Press and Policy Student Program

The Media Line Press and Policy Student Program is an innovative opportunity for students to globalize their educational experience by connecting to an active news bureau located in what is arguably the world’s most contentious region, studying journalism and public policy under the mentorship of veteran journalists, while earning academic credit or pursuing independent study.

Partnering with The Media Line, the American non-profit news agency specializing in coverage of the Middle East, colleges and universities select highly motivated students from each discipline (journalism, public policy, international relations/political science) to work under TML supervision for a semester, writing articles relating to local-global issues of the Middle East. Students’ work product will be posted on and in some cases will earn by-line and placement in a newspaper or on-line portal.

The Media Line is an independent organization that is not aligned with any political position, government or NGO, but is dedicated to providing accurate, contextual news and feature stories from the Middle East in strict adherence to the tenets of classical journalism. Its Board of Professional Advisers includes Marvin Kalb, David Andleman, Murray Fromson, Alex Jones, Lucy Dalglish, Judy Woodruff and Ari Goldman.

We’re honored to announce the Sotloff Scholarship in memory of our journalist, Steven Sotloff, who was brutally murdered at the hands of ISIS terrorists.

“We are forever proud of the professional contribution Steven made during his short career,” said Arthur Sotloff, Steven’s father. “Together with The Media Line, we will honor Steven by passing his legacy along to the next generation.”

Steven’s work was world-changing. Please help us educate the next generation by supporting this scholarship in conjunction with the

Support the Effort

Your support for the Press and Policy Student Program will underwrite training for 500 select and highly-motivated students from the leading colleges and universities across North America over the next five years.

To sponsor a student: __ $5000

Donation to Press and Policy Student Program ________

Please earmark my donation for the Sotloff Scholarship in the amount of $_______.

Contributions (tax deductible 501c3 in the US) may be mailed to:

The Media Line
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