Life-Changing Experience..!

Posted: February 5, 2012 in General

That was a description of my last program i attended in the US back in 2010 with the amazing World Press Institute . I always thought that it’s just a way to promote the program but hell, i could never foresee that it will be such for me!

During the program, we visited several media outlets in dif. forms but what really got me was the hyper-local journalism models like the Bay Citizen and Chicago News CoOp.  We’re definitely missing this sort of journalism back home in Egypt. And then, when i got back home, i decided to work on my dream project >> a local news portal for Upper Egypt (Wiki: The terminology “Upper” and “Lower” derives from the flow of the Nile from the highlands of East Africa northwards to the Mediterranean Sea) .

The project’s name is Mandara. This time, i know there will be a lot happening .. we’re only done with 3 days of orientation and i sense ideas and tips are flying in the air beside the great networking we shall benefit from of course.

I’m lucky enough to live another life-changing experience! And now i shall get to my readings for tom. is the first day of classes!

H

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