Good morning Washington.
Good morning Washington.
…including one for local girl Emma Schwartz.
From the release:
Twenty journalists from leading news organizations in the U.S. and Germany such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, SÃ¼ddeutsche Zeitung, and Deutsche Welle were named as winners of the prestigious Arthur F. Burns Fellowship.
Fellows travel to the other side of the Atlantic for a nine-week stint, where they work for host newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and also send stories back to their home news organizations.
The program, administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) in Konigstein, Germany, has attracted scores of young talent over the past 20 years. The program was designed to promote better understanding between the U.S. and Germany.
This year’s U.S. winners are:
* Amanda Bensen, features reporter, The Post-Star, Glens Falls, NY
* Allison Connolly, business reporter, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD
* Curtis Gilbert, producer, Minnesota Public Radio News, St. Paul, MN
* Alison J. Hawkes, Capitol bureau chief, Calkins Media, Harrisburg, PA
* Christine Lagorio, producer, CBSNews.com, New York, NY
* Marissa Muller, assignment editor, CNN, Atlanta, GA
* Damaso Reyes, European correspondent, New York Amsterdam News, New York, NY
* Laura Santini, reporter, The Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong
* Tanya Schevitz, higher education reporter, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA
* Emma Schwartz, senior reporter, Legal Times, Washington, DC
After the jump, you’ll find the finalists for FishbowlDC’s Rising Star competition. Congrats to everyone for being nominated and making it into the 2nd round in our first “Rising Star” competition. The winners will accompany mediabistro.com and FishbowlDC to the National Press Foundation Dinner, with a seat next to a high-profile guest (and if you’re a high profile guest who wants to go, let us know).
Plus: We’ll be giving away seats to lucky winners we’ll pick at random. Click here to enter the raffle (send your name, affiliation and contact info).
Now, before you write in to complain about so-and-so not getting included, etc., etc., let’s explain a few things.
1.) If you didn’t get nominated, you didn’t get considered. The pool of contenders was chosen by you.
2.) Some (actually, many) people were not included because, in our opinion, they were already “risen”, not “rising” (For instance: Ed Henry was nominated. Funnily enough, so was Helen Thomas). So, for some of you, it’s a compliment.
3.) We did our best to limit the number of finalists from each publication, from certain beats, and from each medium (print, radio, broadcast, etc.).
4.) Most importantly, we’re well aware that the list is imperfect. We did our best. Our apologies in advance if you felt snubbed. Dorian, Inky and Patrick discussed the finalists but the finalists were mostly determined by consulting with employees at various news organizations for their insight, thoughts and advice.
Okay, so this is how it’s going work: After the jump is the list of finalists. If you’re already attending the National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner on February 22, let us know. Unfortunately, we’ll have to remove your name from consideration, since that means you won’t be able to sit with us (*tear*). Also, if you simply don’t want to be considered, please also let us know. Then, with the list tweaked as/if needed, we will open up voting Thursday morning and it will go through Monday.
Click below for the finalists…