The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, an award-winning nonprofit newsroom that covers the central city, will host 15 journalists from across the globe on Friday, Sept. 9.
The journalists are part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, the premier professional exchange program of the U.S. Department of State.
As part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists-Research and Investigation project, participants will explore the values and ethics that underlie journalistic investigations and the impact of investigative journalism.
They will assess the impact of social media, citizen journalism and alternative forms of reporting within the context of providing factual, accurate and verifiable information.
Participants will also examine efforts by communities and experts to fact-check news to ensure accuracy in news reporting.
NNS, which is housed in the Diederich College of Communication and receives substantial in-kind support from the university, was selected because of its reputation for community-based journalism through professional reporting as well as its efforts to train students interested in journalism.
The International Institute of Wisconsin, located in downtown Milwaukee, is managing the logistics of the contingent’s visit.