As we plan upcoming episodes of Re:sound, Third Coast's weekly radio/podcast, we'd love to hear your story suggestions. Re:sound is Third Coast’s mix of audio stories and sonic gems that we curate from around the world. The show is hosted by Gwen Macsai and produced by Dennis Funk, and each episode explores a subject or idea through a variety of intriguing angles. The show airs weekly on WBEZ here in Chicago, and select episodes are broadcast all over the U.S. You can listen by subscribing to the Third Coast Podcast, or on our website:
Some themes for upcoming Re:sounds are below – we invite you to suggest stories that would fit well (directly about, tangentially connected to, or even metaphorically symbolized by the theme…). These can be your own stories, or suggestions of others you’ve heard and particularly enjoyed – especially if they haven’t received wide air/podcast play. Note: Third Coast pays producers a “rebroadcast fee” of $12/minute.
You know that “global system of interconnected computer networks” you spend so much time in? Where we are right now? Privacy, immortality, seduction, addiction…we’re looking for stories about this mighty force in our lives.
Stories of things that are made (or attempted) from scratch…
Found in the Want Ads
The back of the newspaper, Craigslist, the personals, online dating, and more. WANTED: stories about ads placed, numbers called, surprising connections made.
Send your suggestions, and links to the audio, to: resound [at] thirdcoastfestival [dot] org.
Thanks, and happy listening!
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014
Application Form Link: pov.org/submit
Submit and find out more at pov.org/submit.
Also, the folks below aren't currently accepting applications but it's a good group to bookmark for future reference.
Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab is a mentorship program for talented and independent producers of color. Participating producers work with award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, and his team of senior producers, writers, editors, new media, and fundraising specialists to complete their projects for a national broadcast. The Lab also provides monthly workshops and seminars to our producers on relevant and contemporary topics. Firelight Media started the Producers’ Lab as a way to provide infrastructure support for diverse producers to help overcome some of the barriers to completing their film or video. Services include support and consultation in the areas of writing, treatments, budgeting, script development, editing, and other areas as needed. In the future, we will have editing suites, a screening room, and a safe place for producers to create and complete their work. Click here for profiles of current Producers’ Lab filmmakers and their projects.
Community Journalism Course
Cardiff University is now accepting registrants for its Centre for Community Journalism Course. Over five weeks, this course builds on the expertise and experience of community journalism in order to offer insight and practical skills for all those interested in community and hyper local journalism. The course combines practical skills in setting up a community website, identifying and building an audience, creating content, establishing a workflow to sustain a site, managing an online community, media law and ethics, with a broader understanding of this new sector, how it has developed and the experience of those operating community sites. It will also explore different forms of community – whether geographic, professional or personal interest. The course is free and open to anyone with an interest in journalism and in connecting their communities online. No prior qualifications are required. Core essentials of journalism principles, skills and practice are covered as part of the course as are hands-on skills in creating and sustaining hyper-locals. Practicing journalists or more experienced students will be particularly interested in learning about current developments in hyper-local journalism in the digital environment.
Registration is now open and the course begins April 14, 2014. Click here for more information about how to apply:
UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism is accepting entries for its eighth annual competition for year-long fellowships in investigative reporting. The fellowships are open to all working investigative journalists.
Graduates from UC Berkeley's master's program in journalism are encouraged to apply.
Fellows will receive an annual salary of $54,336 and be eligible for full UC benefits.
Fellows will also be provided with office space, basic expenses and up to $10,000 in funds for approved travel.
This year’s fellowships to the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) are made possible by a core grant from the Sandler Foundation, matching grants from Scott and Jennifer Fearon and Margaret and Will Hearst, along with donations from The Financial Times, Peter Wiley and Valerie Barth.
Applications are due no later than midnight on Monday, May 19th. Up to three fellows will be selected in June. Occasionally, the IRP awards special project support in lieu of a fellowship in-residence. This is a one-year academic appointment expected to begin on August 29, 2014.
Please see the job description for complete fellowship details and application requirements:
2374 Eunice St., Berkeley
Many thanks to the freelancers of 2374 Eunice street for offering up your home for this month's meet-up! Please bring a snack or drink to share. The house is near the Berkeley Rose Garden and if anyone would like to carpool from BART or elsewhere let us know and we can help coordinate rides. There will also be a big projector, speakers and lots of curious eyes and ears- so bring your stories and (multi)media to share.
Civil Eats, an independent daily news source for critical thought about the American food system, invites you to send story pitches in the following categories:
- News or feature articles about farming, food production, food policy, sustainability in the food system, food safety, the plight of young farmers, animal welfare, food and technology, food movement organizing, etc.
- In-depth profiles of individuals or groups working to effectively change the food system for the better.
- Book reviews, interviews, photo essays, or op-eds about food and farming (with an emphasis on sustainability and/or food politics).
Payment: $100-$250 depending on the scope and the amount of reporting and research required.
Contact us here.