Lots of Honors…

Eight recipients of the International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellowships were announced yesterday, including the NPR-Bucksbaum International Fellow.

The recipient of the NPR-Bucksbaum International is Nazanin Rafsanjani, a New York-based public radio journalist. During her NPR training, she will focus on production, editorial and on-air skills, and produce a project for one of NPR’s newsmagazines.

The IRP Fellows for fall 2006, their affiliations and the countries on which they will focus are:

  • Rafsanjani, freelance radio reporter, New York — Iran
  • Sarah Carr, education reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — China
  • Jennifer Dunn, production director, KTUH-FM, Honolulu –- China
  • Na Evng, producer/associate producer, “NOW,” PBS, New York — Burkina Faso
  • Matthew Ozug, producer, Sound Portraits Productions, New York –- Cambodia
  • Eva Sanchis, reporter, El Diario-La Prensa, New York –- Cuba
  • Jacob Silberberg, freelance photographer, Baghdad — Venezuela
  • Katie Thomas, special writer, Newsday, New York – Republic of Congo

    From release: “The 13-week fellowships, which are aimed at encouraging coverage of international issues by the U.S. news media, begin in September 2006 at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University.”

    Also NPR has chosen the three 2006-2007 participants in The Joan B. Kroc Fellowship. According to the release, the program is “a yearlong intensive training program designed to bring exceptional graduates into public radio and journalism.” Melody Joy Kramer of Cherry Hill, NJ; Thomas Pierce of Spartanburg, SC, and Monica del Carmen Villavicencio of Springfield, VA will begin their term on Monday, August 21, 2006.