A group from India exploring U.S. journalism practices will visit Lincoln from December 3 through 5 as part of a three-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The group of three editors, a political reporter and a freelance journalist will meet with Mayor Chris Beutler, State Senator Amanda McGill, staff at the Lincoln Journal Star, the editor of the Waverly News, the news director of KLKN-TV and journalism students at Lincoln East High School.
The Mayor's Committee for International Friendship (MCIF) has organized their visit under the sponsorship of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the World Learning Visitor Exchange Program.
The Indian journalists will explore current trends in journalism and the use of technology in publishing; examine the importance of a free press and the role of investigative journalism in a democracy; and learn about journalistic ethics, training programs and professional development for journalists.
The goal of the IVLP is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. So far this year, the MCIF has hosted 45 visitors from 32 different countries in Lincoln.