Journalism students win contest for work abroad

The Media School Report • Dec. 13, 2017
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Senior Nick Trombola and MSCH-X478 classmates participated in a workshop organized by the African Centre for Media Excellence’s co-director Peter Mwesige, PhD’04. (James Kelly | The Media School)

Two Media School students have won News-Decoder’s essay/reporting contest for their stories from Media School field experience courses in Uganda and Japan. The contest honors student work and allows students to express their views on a platform.

Nick Trombola, a senior studying journalism, reported on a transgender woman in Uganda facing a decade of prison time. Last summer, Trombola interned at a newsroom in Uganda and reported on the South Sudanese refugee crisis and on HIV/AIDS activism as part of MSCH-X478: Reporting HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Senior Regina Mack poses on a beach in Okinawa, Japan. (Abigail Urbanek | The Media School)

Regina Mack, also a senior in journalism, wrote about women in Japan protesting sexual violence at a U.S. military base as part of MSCH-X478: Reporting War and Peace in Okinawa.

News-Decoder is a nonprofit organization that offers young people a forum to learn about and contribute to international news.