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Announcing the 2013 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program Fellows!

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For the 12th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, we are pleased to introduce the 15 arts journalists who will be part of our Fellowship. They were selected out of 197 applicants whose ranks include journalists who are accomplished artists, and artists who are accomplished journalists. 

The Fellowship will take place in Los Angeles from October 23 to November 2. A highlight will be a Think & Do event on October 25, with a Virtual Summit that follows over the course of the next week.Our purpose is to focus attention on journalism's future as it relates to the arts ecosystem and the continuing demise and erosion of traditional arts criticism and media outlets. 

The 2013 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program Fellows are:

Gregg Barrios - Affiliated freelancer for the San Antonio Current, working on a collection of Latino art criticism; regular contributor to Los Angeles Review of Books

Robert Boffard - Affiliated freelancer for The Guardian, writes about hip-hop for Huck Magazine, Wired (website and magazine), and Aesthetica Magazine

Katherine Boyle - Washington Post staff reporter, covering the business of the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution and 15 visual art museums in the D.C. region

Lev Bratishenko - Curator and writer on architecture, music and technology in Abitare, Cabinet and Maclean’s. Freelance classical music critic for The Montreal Gazette

Siobhan Burke - Contributing writer/editor for Dance Magazine; freelance writer for The New York Times and The Performance Club; dancer

Jace Clayton - Currently writing a book on music at the dawn of the digital century for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. His essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Bidoun, and n+1

Jonathan Curiel - Art critic for SF Weekly, writes monthly reviews, covering all art forms. Arts blogger for KQED and past contributor to The New York Times

Jay Gabler - Arts editor, Twin Cities Daily Planet, and co-editor and frequent contributor to The Tangential

Lynell George - Columnist for KCET’s Artbound, author of many essays about Los Angeles and the book, “No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels”

David Kipen - Founder of Libros Schmibros Lending Library in Boyle Heights and book commentator for KPCC’s “Take Two." Former book critic for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jeff Lunden - Active contributor to NPR’s Arts Desk, filing stories for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, and a theater composer

An Xiao Mina - Co-founder The Civic Beat, consulting editor for Hyperallergic, and contributor to such publications as The Atlantic, Wired and Design Observer

Anne Elizabeth Moore - Cultural critic, author of several award-winning books, and Truthout columnist behind Ladydrawers, a monthly comic on gender, labor and culture

Bilal Qureshi - Assistant producer at All Things Considered with an interest in the intersection of globalization and culture

Alicia Zuckerman - Senior editor for Enterprise in charge of arts, features, and special projects, and interim news director for NPR member station WLRN, Miami


About the 2013 fellowship

The 2013 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program is a fellowship for arts, culture and entertainment editors, producers and writers. During this intense ten-day program, fellows will attend performances and exhibitions, and visit private studios, rehearsal rooms, architectural firms and art schools for behind-the-scenes opportunities to meet renowned artists, arts directors, curators, administrators and accomplished journalists. There will also be a Virtual Summit / Think & Do workshop in conjunction with the Annenberg Innovation Lab, and other opportunities for balancing meaningful face-to-face dialogue with skill-building practice.

Fellows Rick Holter, Alison MacAdam and Neda Ulaby of NPR (left to right) at the Getty's "Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1950-1980," a Pacific Standard Time exhibition covered by Engine29.

Fifteen arts journalists who bring distinction to the field will be chosen from the international applicant pool. The fellowship accepts applicants who practice journalism online and in print, radio and/or television. Their areas of expertise may include architecture, literature, film, pop culture, the visual and performing arts. They can be critics or reporters or bloggers, and generalists or specialists. Staff journalists, affiliated freelancers and independents are welcome to apply. The fellowship is also interested in journalists who are artists. And in artists who are journalists. Read more about the fellowship here.


Go to FAQ for more information about applying to the program.


Fellows convene for an Engine pop-up newsroom editorial meeting.


Program leadership

Sasha Anawalt, director
Douglas McLennan, digital projects architect
Edward Lifson, associate director

Lissa Sanders, program specialist







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