Media and politics experts Joe Lockhart, Ed Henry and Bob Herbert have been appointed fellows of the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) at the George Washington University for the 2010- 2011 academic year.
The George Washington University Documentary Center's International Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship will bring together 20 non-fiction directors from countries that lack the infrastructure for the creation and distribution of documentary films.
GW's School of Media and Public Affairs has partnered with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to provide journalism students opportunities to gain real-world experience from international journalists and to apply for funding to cover underreported stories.
Journalism will survive but people will get their news from an ever-increasing number of diverse online sources aimed at widely segmented audiences, leaders in old and new journalism told a packed audience at the School of Media and Public Affairs.
World-renowned broadcaster Larry King has conducted more than 40,000 interviews in the past 53 years, but the table was turned on when Mr. King was interviewed by Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs.
Planet Forward, the progressive new media project pioneered at SMPA last year, has recently received a $500,000 grant from the Tawani Foundation, which supports ventures that enrich and improve health, wellness and knowledge.