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).

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$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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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!
-mia
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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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Making Contact wants your pitches, rolling deadline

Making Contact wants your pitches. Details below!
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We’re looking for pitches from freelancers on several themes. See list below. If you feel you have a story that fits or you have a new idea, please let us know!

We’re also always interested in pitches on any of our ongoing beats: prisons, poverty, corporations’ undue influence, reproductive health, climate change and the environment. We’re still looking for reporters who are themselves immigrants for our Immigrants and Elections miniseries–per that recent call for pitches.

**NewsFlash — We’ve gotten a non-profit subsidized license to try out Hearken software. We’re stoked to have our freelance producers and reporters experiment in using it with us. Check out Hearken and if your story would benefit from seeking audience input upstream, tell us about that.

Incarceration Issues: We’re looking for stories detailing the effects of the prison systems on children and families, delving into life after incarceration, and stories examining sentence reduction reforms at the state level. For instance in California, Prop 47 passed in fall 2014. It reduces drug possession and five other felonies to misdemeanors. Are other states making changes similar to California’s Prop 47 ? What have been the preliminary results in California and what of the backlash by those opposed to the sentencing reform?

Climate Change: “Climate Resilience” and “Social Cohesion” are terms used by environmental justice advocates and academics to mean various things. We want sound-rich stories that explore these terms in practice.
It could be a local clean energy project, local economies. How are communities working not just to survive but thrive? How are low-income communities, expected to be hit hardest by climate change developing ways now to cope “later?” How are people of color led organizations and networks particularly exploring the justice angle in “climate justice?” We’re looking for stories that break out of the gloom and doom, wonk-talk or science-load, and instead give a glimpse of people coming together to take steps now.

Pitch us stories about various bottom-up and grassroots organizing methods and tactics. Perhaps a profile of someone who was either uninterested or overwhelmed and depressed about the crisis but is now engaged. How did that personal and political transformation take place?

Guns: We’re looking for stories that bring new perspectives on guns, gun violence, mass shootings, and the ways in which they affect women and men differently. These could be personal stories. They could also be more investigative or explanatory pieces. We’d also welcome other pitches related to guns, maybe a look at one of several states’ legislation to allow or ban concealed carry on college campuses.

Transgender: There is an organized backlash running astride transgender political movements. More than a dozen states have introduced legislation that would limit transgender access to public spaces and programs— spaces like bathrooms, sports teams, and locker rooms. A portion of those bills would also allow for businesses and individuals to discriminate against transgender adults and children based on religious or moral beliefs. Pitch us a story from one of the states that would allow discrimination based on religious or moral beliefs, or, one on Los Angeles Unified School District policies that help trans kids and their families during the coming out process. LAUSD has been the model for school districts across the country.

Elections: Pitch us a story on the presidential elections that is unique. Stories that do not focus on the horse race itself but some other angles or structural issues such as voting rights. For example, we did a piece on the electoral college. Or a story from the grassroots mobilizations leading up to the elections such as Democracy Spring or Democracy Awakening in April about govt corruption and campaign finance reform. Or stories generated from the many other gatherings and protests planned for outside of the conventions. What does the Black Lives Matter movement have planned? Rather than “covering” these events we’d be interested in a follow-along with characters and scenes, and digging underneath the obvious.

Community First Response: When it comes to meeting people’s immediate needs – food, housing, healthcare, and safety – our friends, families, and neighbors are often the first responders. We are looking for stories about groups of people who are taking community first response to the next level, creating projects (formal or informal) that are rooted in values of mutual support, and can be replicated. For example, a group of neighbors helping local small businesses address violence and conflict without involving the police or government agencies. We are not looking for segments on nonprofits or government agencies that provide services.

Specifications
Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 120 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. Amplifying voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.

This call for pitches is for segments of about 8 minutes(unless otherwise noted), and we pay $450 per story of this length. We also occasionally take longer pieces (12 or 26 minutes).

As with any pitches you send us, please check out our show and read our guidelines before you pitch.

Consider the following. Does the story:
– Link grassroots issues and human realities to national or international trends?
– Give listeners a historical, political, or social context of major national and international events?
– Shed light on social and economic inequities?
– How will the piece motivate the listener to act?
– How will the voices or point of view expressed differ from what is heard in the commercial media?
– Explore any alternatives or solutions?

Send pitches to pitches@radioproject.org. Please be detailed but succinct, and include a description of your idea, narrative/story arc, interview subjects, scenes, and sounds/ambi. If you’re pitching to us for the first time, please include a brief bio and relevant audio clips.

We will review every pitch, but it could take us a couple weeks to get back to you. So, please be patient
We look forward to hearing from you!
Laura Flynn, Jasmín López, Monica Lopez
Making Contact producers


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next session of Radio Boot Camp, @UnionDocs, NYC in June

Sally Herships' and friends' brilliant audio training workshop is coming up in a couple months. Don't miss it! Details below. -Mia

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The next session of Radio Boot Camp at @UnionDocs in Brooklyn is coming up in June! This is a great, getting started, dive-right-on-in class for making radio and podcasts for beginners. Please share and hope to see you in June!

More info here:
http://www.uniondocs.org/2016-06-11-radio-boot-camp/


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Three job openings in Alaska for energy/environment reporting

Not freelance, but a good opportunity to report from a fascinating place. -Mia
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The new Alaska Journalism Collaboration is hiring! 
The state network is putting together a team of reporters to do in-depth reporting on energy and environment in the 49th state. Think Planet Money style, but covering climate change, the oil industry, the Arctic and so much more. Mostly radio, but interested in web, video and data people, too. 
 
I work in Sitka, but can attest to the wild adventures of being an Alaskan reporter. 
Three openings: an editor and two reporters, in Juneau and Anchorage. First application review is May 2.


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Feet in 2 Worlds workshop on climate change and sustainability reporting for immigrant and community journalists

Two great upcoming events from Feet in 2 Worlds. Details below! Application deadline May 2.
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Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting applications for a workshop to help immigrant and community journalists sharpen their reporting on climate change, sustainability and resilience.  The workshop will be held on Monday, May 23 from 3PM to 8PM at The New School in New York City.
Workshop attendees will also be admitted to an all-day conference exploring new ideas about parks and public spaces on the following day, Tuesday, May 24, also at The New School.
The deadline to apply to the workshop is May 2.
JOHN RUDOLPH
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FEET IN 2 WORLDS
72 FIFTH AVE. 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10011
RUDOLPHJ@newschool.edu
603.498.5480

The New School

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