News Decoder expands its program in Africa and the South of the United States with the addition of two new schools in Tunisia and Mississippi.

By Savannah Jenkins

News Decoder is delighted to announce that two more schools have joined its global network, expanding our footprint in Africa and the southern part of the United States and extending our community to 11 countries.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, Mississippi and the Avicenne Private Business School (APBS) in Tunis, Tunisia join the 16 other academic institutions in News Decoder’s global community for the 2020-21 academic year — a school year that is already shaping up to look very different from past ones due to the ways COVID-19 has upended traditional classroom learning.

Students at APBS will learn key writing, research and communication skills by gaining access to News Decoder’s E-learning platform. Nearly 1,000 students are already signed up to take our Writing, Interviewing and Media Literacy courses.

In Mississippi, News Decoder will work with the school’s journalism students by integrating our program into the school’s year-long journalism course. Students will participate in a correspondent-led workshop and have the opportunity to develop authoritative media content for our site.

News Decoder launched a two-year pilot program in 2015, and began working with 14 founding member schools in 2017, when it launched its inaugural program. News Decoder is delighted to have grown the size of its academic network and deepened its engagement with faculty and students in the ensuing years.

Savannah Jenkins

Savannah Jenkins is News-Decoder’s Communications Manager. A dual American-British citizen, she completed a double major in International and Comparative Politics, History, Law and Society at the American University of Paris. She initially joined News-Decoder in 2018 and has experience working for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Jenkins recently completed a stint volunteering in Greece, where she provided emergency relief to refugees.

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