The Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize now accepting submissions

Hey folks. Awards info below. I believe "young" means 35 and under, but check the link to make sure. -mia


The Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, jointly sponsored by WBUR and Boston University, honors a young public radio journalist who has produced a news piece within the past year of particular significance to the listening public. The work must have been broadcast on a CPB-qualified public radio station.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 17, 2010.

The relevant link to WBUR’s website, which accesses the Prize criteria and pertinent application forms, is:

free webinar – 10 Steps to a Tech-Savvy You, Aug 5, 2pm ET

I haven't done one of these, but it's free, and seems like a good opportunity to brush up on some tech knowledge. Check it out!


Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that we're hosting a free webinar for stay-at-home entrepreneurs, displaced journalists, seasoned academics, C-level corporate managers, retirees and others. It's called "10 Steps to a Tech-Savvy You."  Think of it as a digital media makeover.  It's happening August 5 at 2pm ET.

This webinar will outline the 10 steps — and critical websites, social networks and gear — to help you become more tech savvy. We're also offering a primer on how to manage information overload.  As always, attendees will receive notes, worksheets and a list of recommended tools.

The 10 steps we're going to feature, as well as all of the resources, are essential to survive in our increasingly digital world. The webinar is produced by our training website Knowledgewebb (, which has been featured on MSNBC, FOX and NPR as well as in Entrepreneur Magazine as the go-to website to learn digital skills. We hold a few free webinars a year with more than 500 participants — and we always run out of space because our sessions are so popular. More details, along with registration, are here:


Amy L. Webb
CEO + Principal
Webbmedia Group, LLC

Main Office: 267-342-4300
International: +00 (1) 267-342-4300
Wave: webbmediagroup

internship opportunity with Claire Schoen Media

Hey folks. Yes – this internship is unpaid, but it's with one of the grand dames of radio, an opportunity to learn a whole lot about multimedia storytelling. Details below.



Hi all,

I'm looking for a new intern to work on my current media project. Might you be interested?

I'm about half-way through a big project which I'm producing in multiple formats (radio documentary, radio features, multimedia, audio tour, multimedia tour and interactive website) about climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area. We're getting towards the end of production. And we're (hopefully) moving into the editing/mixing phase within the next month or so.

I've been working with two fabulous interns. But one is leaving for the East Coast in a couple of weeks. So we are casting about for more help. This is an unpaid position. But I think that interns on the project have so far found it a fair trade for experience and mentoring.

If this is something that you might be interested in, please shoot me an email. Tell me what media skills/experience you have in editing, writing, producing, whatever. And we can set up a time to talk. I'll fill you in on the project; I'd like to hear what kind of time commitment you can make; we can talk about the kinds of jobs you might be able to do on the project; etc.

Hope to hear from you!

Best, Claire Schoen

Claire Schoen Media

Guild Freelancers meeting, Aug 20, 12pm, SF

Our friends at the Freelancers Guild are having a meeting on Aug 20 to discuss health coverage among other things. If you haven't yet checked them out, definitely do so. They are doing great things for Bay Area independents. Details below.


Mark your calendars!

We meet as a unit at 12 noon Friday, Aug. 20 at the Media Workers
Guild office in San Francisco.

On the agenda: We will be talking about choices in health coverage.
It's important to have as much input as possible, so be there if you

We will also hear from Danny O'Brien, late of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation. Danny heads up the new San Francisco-based branch of the
Committee to Protect Journalists, which concentrates on protecting
online journalists from intimidation, imprisonment and murder, as well
as defending the medium of the internet itself.

We've got an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops in the
pipeline. In September, we'll hear from blogging expert Tim White on
driving traffic to your web-based work.

Please shoot me an email at if you plan to attend
our Aug. 20 gathering.

In solidarity,
Rebecca Rosen Lum
Unit Chair, Guild Freelancers

Looking for essay submissions

Leave it to the folks at Bard College to seek submissions for a Zappa book. Details below.


