Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, deadline Jan 5

Interesting fellowship that provides RT travel from NY to Europe. Geared toward grad students and recent grads. Application deadline Jan 5.


FASPE Journalism is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2016. Below is a short email-friendly description of the program.

Please share this information with your students and alumni. Thank you.

For questions, please contact:
Thorin Tritter
Managing Director

Summer Ethics Fellowship in Journalism

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is now accepting applications for its 2016 journalism program. FASPE Journalism uses the conduct of reporters and other media professionals during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on contemporary journalism ethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges of journalism today.

FASPE Journalism is open to graduate students going into journalism, as well as working journalists early in their careers. Ten to 15 Fellows will be chosen for the 2016 program, which will run from Friday, May 20 through Thursday, June 2. All program costs, including travel to Europe from New York and back, European travel, lodging, and food are covered. FASPE Journalism is part of a program offering fellowships in several professional fields. Journalism Fellows travel and share some seminars with Business and Law Fellows.

FASPE programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Completed applications are due by January 5, 2016. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: www.FASPE.info. For a flyer on FASPE Journalism, follow this link.

If you have any questions, please contact Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.

Information & Application: www.faspe.info Questions: ttritter@faspe.info
FASPE | 36 Battery Place | New York, NY 10280 US

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quick-turnaround photog gig in Chicago

CA-based producer seeks a photographic storyteller in Chicago for a quick-turnaround gig late this week/early next. Details below! -Mia

Looking for a good storyteller in Chicago who has a journalism skill-set
that includes solid photography. This person will visit a Chicago start-up
for 1-2 hours and take some quick-turnaround photos, following the
guidelines I provide.

Ideally, you'll be able to collaborate with me by following a shot-list to
help capture the story of the people behind this start-up, while also
keeping an eye out for anything exciting that might be happening.

The shoot can take place anytime between Friday morning (Nov 14th) and
Monday afternoon (Nov 17th). We'll coordinate a mutually agreeable time
for everyone involved.

What I'm not looking for is a wedding photographer, an Instagram hobbyist,
or a professional portrait photographer. Rather, this role is for a
journalist or marketer with a good eye for image composition and a strong
sense of story.

This pays hourly (not per image) — think tape-sync, but with images
instead of audio. The rate is $50 per hour, with a minimum of $100.

Please contact Stacy at stacyb@audioluxe.org.  Thank you!

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“Radio Is Yours” Contest from XRAY.fm, deadline Dec 11

Fun contest open to any radio producers, with a separate category for student submissions! Details HERE and below. Deadline Dec 11.

I'm happy to announce the Radio Is Yours contest from XRAY.fm. This is a radio storytelling contest open to anyone around the country. You have between 7 seconds and 7 minutes to tell a story about change you've seen in your community and/or city. We're looking for two types of submissions, each with their own guidelines.

All the details can be found here: http://xray.fm/radio-is-yours

You can win money, air time on XRAY, and a bunch of other prizes, so check it out! The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday Dec. 11th. Good luck!

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The Pulse seeks pitches for “Fresh Start” themed show

The Pulse wants your stories! Details below.

Reporters & Producers,

We're working on show with the theme "A Fresh Start," and we're currently looking for great pitches from freelancers to fill a couple open spots in our rundown. We're in need of stuff in the 5-10 minute range, and we're open to format, style, and both first-run and repurposed material. Send us your good ideas.

Joel Patterson

About Our Show
The Pulse is a weekly exploration of the worlds of health, science, and innovation. Our goal is take our audience on a journey, to humanize the inhuman, to celebrate with skepticism, to put people first, to surprise, to answer questions people didn’t even know they had, to empower them to take control of their health, and certainly to keep it weird. We’ve covered everything from the role of precision medicine in bridging the racial divide to the oddly fascinating history of the dimmer switch. We’ve documented the challenges of interstellar sex, and we’ve sat at an old grand piano in a hospital lobby as a young doctor played us a tune in her down time. We’re hungry for sound-rich stories that take us beyond headlines and into the heart of a story…sometimes literally.

show: one hour weekly

segments: up to 10 minutes

compensation: $350-900 commensurate with length and depth of reporting and reporter/producer experience

pitch: By email. Please put PITCH in the subject line, be as succinct as possible about the voices and sound of your proposed piece and please listen to the show in order to understand our tone and previous pieces. Please also include a couple of links to your past work.
contact: Joel Patterson, Managing Editor, jpatterson@whyy.org
phone: 215-351-5883
mailing address: 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
website: http://www.whyy.org/thepulse

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Grants, Fellowships and Awards for November and December from AIR

For the real deal and much more, sign up for AIR.

