Ellen Hume has been named the Annenberg Fellow in Civic Media since fall 2009. Appointed by Michael Delli Carpini, Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Ellen is based at the CMCS, where she continues her civic media work and participates in research projects the two institutions undertake. The CEU and Annenberg have a longstanding academic collaborative relationship. Ellen was the Research Director at the Center for Future Civic Media in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the second Annenberg Fellow to work with CEU.
Before joining MIT in January 2008, Ellen was a journalist and teacher. She founded the Center on Media and Society at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she created the New England Ethnic Newswire. Previously, she served as executive director and senior fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, and as executive director of PBS’s Democracy Project, where she developed special news programs that encouraged citizen involvement in public affairs.
Ellen was a White House and political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, national reporter with the Los Angeles Times and regular commentator on PBS’s Washington Week in Review and CNN’s Reliable Sources program.
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