Frank Zappa and Popular Music
Edited by Paul Carr.
Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

Contributions are sought for an edited book on the social, cultural and musical impact of Frank Zappa’s contribution to the popular music canon. The book will act as a long overdue academic text on Zappa’s legacy, and will examine a range of themes that are pertinent to his life and music. Content of the publication will be broad and aim to address themes that have not been explored in detail before.

Current contributors include Ben Watson (Author of The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play), Richard Hand (the founding co-editor of the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance) and Michel Delville (Author of Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and the Secret History of Maximalism)

Proposals for the volume should examine a specific theme that is pertinent to Zappa’s life, legacy and idiolect. Though are not limited to, the following are suggested as potential themes of exploration:
 1. Zappa and God
 2. Zappa and Jazz
 3. Zappa and Classical Music
 4. Zappa and Musicology
 5. Zappa and Death
 6. Zappa and the 60’s
 7. Zappa and his musical legacy
 8. Zappa and his Fans
Full titles for the proposal should be constructed as follows:
 Zappa and [Theme]: subtitle that more specifically describes essay

Deadline for Proposals: September 6th 2010.
Deadline for Completed Articles: May 2nd 2011.
Deadline for Final Edits: July 4th 2011.

Please send proposals of 300 words outlining your submission to <>

Potential authors will be informed of the editorial team’s decision by October 11th 2010.

Opportunity Deadline Approaching!

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The California Research Bureau and the California Homeless Youth Project (HYP) Team are proud to announce their new website. Go the website to get information and a range of policy resources on unaccompanied homeless youth, with a focus on young people in California.  And check out our project publications.

Visit the Video Wall featuring short interviews with young people who have experienced homelessness or housing instability, including our featured video:  The Street Through My Eyes: A Guided Tour. All videos were produced by NAM/YO! 2009 Summer interns.

HYP is committed to bringing youth to the policy table and to informing policymakers, opinion leaders, and other stakeholders about the needs of unaccompanied homeless youth. It is a California Research Bureau research and policy initiative conducted in collaboration with the California Council on Youth Relations, a project of New America Media, and funded by The California Wellness Foundation.

NAM Journalism on Aging Fellowship

DEADLINE: August 2, 2010

New America Media (NAM) and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), in conjunction with Journalists Network on Generations proudly announce that journalists can now submit proposals for a fellowship to attend GSA's 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, in November. Thanks to a grant from the MetLife Foundation to bring 14 journalists to the conference.

Selected journalists will receive a $1,500 stipend for their proposed projects, as well as expenses for attend the GSA conference. Each Fellow will participate in a special day-long preconference session on Friday, Nov. 19, and at least two days of GSA conference sessions.

Click here for more information.

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Sandip Roy Talks To:

Marcelo Ballve and Julie Pham, who discuss the Federal Government's recent move to sue Arizona for passing SB1070. And while Arizona seeks to be less diverse, Julie Pham talks about the zip code that is dubbed the most diverse in the nation–but is it really?

Duy Nguyen is in the studio talking about the world premiere of his play Beijing, California where in the year 2050 China has literally invaded the US and San Francisco is segregated into militarized zones.

Jean Marie Offenbacher discusses her film Tea on the Axis of Evil, in which Offenbacher went to Syria and spoke with residents about their daily lives and how it felt to be labeled as an "axis" of evil.

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Opportunities, Fellowships & Events

DEADLINE APPROACHING!! Earn $40k a year as a Butler Koshland Fellow. The program is looking for an independent, intelligent, and highly-motivated person to serve a one-year appointment as a Fellow to Marty Krasney, executive director of a new program: the 14th Dalai Lama Global Scholars and Fellows Program.For more detailed information, please click here. Contact: DEADLINE: July 12, 2010.

