Your first assignment as a foreign correspondent
Go on a reporting mission to Okinawa to tell the stories of the effect of U.S. military presence on this Japanese island. Reporting War and Peace in Okinawa is a four-credit, semester-long course during spring semester that trains students in international reporting. The class includes spring break travel to the island of Okinawa, Japan.
Taught by professor of practice Joe Coleman, former Tokyo bureau chief for the Associated Press, the course will introduce students to the tools and methods of foreign correspondents, with particular attention to coverage of Asia, a rapidly growing and increasingly dynamic – and turbulent – part of the world. Students will learn about U.S.-Japanese relations, the U.S. military posture in Asia, Okinawan culture and the reporting of war memory.