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Home » Programs » International Programs » European Journalism Institute » Program Components

Program Components

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Summer 2019: July 7-14, 2019

Spend one week in Prague, Czech Republic, with participants from North America, Europe and Central Asia who are passionate about exploring the many complex political and economic issues facing the world. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time with an exciting variety of academic, professional, networking, cultural and social activities that will bring out the best in each participant. 

Program Details

EJI participant Gabriela Knutson ’18 speaks with Mr. Jakub Janda, executive director of the European Values Think-Tank and head of the Kremlin Watch Program.
  • An academic program dedicated to improving journalism ethics through courses on religious, business and conflict reporting.
  • Guest lectures and panel discussions featuring prominent journalists, academics, diplomats, government officials and business leaders
  • Visits to famous Prague sites and optional excursions to historic places around the Czech Republic
  • Social & cultural events

Your participation also includes these exclusive benefits designed to make your summer in Prague an experience to remember:

  • Housing in furnished dormitories
  • At least two meals per day (usually breakfast and lunch; some group dinners are also planned)
  • Roommate matching with participants from different countries
  • A Prague Metro Pass for your stay with us at EJI
  • Comprehensive orientation upon your arrival
  • Dedicated program staff members who are available to communicate with you about any issues related to funding, visas and other general questions in the months leading up to the program
  • Continued staff support while you are in Prague to ensure that you have the best possible experience
  • Upon successful completion of the program, join an active network of 42,000 alumni worldwide

Sample Schedule*

  • 6:30 – 8:30 a.m
  • Breakfast
  • 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Academic Program I
  • Professor Paul Glader: Entrepreneurial Journalism
  • 11–11:15 a.m.
  • Break
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Academic Program II
  • Dr. Ibrahim Al-Marashi: Journalism and the Clash of Civilizations
  • 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Academic Program III
  • Guest Lecture on Russia Disinformation Campaign and Effects on Journalism with Jakub Janda: Director of the European Values Think Tank and Head of Kremlin Watch Program
  • 3:45 – 5 p.m.
  • Academic Program IV
  • Prof. Sean Gallup: Photojournalism I
  • 5:15 p.m.
  • EJI Walking Tours of Prague

*This schedule is only meant to give an idea of the program’s general structure.

Sample Guest Speakers

The following is a list of past guests speakers at The Fund for American Studies and The Media Project. During the program, you can expect to hear from many prominent speakers like the ones listed below.

Mr. Edward Lucas of the United Kingdom – senior vice president at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), former senior editor at The Economist, long-serving foreign correspondent in Berlin, Vienna, Moscow and the Baltic states

Mr. David Jackson of the United States – former correspondent for Time magazine, former senior adviser for communications at the U.S. State Department and former web editor at the U.S. Department of Defense

The Honorable Ivan Mikloš of the Slovak Republic – former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic and former chief advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine

Mr. Jakub Janda of Czech Republic – executive director of the European Values Think-Tank and head of the Kremlin Watch Program

Mr. Vladimir Vaňo of Slovakia – head of communications for SK-NIC and group economist for CentralNic Group PLC

The Honorable Pavol Demeš of the Slovak Republic – NGO consultant, senior non-resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

Ms. Karen Horn of Germany/Switzerland – former economic journalist for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and former head of the Capital Office at the Institute of German Economy

Ms. Barbora Maronkova of the Slovak Republic – director of the NATO Information and Document Center in Ukraine

Mr. Jan Urban of the Czech Republic – conflict reporter, author and documentary writer who got his start during the Prague Spring of 1968


Study Journalism in Prague

Join TFAS for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study journalism and public policy in the beautiful, historical European capital of Prague, Czech Republic.