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JOURN Prof. Benson named to Fulbright Specialist Roster

11/4/2013  10:00 am

Journalism Professor Nancy Benson has been named to the J. William Fulbright Specialist Roster. The Fulbright Specialist program promotes linkages by matching U.S. scholars with professional counterparts at institutions and universities overseas. For nearly 15 years Benson has been advising journalism programs on curriculum development and working with broadcast stations to encourage professional development. Benson also teaches an international reporting course that takes University of Illinois journalism students abroad to deepen their understanding of global affairs. 

Being named to the Fulbright Roster is a competitive, peer reviewed process that speaks to Benson’s deep interest and extensive experience in furthering journalism practice and ethics, most especially in the developing world. Benson will remain on the roster for five years.