One of the distinct benefits of participating in the RTDNF exchange program in
Each spring and fall the RIAS Berlin Commission sends German radio and television journalists to the
Amidst this schedule we place visiting German journalists at local, regional, and network news organizations for a week to provide them with the opportunity to see how broadcast news is put together and presented. Over the years RIAS fellows have been in markets large and small, in all geographic regions, and with affiliates for each of the networks.
Fellowships last one week, and require no financial outlay on the part of the station or the individual host. The RTDNF and the RIAS Berlin Commission provide each German fellow with transportation and accommodations during their hosted station week.
These fellowships are dynamic, interactive opportunities for both the host stations and the visiting journalists. Fellowship hosts should plan on integrating the journalists into the life of the newsroom by including them in the entire news process, including planning meetings, street reporting, live reports and studio programs. In many cases, visiting journalists contribute to story production either behind the scenes or on the air; some are even interviewed for their expertise and impressions of current events in
German RIAS fellows are typically hosted by American alumni of this program. This is an opportunity for American fellows to showcase their workplace, their newsroom, and their community for an individual from outside the
Through hosting, you and your colleagues may deepen your knowledge of
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