Landesberg wins RTNDA
fellowship at KIVI-TV


School of Communications faculty member Rich Landesberg is going to be busy with more than teaching in the months to come. He'll be working in a TV newsroom and he'll be web-building for the Broadcast Education Association.

Landesberg has been selected for an Educator in the Newsroom Fellowship, sponsored by the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation to enhance the quality of broadcast journalism education and to strengthen the caliber of the future broadcast news workforce.

Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this project places college journalism educators at local television and radio newsrooms for four weeks during their summer break. Each fellow is given a concrete work assignment and actively participates in daily newsroom operations.

Landesberg will work at KIVI-TV in the Boise, Idaho, area from mid-June to mid-July. He will do on-air reporting, produce news pieces, assign stories and conduct training sessions for young reporters.

Now in its fifth year, this project improves the flow of information between journalists and educators that is necessary for sustained, high-quality journalism education. With a combination of training and hands-on experience, this project brings educators who have been out of a newsroom environment for more than three years up to date on current practices, new technologies and other issues facing newsrooms that are essential for journalists moving forward into the 21st century.

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Landesberg was also elected vice chair/web manager for the Broadcast Education Association's News Division at the BEA conference in April. As a member of the executive committee for this division, he has responsibility for writing or editing all materials for the divisionŐs web site.



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