• JoLT (Journalism Leadership Transformation) Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 18, 2015
Details: Three funded Fellows simultaneously will earn a Master’s of Art in Game Design while working to reorganize the way media are communicated, analyzed and produced from a leadership perspective.
Website: http://www.american.edu/gamelab/#!jolt-fellowship

• ABOG Fellowship For Socially Engaged Art
Deadline: Nov. 23, 2015
Details: Project support of $20,000 with minimal restriction for artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. Proposed projects will be judged on artistic excellence, capacity to enact social change, viability in everyday life, and fit with fellowship resources.
Website: http://www.abladeofgrass.org/application/guidelines/

• Princeton in Asia Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015
Details: PiA offers year-long, service-oriented fellowships in 21 Asian countries in the fields of education, international development, public health, environmental advocacy, journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
Website: http://piaweb.princeton.edu/

• Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Details: Up to SEK 30,000 ($3,450) in support of intensive research trips to Sweden of 2-4 weeks in length. Applicants should have well-developed projects within the prioritized fields of politics, public administration, working life, human environment, mass media, business and industry, education or culture.
Website: http://www.studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/SI-scholarships/The-Bicentennial-Swedish-American-Exchange-Fund/

• Health Coverage Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Details: The Health Coverage Fellowship is designed to help newspaper, radio, television, and online reporters and editors do a better job covering critical healthcare issues. Each year 10 journalists are selected from across the country for an intensive 9 days and nights of training. The fellowship is housed at Babson College’s Center for Executive Education in Wellesley, MA.
Website: http://bluecrossmafoundation.org/programs/health-coverage-fellowship

• APSA Congressional Fellowship Program for Communications Scholars and Journalists
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
Details: Early-to mid-career scholars and journalists receive $38,000 and a travel allowance to learn about Congress and the legislative process. Broadcast and print journalists must have a bachelor’s and 2-10 years full-time work experience.
Website: http://www.apsanet.org/cfp

• Alfa Fellowship Program
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
Details: Fifteen accomplished young Americans and Britons receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance for a professional development program in Russia. Russian proficiency is preferred.
Website: http://www.culturalvistas.org/alfa

• Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
Details: A $65,000 fellowship over nine months for journalists to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation at Harvard University.
Website: http://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-berkman-fellowship-in-journalism-innovation-2/

• Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University
Deadline: Dec 1, 2015 (international applicants) or Jan. 31, 2016 (American applicants)
Details: A $65,000 fellowship over nine months for 24 journalists with at least five years of experience to pursue a course of study at Harvard University.
Website: http://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/

• Yale World Fellows Program
Deadline: Dec. 2, 2015
Details: A four-month residential fellowship at Yale University to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders who are innovating in their fields.
Website: http://worldfellows.yale.edu/

• Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 11, 2015
Details: Two applicants will receive up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island.
Website: http://www.rifoundation.org/TransformingRhodeIsland/RhodeIslandInnovationFellowship.aspx

• NPR Kroc Fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015
Details: Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. The Fellowship is designed to offer exposure to various units at NPR, in both the News and Digital Media Divisions, and at an NPR Member Station.
Website: http://www.npr.org/about-npr/183691179/kroc-fellowship-details-and-application

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New online mag focused on global development and culture seeks pitches

New online magazine, Broken Toilets, wants your pitches. Details below. -Mia

Broken Toilets is an online magazine that presents independently reported stories and features about global development and culture in a frank, critical, and engaging way. Broken Toilets examines areas such as humanitarian aid, conflict and emergencies, migration, social justice, political change, public health, infrastructure, finance, climate change, and the environment through stories that draw out the implications for people and communities.


We’re interested in how change happens – change that results from initiatives executing global goals, organizations working through philanthropy and social enterprise, and the local practices of citizens, civil society and community groups. Broken Toilets content is driven by topic rather than by geography, rejecting outdated categories in order to cultivate a view that aims to be truly global.


Each month, the magazine publishes thematic issues presenting views from multiple contexts and contributors. Stories are told through a variety of genres, including short and long form journalism, multimedia, and cultural narrative. Our blog runs simultaneously engaging readers with additional curated as well as original content in the form of news stories, commentary, interviews, dispatches, videos, and images.
We plan to launch in February 2016 and have announced our call for pitches for the first few issues. Subscribe to this free magazine and/or pitch us a story! 

Emily Madsen
Founder, Editor

Twitter: @brokentoilets

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Upworthy’s November call for pitches

The latest call for pitches from Upworthy. Send pitches to pitches@upworthy.com.
Hi freelancers,

It's been a great second month in the land of Upworthy freelance!

Thanks to all of you, we've read through hundreds of thoughtful pitches. We've published stories from you about everything from a Philippine refugee camp, to black cats that desperately need adoption.

Your work has helped us drive hundreds of thousands of views to content that matters. Bravo!

This month, there were a few stories in particular that really resonated with our audience.
We want to call them out. Drumroll, please…

Cheers to these surprising, visual, meaningful, and shareable stories! More of those, please!
On that note, we're looking for coverage in some specific areas during the month of November. These include…
Education: Think along the lines of Michelle's Forest Kindergartens story. Where can we go to see innovative new education initiatives? Places that are doing amazing work? Surprising tools for learning that actually lead to a better education experience? Send those ideas our way, please!
Good Deeds: We're not looking for profiles of do gooders here (we actually don't publish profiles). Rather, we're looking for narrative stories that teach us about people helping other people. You know – the awww-worthy stuff. It's the stuff that makes you tear up just a little bit. The stuff like this.
Humanity FTW: Are there businesses that make you think "wow, more companies should be like that"? What about people who restore your faith in humanity, even if it's just for a moment? That. We want to read about that.
[We're also interested in stories about personal financeprisonsaging, and military life.]
The holidays are also coming up fast, so we'll be picking up some extra content to "hold" in our arsenal for the times when our staff writers might be on vacation. If you have any amazing holiday stories or evergreen pitches that we can hold on to for late November/ December… we want 'em! Send 'em!
Alright. That's it for today, folks.

We look forward to hearing from you this month.
All of the best,
The Upworthy Team

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(Very) hands-on internships with the EW Scripps Company in DC

Paid internships with DecodeDC and the Scripps investigative team. Seems like a great place to get some hands-on experience. details below. -Mia

The EW Scripps Company in Washington D.C. is looking to hire two interns for the winter/spring. These internships are paid–they pay minimum wage.  

I'm the current DecodeDC intern, and it's amazing. It's a small operation, so you really get the chance to pitch ideas, write scripts, and do production work. Plus the staff is so friendly and supportive that it verges on the absurd.
All inquiries and applications (cover letter + resume + portfolio) can be sent to Ellen Weiss at ellen.weiss@scripps.com


The E.W. Scripps Company’s  Washington Bureau is looking for interns to work with our multimedia news professionals. We need ambitious, curious, high energy, talented emerging journalists to support our national investigative team and DecodeDC/podcast team.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Recent graduates and current students.


·         Fall: 10 weeks (Sept – December)**

·         Winter Spring: 10 weeks (January-April)**

·         Summer: 10 weeks (June-August)**

**All internships are 30-40 hours per week

PAY: Prevailing wage for Washington, D.C. internship

LODGING: None provided

HOW TO APPLY: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1060841&d=External


In addition you can send cover letter, resume and links to portfolio to  Ellen Weiss, vice president and Washington Bureau Chief,  at ellen.weiss@scripps.com



·         Fall Internship: August 1

·         Winter Internship: November 15

·         Summer Internship: April 15




·        Investigative Team – Investigative journalism is at the core of the Scripps National Bureau. We are looking for emerging reporters and producers capable of working with a team on deep dive projects as well as shorter term stories.  Research, interviewing, data, visual story telling are all skills that will help support our team – which produces investigative stories for broadcast, print and digital outlets. Teamwork and a desire to collaborate with others in the bureau is essential.  You would be working with a top notch investigative editor, executive producer and reporters. And you’d be working for a company that has the spine to stand up to Warren Buffet, Ford and the FBI – and believes investigative reporting is core to its mission.


·         DecodeDC/Podcast Team – DecodeDC is weekly podcast and website for reliable, honest and highly entertaining insight and explanation about politics and government. This team is also developing new podcasts as part of Scripps expansion into audio. If you are experienced in audio production, delight in story telling and narrative journalism, are a creative and smart user of social media, enjoy showcasing stories in the digital space, have a passion for ideas, politics and governance and embrace the opportunity to have some fun while keeping journalism at the highest level, this is the place to be.

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Snap Judgment is casting for our first ever tour!

SNAP on tour! They're looking for live storytellers – instructions to audition below.


Big news guys, 
I'm so excited to share with you all that Snap Judgment LIVE is going on tour. That's right, a gazillion cities, a bazillion theaters, it's all lined up. All we need now are the storytellers. That's where you come in.
Attached to this email is our casting call. Please read it over twice and then hit us with a submission to performers@snapjudgment.org. We'll be accepting videos for the next two weeks so don't delay!
Happy halloween everyone, and thanks in advance for throwing your hat in,

pdf icon SnapTOURCastingCall.pdf

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Making Contact is hiring a managing producer, F/T, open until filled

The SJP award-winning Making Contact is hiring a managing producer. Good work with good people. Details below. -Mia

Managing Producer

Full Time based in Oakland/Bay Area


Making Contact, www.radioproject.org seeks a managing producer with a passion for non-commercial public media. We amplify the voices of community members who are seeking solutions to issues of economic, environmental and social justice. Salary rate DOE.


We seek an energetic, passionate, well-organized team-player with leadership experience. The candidate should understand the craft of long-format feature radio production and the art of a good in-depth interview. Strong audio editing and sound mixing skills preferred.


The role of the managing producer is to produce and mix editions of Making Contact, and be responsible for supervising and coaching producers. The managing producer delegates to others and is the point-person for scheduling the productions and managing changes. Approx. 65% of their time is spent producing episodes of Making Contact, 15% guiding and supervising producers and production processes and  20% of their time is dedicated to communicating and strategizing with organizational staff regarding online distribution/audience engagement, marketing, and fundraising/development. This position reports to and is in partnership with Making Contact’s executive director.


We are looking for someone who is highly productive and enjoys contributing to many facets of new journalism including fostering collaborations with other media outlets and community groups, helping experiment with our digital delivery methods and podcasts, and engaging our broadcast and digital audiences to create impact.  Great post for someone who’s as adept at managing others as they are self-managing their own time and projects.


This new hire will join our small yet effective organization consisting of three part-time producers and our pool of freelancers; our marketing, fundraising and administrative staff and contractors.

Duties and Responsibilities:


    The same as other producers:

  • produce original radio content and adapt others’ work
  • edit and mix segments and shows
  • apply journalistic standards of fairness, accuracy, due diligence in reporting and fact-checking
  • apply a journalistic approach including inviting input from community members to help identify topics and conceptualize pieces that inform, inspire, and move people to take action.
  • review pitches, commission and edit freelancers’ work
  • participate in show review/evaluation, and work-in-progress listening sessions at staff meetings


     Duties distinct from other producers:

  • supervise and coordinate the producers’ work and ensure production calendar and program descriptions are updated
  • In semi-monthly meetings with Executive Director and in thrice-monthly all-staff meetings, discuss editorial plans and strategize about organizational initiatives.
  • Plan and facilitate weekly production meetings make sure others have updated our Podio “Basecamp-type” project management system — ensure communication flows


More granular details available in second-round discussions.


Required Skills/Experience

Demonstrated writing and script editing skills

Demonstrated audio editing and multitrack sound-mixing skills

Track record of delivering pieces on deadline

Experience managing, coaching and editing radio producers and freelance reporters  

Strong voice-craft skills and experience

Track record of journalistic work –dedicated to fairness, accuracy and fact-checking

Ability to read and synthesize research

Familiarity with key issues of our times and timeless issues

Highly organized and communicative

Commitment to building Making Contact as a whole, and to participating in a team process

Ability to work on collaborative productions and promotions with other media and groups

Enthusiastic about participating in fundraising and audience engagement

Preferred Skills


Multimedia experience:  video, photography, radio plus print packages

Experience with online distribution methods, social media, audience building and engagement

Energetic and able to think on your feet

Sense of humor


Making Contact is an affirmative action employer. We actively recruit applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ folks, and disabled people.

Position Open Until Filled. Aiming for start date in Jan 2016. Oakland/Bay Area is job location.


Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample (radio script preferred) and links to several radio work samples to lrudman@radioproject.org.

In subject line: MANAGING PRODUCER + First name Last name


More info

Our radio programs and podcasts are a blend of evocative storytelling with analysis, and explore the power and relationships between individuals, groups and systems. We’re looking for someone committed to our greater social justice mission and who wants to strengthen Making Contact's non-profit organization as a whole.


Making Contact has produced a nationally broadcast, progressive weekly radio series for 20 years. Our high quality public-affairs and documentary radio programs are broadcast on 104 radio stations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia; thousands more listen via our website and podcasts. Our award-winning work has repeatedly been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter, among others.


We recently completed a crowdfunding effort to fuel our miniseries coming up in 2016 on Immigrants and Elections, featuring the work of freelancers who are deeply rooted in immigrant communities. We have a paid Community Storytelling Fellowship with one fellow each quarter, working with one producer for 10 weeks. We are active participants in both radio and journalism networks such as The Media Consortium of independent media outlets. We lead or participate in collaborations across platforms and genres; one example is wtfcorporations.com

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