Shorenstein Center Announces Fellows and Visiting Faculty for Fall 2005

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617- 495-1115
Date: September 12, 2005

Cambridge, MA - The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy located at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, announced their Fall Fellows today.
"This semester's visiting faculty and fellows are especially rich in experience at the highest levels of journalism and represent a great breadth of knowledge that should make for a very exciting semester," said Alex S. Jones, the Center's director.
The Shorenstein Fellows will work on research projects while at the Center. Judy Woodruff will lead a study group for students.
The 2005 Fall Fellows are:
. David Anable, former president of the International Center for Journalism and former managing editor of the Christian Science Monitor. Anable will focus on international media, how a country's journalism can open the way for democratic reforms, and the role of training in promoting such a process.
. Diane Francis, editor-at-large at the National Post in Canada. Her research at the Shorenstein Center will focus on anti-Americanism in the Canadian, British and French media and its effect on public policy in those countries.
. Sunshine Hillygus, assistant professor of government at Harvard University. While at the Shorenstein Center, Dr. Hillygus will focus her research on the role of the media in U.S. elections.
. Zhengrong Hu, director of the National Center for Radio and Television Studies and professor at the Communication University of China whose research interest is media policy in China. Dr. Hu's research will focus on Chinese politics and media policy in transition.
. Brigadier General Kevin T. Ryan, a joint fellow with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, is an expert on international military affairs. He will write on the issue of the military manpower strains on the U.S. military and how this issue is and can be understood by the American public through the press.
. Judy Woodruff, consultant and contributor to CNN and former senior correspondent and anchor of CNN's "Inside Politics." She will teach a study group for students on contemporary issues in journalism.
In addition, Roger Rosenblatt, Edward R. Murrow visiting professor of the practice of press and public policy and essayist, will teach a course on writing about public policy. Rosenblatt is editor-at-large at Time magazine.
The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard research center dedicated to exploring the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The center strives to bridge the gap between journalists and scholars and, increasingly, between them and the public.


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