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HSU hosts German Journalists through exchange program

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ARCATA - Humboldt State University is hosting two journalists from Germany this week to promote German-American understanding in broadcasting.

The journalists, Liane Gruss and Annette Walter, are part of a program designed to give foreign media the chance to see journalism practiced and taught in the United States.

During the week, the two professionals are sitting in on some of the university’s journalism classes like video production and ethics.

At the end of the experience, they will produce their own stories about the North Coast culture and news.

“It’s mostly about getting a better understanding of the host country,” Gruss said.

"I think it's very helpful because we get an inside how American media works and we learn how American's teach journalism at university and it's really interesting to get an inside in this,” Walter added.”

The journalists will be holding a free public lecture to discuss what German media thinks of US politics, press, and society. That event will take place Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Native American Forum at HSU.