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Shorenstein Center names fall fellows and visiting faculty

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The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, located at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), recently announced its fall fellows.

“This semester’s distinguished group of fellows and visiting faculty spans the news gamut, from traditional newspaper and television news to the cutting edge of new media,” said Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center.

The 2007 fall fellows, including their research projects, are as follows:

Geoffrey Cowan, University Professor and occupant of the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership, is the former dean of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. He will examine new business models for the news industry.

Tom Fiedler, a Goldsmith Fellow at the Shorenstein Center, is the former executive editor of the Miami Herald. He will examine the impact of “new media” on the 2008 presidential campaign.

Tuan Nguyen, the Shorenstein Center’s Sagan Fellow, is chairman of VietnamNet Media Group and the editor in chief of VietnamNet, an online news publication. He will examine key trends in the development of electronic media in Vietnam.

Robin Sproul, a Kalb Fellow at the Shorenstein Center, is vice president and Washington bureau chief for ABC News. She will investigate an economic and editorial model for the future of exit polling.

In addition, Carol Darr will be an adjunct lecturer in public policy for the fall. She is director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet and associate research professor at the graduate school of political management at The George Washington University. While at KSG, Darr will teach a module titled “The New Media and Contemporary American Politics.”