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About the Marie Colvin Center

The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting educates and prepares the next generation of foreign correspondents, and supports professional journalists around the world.

Increasingly, events half a world away have far-reaching repercussions, and reporting from the front lines has a vital role to play in a functioning global society. The Colvin Center is committed to the mission of accurate, uncensored information that flows freely across political and geographical borders.

Our Commitment

The Colvin Center aims to uphold the causes for which Marie Colvin gave her life:

  • Democracy, human rights and freedom of expression
  • Justice for the victims of war and gender-based violence
  • Support for refugees and displaced people
  • Attention to the resilience, safety and well-being of reporters at risk 


History & Programs

The Marie Colvin Center was founded in 2013 by the School of Communication and Journalism with the support of Marie Colvin's fellow journalists, her family and the News Corp Foundation.

The Center hosts the annual Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture, and offers the Journalism Without Walls study abroad program enabling SoCJ students to experience a taste of life as a foreign correspondent. With support from News Corp, the Center also offers the competitive Wall Street Journal Fellowship, a 10-week opportunity for a recent journalism graduate to work overseas in one of the newspaper's bureaus.