15 electronic journalists selected for RTDNF German Fellowship


The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTNDF) announced that 15 producers, reporters and educators have been selected to become journalism fellows in Germany this June as part of the organization’s ongoing relationship with the RIAS Berlin Kommission.  This marks the 18th year that the RTDNF and RIAS have been sending journalists to each country under this program.

The German/American Journalist Exchange Program will run from June 12 – 26, 2011. Sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Kommission, the program will feature briefings with top-level German political, business and media figures in Berlin, Leipzig and Cologne, before heading over to Brussels, Belgium, for meetings at the EU and NATO. 

The following individuals have been selected to participate:

Chris Cifatte, News Anchor, WINK-TV, Fort Myers, FL
Christina Cotterman, Producer, FOX News Channel, Washington, DC
Jason Evans, Assignment Editor, CNN Newsource, Atlanta
Ken Fischer, Journalism Instructor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Julian Hills, Assignment Coordinator, CNN Newsource, Atlanta
Andrew Horansky, Reporter, KVUE-TV, Austin, TX
Scott McKenney, Photojournalist, KVUR-TV, Austin, TX
Liam Moriarty, Environmental Reporter, KPLU-FM, Seattle
Traci Neumann, Photojournalist, WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI
Erik Olsen, Video Journalist, The New York Times, New York
Rosemary Pennington, PhD Student in Mass Comm., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Jacqueline Pham, Producer, FOX News Channel, Washington, DC
Annette Raveneau, Reporter/Producer, Univision KINC 15, Las Vegas, NV
Frank Ucciardo, Correspondent, CBS News, New York
Kris Van Cleave, Reporter, WJLA-TV, Washington, DC

Since 1994 the RTDNF has administered a media fellowship as part of its German/American Journalist Exchange Program with the RIAS Berlin Kommission. RTDNF is a 501(c)(3) educational institution that promotes excellence in electronic journalism through research, education and training for news professionals and journalism students. Affiliated with the Radio Television Digital News Association, RTDNF’s programs are supported entirely by charitable contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, RTDNA members and other individuals.

The RIAS Berlin Kommission is a bi-national organization established in 1992 to promote understanding between the US and Germany in the field of broadcasting.  Each exchange program is fully financed by the RIAS Berlin Kommission, a non-profit, non-governmental organization.