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The Media Project Announces 2016 Coaching & Leadership Fellowship Winners


The Media Project is pleased to announce the 16 international journalists chosen to receive a 2016 Coaching & Leadership Fellowship, hosted at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, FL.

                            **MEET THE 2016 FELLOWSHIP AWARD WINNERS**

 “The Poynter Institute is a gold standard for journalistic ethics and leadership,” said Media Project Executive Director Paul D. Glader. “These hard-working journalists from the far corners of the world will pick up insights they can take back to the newsrooms in their home countries."
The Coaching & Leadership Fellows program is sponsored and organized by The Media Project. The program begins with a week-long workshop at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., where the Fellows participate in a series of interactive sessions on leadership principles they can use in their newsrooms. Poynter senior faculty will also teach sessions for the group in strategic thinking, global fact-checking, coaching writers, using feedback, resolving conflict, and improving newsroom collaboration.

The core training sessions will be led by Jill Geisler, who holds the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. Geisler, whose leadership mantra is “helping others succeed,” is the author of “Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know.” For 16 years, Geisler guided the leadership and management programs of The Poynter Institute. “This is my fifth opportunity to work with these journalists who have been carefully selected by The Media Project. Each year I marvel at their passion, wisdom, and resilience,” Geisler said.
TMP Fellows will also explore the intersection of journalism and faith with nationally syndicated “On Religion” columnist Terry Mattingly, a senior fellow in media and religion at The King’s College in New York City and an ex officio board member of The Media Project. The Fellows will also hear from Paul Glader, who was a veteran Wall Street Journal reporter and is now a magazine journalist in addition to serving as an associate professor at The King’s College in New York City and executive director of The Media Project and The McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute.

"It’s exciting to see the fifth year of TMP’s partnership with Poynter attract such a distinguished group of journalists,” said Roberta Ahmanson, a writer, philanthropist and chair of the board of The Media Project. "We know this program will help journalists from around the world tell their story in the way only those who are living it every day can.”

The Fellowship requires participants to make a year-long commitment to explore, hone, and implement their new coaching and leadership skills. Fellows also agree to mentor two journalists working in their home country.

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