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‘Above the Fray’ Fellowship Accepting Applicants

Applications for the ‘Above the Fray’  fellowship are being accepted from now until July 1st.  A partnership between the John Alexander Project and NPR,  the fellowship will offer one promising journalist the opportunity to cover under-reported stories from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR.

Above the Fray is the keynote program of the John Alexander Project – named in memory of former ABC  News producer, John Alexander, who collapsed and died suddenly in 2007, while on assignment with Ted Koppel in China.

For more information or to apply for the fellowship, click here.

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In Memoriam: John Alexander

From an internal email sent by ABC’s David Westin:

    I am very sorry to report that a former colleague, John Alexander, collapsed and died suddenly yesterday while he was on assignment in China. Many of us remember John from his time working for Tom Bettag at Nightline as his assistant and production coordinator and later for Ted Koppel. John left with Tom and Ted to become an associate producer at the Discovery Channel and was working on location with Tom, Peter Demchuk, and Guy Federico on one of Ted’s documentaries. We do not yet know the exact cause of his death.

    John was a vibrant, intelligent, energetic young man just short of his 27th birthday. He had accomplished much, but had far more yet to contribute to television journalism. We are all poorer for his loss.

    We will let you know about arrangements as they are made.