Maynard Institute’s Multimedia Editing Program – Application Deadline Extended

Spend a month in the desert learning multimedia. Details below (“Deadline Extended” screams good odds for getting in.) -Mia


Fellowship Application Deadline: May 7, 2010

Twelve fellowships — including lodging, tuition and some meals — to attend the Maynard Institute’s Multimedia Editing Program in Reno, Nev. during June are available to journalists from small- and medium-sized publications.

The fellowships are made possible by a three-year grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. The program is hosted by the Reynolds School of Journalism at University of Nevada, Reno from May 31 through June 30.

Fellowship applications are invited from journalists who work at U.S.-based newspapers with circulation of 50,000 and below. Journalists who work for online operations of such newspapers are welcome to apply. The Multimedia Editing Program runs from May 31 – June 30, 2010 at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The program will equip participants to help their news organizations strengthen the print product and build a robust online presence. The Reynolds fellowships cover tuition, housing and some group meals during the program. It includes a travel stipend of up to $500.

With a faculty that includes top editors from the print and online world, the curriculum will cover writing and editing for print, online, wire and broadcast. Instruction will be in-depth and hands-on and cover the breadth of digital media tools: video, audio, blogging, slideshows, tagging, databases, basic HTML, analyzing the success of your Web strategy, using social networking to draw more people to your site and an overview of content management systems.

Skills will be taught in segments that build upon each other. The length of the program will allow participants to do more than simply touch upon each skill. At the Multimedia Editing program, participants will have time for practice, critique and improvement, giving them a working knowledge that can be applied immediately.

As always, strong copy editing skills, including headline writing for print and online, and design will be emphasized throughout the program. The program is ideal for copy editors who want more training, reporters who want to acquire new, hone their existing multimedia skills, editors who work on Web sites, and design and graphics editors who want copy editing training.

Since 1979, the Maynard Institute has trained journalists of color to become copy editors and Web site editors, helped assignment editors improve their copy editing skills, and prepared news professionals for supervisory roles. The program has produced effective newsroom leaders of all races who can promote team work, introduce and manage change, and improve the quality of journalism. Like all Maynard programs, the Multimedia Editing Program is open to people of all races. Apply today at

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