Annenberg grant now is fulfilled p.16

By: Editorial Staff THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION grant that funds the Annenberg Washington Program has been fulfilled.
The program was created in 1983 to provide a neutral forum in Washington for exploration of communications issues.
When former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow took over as director in 1986, Walter H. Annenberg committed to fund the program for 10 years, which expires next June.
The program has worked with 31 fellows and held 325 meetings and has produced and distributed more than 156 publications to individuals and colleges and universities. Some 17,500 people have attended Annenberg Program events, including more than 300 college professors.
The program is slated to continue through May 1996, after which it will be partnered by the Annenberg Foundation and the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
The new program is slated to be directed by the school dean, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and moved to an office in the National Press Building.
The new program likely will diversify its funding through corporate contributors and other foundations, many of whom already are committed.


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