RTDNF names German exchange fellows

February 26, 2015 11:00

RTDNF has selected 10 producers, reporters and online editors from across the country to become fellows in Germany this June as part of our ongoing partnership with the RIAS Berlin Kommission. 2015 launches the 22nd year in the partnership between the RTDNF and RIAS, which has brought more than 625 electronic journalists to Germany.

The summer 2015 German/American Journalist Exchange Program will run from June 15-27. Sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Kommission, the program will feature briefings with top-level German political, business and media figures in Berlin, discussions with municipal officials in the former East German city of Erfurt, visits with international journalists in Cologne, and will conclude with meetings in Brussels, Belgium at the EU and NATO. The electronic journalists selected for this program are:
  • Vanessa Barchfield Reporter/Producer, Arizona Public Media, Tucson, AZ
  • Ed Esposito VP, Information Media, Rubber City Radio Group, Akron, OH
  • Katherine Goldgeier Producer, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU 88.5, Washington, DC
  • Nana Karikari-Apau Associate Producer, CNN, Atlanta, GA
  • Andrew Mach Multimedia Producer, PBS NewsHour, New York
  • Maggie Mazzetti Producer/Assignment Editor, The AP, Washington, DC
  • Kurtis Ming Consumer Investigator, KOVR TV, Sacramento, CA
  • Andrew Schneider Business Reporter, Houston Public Media, Houston, TX
  • Marielle Segarra Reporter, WHYY, Philadelphia, PA
  • Danielle Turner Senior Producer, FOX Business Network, New York
"Now in its 22nd year, the RIAS journalist exchange program remains one of the most popular available through RTDNF," said Mike Cavender, RTDNF Executive Director. "This group represents an excellent cross-section of electronic journalists working for a variety of news organizations."

Since 1994, RTDNF has administered this media fellowship as part of its German/American Journalist Exchange Program with the RIAS Berlin Kommission. The next application deadline for the 2015 program in Germany and Europe will be June 1, 2015. For further information on the RTDNF Germany fellowship or the bi-annual program in Germany, visit our German Exchange program page or contact Jon Ebinger at jon@rtdna.org.

RTDNF, a 501 (c) 3 educational foundation, was created to help RTDNA members embody and uphold the standards of ethical journalism and promote leadership in the newsroom. RTDNF offers the electronic news community professional development opportunities, an open forum for the discussion of ethics, assistance with the development of leadership skills, support of First Amendment issues and the exchange of ideas and perspectives from electronic journalists worldwide. The Foundation also provides scholarships and fellowships to aspiring and early-career electronic journalists.

About RIAS Berlin Kommission
The RIAS Berlin Kommission is a bi-national organization established in 1992 to promote understanding between the United States and Germany in the field of broadcasting. Each exchange program is fully financed by the RIAS Berlin Kommission, a non-profit, non-governmental organization.