USC Annenberg seeks journalists, designers and developers for Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship Contact: Arianna Sikorski, USC, 213-740-1899 or Melissa Abraham (310)440-6861
LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2012 -- The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced this week that applications for the 11th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, which will operate as a 15-member pop-up newsroom in Los Angeles, are now being accepted.
fellowship, which will be held Nov. 8-18, 2012, seeks to assemble an
all-star team of arts journalists committed to using their skills to
imagine and create new and innovative ways of reporting on arts and
culture. Most costs are covered by the fellowship, including air travel,
hotel, transportation within the city and most meals.
National and international arts journalists, web designers and developers are welcome to apply.
USC Annenberg/Getty Fellowship will be built around creating
next-generation reporting tools for arts journalism. The fellowship,
funded by The Getty Foundation, plans to design, develop and
build this new project over the course of 11 days in a pop-up newsroom
called Engine30. The program is looking for fellows who fit into one or more of these categories:
ARTS JOURNALISTS who
are committed to finding and telling stories in new ways, thinking
about journalism as a dynamic system and process rather than a product,
as well as those who care about finding better ways to engage with
are committed to thinking imaginatively about information architecture,
user interaction, story-telling and visualization of multi-level data
with design that is intuitive, simple and fun to use.
DEVELOPERS who are committed to imaginatively finding, adapting and integrating existing tools into Engine30 with a focus on ideas/intent behind what is developed rather than specific ways to realize them.
Engine30 is the latest in a series of experimental arts journalism projects
dedicated to rethinking the ways journalists report on the arts.Engine28 was a pop-up newsroom with 40 journalists who produced 100+ stories around two theater festivals in one week. Engine29
sent 28 arts journalists to explore gaming, crowd-sourcing, community
engagement, slow journalism, meta-data, distributed storytelling,
incremental journalism and social media as tools for covering the arts. Engine30 will build on the lessons of Engine28 and Engine29 and focus on creating a series of stories told in innovative ways.
have discovered that bringing groups of talented people together and
having them work side-by-side inventing something new is tremendously
creative and fulfilling,”said Sasha Anawalt, who will direct the 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. “Each of the fellows chosen for Engine30
will bring some skill or way of thinking that will challenge and help
the team. The sparks of these collaborations will expand our collective
thinking about arts coverage.”
Joining Founding Director Anawalt will be Douglas McLennan, director of the newly-created USC Annenberg Center for Arts, Media & Audience, and the project architect for Engine30.Also part of the programming team is Edward Lifson, a frequent NPR arts and culture reporter.
“We think of this project as ‘360-degree’ or ‘liquid’ journalism,” said McLennan,
“How do you build stories that have context and depth and that engage
people where they live? This is an opportunity to assemble a team that
will go about creating stories in multi-dimensions.”
program of its kind in the United States, the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts
Journalism Program underscores the importance of arts journalists
covering the arts ecosystem as a whole. The fellowship emphasizes the
societal value of arts coverage and strengthening a global arts
journalism network while working collaboratively toward making the arts
accessible to all.
“The Getty Foundation is delighted to once
again collaborate with USC Annenberg and to support these special arts
journalism fellowships. In a fast-changing world, it is critical that
the fellowship program continues to evolve and seeks to establish a new
standard of excellence in arts and cultural coverage,” said Getty
Foundation Director Deborah Marrow.
The Getty Foundation
fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting
individuals and institutions committed to advancing the understanding
and preservation of the visual arts locally and throughout the world.
Through strategic grants and programs, the Foundation strengthens art
history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice
of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections,
and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. The
Foundation carries out its work in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty
Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation
Institute to ensure that the Getty programs achieve maximum impact.
About the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and 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, master's and bachelor's 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.
Contact USC Annenberg Public Affairs at (213) 821-3015
Writing Artist, Organic Cook and Gardener, Cultural Tour Guide, Colorist, Eco Green, sometimes Blue; Pragmatic to the Bone.Originally from the Netherlands I make my home in the Pacific Northwest with husband and pooch. My background lies in multicultural theater. Over time the balance tipped over to studio + literary arts. I'm working on a screenplay based on a novel about art, love and redemption in a cold country, and a memoir about growing up on a nut farm and coming out halfway sane.
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