Dr. John J. Lombardi, an assistant professor of mass communications at Frostburg State University, recently received a fellowship to attend the annual National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Program Conference & Exhibition.
NATPE, the world's leading association for media content professionals, works to enhance the quality and quantity of content by offering resources and experience to every content creator, no matter the medium. As part of its mission, the organization created an educational foundation to offer learning opportunities for the academic community in an effort to better prepare students for a future in television.
Of about 100 applicants, Lombardi was one of only about 12 selected to receive a full NATPE Faculty Fellowship. He joined the organization last year as a way of staying current in his field to benefit his students and to learn about new research opportunities. At FSU, he teaches courses in video and audio production, as well as a course in current issues and new technologies.
"I am very much looking forward to attending this conference," Lombardi said. "I'm looking forward to being able to bring back a tremendous amount of useful information...information that I can and will be able to share with our students."
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