The Peace Studio Fellowship 22-23, The Peace Studio, Pictured L-R Mary Evans, Liz Eldridge, Luanna Peterson, Photo by Shakti Maal

Peace Studio Seeks Public Media Applicants for Prestigious Fellowship

For Immediate Release

May 11th, 2023

Contact: Claudia Campos |

NEW YORK, NY – May 11th, 2023 – A public media journalist will be guaranteed placement in The Peace Studio’s Fellowship thanks to a partnership with the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). The Fellowship awards $10,000 to mid-career artists and journalists to create a storytelling project focused on building bridges in local communities. The application launched on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 and is open through Friday, June 9th. Fellows will be selected by mid-July.

Eric Hyyppa, NETA president, believes this partnership with The Peace Studio will add value to PBS and NPR stations across the country. 

“Our member stations are full of talented storytellers working directly with their local communities,” says Hyyppa. “The NETA team is thrilled to help elevate the Peace Studio Fellowship opportunity within the public media system.” 

Mariano Avila, former journalist and Co-Executive Director of The Peace Studio, is excited to be partnering with public media as the organization ushers a new class of fellows.

“We challenge our Fellows to dream bigger and to consider the impact and reach of their work,” says Avila. “Our partnership with NETA this year significantly expands that reach, and I can’t wait to see how their journalists respond to our curriculum and tools.” 

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About the National Educational Telecommunications Association

The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association representing 294 member stations in 48 states, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. NETA provides leadership, general audience content, educational services, professional development, and trusted financial management services, including human resources and benefits administration, to individual public media licensees, their affinity groups, and public media as a whole. For more information, visit, and follow NETA on Instagram @NETA_grams, Facebook @NETAstations, Twitter @NETA_tweets, and LinkedIn @NETAbusiness.

About The Peace Studio

Established in January 2020, by Dr. Maya Soetoro, a peace scholar and author, Judy Rodgers, a consultant and meditator, and Todd Shuster and Jennifer Gates of Aevitas Creative Management, The Peace Studio develops artists and journalists who seek to inspire hope and catalyze transformative change in local communities across the U.S. Since its founding, the organization has invested in over 300 artists and journalists, distributing strengths-based stories on media platforms like NowThisNews and PBS. Learn more at Follow The Peace Studio on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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