Text Box:                  NEWS RELEASE


For Immediate Release:  May 2, 2001

Contacts:  Margie Fleming Glennon or

Jill Gallagher, 202/737-3700






WASHINGTON, D.C. — The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) awarded 10 U.S. journalists the opportunity to travel and report in Germany as 2001 Arthur F. Burns Fellows. Each year, 20 young media professionals from the United States and Germany work at host newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations as “foreign correspondents” in each other’s countries.


This year’s U.S. winners are:


·        Amanda Bower, Reporter, Time magazine

·        Kimberly Bradley, Freelance Writer and Editor at Treasurace, Inc.

·        Jeff Chorney, Staff Writer, ANG Newspapers

·        Timothy Gibbons, Reporter, Daytona Beach News-Journal

·        Sarah Katt, Coordinating Producer, CBSNews.com

·        Daryl Lindsey, Associate Editor, Washington Bureau, Salon.com

·        Susanna Ray, Reporter, The Herald

·        Andreas Tzortzis, Staff Writer, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

·        Allyson Vaughan, Reporter, Wireless Week

·        Anar Virji, Production Assistant, CNN


The Arthur F. Burns Program – named in honor of the late U.S. ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Federal Reserve Board chairman – fosters greater understanding of German-U.S. relations among future leaders of the news media. Now in its 13th year, the program is administered jointly by the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C., and the Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) in Königstein, Germany.


The annual deadline for U.S. journalists to apply for the program is March 1. For more information or to obtain an application, contact ICFJ, 1616 H St., N.W., Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006, phone: (202) 737-3700, fax: (202) 737-0530, e-mail: burns@icfj.org.  More information on the Burns Fellowship program can be found on ICFJ’s web site: www.icfj.org.


The International Center for Journalists was launched in 1984 to improve the quality of journalism worldwide through professional training programs, fellowships and exchanges. During the past 17 years, ICFJ has worked with some 12,000 journalists from more than 170 countries. The Center is an independent, nonprofit institution based in Washington, D.C.



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