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USC Annenberg fellows take aim at unconventional journalism

Fifteen distinguished arts journalists, Web designers and Web developers have been selected as fellows for the 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. The participants were chosen from the largest pool of applicants in the fellowship’s 11-year history.

With support from The Getty Foundation, these fellows will participate in an arts journalism project in November called Engine30 — an ambitious attempt to experiment with the production of journalism.

In a bid to bring fresh and unconventional approaches to the project, the Engine30 team includes designers, developers and information specialists who work outside the world of traditional journalism.

The collaboration features participants from the Los Angeles Times, KCET-TV’s online sites Artbound and Departures and radio station KPCC 89.3 FM, as well as 16 students from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

“I particularly admire the innovative ways in which USC has reinvented the program in keeping with the changing context for arts journalism in an increasingly online environment,” said Deborah Marrow, director of The Getty Foundation. “The Getty is pleased to provide support for [this] fellowship program.”

The 2012 fellows are:

• Barbara Bogaev, host and producer, Soundprint, La Crescenta, Calif.

• Meredith Broussard, contributing editor, Hidden City Philadelphia

• Brendan Bruce, senior interactive designer, Peppercom, New York, N.Y.

• Marissa Gluck, freelance journalist, Radar Research, Los Angeles

• Sean Kelly, freelance designer and illustrator, Fairfield, Conn.

• Miles Lightwood, staff software engineer, The Walt Disney Co., Glendale, Calif.

• Enrique Limón, arts and culture editor, Santa Fe Reporter, Santa Fe, N.M.

• Joanne McNeil, senior editor, Rhizome at the New Museum, New York, N.Y.

• Anne Maria Nicholson, national arts reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corp., Sydney

• Paul Pierson, partner and design director, Carbone Smolan Agency, New York, N.Y.

• Chris Spurgeon, senior software engineer, The Walt Disney Co., North Hollywood, Calif.

• Suzi Steffen, social media consultant, Ojai Music Festival; journalism instructor, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

• Mark Taylor, senior interactive producer for arts & culture, KQED, San Francisco

• Suzanne Wu, University Communications, USC

• Logan Young, lead editorial producer, RealNetworks Inc., Reston, Va.

USC Annenberg fellows take aim at unconventional journalism

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