The Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia), a pioneer in journalism education, has been taking students abroad since 2002. It was founded by Andrew Ciofalo, now a professor emeritus at Loyola University Maryland.
In the summer of 2011, a select group of university students and young professionals traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, to practice working as foreign correspondents. They reported, wrote stories, and shot photos and video about Istanbul’s culture, neighborhoods, politics, life, people and arts. Then they created this web magazine, and the forthcoming book Faces of Istanbul.