Fulbright Now Accepting Applications for Storytelling and Public Sector Fellowships, deadline Oct 14

The call for applications for the Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship and the Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship is now open. Deadline for both awards is October 14th, 2014. Visit the Fulbright website for more information.
The call for applications for the Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship and the Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship is now open. Deadline for both awards is October 14th, 2014. Visit the Fulbright website for more information.

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowships

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

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Journal of Radio and Audio Media calls for proposals

For you academic types – a call for proposals from the Journal of Radio and Audio Media (JRAM).

This from the editorial assistant and reviews editor: 
We just released several calls for proposals for peer-reviewed articles on a variety of themes, and we are also accepting proposals for related book, radio, and podcast reviews; graduate research abstracts, and commentary. Details are below. Please consider submitting and share widely with anyone that might find this of interest. 
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JRAM Call For Submissions, 7-22-14 

The Journal of Radio & Audio Media has CFPs for upcoming issues and accepts suggestions for symposium ideas by guest editors. For instance, we would be interested in focused discussion(s) regarding issues involving community radio. Other interests include, but are not exclusive to, the state of Black radio; racial, ethnic and gender considerations are equally relevant. Please contact JRAM Editor Phylis Johnson (phylisj@yahoo.com) with your ideas and proposals. 
 
Completed papers should be submitted by authors through JRAM's Manuscript Central (and blind reviewed) unless otherwise stated (i.e., as in the case of being invited by a symposium editor or the JRAM editor). It is advisable to consider how race, gender and ethnicity are relevant to the themes below, as well as to all submissions, to ensure a balanced discussion of issues, whenever possible. International authors/and those with international perspectives are encouraged to submit. Refer to JRAM for manuscript style and submission specifications. CFPs run concurrently; more than one theme/symposium might be featured simultaneously within an issue, or might provoke a series, depending upon the response and the number and quality of submissions. All methodologies will be considered.

Call for scholarly papers on the following themes. 
Mobile Radio/Audio & New Technologies – Papers on the theme Mobile Radio and Audio. Topics might include: "cell phone apps," "Internet podcasts/downloadables," "new mobile forms of listening and research," "cross promotion programming," and "new/future technologies on the horizon," and "unique audio programming." 
Deadline: Proposals/statements of interest due August 15, 2014. Completed papers due November 1, 2014. 
The Beat Goes O n – Papers on music radio (this can be loosely interpreted) with a focus on changes, challenges, innovations, and competing services – commercial and non-commercial (i.e., satellite, Internet, community, college). Suggested topics: "memory and nostalgia of radio in popular culture" (i.e., portrayal of radio in movies), "evolution of music formats," "changes in music listening," "role of personality and curation in listening," "strange trends in listening," "odd formats," "localism and listening," "the disc jockey, the celebrity and fandom," "Casey Kasem then and syndication today," "jingles & commercials and culture," and other radio icons and ideas, as well as reflective essays on what we can learn from radio's past as it impacts new ways, trends, and technologies. Thinking out of the box is welcome, like what about the use of radio/music in games such as Grand Theft Auto and Fallout's Galaxy News Radio (GNR)? 
Deadline: Proposals/statements of interest due August 30, 2014. Review of papers will begin immediately, and continue through December 15, 2014. If there is significant interest, this might be an on-going series. Completed papers must be submitted through JRAM's Manuscript Central (and blind reviewed) unless invited by a symposium editor or the JRAM editor. 
Radio and Audio Art – Papers on issues and themes relevant to "radio and audio art" (i.e., Luigi Russolo and noise art, sonic performance, audio theater, soundscape, sound mapping, soundwalks, radio stations as soundmarks, sonic installation, car sound, sound sculpture, sonic DIY/creative audio applications, acoustic ecology, innovative ways of broadcasting/listening, programming/audiences, electronic art formats, cinematic audio, spoken word, sonification (sound data), historical and future considerations; international perspectives/authors encouraged). 
Proposals due October 15, 2014. Completed papers due March 1, 2015. (On-going theme of interest)

Rising Star – Accepting proposals and papers on issues and themes (as well as essays and research on innovators/theorists/practitioners) relevant to the future of radio and audio media. 
Deadline: continual.

