JSC Professor Receives Fulbright Grant to Teach in Latvia

Tyrone ShawAssociate Professor Tyrone Shaw has received a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach at Riga Stradins University in Latvia for two weeks this April.

 

In his first week as a Fulbright specialist, Shaw will deliver a 35-hour seminar on media ethics to undergraduates; the second week, he will focus on issues in the American news media, including media conglomeration, coverage of political campaigns and the increasing influence of political advertising in the electoral process, sociological norms within the profession, and the promise of civic journalism.

 

In addition to teaching journalism and communications at JSC, Shaw has worked as a reporter, a news director for a radio station and a managing editor in northwestern Vermont.

 

Last February he visited Riga as the guest of the Latvian Association of Journalists. He conducted workshops in three cities focusing on the corrupting influence of political advertisements on American elections and the complicity of mass media. The visit was largely funded by the U.S. State Department.

 

In 2009, Shaw received a Fulbright Specialist grant to visit the University of Belgrade in Serbia for two weeks. He delivered a media ethics course to 26 undergraduates.

 

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. faculty and other professionals with their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program currently supports collaborative, two- to six-week projects at host institutions in more than 100 countries.