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RIAS Fellowship
The RIAS Berlin Commission's summer fellowship program is a unique transatlantic exchange intended to promote interaction and understanding among German and American broadcast journalists. I became a RIAS fellow in June 2013 when the competition was opened to print journalists and participated in programs in Berlin, Bonn, Cologne and at NATO and EU headquarters in Brussels before visiting Buffalo's German sister city of Dortmund for a final week.
Kiplinger Digital Media & Public Affairs Fellowship
One of three traditional print journalists selected for multimedia training. Work presented at digital media showcase. Ohio State University, 2008.
Volunteer trip to coach reporters and editors in reporting, writing and editing at the Daily Graphic, Accra, Ghana with the International Centre for the Advancement of Journalism, March 2008.
Won grant to produce multimedia and article for fall/winter 2008 about using short-form literary journalism style as a tool to teach writing. Worked with reporters and editors in Ghana and students at Ohio State University. Sponsored by the English Department's Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing.
Death of a Lineman
included in 2001 Best Newspaper Writing anthology, coordinated by the Poynter Institute. Story won first place in feature-writing contests sponsored by American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors and Maine Press Association.
Non-deadline Writing Finalist for collection of stories in American Society of Newspaper Editors’ 2001 contest:
Death of a Lineman, Jamaican Harvest, A Life Redeemed.
Won 2002 Bookbuilders of Boston Scholarship with
300-word essay about why I write for a living.