FASPE Journalism 2017

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) offers a unique historical lens to engage journalism, medical, seminary, business, and law students in an intensive course of study focused on contemporary ethics in their professions. FASPE Fellows are granted an all-expenses paid two-week 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, Krakow, and Auschwitz.

Lead support for FASPE is provided by C. David Goldman, Frederick and Margaret Marino, and the Eder Family Foundation.


2017 Journalism Faculty

Ilene Prusher

Gabriel Kahn


2017 Journalism Fellows

Yemile Bucay (Columbia)
Jacques Gallant (Toronto Star)
Renee Gross (USC Annenberg)
Kate Harloe (UC Berkeley Grad. School of Journalism)
Astead W. Herndon (The Boston Globe)
Laura Howells (Ryerson University)
E. T. Sonner Kehrt (UC Berkeley Grad. School of Journalism)
Nokuthula Manyathi (Columbia)
Amanda McGowan (WGBH)
Daina Beth Solomon (Los Angeles Business Journal)
Shira Telushkin (Harvard Divinity School)