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Monday, January 14, 2008

Philly in March

One of my 2008 goals was to participate in a fellowship. Unfortunately, so many mid-career fellowships are out of reach because I'm not willing to miss any of my kids' lives to leave for six months to a year. But I had been reading about one that piqued my interest last summer.

After corresponding about whether or not freelance journalists were eligible, I finally bit the bullet and submitted an application.

Today I received a letter congratulating me on being selected a 2008 Peter Jennings Fellow. I'll be traveling to the National Constitution Center March 7-9 (along with 30 other mid-career journalists) in Philadelphia to participate in "The Constitution in our Midst: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties."

I don't have many of the particulars yet, but I look forward to learning more about how constitutionalism reaches into our daily lives and affects so much of what we journalists write. I am absolutely thrilled to read that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be leading a panel on "Women and the Law."

8 comments:

Becky said...

Congrats! I look forward to hearing what you learn.

Wendy Hoke said...

Thanks, Becky! Hope you're safely home.

OhioPolitical said...
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virtuallori said...

Wow, Wendy -- what a coup! Congratulations!

Wendy Hoke said...

Thanks, Lori!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats!

Kristin Ohlson said...

Good for you! That's fabulous.

Wendy Hoke said...

Thanks, Michelle and Kristin!