Study Abroad 2009 A Fun Memory!

The study abroad trip to France was 28 days of fun, culture, media visits and learning experiences! Students in Ethics and Problems and Travel Reporting met with NPR correspondent Eleanor Beardsley and visited France 24, France’s 24-hour news channel. They also visited important sites in Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon and shared great times with other Florida Gators and new international friends.
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Apr 9, 2009

Classes Meet Media Professionals in France

Students in RTV 4930 and 4931 met with National Public Radio's Eleanor Beardsley while in Paris to talk about the challenges of being an international journalist. She discussed covering the Sarkozy election and administration, along with many other topics. Beardsley also told students about the ethics issues associated with working as a reporter in another culture.

Beardsley, whose father is a graduate of the University of Florida, files stories from Europe for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and MarketPlace, among other NPR programs.

Both classes also toured France 24, a relatively new 24-hour news channel based in Paris. The station's signal is streamed live on line and covers diverse communities within France and beyond. Students learned about how the channel program three signals simultaneously in French, English and Arabic.

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