Friday, February 1, 2013
Alum Jonathan Barnes Turns the Spotlight on English Professor Hilary Masters in New Documentary
Jonathan Barnes (DC’93), who earned degrees in Professional Writing and Creative Writing, has built a career as a journalist and freelance writer. His resume includes stringing for Reuters, the New York Times and other publications and contributing to Fortune magazine. Currently, he is a correspondent for Engineering News-Record and other publications.
Recently, Barnes was hired by the French-German ARTE TV, which promotes programming in the areas of culture and the arts, to work on a series of film segments for a web-based documentary about Pittsburgh. In addition to helping the foreign journalists understand Western Pennsylvania’s history and culture, he helped the French crew define stories and arrange interviews and shoots.
The ARTE crew was interested in showcasing Pittsburgh homes and talking to residents who have seen the city’s transformation. So, Barnes tapped his friend, mentor and former professor Hilary Masters, professor of English, for an interview. Masters and his Mexican War Streets home are featured in this clip from the documentary: http://bit.ly/WdzuSw.
Dietrich College News recently caught up with Barnes to talk about his career and the shoot with Masters [READ MORE]
By: Shilo Rea