Ohio University is one of the founding charter members of the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium. Within OU, our partners are the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and its Institute for International Journalism. At the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the curriculum blends a strong liberal arts foundation with professional skills courses based on the idea that journalism is a profession incorporating knowledge from various disciplines, as well as critical thinking and practical application skills. A basic philosophy of the program is that students need media experience while working toward their degrees. The E. W. Scripps School of Journalism is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and provides courses and practical experience to aid students in developing the skills required to adapt to the new age of journalism.
The Institute for International Journalism carries out the school's international initiatives, with the goals of preparing students to work as international journalists, supporting research on topics related to international journalism, enhancing communication among journalists, students and media scholars, and cooperating with global partners in journalism education. THE GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT is an international current affairs e-news magazine published four times a year with feature stories originally investigated, reported, edited, and produced by students of the Foreign Correspondence class.