From Murrow College
How does a student become an international journalist? At The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, the Backpack Journalism program sends students overseas to report on nonprofits dedicated to improving the lives of those in Latin America.
This year’s Backpack Journalists Stephanie Schendel and Andrea Marie Castillo have hit the ground in Central America. Andrea is with a group of World Vets volunteers in Nicaragua. Follow her blog. Stephanie is with a Hearts in Motion surgical team in Guatemala. Read her posts here. Both students will be producing a variety of multi-media reports, which will be distributed to regional news organizations on their return.