Fifteen distinguished arts journalists, web designers and web developers have been selected as fellows for the 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. They were chosen from the largest applicant pool in the fellowship’s 11-year history – 257 applicants from across the United States and 56 countries. With support from The Getty Foundation, these fellows will participate in an arts journalism project called Engine30 (November 8-18, 2012). While producing innovative journalism, Engine30 is also an ambitious attempt to experiment with how that journalism is produced:
- To bring fresh and unconventional approaches to the project, the all-star Engine30 team includes not only top arts journalists but also designers, technologists, developers and information specialists outside the traditional journalism community.
- Engine30 is itself an innovative collaboration among these USC Annenberg/Getty Fellows; arts editors and reporters from three media outlets (Los Angeles Times, KCET independent public television’s Artbound and Departures programs and KPCC 89.3 FM) and 16 students of USC Annenberg’s M.A. in Specialized Journalism (the Arts).
"I particularly admire the innovative ways in which USC has reinvented the program in keeping with the changing context for arts journalism in an increasingly online environment,” said Deborah Marrow, director of The Getty Foundation. “The Getty is pleased to provide support for the arts journalism fellowship program." The 2012 fellows are:
- Barbara Bogaev, host and producer, Soundprint Media, La Crescenta, Calif.
- Meredith Broussard, contributing editor, Hidden City Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Brendan Bruce, senior interactive designer, Peppercom, New York, N.Y.
- Marissa Gluck, freelance journalist, Radar Research, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Sean Kelly, freelance designer and illustrator, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Fairfield, Conn.
- Miles Lightwood, staff software engineer, The Walt Disney Company, Glendale, Calif.
- Enrique Limón, arts and culture editor, Santa Fe Reporter, Santa Fe, N.M.
- Joanne McNeil, senior editor, Rhizome at the New Museum, New York, N.Y.
- Anne Maria Nicholson, national arts reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney
- Paul Pierson, partner and design director, Carbone Smolan Agency, New York, N.Y.
- Chris Spurgeon, senior software engineer, The Walt Disney Company, North Hollywood, Calif.
- Suzi Steffen, social media consultant, Ojai Music Festival; journalism instructor, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
- Mark Taylor, senior interactive producer for arts & culture, KQED, San Francisco, Calif.
- Suzanne Wu, freelance journalist and blogger, "I'm Revolting," Etsy.com, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Logan K. Young, lead editorial producer, RealNetworks, Inc., Reston, Va.
Sasha Anawalt, founder and director, Douglas McLennan, project architect and Edward Lifson, associate director, lead Engine30. For more information about them and the fellowship, visit http://annenberg.usc.edu/GettyArtsJourn/The%20Staff.aspx. Learn more about how to get a master's degree in Arts Journalism at USC Annenberg in nine months. Go to: http://annenberg.usc.edu/specjournalism.