Media plays an invaluable role in our complicated world, forging human connections across geographic and cultural distances. I experienced its power first-hand in MMX’s Student Newsroom, working elbow-to-elbow with advisers and peers from the U.S. and South Africa. United by a shared passion for journalism, an assemblage of strangers became a collaborative reporting team. A conference room at The Forum transformed into a bustling newsroom. At MMX, my academic interests in cultural anthropology and journalism converged while my practical skills in media production and teamwork expanded greatly. Simply being in the Student Newsroom was an incredible experience, and I’m humbled to have collaborated with and learned from such spectacular purveyors of truth.”

Amelia Cheatham

Duke University, MMX17


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