Bellisario College of Communications

Two people with Bellisario College connections selected for national program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two of six participants selected for a national program pairing educators with media organizations to focus on how technology is changing the way news is delivered have connections to the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

Nathaniel Frederick and Andrew Lingwall were selected for the highly competitive program supported by the Association for Education in Journalism in Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the Scripps Howard Foundation. Grants from AEJMC will support participants in the Visiting Professors in Social Media Program as they complete “externships” with media outlets in July.

Frederick, an associate professor at Winthrop University, earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees from Penn State. He teaches courses in media law, media literacy, media history, and media representations of minorities. His research primarily focuses on his historical perspectives of African American produced media.

He will work with WCPO-TV and in Cincinnati, Ohio, during his externship.

Lingwall, a part-time faculty member in the Bellisario College since 2014, teaches online strategic communication and media courses. He also holds an appointment as a professor of public relations at Clarion University. Before becoming a faculty member, Lingwall worked in corporate public relations and as a PR specialist in higher education.

He will work with KNXV-TV in Phoenix during his externship.

The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate philanthropy arm of The E.W. Scripps Company, a news and information company with 52 television stations in 36 markets. AEJMC is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communications educators, students and media professionals that was founded 106 years ago in Chicago.

Last Updated June 02, 2021