Dr. Sybril Bennett, executive director of Belmont’s New Century Journalism program, recently was named a 2005 Educator in the Newsroom Fellow by the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation. As part of the fellowship, Bennett spent a month working for WTVF-TV (NewsChannel5) in Nashville. Now in its sixth year, EIN Fellowships place broadcast journalism professors in radio or television newsrooms for a month-long work experience each summer.
The program gives journalism educators hands-on experience and training in current practices, new technologies and issues confronting today’s journalists, while giving news managers fresh perspectives on newsroom practices, and benefiting university journalism students by giving their professors fresh perspective on what skills today’s broadcast news business requires.
This year, 19 journalism educators received EIN Fellowships. The program is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.