Need media training? Fulbright workshop grant opportunity

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Maldives journalism students in my Fulbright workshop.

It’s been an honor to serve as a Fulbright specialist in Broadcast Journalism, and I am eligible for one more grant before my time on the roster ends in December 2013. I am actively looking for an academic partner to collaborate on a project that would take place in November 2013. The application must be submitted to the Fulbright commission in the host country by the end of July.

What’s a Fulbright specialist? A university-level professor or working professional expert who is available to teach a 2-6 week workshop to students or working professionals in a country outside the United States. Most or all of the expenses are paid by the US State Department’s Fulbright program, although it is nice if the host country can help out with a share of housing expenses and hospitality.

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After teaching in Sri Lanka, I was invited to appear on the English-language news broadcast of MTV and visited many other stations.

In 2010, I conducted a Fulbright program in Maldives.  The topic was “Strengthening Civil Society through Journalism and Public Relations.” My partner was the Faculty of Arts at the College of Maldives, now known as Maldives National University. I worked with broadcasting students, professional TV/ radio journalists and public relations practitioners for government and non-profit agencies. I received additional funding to teach video storytelling to broadcasters in Sri Lanka.

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Making a video outside the president’s office in Maldives on storytelling for public relations.

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Teaching Maldivians to tell their stories in front of the camera.

You can find out more about my background on my website, but I am a former asst. professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. I am also the co-author of a college textbook on Multimedia Video Storytelling. As a talent consultant, I teach at some of the top TV stations and video web sites in the United States. I would love to work with students and professional journalists or public relations practitioners in YOUR country.

Here’s the catch: the paperwork has to originate with you, you must request “Theresa Anzur” as your specialist, and the paperwork must be submitted as soon as possible. To learn more about the process, click here. We can fill out the application together but it is up to the partner in the host country to submit the paperwork to the local Fulbright commission. Interested? Send me an email and let’s get started.