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NIAF NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GRADUATES TO LEADERS COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP IN NYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


(WASHINGTON, DC – February 3, 2006) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for Graduates to Leaders (G2L) workshop in communications in New York City. The two-day lecture and discussion sessions will provide students with an “insider’s” view into the communications /journalism field through hands-on experiences with today’s most experienced and influential media personalities. The seminars will also serve as networking forums introducing participants to a professional support group of Italian Americans in communications.

To apply and for more information, please visit: www.niaf.org/g2l/index.asp.

From June 18-20, 2006, participants of the all-expenses-paid NIAF program will meet with prominent Italian American leaders in the communications field. Last year’s participants included: Steve Aiello, senior counselor Hill & Knowlton; Salvatore Arena, deputy metro editor, New York Daily News; Tony Ceglio, CEO and president of The Italian American Channel; Michael DeCheser, president of IVP New Media; Charles Gasparino, senior writer, Newsweek Magazine; Ron Insana, anchor, CNBC; Bob Leverone, vice president, Television at CBS MarketWatch; John Mancini, editor, Newsday; Rosanna Scotto, anchor, Fox 5 News; and Stefano Vaccara, managing editor, America Oggi. The program also included visits to RAI International and FOX 5 News and a tour of the CNBCstudios.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. The NIAF organizes cultural activities and helps young people with scholarships, internships and other programs. Visit our web site at www.niaf.org.




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