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Fulbright Scholars

The Paul F. Harron Graduate Program in Television Management draws students to Philadelphia from around the world. Our students are talented, ambitious and motivated by the belief that they are the next generation of television managers who will work and thrive in the converged world of cross-platform multimedia delivery. We invite you to learn more about them.

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Layire Diop

Layire Diop is a journalist with almost 15 years of experience. He joined the Senegalese National Television in 1999 after graduating in journalism (at the Center for Studies of Information Sciences and Techniques, 1997-1999), communication (at the School for Archivists, Librarians and Special Librarians, 1995-1997), foreign languages (at the Institute of Applied Foreign Languages, 1991-1993, major : English and Spanish) and English (1989-1991) at the English Department of the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar.

As a TV reporter, Layire Diop toured the country and abroad for news coverage. He then became anchor of the news program in the national language (Wolof) and the English weekly show “English Language Magazine”. He also starred as the presenter of the news in French, the official language of Senegal.

Layire Diop has occupied many positions at the Senegalese national television. Through his career, he has been Deputy Editor in chief in charge of national politics, Editor in chief in charge of National Languages, Editor in Chief in charge National Languages, Special Events and the Regions, and Editor in chief in charge of Africa and International News. His latest position was Deputy Coordinator and Secretary General of the Editorial department.

Along with his professional work, Layire Diop has always exerted himself for updating his knowledge. In this perspective, he has attended many international training programs. In 2005, he participated to an international three-week training on TV Documentary Production in South Korea and in 2006 took part to the US Department of State’s International Visitor Program on TV Broadcast. In 2012 he was in Japan for a four-month training in Digital Video Production.

Eager to quench his thirst for knowledge, Layire Diop has been awarded a Fulbright grant for a master’s degree in TV Management at the Westphal College for Media Arts and Design in Drexel University.

Slava Garmash

Slava Garmash is a Fulbright grantee and a candidate for the MS in television management at Drexel University. Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in TV presenting skills, Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television named after I.K.Karpenko-Karyy, 2007. Master’s thesis: TV Presenter as a Dramatist. His career started in 2004 right before the Orange revolution on Kyiv’s local channel as a news reporter. While being a graduate student he created the international artistic project “To the Edge of the World for Heracles’ Cows”. His part in the project is entrepreneur of the project, director of the performance and actor. In 2007 he got a chance to create a new program on the 3rd biggest TV channel in Ukraine, STB TV channel (the share of 11,1% of the 18-54 auditorium). That brought up the longest aired and the most successful historical show in Ukrainian television, Searching for the Truth. Slava was the host of this TV show for more than 3 years. During that time, the team created around 100 programs, 44 minutes each. The show was aired in prime time on Mondays with repeats on Sundays ( Besides his work on STB channel, Slava used to teach TV presenting skills in Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television. In 2011 he won a Fulbright scholarship, left his channel and went to the USA to expand his knowledge, particularly in television management field.

Self-Sustainable Networking in Developing Countries

Career Objectives
In short-term, would like to try himself in programming field. In long-term, would like to become a CEO of a television network.

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Alejandra Zannier

My name is Alejandra Zannier. I am a Bolivian student and a Fulbright award recipient. Currently I am enrolled in the Ms. in Television Management program.

As an undergrad I majored in financial engineering but I have always been passionate about art and the media industry. My objective is to acquire knowledge about the creative and business aspects of media in order to become a full rounded professional. I am interested in several areas of Television management that include: research and programming, promotions, production, etc. I would like to intern at a television station in any of those areas.

My long term career objective is to work in development of primetime dramas for a cable or broadcast television network. I wish to obtain as much experience as possible while I am in the U.S. and apply all that knowledge when I return to my home country and hopefully have an impact on the future generations of media professionals in Bolivia.

Click here to view Alejandra's Graduate Student Profile from Drexel Now.

"Financial Analysis of Broadcast TV Programming"

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