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
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.
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
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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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.