WHYY’s The Pulse seeks pitches on health and science, deadline July 1

WHYY's health/science/innovation show "The Pulse" is looking for pitches that can turn into assignments that can produce some awesome audio. We're mostly looking for fresh new ideas, but we're open to work that's previously been aired as well.

What makes a story a Pulse story?
It takes the audience on a journey.
It puts people first.
It answers questions people didn’t even know they had.
It surprises.
It empowers people to take control of their health.
It celebrates breakthroughs with skepticism.
And it Keeps it weird…the fringe is where the action is, afterall.

Send your concise pitches to: jpatterson@whyy.org. We'll be assigning the week of July 5th, so please have pitches to us by Friday, July 1st.

Joel Patterson
Managing Editor, The Pulse


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New class from Radio Boot Camp – the Art of the Pitch, @UnionDocs, Sept

A fantastic addition to the Radio Boot Camp curriculum – how to PITCH! Details below. -Mia
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Hola!
We're so excited to announce a new class from Radio Boot Camp! The Art of the Pitch: a three session workshop dedicated to learning how to pitch a radio story. Dates are as follows:
Friday, September 9th 2016. 6pm-9pm
Friday, September 16th 2016. 6pm-9pm
Friday, September 23rd 2016. 6pm-9pm
More info, and registration here:
And, the next regular Radio Boot Camp class for beginners has also been scheduled for September, 
Hope to see you this fall! 

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5-week radio storytelling by Snap’s @davey_kim @WritingPadUS, July, SF

Hey FC folks! Perhaps I've been deep in production mode for too long, but I just learned about this great series of courses from Writing Pad. They're based in LA and SF but offer online courses too. Check out their latest from Snap Judgment's Davey Kim. PLUS, friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount. 15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE. Drop me a line if you sign up and let me know how it goes!
Cheers,
Mia

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5 WK RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN JULY

Davey Kim is a producer of Snap Judgment and a radio journalist who has been on multiple NPR shows. Not only is he an amazing teacher with a great ear for story, he is really supportive and inspiring! Also, because of our radio storytelling classes, 7 students have gotten on the radio and have gotten paid). You could be next! Our latest student success is Tanya Frank: http://kcrw.co/1WPugwq

In this class, Davey shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. He helps you transform a real-life event into a deep, moving tale. You workshop it twice plus get performance notes. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios. It will make you feel like a rock star and you will get a professionally recorded clip from Davey (that you can send out to This American Life or Snap Judgment too).

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Davey Kim (Snap Judgment, NPR)
http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/
July 10, 17, August 14, 21 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  


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America’s Test Kitchen Radio seeks stories for Holiday Special, deadline July 19

Looking to New Years already! (That's my kind of production. :) America's Test Kitchen Radio wants your stories about great New Year's food traditions. Pitch deadline is July 19. Details and contact info below. -Mia

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America's Test Kitchen Radio is looking for your stories! We want tape about unusual New Years traditions with food from around the world, from Black Eyed Peas to Yusheng. Please email us if you have ideas for short interviews to be included in our show. We are not looking for fully produced pieces, but collaborators in tape gathering. Talk to your grandmothers! Your bakers! Your Korean uncle or German schoolteacher! Deadline for pitches is July 19, 2016. Fee is $250 if chosen to record your story. Producers will receive an on-air credit for their contribution.

Please send your ideas to Carly Helmetag at carly@milkstreetkitchen.com or Stephanie Stender at stephanie@milkstreetkitchen.com


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grant money aimed at increasing diversity in investigative journalism

Spread the word about this important fellowship aimed at journalists of color!

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Grants & fellowships for journalists of color & women journalists
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Media contact: FIJSchusterInstitute@gmail.com
FIJ and Schuster Institute Launch Initiative for Diversity in Social Justice Investigative ReportingWithout greater diversity in journalism, some very important stories are never pitched, some assignments never made, facts never gathered, and serious abuses of power never uncovered.Through a collaboration underwritten by a Ford Foundation grant, The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University have joined forces to broaden opportunities for independent investigative reporting by women and journalists of color. Four independent, U.S.-based reporters with strong proposals to investigate significant systemic or social justice issues will be selected.

The selected journalists will receive competitively awarded grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, which will provide up to $9,000 to pay the expenses of reporting a specific investigative story, covering costs such as travel, document fees, equipment rentals, and small stipends.

Recipients will also be awarded Schuster Institute fellowships, which will give them access to paid research assistance, the extensive offerings of Brandeis University’s library and technology services, mentoring, editorial guidance, and opportunities for pro bono, media-related legal advice from a major New York firm. The Schuster Institute will help publicize the fellows’ work through press releases, social media and the Institute’s websites. As a fellow, they will join our “Newsroom Without Walls,” a community of Schuster Institute fellows and research scholars who regularly share ideas, advice and support. The fellowships do not require residency at Brandeis University and the fellows are not paid.

