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Fellows selected for RTDNF German/American exchange

March 1, 2017 01:30

RTDNF has selected 12 producers, reporters, and editors to become Fellows in Europe this June as part of our longstanding relationship with RIAS. 2017 represents the 24th year in the partnership between the RTDNF and RIAS, which has sent more than 700 Fellows to Germany.
The summer 2017 German/American Journalist Exchange Program will run from June 11 - 24. Sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Kommission, it will feature briefings with top-level German political and media players in Berlin, discussions in the former East German community of Weimar, and meetings with international journalists in Köln, or as it’s known here, Cologne. The program will conclude with meetings in Brussels, Belgium, with programs at the EU and NATO. The electronic journalists selected for this program are:
  • Brooke Buford, Assistant News Director/Anchor - KALB-TV, Alexandria, LA
  • Megan Cloherty, Multimedia Reporter - WTOP FM, Washington, DC
  • Don Clyde, Online Producer - KQED Public Media, San Francisco, CA
  • Terra Hall, Digital Multimedia Reporter - KSHB-TV, Kansas City, MO
  • Chanteé Lans, Reporter - WBZ-TV, Boston, MA
  • Liz McLaughlin, Producer - NBC NewsChannel, Charlotte, NC
  • Marissa Melton, Correspondent - Voice of America, Washington, DC
  • Hugo Pérez, News Director/Educator - News 22, Las Cruces, NM
  • Victor Ramirez, Assignment Ediitor/Producer - CNN Newsource, Atlanta, GA
  • Michael Stone, Editor/News Manager - WUFT Public Broadcasting, Gainesville, FL           
  • Kassandra Sundt, Producer/Reporter - WBUR FM, Boston, MA
  • Bonnie Turner, Producer - CNN International, Atlanta, GA
“Our Fellows will have the opportunity to report from Europe at an important time," said Mike Cavender, RTDNF Executive Director. "They’ll be able to report firsthand about the state of the European Union, the immigration debate, the economy and the changing role of NATO, as well as the potential impact of America’s presidential election on the rest of the world."
Since 1994, RTDNF has administered this media fellowship as part of its German/American Journalist Exchange Program with the RIAS. The next application deadline for the 2017 program in Europe is May 1, 2017. For information on the RTDNF Germany fellowship or the RIAS Awards program, visit rtdna.org 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.


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