Brianna Cox, assistant professor of communication and media at Community College of Rhode Island, has been selected for an Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowship by the Television Academy Foundation in Hollywood. She is one of just 12 professors selected from colleges and universities nationwide for the fellowship program.
Named in honor of the late Alex Trebek, longtime host of the quiz show Jeopardy!, the Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowships offer financial support to attendees of the Foundation’s annual Media Educators Conference. The three-day conference, held this year at the Academy’s North Hollywood Campus in California Oct. 25-27, connects college classrooms with the television industry by providing media professors with curriculum-enhancing seminars on the latest in the art, science and business of television with prominent leaders in show business.
Financial support for fellows includes registration fees, travel and/or hotel accommodations for the conference. Preference is given to attendees from minority-serving institutions. The Alex Trebek Legacy Fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from the Harry & Judy Friedman Family Foundation.
Cox is a writer and director and visual storyteller who explores various themes through narrative films. She has a background in theater where she began as an actress and then went on to direct leading productions such as A Raisin in the Sun and Dreamgirls.