The work must be completed within one year.

It is widely recognized that journalists of diverse backgrounds are underrepresented in this country’s ranks of independent investigative reporters. This initiative is designed to help those selected journalists report and write important stories about unreported or underreported social justice issues.

“Journalism in the U.S. has made some progress on diversity in newsrooms. But that progress has lagged well behind this nation’s demographic change,” said FIJ president Ricardo Sandoval Palos. “This imbalance is acute in the specialized field of investigative journalism. For decades, FIJ’s strength has been identifying and supporting stories that might not otherwise get done. So this generous grant from Ford is a great start: It allows us to work with journalists from underrepresented communities who’ve lacked access to investigative resources.”

“The Schuster Institute has collaborated with FIJ for years on our fellowship program. We know the value of providing an institutional home and valuable resources to independent investigative journalists, and Ford’s support of this initiative allows us to grow our community of fellows and support an even broader range of underrepresented voices and their important investigative stories,” said Florence Graves, founding director of the Schuster Institute.

Eligibility requirements

Applications from women and journalists of color working in any type of media — print, audio, video, online — will be considered.

Application deadline

Applications may be submitted from June 1 through Oct. 1, 2016, and we will announce grantees and fellows in early November 2016.

How to apply

Application instructions are available at investigate.submittable.com
If after reading about the entry process you still have questions, please email FIJSchusterInstitute@gmail.com.

In the meantime, please check the FIJ and Schuster Institute Facebook pages,
and #FIJSchuster on Twitter for updates.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ). Since 1969, FIJ has supported the work of independent journalists who have tips, sources, and ideas, but lack the resources needed to do their investigations. The late Philip M. Stern founded FIJ to invest in the work of determined journalists in the fight against racism, poverty, corporate greed, and governmental corruption. FIJ-supported projects have won a wide array of journalistic honors, including Pulitzer Prizes, the George Polk Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, and many others.  Please see fij.org for more information.

The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University is a collaborative, investigative newsroom focusing on social justice and human rights issues as well as government accountability and transparency. We dive into systemic problems afflicting those who are poor, voiceless, or forgotten—with an eye toward informing policymakers and public debate. Launched in 2004 by Florence Graves to help fill the void in high-quality public interest and investigative journalism, the Institute was the nation’s first independent, investigative reporting center based at a university. Our staff and Schuster Institute Fellows cover such subjects as human trafficking and modern-day slavery; criminal justice; race and justice; food and health; government and corporate wrongdoing; environmental justice; gender and justice; political and social justice; and border issues and immigration. Please see brandeis.edu/investigate and WeInvestigate.org for more information.

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The Kitchen Sisters Bowling with Grace Fundraiser, Next Thurs, June 2, SF

Fun fun fundraiser with the Kitchen Sisters! Details below.
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The Kitchen Sisters and our 92 year-old muse of the lanes, Amazing Grace Mulloy, invite you to join us at Mission Bowling Club in San Francisco, next Thursday evening, June 2 for a night of bowling, food, drink, music and podcast superstars to support the work of The Kitchen Sisters.

BUY TICKETS HERE

If you came last year, and got some hot tips from Grace, come see how you improved since she shared her secrets. If you missed last year here's a chance to bowl your brains out or just hang out and eat, drink and watch the NBA Finals with some of the Bay Area’s finest.

The Kitchen Sisters are independent producers and we raise all our own funding. Last year’s Bowling with Grace fundraiser helped create the new season of Hidden Kitchens stories coming to NPR's Morning Edition this summer – Kimchi Diplomacy: War & Peace & Food. It also sparked our Radiotopia podcast, Fugitive Waves and our deep bench of remarkable interns who will be roaming the lanes that night.

Delight in the fried chicken and burgers of Mission Bowling, the tarts and cakes of Tartine, the holy elixirs from St. George Spirits, the deep wines of Scribe, the slap your brains out cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, the Chez Panisse Farmhouse Ale and so much more.

Bowling with Grace {The Legend Continues} is sponsored by AMY’s and EVENTBRITE. Deep thanks to both.

We hope you'll come join The Kitchen Sisters and Celebrity Bowlers: Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis, Roman Mars, Renée Montagne, Alice Waters, Thao Nguyen, Amy Tan, Armistead Maupin, Wendy MacNaughton, Caroline Paul, Ayelet Waldman, Jeannette Etheredge, Mark Buell, Randy Thom, Terry Zwigoff, Laura Sydell, John Vanderslice, Youth Radio & More.

