The Silha Center announces its two new Fellows for the 98-99 academic year, Jack Breslin and Erik Ugland. Both are Ph.D. students with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Ugland, who was previously a Fellow while working for his master's degree, has earned his law degree and his master's from the University of Minnesota. He then worked as a research associate for the Freedom Forum in New York and Washington, D.C.
Breslin received his bachelor's degree in philosophy. He studied for his master's degree at Southern Illinois University and the University of Georgia, where his thesis focused on media coverage of terrorism and how coverage affects police-press relations and First Amendment issues. He has worked professionally for Fox Network as a publicist for America's Most Wanted and for NBC with Late Night with David Letterman.