Past Fellows and Visiting Faculty

Fall 2001 Fellows

Kevin G. BarnhurstKevin G. Barnhurst is associate professor of communication at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His book The Form of News, A History (New York: The Guilford Press) with John Nerone, won the Covert Award for media history in 2001, and his Seeing the Newspaper (New York: St. Martin’s Press), won a Mellett Citation for media criticism and was named a best book of 1994 by In These Times magazine. His Shorenstein Center project extends research on the redefinition of American journalism, for which he won the APSA/ICA Political Communication best article award with Diana Mutz in 1999. He held previous fellowships at the Great Cities Institute in Chicago (2000–01) and Columbia University in New York (1991–92) and has been a visiting professor in Spain (1996–97) and a Fulbright professor in Peru (1989). He received his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam. While at the Shorenstein Center, Barnhurst will examine how the Internet is redefining news about politics and government in America. Paper 1 PDF; Paper 2 PDF

Andrew GlassAndrew Glass is a contributing editor at Politico. He has been senior correspondent of the Cox Newspapers since 1997 after serving more than 20 years as the chain’s Washington bureau chief. Shortly after the Cox Washington Bureau was founded in 1974, he joined the staff to cover national politics. Since 1980, he has written a weekly column on national and foreign affairs for the Cox Newspapers which is syndicated by The New York Times News Service. Over the years, he has appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. Glass has covered the White House and Congress for the Washington Post, Newsweek and the former New York Herald Tribune. In 1960, he became a business and financial reporter for the Herald Tribune. Glass was campaign press secretary to the late Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York. Following the 1968 elections, he became executive assistant to then Senator Charles H. Percy of Illinois. In 1970 he returned to journalism as senior editor of National Journal. His research topic at the Shorenstein Center is “The Net Election: Lessons from 2000 and What Comes Next?” Paper PDF

Rick KaplanRick Kaplan is currently executive producer of “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.” He was a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years. As president of CNN-US (1997–2000), he was responsible for all news and programming at the CNN News Group. Kaplan galvanized CNN’s ability to provide extensive and up-to-the-minute live coverage and analysis of both breaking and on-going news events. Kaplan joined ABC News in 1979 as a senior producer for World News Tonight; from 1979 to 1997, he was executive producer for a variety of ABC News and ABC television network programs, including Good Morning America news, Nightline (1984–89), Primetime Live (1989–94), World News Tonight, (1994), and finally, ABC-TV Special Projects. Prior to joining ABC, Kaplan was a producer for The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. He is the recipient of many awards, including 34 Emmy awards, three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards, Overseas Press Club awards and two George Polk awards. Kaplan was the Visiting Lecturer in the Lombard Chair at the Shorenstein Center during the spring of 2001 and taught a module entitled “Do American Media Meet the Needs of a Modern Democracy?”

Ramindar SinghRamindar Singh is currently president of IN Mumbai TV. He has had a career in journalism spanning three decades as an investigative reporter, war correspondent, aviation and defense affairs analyst, political commentator and editor of several Indian newspapers. Until August 2001 he was editor of the Sunday Times of India (circulation 2 million +). From 1995 until March 2000, he was the editor of the Times of India, New Delhi, a period in which the circulation of the paper rose from 170,000 to 700,000. Earlier he was managing editor of The Pioneer in New Delhi, executive editor of the Business and Political Observor, two papers that he helped to launch and associate editor of India Today newsmagazine. Ramindar Singh has an abiding interest in issues concerning press freedom and freedom of information, which he intends to pursue at the Shorenstein Center. He was a Nieman Fellow in 1981–82. Paper PDF

Fall 2001 Visiting Faculty

Ellen MickiewiczEllen Mickiewicz is the James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy Studies, Professor of Political Science and the Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Communications and Journalism of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University. A specialist on media and politics, especially in the former Soviet Union and Eastern/Central Europe, she is also a fellow of The Carter Center. Dr. Mickiewicz was the first American to be honored by the Journalists Union of Russia for her contribution to the development of democratic media in the region. She is author or editor of numerous journal articles and of seven books. Her most recent book Changing Channels is a study of the role and impact of television from 1985–1999. An earlier book, Split Signals: Television and Politics in the Soviet Union, won the Electronic Media Book of the Year award of the National Association of Broadcasters and the Broadcast Education Association. In 1997 Dr. Mickiewicz was given the Murray Edelman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Political Communication by the American Political Science Association. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her doctorate at Yale University. She held a Guggenheim Fellowship. While at the Joan Shorenstein Center, she will be teaching a course entitled “Media and Policy in Post-Communist Societies.”