March 10, 2005

NEWS | USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship Program

New Perspectives for Mid-Career Arts & Culture Journalists

Seven distinguished arts journalists have been selected as 2005 Fellows for the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program.Funded by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust, the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Fellowship, now in its fourth year, seeks to establish a new standard of excellence in arts and culture coverage. The program's philosophy is guided by a core belief in first-hand encounters with artists, arts administrators and journalism colleagues. The three-week residencies in Los Angeles familiarize the Fellows with the city's vibrant cultural scene as a means to strengthen their intellectual and analytical journalism skills, fill them with new story ideas and make them consider their hometowns in new lights. The program begins 5 May.

The Fellows for 2005 are:
MARY FRANCES EMMONS, Orlando Sentinel, Arts & Entertainment Editor
CATHERINE FOSTER, Boston Globe, Arts Reporter
CLIFF FROEHLICH, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Arts & Entertainment Editor
RICK HOLTER, The Dallas Morning News, Arts Editor
ALISON MacADAM, NPR's All Things Considered, Assistant Producer, Washington, DC
JOYCE MORGAN, The Sydney Morning Herald, Arts Editor
LYNN NEARY, NPR’s Arts Desk, Correspondent, Washington, DC

Lynn Neary has been named the program's first Senior Fellow and she will lead discussions about how radio and television arts reporting impacts America's cultural landscape, drawing from her present experience at NPR’s Cultural Desk.

For the first time, as well, the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellows will generate a position paper about their experiences and views on arts journalism's future, examining issues of diversity, information delivery, and political and economic contexts.

"I want the 2005 USCAnnenberg/Getty Fellowship to focus intently on the impact that arts and arts reporting make on society," said Sasha Anawalt, director. This group of USC/Getty Fellows collectively possesses the experience and the will, discipline and vision that could make a real difference to the field."

The USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program is one of the nation's leading institutions devoted to the study of journalism and communication, and their impact on politics, culture and society. With an enrollment of more than 1,500 graduate and undergraduate students, USC Annenberg prepares students for academic and professional success in these fields.