The RIAS BERLIN COMMISSION conducts its American programs in cooperation with the Radio Television Digital News Foundation and several renowned Schools of Journalism.

American Partner Organization

Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF)
RTDNF is a non-profit journalism training institution which promotes excellence in electronic journalism through research, education and professional training. Its programs are supported entirely by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. It is affiliated with the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), an international professional association founded in 1946 to serve the needs and interests of the electronic journalism industry and news professionals. The association, together with the Society of Professional Journalists, organizes an annual convention, the EIJ (Excellence in Journalism), where topical U.S. media issues are discussed. More information about RTDNA and RTDNF on the web at

RTDNF German-American Journalist Exchange Programs
RTDNA Headquarters: The National Press Building
529 14th Street, NW Suite 1420
Washington, D.C. 20045
Jon Ebinger

American Partner Universities

Duke University
De Witt Wallace Center for Communication and Journalism
Box 90241, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0241
Laurie Bley, Media Fellows Program Director
Phone (919) 613-7344 / 613-7344, Fax (919) 684-4270,

Texas A & M University
Department of Journalism
230 Reed McDonald Building, College Station, Texas 77843-4111
Phone (409) 845-4649, Fax (409) 845-5408