Sports Radio, in all its audio forms: This theme focuses on the state of sports radio (traditional or online), asking questions recently posed through research/discussions presented at radio conferences (i.e., RAB) and seminars, with some specifically looking at future sports listening in a connected world. Consider recent studies such as Edison's "Infinite Dial 2014: Sports Radio" and discussions at Radio Ink's The Sports Radio Conference earlier this year. Or what about WGN's Jimmy deCastro's launch of "The Game" 87.7 FM Chicago (details, http://www.robertfeder.com/2014/02/17/wgns-new-fm-let-the-game-begin)? Other significant frames of reference might be women's sports talk radio shows, and perhaps thoughts toward the broadcast of the women's 2014 World Cup. Discussions regarding the coverage of sports radio (online, podcasts, etc.) by stations across the world are welcome. Seeking a symposium editor, and suggestions for contributors as well. 
Proposals/statements of interest are encouraged to be sent to the editor by September 30, 2014. Completed papers accepted immediately for review. The review process will remain open, however, with preference toward papers submitted prior to January 15, 2015. That does not exclude on-going paper submissions on this theme. Papers should be submitted through JRAM's Manuscript Central, unless otherwise invited to do differently. 
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Reviews Section: Please submit your book, long-form audio documentary and podcast reviews to Review Editor Honna Veerkamp, honnav@gmail.com. Reviews should be limited to 800 to 1,000 words. Links should be provided to audio works.

Research Abstracts: JRAM is also launching an abstract section on new radio/audio research and sound art/practice from graduate students (and those recently graduated; post doctorates). Please submit an abstract of your work (theses, dissertations, research in progress) for consideration, or nominate/recommend that of an upcoming scholar/sound artist. Please email to phylisj@yahoo.com.

Commentary Section: JRAM invites your commentary and reflections on issues related to radio and audio. Creative formats of expression are invited. Please email to phylisj@yahoo.com.

Journal of Radio & Audio Media is published (print & online) twice a year (May & November) by Taylor & Francis in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association. http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/hjrs20#.U872dLHYF_Q

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IRP new media reporting trip to Mozambique, application deadline Sept 2

Apply for the International Reporting Project's upcoming new media trip to Mozambique, deadline Sept 2. -Mia

Apply for New Media Trip to Mozambique 

 

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications for its new media reporting trip to Mozambique from October 24 to November 6, 2014.  


Photo: Tracey Cheetham

The focus of the trip will be on immunizations and child health in Mozambique, particularly in light of the upcoming decisions to be made by the global community on replenishing the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as it begins a new cycle for 2016 to 2020.

 

In 2001, Mozambique became the first African country to receive GAVI's initial offering of immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and hepatitis B. In the years since, it has continued to pioneer new initiatives, including delivery of the HPV vaccine and participating in a malaria vaccine trial. However, challenges remain, especially in rural communities where health care delivery is still difficult.

 

Photo: F Mira

This group trip is open only to applications from new media journalists, including media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners and freelance contributors, who are citizens of the following nations: France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States.

 

All candidates must complete an application form and provide a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they might pursue during the Mozambique trip.

 

This trip will replace our previously announced reporting trip to Ghana on the same topic.

  

Learn more about the trip, read our frequently asked questions and apply for the Mozambique trip by midnight on Tuesday, September 2!

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Submit your work to Audio Under the Stars!, deadline July 28

Fun event in Durham, NC. Send your stories!
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It's time for our final summer run of Audio Under the Stars, and we'd love to hear from you!

August's theme is Feast or Famine: Stories of Abundance and Need. How do you measure satisfaction? We’re looking for stories of having too much or not having enough. Enough of what, exactly? That's for you to decide.

