we celebrate as the “American dream” are so ubiquitous that it might seem that everyone knows what the phrase refers to. In “Behold, America,” Sarah Churchwell, an American-born scholar at the University of London, tells us that we barely grasp the many meanings of this heavily freighted term. Thus she sets about unpacking its multi-layered and surprising history. And against the American dr..

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  • European higher education in the world

    European higher education in the world

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    Higher education is increasingly international in nature. Erasmus+ recognises this in its strong international dimension, which promotes mobility and cooperation between universities in EU Member States and those outside the EU.
    Higher education is increasingly international in nature. Erasmus+ recognises this in its strong international dimension, which promotes mobility and cooperation between universities in EU Member States and those outside the EU.
    How is it being done?
    International cooperation has benefits at home and abroad. In Europe it contributes to
    Enhancing the overall quality of European education by facilitating peer learning, cooperation and comparison with other education providers worldwide;Boosting innovation and job creation in Europe by attracting internationally mobile students and skilled migrants;Broadening horizons, increasing employability and preparing students to become global citizens;Influencing and engaging new audiences in a ..

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  • Student Profile: Eugenia Blaubach, Public Relations Senior

    Student Profile: Eugenia Blaubach, Public Relations Senior

    jou.ufl.edu; original article contains links
    Eugenia Blaubach
    “As a communicator, my dream is to positively affect the narrative surrounding immigrants,” said University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations senior Eugenia Blaubach.
    Born in Venezuela, she came to the U.S. with her parents when she was seven years old. After high school, she wanted to study journalism, but deep down knew she wanted to advocate, not just report. Transferring from Santa Fe Community College to UF exposed her to a world of new options.
    It was during a TEDxUF talk by CJC Frank Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communications Ann Christiano that Blaubach realized public relations was a better fit. Christiano piqued her interest in the use of strategic communication to drive positive social change. Since then, Blaubach has been working toward a future where she can marry her skills in strategic communication with a career in public diplomacy [JB emphasis].
    “Now that the wor..

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