March 8, 2014. Ambassador Emerson hosted a reception in honor of current Arthur F. Burns Fellowship program candidates and alumni who have participated in this prestigious program over the past 26 years. Each year, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for 20 young German and American journalists to spend two months in each other’s countries and intern at major print and electronic media outlets. Since its inception in 1988, 500 journalists from more than 65 German and U.S. media outlets have taken part in the program. Prior to the reception, the Ambassador answered questions from the current Arthur F. Burns Fellowship program candidates.