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2010 fellows

The ninth USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program took place November 7 - 21, 2010.

The 2010 fellows were:

  • JOERG HAENTZSCHEL, writer and editor. NewYork-based Haentzschel writes about American arts and culture for the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. He has covered all cultural fields and interviewed such luminaries as P.T. Anderson, William Eggleston and Werner Herzog. He spent two years as deputy chief of the Sueddeutsche arts department in Munich and was also its sole writer in New York covering the events on and after 9/11. 
  • JENNIFER HSU, video journalist and producer. Hsu developed and reports for WNYC’s interactive online arts portal,, and created the ongoing “Know Your Neighbor” video series of intimate personal portraits. She has produced for WNYC and Public Radio International’s The Takeaway as well as Rolling Stone, and focuses on music, politics, architecture and urban planning and stories about extraordinary everyday people.
  • RYAN PEARSON, reporter. As a Los Angeles-based entertainment producer for Associated Press Television, Pearson covers film, music, video games and pop culture. On this beat, he has interviewed Jack Nicholson, Mel Gibson, Christina Aguilera and Kanye West. Previously, Pearson spent six years as an editor, writer and videojournalist at The Associated Press, covering topics from pro skateboarding to wildfires.
  • GILLIAN RENNIE, writer and editor. Rennie is a Journalism and Media Studies lecturer at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. For the past 10 years, she has edited and written for Cue, a daily newspaper produced by the Journalism School to cover the annual National Festival of the Arts. She received the Mondi Award for Profile Writing in 2006 for her MaMbeki profile published in Fairlady and has written for publications such as Grocott’s Mail, The Natal Witness and The Sunday Independent.
  • ALISSA WALKER, writer and editor. Focusing on design and architecture, Walker has written for Fast Company, GOOD, and Dwell, and edited the design blog UnBeige for three years. She co-created and serves as curator for GOOD Design, an event series where designers present solutions to urban problems across the country, and she is the associate producer of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture. She is author of CityWalks Architecture: New York, a walking guide organized into 25 itineraries.
  • WEI-WEI WANG, columnist and reporter. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Wang covers the Beijing contemporary art scene for Taiwan-based ARTCO magazine. In addition to her column in Art and Investment, she is currently working on a year-long series of monthly interviews with Chinese contemporary art collectors for publication in the same magazine. She has also worked for the Beijing bureau of Christian Science Monitor and served as gallery manager for Boers-Li Gallery in Beijing, China.
  • DOUGLAS WOLK, writer and critic. Based in Portland, Oregon, Wolk writes about comics and graphic novels for the New York Times Book Review,, The Believer and Publishers Weekly, and about pop music for Rolling Stone, Time, and elsewhere. In 2002-2003, he was a Mid-Career Fellow with the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University. He authored the Eisner Award-winning Reading Comics (Da Capo) and Live at the Apollo (Continuum).

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