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API awards fellowships to six industry professionals and journalism educators

February 23, 2011

RESTON, Va. � The American Press Institute has awarded fellowships to six industry professionals and journalism educators for its 2011 Winter/Spring seminars.

The fellowships provide seminar tuition, hotel, group meals and a travel stipend. They are intended to offer greater access to API leadership and industry development seminars for journalism educators, future leaders and those from smaller or independently owned newspaper organizations.

The recipients include: Fred Bayles, professor of journalism, Boston University, winner of the James H. Ottaway Fellowship, to attend "The Battle for Community: Crowded, Competitive and Hyperlocal."

Elio Leturia, assistant professor of journalism, Columbia College Chicago, winner of the Minority Journalism Educators Fellowship, to attend "Media Leadership in the Digital Age."

Holly Moore, digital communities editor, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, winner of a Malcolm F. Mallette Fellowship, to attend "The Business of Social Media: Engagement, Revenue, Brand."

Mauricio Patarroyo, digital designer and innovator, Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch, winner of the Edmund C. Arnold Fellowship, to attend "Creating the Digital User Experience."

Sara Ramaker, copy editor, Allegan County (MI) News/Kaechele Publications, winner of a Malcolm F. Mallette Fellowship. (Seminar to be selected at a later date.)

Elizabeth White, vice president and associate publisher for new media, Record-Journal Publishing Co., Meriden, CT, winner of the William L. Winter Fellowship, to attend "Growing SMB Revenue with the Agency Approach."

To learn more about the fellowships API offers and how to apply please visit: http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/pages/api/seminars/api_fellowships/

Another round of fellowship awards will be announced in the spring for seminars that will be held July through December 2011.

About The American Press Institute The American Press Institute (www.americanpressinstitute.org), an independent, non-profit educational center based in Reston, Va., is dedicated to advancing the business of news. API provides newsmedia professionals and organizations with knowledge for new solutions -- through training and executive development seminars, workshops, custom tailored programs, industry forums, research reports, and more.


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