About FASPE

FASPE Journalism 2014. Photo by Bogdan Mohora

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) offers a unique historical lens to engage journalism, medical, seminary, and law students in an intensive course of study focused on contemporary ethics in their professions. FASPE Fellows are granted an all-expenses paid 12-day trip to Germany and Poland to learn about the role of their chosen profession in Nazi Germany and to use that historic framework to explore the ethical issues facing their field today.

The FASPE Journalism program examines in particular the roles played by journalists and editors in Nazi Germany and in the United States, underscoring the reality that moral codes governing the profession can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. Having learned the power of their profession, the Journalism Fellows are better positioned (and more willing) to address various contemporary ethical issues facing reporters and editors today. The program integrates historical, cultural, philosophical and literary sources; survivor testimony; and on-site workshops in Berlin, Auschwitz and Nuremberg.

Lead support for FASPE is provided by C. David Goldman, Frederick and Margaret Marino, and the Eder Family Foundation. FASPE is also supported by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education.

FASPE operates under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

2014 Journalism Faculty

Dale Maharidge

Andie Tucher

2014 Journalism Fellows

Graham Clark

Leah Finnegan

Kate Newman

Karen Petree

Samantha Pickette

Martine Powers

Alison Sargent

Anna Siatka

Danielle Tcholakian

Dustin Volz

Kate Wilkinson

Stav Ziv