The group above is a part of Diane Winston's Reporting on Religion class at USC Annenberg, and the "On Being" staff, Krista Tippett's award-winning American Public Radio program which collaborated with the student journalists.
Knight Chair in Media and Religion
Diane Winston holds the Knight Chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. A national authority on religion and the media, her expertise includes religion, politics and the news media as well as religion and the entertainment media. A journalist and a scholar, Winston's current research interests are media coverage of Islam, religion and new media, and the place of religion in American identity.
Christin Davis is the managing editor for Caring, a magazine focused on social issues, published by The Salvation Army. She has reported on various stories from the rebuilding of homes in New Orleans to a direct trade partnership with coffee farmers in Vietnam. She also volunteers as the public relations director for Freely in Hope, which seeks to empower women and children in Kenya. Davis is focusing on reporting on culture, ethnicity and religion.
Sharis Delgadillo is a broadcast graduate student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. She was the senior producer for the award-winning college television news-magazine show, impact. Last summer, she also interned as a television producer at Cape Town TV in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup. Prior to graduate school she worked for KABC-7, KPFK 90.7FM, and Latino 96.3FM. Now, she aspires to soon launch her own video production company for documentaries, commercials, and web content.
Jon Dillingham is a freelance journalist who splits his time between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Los Angeles, California. His work has been published by Reuters, PA Sport, Truthdig, Mondoweiss and several local publications in Los Angeles and Vietnam. He received his Master's Degree in Specialized Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.
Jessica Donath is a freelance journalist and translator based in Los Angeles. She graduated with a Master's degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California. A couple of years ago, she moved from Frankfurt, Germany, to SoCal via Prague, Czech Republic. She has a passion for international politics, stand-up comedy and Korean BBQ. She was published on Neon Tommy, where she served as books editor, KPCC and Spiegel Online International.
Bethany Firnhaber is a freelance journalist and amateur photographer from northern Indiana. She graduated with her M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California in May, 2011. She currently works as an editor at Truthdig.com and as a research assistant at the Los Angeles Times. She enjoys reporting on a variety of topics, from healthcare and education to arts and religion.
Specialized Journalism - Economics and Public Policy
Kevin Douglas Grant is the Deputy Editor of Special Reports at GlobalPost. A native of Chicago, he holds an M.A. in Online Journalism from the University of Southern California and is the former Operations Director of Inform.com, a New York City-based news enrichment company. He served as Executive Editor of the thriving news startup NeonTommy.com and continues to write on tech and social media for Cape Town-based Memeburn.com. He is a Twitter enthusiast, coffee lover and a new Bostonian.
Andrew Khouri is second-year graduate student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He has interned at the Associated Press in London and the Daily Breeze newspaper in coastal Los Angeles County. A native of Southern California, he likes to sneak out for a surf in between reporting on politics, business, and issues of social justice. Khouri graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor's degree in history. He will be interning this summer at the Los Angeles Times in the business section.
Jill Krebs is the lead Associate Director of SportsCenter at ESPN Los Angeles, and directs ESPN Radio simulcasts and ESPN.com segments for the network’s multi-media platforms. She is a graduate student at the USC Annenberg, pursuing a master’s degree in Specialized Journalism, focusing on the intersection between science and religion.
Rosalina Nieves is a M.A. candidate in broadcast journalism at USC Annenberg. After graduating from Purdue University, Rosalina began her career at WFLD-TV (FOX) in Chicago. Since then she has worked at KABC-TV and is currently an Assignment Editor at CNN Los Angeles Bureau. She looks forward to participating in more multimedia projects and to teaching Journalism in the future.
Robyn Carolyn Price
Robyn Carolyn Price is native of Los Angeles, California. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University, and studied in Florence, Italy. She is currently a Masters Candidate in the Specialized Journalism Program at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism. Her specialization is politics and its effect on marginalized communities.
Janine Rayford is a freelance writer and recent graduate of USC Annenberg. Originally from San Francisco, Rayford obtained her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. Her writing has appeared in 944 magazine, Los Angeles magazine's website (LAmag.com), Krista Tippett's OnBeing.org and the Cape Times of South Africa. She is currently writing for Essence magazine.
Albert Sabaté is freelance journalist and filmmaker. His has been published on KQED's California Report, PRI/BBC's The World, The Huffington Post, Annenberg Digital News and others. He directed/produced The Last Generation, a feature-length documentary on rising fundamentalism among young adults in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He earned his B.A in social sciences at California State University, San Bernardino.
Mary is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, where she is an Annenberg Fellow at USC Annenberg. She also serves as the Executive Editor for Annenberg Digital News, NeonTommy.com. She has written for the Reuters newswire and been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Vancouver Sun, Scientific American, the Huffington Post, NPR, American Public Media’s On Being, and the Knight Chair in Media and Religion blog, among others. She holds a BA in Foreign Affairs and French from the University of Virginia.
Reporting in Israel
HOW A NEW ISRAELI LAW AFFECTS MIGRANT WORKERS
/ The World
A SECOND CHANCE FOR A FIRST CLASS EDUCATION
/ The Jerusalem Post
FEMINIST PIONEER CHALLENGES ORTHODOX PATRIARCHY
/ Pew Forum
A NEW BATTLE OVER RESOURCES IN ISRAEL
ISRAEL: THE OIL OF ZION
/ Global Post
THE OTHER ISRAELIS
MARCH 15 IN NAZARETH
/ Mondo Weiss
SLIDESHOW: THE FOGEL FAMILY FUNERAL
/ Jewish Journal
VIDEO: JERUSALEM TIMELAPSE OF ICONIC LANDMARKS
/ Jewish Journal
LOVE LOST AND FOUND ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF BORDER
/ Christian Century
EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY DIVIDES ISRAELI JEWS
/ On Being
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS
/ On Being
ARAB-ISRAELI PROFESSOR IN GALILEE PARTNERS WITH JEWISH UNIVERSITY IN JERUSALEM TO DEAL WITH DIVERSITY
/ On Being
WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS
/ On Being
DISCOVERING THE BAHAI GARDENS
/ On Being
ARAB IN ISRAEL: TWO STORIES FROM LOD
/ Neon Tommy
HOUSING STRAINS FOR PALESTINIANS IN LOD
/ Neon Tommy
SLIDESHOW: NAZARETH'S BARBER: BAHJAT HALLAK
/ The Quinzy Report
MULTIMEDIA: ARAB WOMEN // SOCIAL CHANGE
MULTIMEDIA: COEXISTENCE IN ISRAEL: A TALE OF TWO COMMUNITIES
VIDEO: UMM AL-FAHEM ART GALLERY
VIDEO: THE LINE OF CONFLICT
VIDEO: ETHIOPIAN JEWS
Reporting in Los Angeles