By: E&P Staff
The Gralla Fellows Program has announced its picks for this year?s Gralla Fellows Program for Religion Journalists, which will be held July 16-20 at Brandeis University. The 17 journalists hail from fifteen states, as well as Canada, and were selected from a pool of candidates working in print, audio, and digital media.
The Gralla Fellows Program aims to expand journalists? knowledge of Judaic topics, and how they relate to trends in religious reporting. The program has a cycle wherein even-numbered years award religious journalists, while odd-numbered years award journalists in the Jewish press. Those who are chosen participate in a conference that combines education with interactive workshops.
The Gralla Fellows Program was founded in 1998 with the aid of a grant from Milton Gralla, who was the co-founder of Gralla Publications and the creator and editor of trade publications for more than 30 years.
The 2006 Gralla Fellows are:
— Manya Brachear, staff reporter, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill.
— Matthew Brown, religion writer, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Md.
— Linda Crosson, assistant religion editor, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas
— Janice D?Arcy, associate producer, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, District of Columbia
— Dana Felty, religion reporter, Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Ga.
— Janet Fillmore, religion editor, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
— Michael Gartland, religion reporter, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
— Jennifer Green, senior writer, Faith and Ethics, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
— Brad Greenberg, staff writer, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles, Calif.
— Krystal Knapp, metro reporter, The Times of Trenton, Trenton, N.J.
— Magin McKenna, staff writer, The News-Star/Gannett Corp., Monroe, La.
— Nicole Neroulias, staff writer/ANG Newspapers, San Mateo County Times, San Mateo, Calif.
— Catherine O?Donnell, staff reporter, The Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, Mich.
— Colette Parker, religion writer, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio
— Jessica Ravitz, staff writer, The Salt Lake City Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah
— Ansley Roan, freelance reporter/Religion News Service, New York City, N.Y.
— Linda Rodrigues, religion editor, The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Mass.