We love sound-rich stories that make us think, make us laugh, and take us to places near and far. We especially love pieces based in Durham, in North Carolina, or made by local radio producers. Share your work or work you find compelling made by someone else. We want to hear it all, even if it's not a perfect fit for the theme.

We need your help to find the best of the best. Use this form to submit a story for consideration— submit as many stories as you'd like! The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 28.

Audio Under the Stars is a summer community listening party in Durham, North Carolina. We curate a playlist of the most compelling and fun audio and play it back in the cozy backyard of SPECTRE Arts. You can listen to a segment on WUNC's the State of Things about Audio Under the Stars here.

Don't forget to join us on August 15 at 8:00 p.m. We'll be at SPECTRE Arts, 1004 Morning Glory Ave, Durham.

Audio Under the Stars is a collaboration between the Center for Documentary Studies and SPECTRE Arts.

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Seeking new soundy works for Soundproof. And more.

Call for pitches from the fabulous Julie Shapiro – recently relocated to Australia. Details below!
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Greetings from the antipodes / RN's Creative Audio Unit!

We've just launched a call-out for new works for our evening program Soundproof (8pm Sundays, 9pm, Fridays), and of course I'd love to hear from ALL of you.

We're seeking 5-15 minute works, inspired by:
– unspoken stories – tell us a story not driven by words
– audio photographs – what are your ears looking at?
– high/low: sound art meets junk food. literally.

A few more details here:
http://bit.ly/SPcallout
Send links to audio or pitches: soundproof@abc.net.au

While I've got you, I'm pretty looking for pitches for both shows on a rolling basis: all durations and styles: narrative work, fiction, essays, dramas, hybrids of all of that, soundscapes, composed audio features, brand new forms you've just invented…any/all of it welcome for consideration.

Have a listen to a few shows to get a feel for what we're doing, find out more about each program, read guidelines for submitting:
Radiotonic – http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/
Soundproof – http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soundproof/

Don't be shy (or quiet)!
Julie Shapiro

shapiro.julie@abc.net.au

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Call for pitches – Misadventures

This new(ish) venture looks rad – call for feature pitches below. -Mia

Misadventures (misadventuresmag.com) is an outdoors/adventure lifestyle magazine for women, and we're gearing up to launch our first print issue and we're looking for long-form features. If you've got a story or scoop about an incredible place, journey, pioneer, overlooked moment in history, injustice, women-led project in progress, or something completely different, we'd love to read it. 
We pay between $400-$600 for features. Send pitches to misadventuresmag@gmail.com.

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Second Kitchen Sisters Interviewing & Recording Workshop 7/24

The Kitchen Sisters have added a second Recording and Interviewing workshop on Thursday, July 24.  Same time and details as the first workshop.  You can register at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/787328
Details below!

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Time again for The Kitchen Sisters Recording & Interviewing Workshop. Davia Nelson is holding a new one on July 24 at Francis Coppola's historic Zoetrope building in San Francisco. This three-hour session is designed for those who want to acquire and hone their skills for an array of audio projects–radio, podcasts, online stories, storytelling, oral histories, audio slideshows, family histories, news, documentaries, and other multimedia platforms.

In The Workshop, Davia covers interviewing and micing techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, recording equipment, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to build a story, and how to listen (which is harder than it looks).

The workshop is customized to fit the projects you are working on. People who have attended in the past have come from radio, film, multimedia, detective agencies, newspapers, journalism, photography, oral history, historical societies, farms, music, ophthalmology, writing, libraries, archives, web design, restaurants, health care organizations, film, cheese-making and beyond. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made.

The workshop is in North Beach at 916 Kearny St. Of course, snacks will be served.

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New Kitchen Sisters Recording & Interviewing Workshop – Wednesday, July 23, SF

Hey Bay Area folks. DO NOT MISS this workshop taught by the Kitchen Sisters' Davia Nelson. She is the master. Spread the word.

