Fellowship program is for art voices

     (PNAN-CALIF) – Applications are being accepted by Tuesday, March 29 for the Seventh NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. The Institute will be held June 14-24, which is an intensive fellowship program for critics, reporters, editors and broadcast and online producers from the United States, whose main subject is the arts, culture or entertainment.

Jeff Weinstein

      Most costs are covered by the Institute, including air travel, hotel, transportation within the city and most meals. Registration to the TCG conference and tickets to all theater performances are also covered by the NEA fellowship. To apply, see: http://annenberg.usc.edu/nea.

Douglas McLennan

     Founding director of USC Annenberg’s nine-month graduate degree program in Specialized Journalism (The Arts), Sasha Anawalt will direct the programming, including associate directors: Douglas McLennan, editor and founder of Artsjournal.com, and Jeff Weinstein, editor and critic formerly with the Village Voice, Philadelphia Inquirer and Bloomberg News.

Sasha Anawalt

     “This fellowship will take the pulse of what’s going on in theater right now, because we will not only avail ourselves of the stunning confluence of artists, resources, ideas and performances, but we will report on them, “ said Anawalt. “We will use the stuff of the conferences and festivals as the raw material for this fellowship that is about advancing the understanding and practice of arts journalism in the digital age.”

     Professional sessions addressing changes in the media industry will be offered and special attention will be paid to multimedia storytelling skills. Participants will also meet theater professionals ranging from directors and administrators of L.A.’s primary theater companies to critics of national stature, who will work with them individually and in small workshops.


The Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world.

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