https://www.spotlightfellowship.com/ – Deadline Feb 29
Open Road Films and Participant Media, with support from First Look Media, are sponsoring a fellowship of up to $100,000 to be awarded by The Boston Globe for one or more individuals or teams of journalists to work on in-depth research and reporting projects. The chosen journalist(s) will collaborate with established investigative reporters and editors from The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning Spotlight Team.
We've targeted this list to investigative journalists. For a comprehensive listing of fellowships for journalists and journalism students generally, see the Opportunities section of our friends at IJNet (and search "fellowships").
WHYY’s “The Pulse” is actively seeking pitches from reporters and producers for an upcoming show dedicated to understanding what’s become of the “War on Drugs.” With a nationwide opioid crisis raging, our jails full, and our understanding of the addicted brain perpetually changing, it’s hard to not think our society is losing the long-fought battle against one of the trickiest public health threats we’ve ever faced—addiction. But many folks think that by incorporating science and the language of disease into the battle, we could be at a turning point. We’re interested in stories about how people and organizations are tackling the conundrum of addiction and waging a new kind of war against drug addiction.
We pay approximately $100 per produced minute, though that rate can vary depending on your reporting plan. Please send pitches by Monday, February 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Pulse” is a weekly, hour-long show about health, science, and innovation produced by Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY. Learn more about our show on AIR’s Pitch Page.
Looking forward to working with you!
Are you a journalist with big ideas who wants your work to matter? If so, USC Annenberg invites you to apply to apply for the all-expenses-paid National Health Journalism Fellowship — 4 1/2 days of stimulating discussions in Los Angeles, a proving ground for new ways to think about health, plus reporting grants of $2,000-$10,000.
This year, the program will focus on vulnerable children and their families and the community conditions that help determine their prospects for health and well-being.
Based at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, the National Health Journalism Fellowship is open to print, broadcast and online journalists from around the country. About half of the 20 National Fellows will receive grants of $2,000 each to undertake ambitious reporting projects on underserved communities, healthcare reform or vulnerable children. The other half will receive grants of $2,500-$10,000 from one of two specialty reporting funds — the Dennis A. Hunt Journalism Fund and the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being.
The Hunt Fund will support investigative or explanatory projects that examine the effects of a specific factor or confluence of factors on a community's health, such as poverty, health disparities, pollution, violence, land use, urban development, access to health care and access to healthy food. The Child Well-being Fund will support investigative or explanatory reporting on the impact of poverty, trauma or adversity in childhood .
Competition for the National Fellowship and the specialty reporting grants is open to both newsroom staffers and freelancers. The grants can be used to defray reporting and publishing-related costs such as travel, database acquisition and analysis, translation services, community engagement strategies and a journalist's otherwise uncompensated time. Preference is given to applicants who propose co-publication or co-broadcast in both mainstream and ethnic media.
For more information, visit ReportingonHealth.org or e-mail Martha Shirk at Cahealth@usc.edu. To improve your prospects for success, we strongly recommend that you discuss your project idea with us in advance (no later than March 16).
Another very occasional post about a full-time gig. Climate One is hiring a Director of Content. Details and contact info is below. -Mia
Climate One at The Commonwealth Club, the thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy, is recruiting for the position of Director of Content. Climate One brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future through public programs, a dynamic website, public media programs, and podcasts. The Content Director position is a new role responsible for managing the editing, packaging and distribution of Climate One’s radio, video and written content across all distribution channels, with a larger focus on creating innovative media and strengthening the program’s engagement with its constituents and the broader community of individuals concerned about climate change. This work is performed in alignment with the goals of The Commonwealth Club, the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum and Climate One’s parent organization. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF attachment that includes a cover letter, resume or CV with salary requirements, and two writing samples to email@example.com. The subject line of your email should be: Director of Content/ your name.
Independent reporters are encouraged to apply to a new program, Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE), for support with investigative stories.
FIRE, a collaboration between Project Word and Investigative Reporters and Editors, offers stipends of $2,500 to $5,000, plus a suite of reporting tools.
Application deadline is Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
To apply, reporters should read the program's Guidelines page before they access the online application.
The 35th Annual Northern Short Course (NSC) will be held February
25-27, 2016, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ.
This three-day event is packed with more than two dozen workshops on a
variety of topics relevant to professionals and students in the field
of visual journalism [and 2 audio sessions, see below].
Learn from and network with industry leaders, as they share their work
and discuss what makes them successful. Choose from a variety of
workshops and lectures on topics such as business practices,
multimedia, lighting, video storytelling and more. Sign up for
one-on-one portfolio reviews from top photo editors and photographers.
Meet manufacturers and suppliers of photographic equipment, presenting
the latest technology available. You won’t find a more diverse
conference – there’s something for everyone!
AUDIO: SOUND IN STORIES with Alison McAdam
Good video demands good audio. In this session, we’ll listen to a
range of audio and explore – together – how audio storytellers think.
What are the different kinds of sounds you can use in a story? What
are the different ways you can employ narration, interviews, and
natural sound? And ultimately, what kind of sound makes your story
worth listening to (or watching)? Come to this session ready to listen
STORY STRUCTURE: WITHOUT A BACKBONE, YOUR STORY IS A JELLYFISH with Alison McAdam
Even when we’re reporting the latest news on NPR, the best audio
stories share qualities of great fiction: There’s suspense, an
unanswered question, or a captivating character. How do you take
information and give it a narrative, using sound? In this session,
we’ll take some raw ideas (hopefully, yours!) and workshop them –
going in search of the possible story structures. You’ll leave this
session with a set of tools to help yourself develop structure in your