DEADLINE APPROACHING!! Society of Environmental Journalists Fund for Environmental Journalism is accepting applications for grants of up to $2,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. Click here for more information. DEADLINE: July 15, 2010

The HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellowship pairs 10 emerging leaders in advocacy and activism with existing organizations to develop and execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV prevention research. Please read all the accompanying documents. Contact: DEADLINE: July 19, 2010

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship program is designed for mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of psychological trauma and improve coverage of violence, conflict and tragedy.The fellowship covers all travel and ground expenses. Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of experience. DEADLINE: July 21, 2010

$250 available in the first-ever Pluralism Project Photo & Video contest. Call for digital images and digital videos that convey the vibrancy of religious diversity in the USA. DEADLINE: August 1, 2010, 5PM EST

Travel stipends available for a two day training on health reporting in New Orleans, LA on August 11 -13, 2010. The training will enable journalists to interact, learn from one another, and share strategies for reporting on health care and health disparities. Contact: Sherice Perry,, 202-628-3030. For more information, click here.

Don't miss a special 5-day IRE boot camp, August 16-20, 2010, hosted by San Diego State University and The Watchdog Institute. Learn how to use spreadsheets and databases to analyze data, plus how to download data, how to convert it from text, where to look for it on the Web, and more. Contact: Stephanie Sinn,

The Rory Peck Awards, honoring the work of professional freelance cameramen and women is calling for entries for 2010. The competition is free to enter. Entries must have had their first broadcast between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010. DEADLINE: September 6, 2010.

The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism provide California journalists with an opportunity to gain insights into community health issues and to learn multimedia reporting skills during two four-day sessions in Los Angeles October 21-24, 2010 and January 20-23, 2011. All-expenses-paid fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers. Click here to register. DEADLINE: September 2, 2010.

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts are calling for submissions that are reflections, critiques, and analysis on how the way we think about race, religion, etc has been change by 9/11. More information here. Contact: DEADLINE: October 15, 2010.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is offering a $25,000 stipend and half the tution for graduate study in the US for applicants 30 and younger who are either a resident alien, someone who has been naturalized as a US citizen, or the child of a US naturalized parent. DEADLINE: Novemeber 1, 2010

NAM Directory of Ethnic Media and Other Announcements

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The Media Consortium — Seeking Immigration Blogger — application deadline July 15

The pay for this gig isn’t great, but might be a good part-time opportunity for someone. Apply fast – they’re looking to fill the position by July 26!


TMC is searching for a blogger that can quickly take the reins on the Weekly Diaspora. The ideal candidate has experience writing about immigration issues with clarity and verve. They are also excellent at meeting firm weekly deadlines and have a love of independent media.

I’ve included a job description for the position below. Please pass this information on to individuals that might be a good fit. Since our turnaround time is tight, cover letters, resumés and references for this part-time position must be emailed to by COB on Friday, July 15.

*Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal starting date for this position is July 26.

Thanks, Erin

*Job Description*

*Where:* Telecommute

*Status:* Freelance blogger/buzz-builder for “Weekly” news summary blogs, Contract is 3 months with option to renew.

*Who:* The Media Consortium

*Compensation:* Weekly stipend of $150 for approx. 10 hours/week ($15/hour)

The Media Consortium, a network of leading progressive independent journalism organizations, announces a freelance blogging and promotions position for a web and independent media savvy journalist with strong background in immigration and immigration reform.

This work is a key component of The Media Consortium’s MediaWire project–an aggregation and distribution initiative intended to spotlight, build traffic and generate buzz for Media Consortium members’reporting on the nation’s most critical issues including health care, immigration and the economy. For background on the project, visit

Media Consortium bloggers write weekly syndicated “best of” roundups highlighting exemplary content from our members. Blog posts will be based on content aggregated from the economy, environment, health care, immigration feeds aggregated on Delicious. Opportunities for longer, feature-length articles may arise later on. Articles and blog posts written by Media Consortium bloggers are featured in leading blogs and progressive journalism outlets across the country.

*Job requirements include:*

* Writing one weekly blog of 800-1000 words that rounds up and key stories from Media Consortium members for syndication across the net.

* Using social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to draw attention to weekly posts/blog.

* Helping identify online communities and sites to promote and place blog posts.

* Joining scheduled calls with Media Consortium staff to plan outreach and coverage.


