The Ed Jackson International Travel Award is given to an MJ-school undegraduate journalism major, preferably from North Carolina, to spend a summer traveling abroad for an immersive experience.
The winner will be chosen on the basis of GPA, honors and awards, and journalistic experience. It is not necessary that the student speak a foreign language, but that would be helpful. The winner may use the award to pay for airfare, meals, lodging, etc. The School expects that the winner will take the trip in the summer following receipt of the award.
Ed Jackson. a native of Mount Airy, was graduate magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University in 1947 and was a foreign correspondent for United Press International. In 1972, he became Time magazine's first international editor. Later, he was managing editor for the Washington Star and editor-in-chief of World Press Review. He was inducted into the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame in 1995.