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Thursday, August 22 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Advance Your Career with a Journalism Fellowship

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Hear from former Fellows how a fellowship catapulted their careers to the next level and find out how you can be a Fellow. Fellowships offer mid-career journalists an academic year of study, reflection and growth at one of the world’s finest universities. It is a time of expanding perspectives, intellectual growth and personal transformation while perfecting knowledge of multimedia publishing and inventing new journalism tools. Learn how to receive a generous stipend, tuition and access to all classes on campus and specially organized workshops for writing and multimedia training.

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAfellowship

Location: Nassau West 
Speakers

Teru Kuwayama

Photographer
Teru Kuwayama is a New York photographer whose focus has been on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir. He is the founder of Lightstalkers, a global, online community of photographers and unconventional travelers, and the Battlespace project, a traveling exhibition of photographs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He received a 2010 Knight News Challenge Award to launch Basetrack, an online social media project that chronicled the deployment of a U.S. Marine battalion in Afghanistan. Currently a...
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Birgit Rieck

Assistant Director, Wallace House
Birgit Rieck has been with the Knight-Wallace Fellows program since May 2004 and, as assistant director, manages the daily activities, seminars and news tours. Until 2004 she administered the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. Birgit received a master's in Cultural Anthropology and Education from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, after finishing fieldwork in Uganda and Rome. She also completed a two-year management training with InterContinental Hotels Group...
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Aisha Sultan

Columnist, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Knight-Wallace Fellow 2012
Aisha Sultan is an award-winning columnist, blogger and home and family editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was a 2011-12 Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she studied parenting and privacy in the digital age. She is a regular radio commentator and has appeared as a frequent guest on CNN and MSNBC. Her work has appeared in more than 50 print and online publications. 

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