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Time again for The Kitchen Sisters Recording & Interviewing Workshop. Davia Nelson is holding a new one on Wednesday, July 23 at Francis Coppola's historic Zoetrope building in San Francisco. This three-hour session is designed for those who want to acquire and hone their skills for an array of audio projects — radio, podcasts, online stories, storytelling, oral histories, audio slideshows, family histories, news, documentaries, and other multimedia platforms.

In The Workshop, Davia covers interviewing and micing techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, field recording techniques, recording equipment, how to make interviewees comfortable, how to frame evocative questions that make for compelling storytelling, how to build a story, and how to listen (which is harder than it looks).

The workshop is customized to fit the projects you are working on. People who have attended in the past have come from radio, film, multimedia, detective agencies, newspapers, journalism, photography, oral history, historical societies, farms, music, ophthalmology, writing, libraries, archives, web design, restaurants, health care organizations, film, cheese-making and beyond. The groups are always lively and good contacts are made.

Afternoon Workshop: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM / Cost: $125.00. The workshop is in North Beach at
916 Kearny St. Of course, snacks will be served.

If you have any questions, or to register, e-mail kitchen@kitchensisters.org. Please pass this announcement along to your community.

Expand your skills, meet new people, support the work of The Kitchen Sisters.

See you there,

The Kitchen Sisters

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BBC training resources now available online, FREE for one year

BBC online training materials available FREE for one year. Details below. -Mia

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http://ijnet.org/blog/bbc-makes-its-training-resources-free-public-11-languages

BBC makes its training resources free to the public in 11 languages

If you're in the market for a free journalism education, hundreds of training materials are now at your disposal. The BBC's College of Journalism made a slew of videos and guides – initially created to train its own journalists – available to reporters worldwide for free. You can watch videos and tutorials made by BBC journalists in the field on journalists' safety, social media, multimedia techniques, as well as subject and writing style guides galore. Check out the whole library here.

The resources are already available in 11 languages – Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Hausa, Pashto, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Urdu and Vietnamese, and cover "the essential editorial skills that journalists working in the BBC World Service language departments use on a daily basis."

Four more languages – French (for Africa), Hindi, Indonesian and Turkish – will be available this month, and they're working on translating the site into the BBC's 27 other broadcast languages.

The resources were already available for anyone to browse, but until today the BBC enforced a subscription model for readers to gain full access to all the site's materials.

But soak up all the free knowledge while you can – the BBC is suspending the paywall only for a trial period of 12 months.

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KCRW’s Radio Race is BACK! Aug 2-3

On your marks… (Cash prizes!)

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Dear Radio Race Pioneers,  

It’s happening! The 24-Hour Radio Race is BACK, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve set our dates – Saturday, August 2 to Sunday, August 3 – and opened registration to the world. We’re even on Facebook. Now all we need are contestants. 

You were our inaugural group of daredevils and audio nerds, and we are so grateful for the energy and creativity you brought to last year’s Radio Race. As we prepare to dive into Round 2, we want each and every one of you by our side. 

In an effort to raise the stakes and make this year’s Race even better than its predecessor, we’ve made a few key changes. This year, all three winning pieces will receive cash prizes: $1000 for First Place, $500 for Second Place, and $300 for Third Place. That’s all in addition to airplay on UnFictional, and a slew of other great prizes. 

We’ve also added two new awards: the Social Butterfly Award for most effective use of social media, and the UnFictional Award for the piece that best embodies the spirit of UnFictional. Plus, we’ve shortened the length requirements for finished pieces – the maximum length is four minutes now, instead of six — so you can focus on making every second as good as it can be. 

To learn all the details and sign up, visit our event page on KCRW’s website. You can also email us with any questions at ipp@kcrw.org, or reach out via Twitter (@IPPkcrw) or our IPP Facebook page

Thank you so much for making this event possible! Now start stretching…

Jenny (IPP Coordinator) & Carlee (Awesome IPP Summer Volunteer)

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