News Decoder is expanding its program in Africa, Europe and the United States, and now has a footprint in 12 countries on five continents.
News Decoder is delighted to announce that three more schools have joined its global network, expanding our footprint in Africa, Europe and the United States and extending our community to 13 countries.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, Mississippi, the European School of Brussels II (ESBII) in Brussels, Belgium, and the Avicenne Private Business School (APBS) in Tunis, Tunisia, join the 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.
The European School of Brussels II is part of a network of 14 European Schools, which are committed to fostering a strong sense of European identity. ESBII’s partnership with News Decoder will help the school increase its international focus.
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 was News-Decoder’s Communications Manager in 2018 and again in 2019-20. 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 and will be starting a master’s program in Global Media Studies in Paris this fall. She has experience working for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Jenkins recently volunteered in Greece, where she provided emergency relief to refugees.