USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism
From 2001 through 2013, the Getty Foundation supported the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program. The program provided mid-career working journalists with three-week, immersive fellowships designed to increase participants' understanding and engagement with the arts; foster overall excellence in arts coverage; and increase the understanding of arts institutions in Los Angeles. As the field changed over the twelve years that this program was offered, the fellowships also evolved to address new opportunities in journalism, such as digital tools and platforms and multimedia storytelling. Overall, the program brought 94 working journalists to Los Angeles for firsthand encounters with artists and cultural institutions. One result of the program was that the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism established a full-time Arts Journalism track within its Master's degree program in journalism.
Top image: USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellows visit architect Frank Gehry's studio in Santa Monica. Photo courtesy Jordi Ortega, 2003 Visiting Fellow