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The 36 journalists and six collegiate fellows will participate in the fifth annual Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution from March 4 – 6 in Philadelphia. The announcement coincides with today’s posthumous induction of Peter Jennings into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame. (Names of the fellows are below.)


Announcement coincides with Peter Jennings’ induction into TV Academy’s Hall of Fame

Philadelphia, PA (January 20, 2011) – The National Constitution Center today announced the names of the 36 journalists and 6 collegiate fellows from across the country and around the world who have been selected to participate in the fifth annual Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. The conference is set to take place at the Center from March 4 – 6, 2011. The announcement coincides with today’s posthumous induction of Peter Jennings into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame for his distinguished career as a correspondent and anchor for ABC News, a role in which he reported on many of the events that have shaped our world.

Named in honor of the late, award-winning news anchor and friend of the National Constitution Center, the annual Peter Jennings Project conference gives journalists the opportunity to explore constitutional dimensions in the news today and acquire a deeper understanding of the Constitution and its important role in the lives of all Americans. In light of the ever-intensifying discourse regarding this more than 200-year-old document, it is now more essential than ever to consider how the words of the Framers apply to life in 21st century America.

2011 Peter Jennings Project Fellows include:

- William Adler, freelance writer
- Tony Bartelme, The Charleston Post and Courier
- Matt Belanger, WGAL-TV
- Kassie Bracken, The New York Times
- Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times
- Jane Daugherty, University of Miami College of Communication
- Ariane de Vogue, ABC News
- Lincoln Farr, CBS News’ 48 Hours
- Rosa Flores Dee, WDSU-TV
- Mark Geary, KCRG-TV9 News & The Cedar Rapids Gazette
- Erin Hayes, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer
- Carrie Johnson, NPR
- Konstantin Kakaes, freelance, International Reporting Project of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies
- Michael Kranish, The Boston Globe
- Martin Kuz, Minnesota Monthly, Sactown Magazine, Super Lawyers
- Matt Lait, Los Angeles Times
- Frank Lockwood, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
- Lindsey Markel, The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University
- Justin Martin, The American University in Cairo
- Lindsey McCormack, Miller-McCune
- Angela McKenzie, Initiative Radio
- Daniel Polin, Great Projects Film Company, Inc.
- Amy Radil, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
- Heather Robinson, freelance journalist
- Chip Rowe, Playboy Magazine
- Annamarya Scaccia,, The Deli Philadelphia, BLURT
- Donna Foote Shalvoy, freelance journalist
- Joshua Trevino,
- Amy Wagner (Southard), WLWT-TV
- Brian Wingfield, Forbes
- Paula Wissel, KPLU-FM

2011 Peter Jennings Project Fellows also include five international journalists:

- Ali Ashraf, FATA Research Center (Pakistan)
- Diogo Bercito, Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil)
- Angur Monty, Bhorer Kagoj (Bangladesh)
- Nadeem Shahzada, Aaj Television News Network (Pakistan)
- Rinzin Wangchuk, Kuensel (Bhutan)

2011 Peter Jennings Project Collegiate Fellows include:

- Brianna Anglin, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
- Andrew Helund, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
- Gavin Huang, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
- Steven Levy, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
- Nicole NeSmith, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
- Grace Patuwo, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Through a variety of programs, Jennings Fellows will experience how constitutional discussion in the United States is part of daily life, not merely limited to the domain of the court system, academic exchange, and civics classes.

The Fellows will participate in the following events:

- Moot Court: Miranda and Public Safety. This year’s hypothetical case examines the so-called “public safety” exception to the issuing of Miranda warnings and whether it can be applied in terrorism cases. This program is open to the public.

- Putting the 14th Amendment to the Test. This highly interactive program addresses the issue of immigration reform, including whether the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of citizenship to anyone born here should be allowed to apply to American-born persons whose parents illegally reside in the U.S. This program is open to the public.

- Behind the Scenes: Supreme Court Nominations. This program offers a special insider’s look at the process of selecting, vetting and confirming Supreme Court nominees from the perspective of those responsible for nominating, prepping and questioning candidates for the bench. This program is not open to the public.

The Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution is an all-expenses paid conference made possible through the generosity of The Annenberg Foundation.