During summer July 2017 Sherri Hope Culver participated in the international summer school in Thessaloniki, Greece. Aristotle University Department of Journalism and Mass Media Communications developed this summer school with Deutsche Welle Academie and Beijing University of Foreign Studies. The theme was “International Journalism and media organizations in a turbulent age: European and Asian Perspectives” .
The Summer School focused on the opportunities and challenges for reporting Asia and Europe, in times of an ever-changing digital world.
Sherri Hope Culver, director of the CMIL, was on the faculty of the International Journalism Summer School. She held a lecture on the US media system, key players and business models.Professor Sherri Hope Culver with students during the closing graduation ceremony Culver sharing a selfie with her students during her roundtable discussion workshop. Students came from all over the globe, including, Germany, Japan, Chile, Greece and several other countries.
The program was structured around keynote presentations by distinguished experts in each area and interactive small group and roundtable discussions. Students attended a series of workshops, planned, undertook and reported on collaborative mini-projects by using a range of digital technologies and mobile media.
The intensive multi-disciplinary training course provided in-depth knowledge and robust skills based on which the participants developed an informed understanding of critical issues of International Journalism and identified issues that were context-dependent and with global features in media organizations both in Europe and Asia. Participants in this course emerged with a better understanding of the latest academic research, policy, market and professional trends in the area.