1st Edition

Global Journalism Collaborations Worldwide Storytelling Projects in Higher Education

Edited By Katherine C. Blair, Marion Coomey, Faith Sidlow Copyright 2024
    144 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Global Journalism Collaborations offers guidance on detailed ways to create collaborative international projects in the communications and journalism fields – a hot topic in higher education.

    The chapters are contributed by professors and journalists from around the world. The authors explain, step-by-step, the process of collaborating with students and instructors at universities in dozens of countries in order to produce digital storytelling projects that are streamed worldwide. The book will inspire academics and students in any discipline to develop and create their own collaborative projects by sharing lessons learned through case studies of successful global collaborations.

    This truly interdisciplinary work will interest scholars and instructors of journalism, media studies, mass communication, higher education and anyone working on collaborative projects across a variety of disciplines.



    Faith Sidlow

    CHAPTER 1: The Big Picture  

    Nick Duarte

    CHAPTER 2: Student Engagement: How the Global News Relay began

    Sarah Jones

    CHAPTER 3: Global News Relay (GNR) 2.0

    Faith Sidlow and Katherine C. Blair

    CHAPTER 4: Global Campus Studio Productions (GCSP)

    Marion Coomey

    CHAPTER 5: The Global Pop-Up Newsroom

    David Baines and Devadas Rajaram

    CHAPTER 6: Global E-News Immersion Initiative (GENII)
    Priya Rajasekar

    CHAPTER 7: Global Reporting Program (GRP)

    Peter Klein and Britney Dennison

    CHAPTER 8: Student Perspectives 

    Katherine C. Blair

    CHAPTER 9: Instructor Feedback

    Marion Coomey

    CHAPTER 10: Technology: Getting it right 

    Marion Coomey

    CHAPTER 11: The challenges of an uneven playing field  

    Sylvia Vollenhoven

    CHAPTER 12: Industry: How the Pros Do It

    Faith Sidlow and Katherine C. Blair

    CHAPTER 13: Lessons Learned

    Katherine C. Blair, Marion Coomey and Faith Sidlow

    CHAPTER 14: Still to Come…

    Katherine C. Blair, Marion Coomey and Faith Sidlow


    Katherine C. Blair is an Associate Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Leeds Trinity University, UK where she has taught television and social media journalism for 16 years. Before that, she was a television presenter, reporter, producer and director at ITV Yorkshire, CBC in Newfoundland and Labrador and MCTV in Timmins Canada for 20 years.

    Marion Coomey is a Professor in the RTA School of Media at Toronto Metropolitan University in Toronto, Canada. She teaches international media production, broadcast presentation and writing. Marion has been a news reporter, host, writer and producer at CBC TV and Radio across Canada. She is Executive Producer of Global Campus Studio Productions, a project bringing together students from 15 countries to produce online shows.

    Faith Sidlow is the chair of the Media, Communications and Journalism Department at California State University, Fresno, and associate professor of broadcast and multimedia journalism. She is an award-winning broadcast journalist with 30 years experience in TV and radio news. Faith worked as a reporter, anchor and producer for the Fresno NBC affiliate for 28 years. Her early broadcast career included radio reporter and board operator at KPBS-FM; San Diego reporter for KNX News Radio, Los Angeles and research intern for CBS News in London.