The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism hosts the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program. The program brings together journalism and media scholars from 18 different countries. This year too (SUSI 2018) the scholars attended an insightful and interactive presentation by Dr. Laeeq Khan, Director of SMART Lab and learnt about our work and research in social data analytics.
SUSI program aims to “foster a deeper understanding of the roles that journalism and the media play in U.S. society”. The program has been successfully hosted at Ohio University for the last seven years.
The SUSI program is an annual gathering of scholars and media experts from universities and academic institutions from around the world. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State. What I really like about the program is how it brings together people from around the world and provides them a life-changing American experience. Not only does it connect diverse individuals but also enriches the environment at Ohio University during summer.
Besides spending time at Ohio University, participants also visit various media outlets in across the United States. Attending the major journalism and media conference–AEJMC included in the overall program. The following countries are represented in the program: Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Chile, China, Ecuador, Greece, India, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Malawi, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia.