Journalism Professor Receives Third Fulbright Award

Nov. 19, 2003
News Photo 1648Lianne Fridriksson

Dr. Lianne Fridriksson, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the department of journalism at Baylor University, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant, the third time she has received the prestigious award. During the spring semester, Fridriksson will lecture at the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine, and will conduct research on media-government relations.

"The greatest value of the Fulbright experience is in what I can bring from it to my students at Baylor and what I can contribute to students and journalists in Ukraine," Fridriksson said. "The Fulbright affords an extraordinary opportunity to share expertise with colleagues abroad that could never be possible without actually being there. I am also proud of bringing this honor to Baylor, particularly because of the university's renewed emphasis on its international profile. And, it also points to the commitment Baylor has to supporting the scholarship and work of its faculty."

Before joining the Baylor faculty in 1993, Fridriksson was director of graduate studies and research at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Kansas. She also worked as a professional journalist in the U.S. and overseas. Her previous Fulbright Scholar awards were for research on anti-nuclear policy and ANZUS security pact in New Zealand and for research on Icelandic government-media relations, which she conducted at the University of Iceland at Reykjavik.

The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946, immediately after World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Today, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's premier scholarship program which sends graduating seniors, graduate students, faculty and professionals to study and conduct research in more than 100 countries.

For more information, contact Fridriksson at 710-6349.

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