* At least 2 years experience as an issue-based or political blogger or reporter

* Familiarity with progressive media organizations and the political/issue-based blogging community.

* Comfortable with the concept of adding multimedia elements to reporting.

* Self-starter and team player with a sense of humor.

*Note that this is a contract position. Send a cover letter, resume, and links to your work to: No phone calls please. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.*

Erin Polgreen

Senior Program Associate
The Media Consortium
Twitter: @tmcmedia / @erinpolgreen
Skype: ErinPolgreen
Cell: 312.841.055

Fund for Environmental Journalism deadline July 15

Grants available for environmental reporting; deadline for first round is July 15. Details below.

Fund for Environmental Journalism

SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism is accepting applications for grants of up to $2,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures.

The purpose of the FEJ is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism. Read about the origin of the Fund for Environmental Journalism.

Any United States, Canada or Mexico-based journalist working independently or on the staff of either a for-profit or non-profit news organization is eligible to apply for a FEJ grant.

Grant funds can be used for project-related travel, training, research materials, database analysis, and other direct expenses required for success of the reporting project or entrepreneurial venture.

SEJ membership is not required, but all applicants must meet SEJ’s eligibility requirements: your work must be in journalism or closely related to journalism, and your responsibilities must not include public relations work on environmental issues or lobbying on environmental issues. If you’re not sure, please review SEJ’s eligibility requirements.

SEJ Members: Fee waived
Non-members: $20 (Please see below)*

* The cost of first-year membership is only $20. Membership includes a year’s subscription to SEJ’s quarterly magazine, SEJournal, access to the online directory of members, subscription to members-only discussion lists, discounts to SEJ’s annual conferences and more. To join:

1. Apply to be a registered user of SEJ’s website. Go to, then click the “Need help?” link in the burgundy bar at the right near the top of the page. Once your user profile has been activated, you can access the online membership application. (New user accounts are usually activated the same day.)

2. Access the online membership application, complete and click submit. SEJ staff will fast-track your application and, if you are accepted for membership in SEJ, send you the payment link for new members.

You do not have to be a member to apply for the Fund for Environmental Journalism. The fee for non-members to apply is $20. If you decide not to join SEJ, click on the Non-member Grant Application Form, below.

First round: July 15, 2010, for all forms, materials and payment to be submitted. Winners of round one will be announced by Aug. 1, 2010.
Second round: Nov. 15, 2010, for all forms, materials and payment to be submitted. Winners of round two wil be announced  Dec. 15, 2010.

For more details, please read the FEJ Program Guidelines.


SEJ Members Grant Application Form

Non-member Grant Application Form

Now accepting applications for the UnionDocs Collaborative for 2010-2011

Hey folks. Very cool opportunity for multimedia folks. Details below.


The UnionDocs Collaborative (UDC) is a one to two-year program for twelve emerging media producers. It is both a rigorous platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary arts and a process for developing an innovative group project. The program focuses on providing what we believe are the most effective educational resources for individuals at the beginning of their careers.

This year, two AIR members were a part of the program: Tina Antolini (currently a producer for State of the ReUnion) and Shawn Wen (currently an intern at This American Life). They collaboratively produced pieces with 10 other participants from a wide variety of backgrounds: social justice filmmaking, 16mm film production, a PhD candidate from Portugal focusing on "Interactive Documentary", theater, photography and other fields. This year, the collaborative's work has been shown at MoMA in New York City and the Harvard Film Archive, as well as other venues.
Right now, we're accepting applications for our 2010-2011 program. We are looking for both resident and non-resident collaborative members to begin this fall. The program will consist of master classes with visiting filmmakers, audio producers, artists, and professors, in addition to producing a year-long project.
For an overview of the program, please visit:

And feel free to pass this along to anyone who you think may be interested. 

And if you have any questions, feel free to email me off-list.
Thanks all! 
Kara Oehler

Program Director
UnionDocs Collaborative

Sound Travels Intensive Aug 10-13, Toronto

Cool conference for sound nuts. Details below.


NAISA launches the second annual SOUND TRAVELS INTENSIVE
August 10 – 13, 2010, $150 registration fee (note registration fee
also includes a free Sound Travels concert pass)

The Sound Travels Intensive is an opportunity for artists from across
Canada and around the world to create and present new work in Toronto,
exchange ideas with others, and hone electroacoustic skills with the
guidance of a diverse group of world-renowned instructors. Four
intense days of workshop sessions, private instruction and creative
activity culminate in a public concert presentation at Toronto's
Artscape Wychwood Barns. Participants must apply by Thursday July 30
at 12 noon Toronto time to be eligible for a limited number of
scholarship and billeting possibilities.

On-line registration

Intensive Instructors:

Marcelle Deschênes – composition and multimedia: A celebrated figure
in the development of electroacoustic music and art, Marcelle
Deschênes is a composer, multimedia artist, pianist and teacher. Her
oeuvre is important not only for its pioneering nature, but also its
diversity: multimedia performances, photography, video art;
instrumental, mixed, acousmatic and application music; radio art,
installation art, and animation/creation for non-musicians. Over the
past 35 years she has concentrated primarily on the development of new
forms of artistic expression that integrate music, new technologies,
performing and visual arts and multi-disciplinary teamwork.

Satoshi Morita – experimental recording and transducers: Berlin-based
sound artist Satoshi Morita deals with issues of inter-sensory sonic
experience. His sonic object "Sound Capsule" received an honorary
mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2008 and has been exhibited
internationally (currently at the Science Gallery in Dublin,
Ireland). At the Sound Travels Intensive, Morita will deal with the
use of transducers, and experimental field recording techniques.

David Ogborn – interaction and programming: David Ogborn is the
President of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and teaches
digital audio and physical computing at McMaster University, where he
also directs the Cybernetic Orchestra. Recent artistic highlights
include Metropolis (live electronics + silent film), Opera On The
Rocks (opera with live electronics and video) and Waterfall (a
collaboratively-produced interactive video sculpture at the 2010
Olympic Games).

Eldad Tsabary – electroacoustic ear-training: Eldad Tsabary is a
professor of electroacoustic music at Concordia University in
Montreal, where for the past five years he has been developing a new
aural training method for electroacoustics, based on perceptual and
educational research. His compositions have received prizes and
mentions in several international competitions including Bourges,
Miniaturas Electroacousitcs, ZKM, Harbourfront, and others. Recent
artistic highlights include From My Home to Your Home (a telematic
duet with David Eagle for Deep Wireless 2010), Tikkun Nefesh for
trombone and electronics (commissioned by trombonist Haim Avitsur),
and Homo Religiosus (an interreligious piece containing prayers and
interviews from five places of worship). Eldad is the Treasurer of the
Canadian Electroacoustic Community.

Darren Copeland – sound recording and transformation: Darren Copeland
is a soundscape composer, radio artist, sound designer and concert
producer. He has studied electroacoustic composition under Barry Truax
(Simon Fraser University) and Dr. Jonty Harrison (University of
Birmingham). His concert works have received mentions in competitions
(Vancouver New Music, Luigi Russolo, Hungarian Radio, La Muse en
Circuit, and Phonurgia Nova) and appeared on compilation CD releases
(Storm of Drones, Radius #3, DISContact I & II, Lieu – Non Lieu, and
Soundscape Vancouver). The CDs Rendu Visible and audio DVD Perdu et
retrouvé, devoted to his work, are available on the empreintes
DIGITALes label.

Rob Cruickshank – DIY electronics and circuit-bending: Rob Cruickshank
is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist whose works often include
custom electronics. He has developed many workshops to assist artists
with learning technology, and is the creator of the NAISAtron
instrument kit for New Adventures in Sound Art. He plays in the audio/
visual collective i/o media and is a long-time member of the Board of
Directors of InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. Recently he
has been working with MusicWorks magazine to create a series of DIY
NAISA Inquiries & general information:

Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Managing Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
Address: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON
M6G 4C7
Tel 416 652 5115