Building community through bowling (and storytelling).

Buy Tickets Now
$150 ($100 is tax-deductible)
June 2, 2016, 6-10pm
Mission Bowling Club
San Francisco, CA
Buy a tax-deductible ticket to support the work of The Kitchen Sisters and you’ll automatically be entered into our raffle for a brand new, oh-so-beautiful PUBLIC bike! {Thank you PUBLIC Bikes!}.  

The Kitchen Sisters Board of Directors:
Mara Brazer, Claudia Ceniceros, Robert Fisher, Marc Hand, Cristina Hudson, Richard Hylton, Ellen Lewis, Frederic Marienthal, Davia Nelson, Marlene Saritzky, Nikki Silva, Carolyn Zecca-Ferris.

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one week left to apply for KALW beat reporter positions

KALW wants you to know there's a week left to apply for these beat positions. Keep in mind, they're NOT full-time positions… but a way to get some regular work with KALW while also pursuing other stuff – a true freelance gig! Good luck,
Mia
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The KALW News team is looking for three experienced radio reporters to cover beats for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

Beats are as follows:

– Business/Labor/Cost of living reporter

– Health Care reporter

– Transportation reporter

You will be the go-to person for our news department on your beat, and we will expect you to be ahead of stories in your coverage area. You will be responsible for reporting at least one feature (at least six-minutes long and sonically-rich) per month and an average of one short (less than one-minute long and informational) spot per month, as needed.

This is an independent contract position that will pay $750 per month, beginning August 1, 2016. The contract runs through June 30, 2017. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We encourage a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

To apply, please send a cover letter specifying which beat you prefer, CV, clips or links, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Application deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 11:59 PT.

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KALW hiring beat reporters, application deadline May 31

KALW is hiring! Details below. Application deadline May 31.
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The KALW News team is looking for three experienced radio reporters to cover beats for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

Beats are as follows:

– Business/Labor/Cost of living reporter

– Health Care reporter

– Transportation reporter

You will be the go-to person for our news department on your beat, and we will expect you to be ahead of stories in your coverage area. You will be responsible for reporting at least one feature (at least six-minutes long and sonically-rich) per month and an average of one short (less than one-minute long and informational) spot per month, as needed.

This is an independent contract position that will pay $750 per month, beginning August 1, 2016. The contract runs through June 30, 2017. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We encourage a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

To apply, please send a cover letter specifying which beat you prefer, CV, clips or links, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Application deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 11:59 PT.

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SAJA Internship Fund, application deadline May 20

See below for details about the SAJA Internship Fund. Spread the word! -Mia
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I'm writing on behalf of the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) about our annual Internship Fund.
The Internship Fund was created to help students who are in financial need, and are reluctant to take on a low-paying or unpaid journalism internship for the summer.
The deadline for this year's internship fund is May 20th, 2016 and we'd love to get a variety of applicants. If you know any students who are looking to get financial support this summer during their internship, please have them apply here:
**Note: you do NOT need to be South Asian to apply. But you must demonstrate an interest in South Asia or the South Asian diaspora.**
Thanks everyone!
Shefali Kulkarni – VP of the South Asian Journalists Association
Anusha Shrivastava – President of the South Asian Journalists Association

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RadioPodcast 3-day Crash Course in July, NYC

Wanna learn how to make brilliant audio narratives? A friend/colleague is teaching a 3-day class at NYU this summer. Details below!
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Hi Everyone, 
I'm teaching a three-day class at NYU this summer that will cover audio production, writing, and an overview of the industry. It's good for people who want to try audio either as part of their existing jobs or make a move to do it full time. Please help spread the word to anyone who may be interested. Thank you! 

PODCAST/RADIO REPORTING AND STORYTELLING: A CRASH COURSE IN AUDIO

Do you listen to This American Life, Serial, or StartUp? Do you start your day with Morning Edition? Have you always wanted to try audio storytelling and journalism? In this intensive workshop, learn everything you need to get started, whether your goal is to launch your own podcast or begin a career in radio journalism. Begin with an overview of the rapidly changing audio and podcast landscape. Then, through examples and hands-on training, learn how to write for the ear, use a microphone, record audio in the field, edit audio on your laptop, and craft a compelling short piece. Finish the intensive with the start of your own audio project, either a public radio-style news segment (like All Things Considered), an interview (like Fresh Air or WTF with Marc Maron), or a non-narrated creative piece (like The Kitchen Sisters).

YOU'LL WALK AWAY WITH

Technical skills for recording and editing audio
An audio project, whether a radio segment or the beginning of a podcast

IDEAL FOR

Aspiring and practicing journalists who want to learn audio skills
Professionals across all industries interested in storytelling

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