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Journalists selected for German exchange fellowships

May 27, 2015 11:00

RTDNF has selected 11 producers, reporters and online editors from across the country to become fellows in Europe this September as part of our ongoing partnership with the RIAS Berlin Kommission.  2015 continues the 22nd year in the partnership between the RTDNF and RIAS, which has brought more than 625 electronic journalists to Germany.
The fall 2015 German/American Journalist Exchange Program will run from late September through mid October. 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 Dresden, visits with international journalists in and others in Prague, the Czech Republic, and will conclude with meetings in Brussels, Belgium at the EU and NATO. The electronic journalists selected for this program are:
  • Natalie Angley, Producer - CNN, Atlanta, GA
  • Steve Baragona, Science Correspondent - VOA, Washington, DC
  • Ryan Burrow, Anchor/Reporter - WGN Radio and ABC News Radio, Chicago, IL
  • Wilma Consul, News Editor/Reporter - NPR, Washington, DC
  • Ben Kaiser, News Manager - CNN Newsource, Atlanta, GA
  • Euna Lhee, Science/Business Reporter - Deutsche Welle, Berlin, Germany
  • Allison MacDonald, Producer - MSNBC, New York, NY
  • Irene Noguchi, Producer  -  KQED Public Radio, San Francisco, CA
  • Katie Orr, State Government Reporter  - Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, CA
  • Hilary Powell, Reporter/Producer - Lakeshore Public Media, Merrillville, IN
  • Maya Rodriguez, Reporter - 9News, Denver, CO

"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 application deadline for the program in Germany and Europe for 2016 will be February 1, 2016. For further information on the RTDNF Germany fellowship or the bi-annual program in Germany, 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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