Bill Drummond (Professor)
William J. Drummond’s career includes stints at The (Louisville) Courier-Journal, where he covered the civil rights movement, and the Los Angeles Times, where he was a local reporter, then bureau chief in New Delhi and Jerusalem and later a Washington correspondent. Drummond was appointed a White House Fellow in 1976 by Gerald R. Ford, worked briefly for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and eventually became associate press secretary to President Jimmy Carter. In 1977 he joined NPR and became the founding editor of “Morning Edition.” Drummond has been honored with a National Press Club Foundation Award, the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Journalism Excellence, and the Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Black Condition from the National Association of Black Journalists. His research interest lies in incorporating stress-reduction techniques into journalism education. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Nelson and Silva, also known as the "Kitchen Sisters", are frequent contributors to NPR.
Documentaries open a window onto the lives of everyday people; weaving their stories into a narrative whole. For the past thirty years Claire Schoen has been creating documentaries in radio, film, video, museum tour and theater. In radio, Claire has produced over 25 long-format works, as well as countless short pieces, telling stories of undocumented Salvadoran immigrants, Russians living in Soviet-era Moscow, Blacks and Jews working together in the Civil Rights movement to name a few. Claire's most recent series, RISE, explores the impact of sea level rise and extreme weather on people living by the water. Produced in long-form radio, as radio features, podcasts, multimedia and as a museum exhibit, RISE reached an international audience of millions. Claire has taught radio production previously at the J-School as well as for Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, USC's Annenberg School of Journalism and other venues. Please take a spin around Claire's site to listen to her stories: www.claireschoenmedia.com.
Ben ManillaBen Manilla is one of America's foremost audio producers. His 30-year career spans all aspects of creative sound production. He has invented series for National Public Radio, The Disney Company, The Library of Congress, CBS, PBS, and many others. He created a full-time satellite channel for Starbucks, invented a new music format for public radio in Milwaukee, and for 20 years has collaborated with Dan Aykroyd on the House of Blues radio series. Together, they wrote the book, "Elwood's Blues". Ben's work has been honored with the Peabody Award, the Major Armstrong Award, The Edward R. Murrow Award, The Music Journalism Award, The Ohio State Public Service Broadcasting Award, Billboard Magazine's Syndicated Radio Show Award, and many more. Ben has a degree in Drama from New York University.
Holly Kernan is the news director at public radio station KALW-FM in San Francisco and the architect of the award-winning Public Interest Reporting Project. She is also the director of the Public Radio Program at Mills College in Oakland. Kernan has worked at New America Media, Youth Radio, KQED, Link TV and Canal Sur in Spain, where she produced historical documentaries for public television. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Society for Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi, Edward R. Murrow, American Women in Radio and Television, Northern California Society for Professional Journalists’ Public Service Award and was recently named "Journalist of the Year" by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists.