- Working towards a degree in Library & Information Science or Media/Communications
- Previous online writing experience and basic HTML
- Basic audio production skills are a plus
- Attention to detail & self-motivated commitment to high-quality work
- Familiarity with copyright law and Creative Commons
- Enthusiasm for freeform radio, free culture, music, and/or online technology
- Experience in the independent music world
The Changing Face of America: Immigration and the Politics of Reform
Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley
May 1-4, 2014
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism invites professional print, broadcast, and online journalists in the United States to apply to its fourth annual New York Times Institute on Immigration Reporting.
The 20 applicants selected as New York Times Fellows will learn about the new dynamics of America’s immigration debate and the country’s changing demographics. Immigration policy continues to be a hot topic this year, with Congress facing increasing pressures in the debate over large-scale legislative reforms. Regardless of what happens in Washington, D.C, it is likely that states and localities will continue to be active on a range of issues from tuition equity for immigrant students to increased local enforcement.
The intensive four-day training is designed for reporters and editors who have some background on immigration and seek to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The 2014 seminar will focus on the impact of the growing Latino and Asian-American electorate on current immigration reform efforts in Congress. Participants will:
· Receive hands-on training in demographic analysis and working with Census data on voter registration and turnout;
· Hear up-to-the-minute assessments of legislation in play in Washington and the power dynamics behind it;
· Examine this year’s political debate in the context of history, current immigration law, state-federal battles and recent developments in immigration enforcement;
In past years, speakers have included high-ranking Homeland Security officials, immigration judges, leading journalists, scholars, legislators and immigrants themselves. We anticipate a line up of top-notch experts again this year. The institute will draw on its position in California – which has been at the leading edge on many aspects of immigration – and the wealth of resources at the University of California and beyond. Participants will leave the seminar well equipped with new perspectives and insights backed by solid research and data, new sources, essential reporting tools, and story ideas to deepen their coverage and to share with their newsroom colleagues.
The Changing Face of America is a New York Times Institute, supported by a generous grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at Berkeley Law.
The application deadline is March 10, 2014. Find more information and apply on the website: http://journalism.berkeley.edu/conf/2014/immigration
Making Contact is Hiring
Making Contact is a 20 year old, award winning radio show heard weekly on over 140 stations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Our program is a blend of evocative stories with analysis, and explores the relationship between individuals, groups and systems.
We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate individual with a story to tell and connections to grassroots and community issues. We will help you develop your idea and gather audio to build a story that will be broadcast and shared across 140 radio stations nationwide. Fellow will be compensated with a stipend of $125/week for approximately 10 hours of in studio work.
It's award season for everyone: here's the call from the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Did you know…* Entry fees are lower for SEJ members. To enter at the member rate, Join SEJ. (Eligibility requirements apply. You'll need to register on sej.org to access the application form.)* Winners will be announced in July and recognized at SEJ's Awards Presentation Ceremony in New Orleans, Sept. 3.Also note:We've changed the Email list format for informing you about SEJ awards. It's now a LOT easier to opt out of messages. However, please don't, unless you really don't need this information.
SEJ awards messages will be sent out five more times between now and April 1, and once in July or August to inform you about the winners.Want to see past winners? Click Here and select the year you want to view.Questions:
Dear Friends and Fellow Media-Makers,
We're please to announce Oral History Summer School 2014 workshops. Please help us spread the word to budding documentarians or oral historians looking to delve deeper.
Oral History Summer School was established in Hudson, New York in 2012 to train an international group of students to make use of Oral History in their documentary and artistic practices. This summer, we're also offering specialized short courses for continuing oral historians or those interested in advanced issues in the field.
This summer’s instructors include Suzanne Snider (Founder/Director OHSS), Michael Garofalo (Storycorps), Eugenie Mukeshimana (Genocide Survivors Support Network), Sarah Kramer (Journalist), and Jen Karady (Artist/Photographer)
- Oral History Intensive with Suzanne Snider, and Visiting Instructor Eugenie Mukeshimana, June 13-20
- Oral History and Radio with Michael Garofalo, June 21-25
- Oral History Experiments: Project Lab with Suzanne Snider and Visiting Artists Sarah Kramer and Jen Karady,June 27-July 1
More information can be found, here: http://www.oralhistorysummerschool.com/
Our Facebook page will also keep you up-to-date.
Founder/Director, Oral History Summer School
Do you love Ira, have a secret crush on Terry Gross, or wanna be Audie Cornish when you grow up? Come to Radio Camp's Boot Camp and learn how to produce a radio story from start to finish. This hands on class will cover the basics of writing for the ear, (very different than print) and producing for radio using professional equipment and software. Be prepared to grab your gear and hit the streets. Learn interviewing and mic techniques by doing the real thing. Voicing will also be covered. Students will produce two stories over the course of the weekend. There will be an hour and a half (approx) of homework on Saturday night.
Dates & Location
March 15 & 16, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
UnionDocs, 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211
$285 for early registration by Feb. 15, afterwards, $315.
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June 7th & 8th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
$285 for early registration by May 7th, afterwards, $315.
Science Communications 2014
Program dates: July 28, 2014 – August 9, 2014
Application deadline: March 26, 2014
Please visit www.banffscience.ca for more information about people, projects, and partners.
Please visit www.banffscience.ca for more information about people, projects, and partners.
Working with some of the world’s leading science communicators, participants explore the creative use of words, images, action and technology, with the goal of fostering a more engaging role for science in public culture.
This is an immersive residency experience that is uniquely aimed at mid-career professionals in both science and communications. The program is structured around daily seminars and workshops on new forms of creative science communications. Emphasis is on group discussion and work, and participants will be urged to create outside their usual medium of scientific communication. At the end of the program, participants publicly present collaboratively created group projects using media such as the web, television, print, and three-dimensional scenarios that have developed under the influence of debates, visits, talks, and one-on-one dialogues.
Who should attend
The program is designed for people working in science and engineering, science communications, journalism, knowledge transfer, science outreach, science policy, and cultural industries. Up to 20 participants are accepted into the program each year: there is always a mix of researchers, educators, communications professionals, and creative practitioners.
Participants bring a rich array of experiences to the program. Each year will typically include professors, published authors or artists, managers and communications professionals, as well as graduate and postgraduate students. While diverse in skills, they share one trait — an interest in both science and communicating about science. A demonstrated commitment to science and its social relevance is required.
Successful applicants will have:
- strong communication skills, with experience in science communications
- keen interest in exploring new ways of presenting science in a public sphere
- demonstrated creativity and excellence in a professional capacity
- high standards for both scientific accuracy and cultural relevance
Want to extend your stay?
Extend your stay before or after this program by applying for a Self-directed Residency: