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The “Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists” is a specialized International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) for emerging leaders in the field of journalism that relies on an innovative public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State, the Aspen Institute, and leading schools of journalism for its support. Each year, leading journalists are nominated for participation by the U.S. Embassies in their home countries.

After initial programming in Washington, D.C., the participants travel in smaller groups for academic seminars and field activities with faculty and students at one of the partner schools of journalism. The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Institute for Research and Training design specialized curriculum for their international counterparts that highlight journalism and mass communication in Oklahoma as well as cultural and international issues that are current and relevant to the participants as well as Oklahomans.

Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists

In 2010, the Institute hosted 16 participants from 12 Latin American countries as part of the Murrow Program

For the past several years, the Gaylord College and the University of Oklahoma has been host to Latin American journalists from several different nations. For more information about the Department of State’s Murrow Program, visit


Click here for photos of the 2010 Murrow Program