USC Annenberg and the Getty award eight fellowships to leading arts journalists

Eight distinguished arts journalists have been selected as 2007 Fellows of the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program.

With support from The Getty Foundation, the program, now in its sixth year, seeks to establish a new standard of excellence in arts and culture coverage. The Fellowship’s philosophy is guided by a core belief in the importance of first-hand encounters with artists and journalism colleagues. The three-week program begins May 20.

The fellowship program will feature seminars on digital media training, pop culture, race and class in the arts, economics of art and literary arts. Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360, a co-production of WNYC and PRI, has been named the program’s Senior Fellow.

Other Fellows include: Brett Campbell, Wall Street Journal correspondent; Celeste Headlee, NPR freelance reporter and producer; Victoria Infante, La Vibra editor; Esther Iverem, founder, editor and film critic, and film and arts critic; Carol Kino, New York Times regular freelance contributor; Edward Lifson, Chicago Public Radio senior editor of arts, architecture and culture; and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, The Daily Star editor and writer.

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