John Freeman serves as proposal reviewer for National Geographic/Fulbright awards

Published: February 4th, 2015

Category: Faculty news

John's "selfie" at Reagan National

John’s “selfie” at Reagan National

John Freeman was in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Feb. 3, as one of 12 invited reviewers of proposals for the National Geographic/Fulbright multimedia awards. His team looked at 65 of the nearly 300 applications received by the Department of State to spend nine months in three different countries doing blogging and multimedia work.

At the end of the day, they recommended 12 projects which now are passed on for in-the-field assessment. The reviewers represented various scholarly disciplines and were from a cross-section of American universities. This meeting was John’s second connection to the National Geographic Society. In 1996, I was awarded their Faculty Fellowship for eight weeks of study at the magazine.