a bunch of fellowships posted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Hey folks. FC member Kara Andrade forwarded me the newsletter from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. There's a lot of great stuff in here – so I'm passing along most of it. Check it out.




 Metcalf Institute For Marine and Environmental Reporting


The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental reporting is offering a fellowship for a science training opportunity: a Science Seminar on oil spill impacts, April 6-8, 2011;

In response to the need for clear, accurate and sustained coverage of the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Metcalf Institute will offer two 2011 programs on the emerging science of the spill.

Metcalf Institute, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) will offer a 2.5-day seminar for journalists and informal science educators from the Gulf of Mexico region. The science seminar, Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, will be held in Cocodrie, Louisiana, April 6-8, 2011. Participants will gain hands-on knowledge of oceanographic techniques in labs and on board the R/V Acadiana and discuss the latest research on the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster with leading experts. Seminar is tuition free and includes room and board. Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2011.

Applications for the programs may be downloaded at www.metcalfinstitute.org. For additional program information, call 401-874-6211 or email fellowships@metcalfinstitute.org.


The Persephone Miel Fellowship for Crisis Reporting


This fellowship is intended to give non-native English speaking media professionals the opportunity to reach audiences beyond their home countries on critical under-reported issues.  The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Internews, is designed to help media professionals outside of the United States do the kind of reporting they've always wanted to do, and enable them to bring their work to a broader international audience. The fellowship will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships or international distribution of their work.


The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will provide a travel grant of $7500 for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.

The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lancers who are non-native English speaking media professionals seeking to report from their home country.

Deadline: February 1, 2011 http://pulitzercenter.org/persephone-miel-fellowship


Who Will Win the $75,000 Grantham Prize in 2011?

Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting seeks entries for the 2011 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. The book entry deadline has passed, but all other entries, including print, broadcast and web, must be postmarked by Friday, February 4, 2011.


Grantham Prize contest rules, entry and eligibility information, forms, and a helpful checklist are available online at www.granthamprize.org. Specific inquiries may be directed to info@granthamprize.org.


American Press Institute Fellowship

The Institute will award thousands of dollars in fellowships to newspaper employees and journalism educators from the United States and Canada to attend API seminars. These fellowships are financed through the generosity of individuals, organizations and trusts.


The list of programs, fellowship details and an application form are available HERE. The application deadline for seminars held March-June 2011 is Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.

As API adds seminars to its programming schedule on a rolling basis, additional fellowships will become available.  Questions? Please contact the fellowship coordinator at: fellowships@americanpressinstitute.org



Apply Now for IRP Gatekeeper Editors' Trip to Indonesia


The International Reporters Project (IRP) is pleased to announce a two-week Gatekeeper Editors Trip to Indonesia on May 6-20, 2011, for senior U.S. editors and producers interested in learning more about this important country in Asia.


This trip will focus on issues such as health, climate change and environment, economic development, the role of religion, minorities and human rights and Indonesia's rising importance in Asia and the world.


Application forms for this trip must be received by the IRP by March 11, 2011.



NCI Health Communications Internship Program


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies.   To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract and developindividuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.   


The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI.  Interns will select an area of emphasis: Health Communications or Science Writing.  Six-month and one-year internship terms are available. 


Additional information about this program including an online application can be found by visiting http://hcip.nci.nih.gov/



International Center for Journalists: Arthur F. Burns Fellowships


American print and broadcast journalists have until March 1, 2011, to apply for a two-month professional exchange program in Germany. Successful applicants will spend August and September living, working and reporting for their home and host news organizations from across the Atlantic. The Arthur F. Burns Fellowships is a competitive program open to media professionals between the ages of 21 and 37 who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work free-lance and/or online. For more information go to http://www.icfj.org/burns



2011 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy


Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy give outstanding American mid-career professionals the opportunity to research, travel and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand for seven months.  Established and funded by the New Zealand Government in 1995 to reinforce links between New Zealand and the United States, the program aims to advance all areas of public policy by cross-fertilization of ideas and experience and to continue building a network of public policy experts on both sides of the Pacific.


Axford Fellows have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the New Zealand government sector and its economic, social or political reforms and issues. Fellows will identify a particular policy topic they wish to explore and will be based at an appropriate government ministry or department. They will be carefully paired with a leading policy expert who will serve as their mentor.  In addition, Fellows will be expected to spend a substantial part of their Fellowship in contact with other relevant organizations to gain practical experience in their field in New Zealand.  They are required to produce a policy report for publication by the Fellowships Office (Fulbright New Zealand) and report their findings in public seminars in New Zealand before returning and in the USA after their return.


Three to five Fellows are selected each year.  Applicants must be US citizens with at least five years experience in their professions, and must submit a formal application. 

For further information and an application form, see Fulbright New Zealand's website at http://www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/am-ian-axford.html


Applications Deadline March 1, 2011 


For inquiries please contact:


Stefanie Joe                                         OR                Frank Cain

Program Team Leader                                               US Program Coordinator

Fulbright New Zealand                                               Phone +1 202 460 0609

Phone +64 4 494 1507                                               Email:  axford@fulbright.org.nz

Email stefanie@fulbright.org.nz


To view a list of New Zealand Government Ministries and Departments with the names of the Chief Executive Officers please visit http://www.ssc.govt.nz/display/document.asp?NavID=264

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Upcoming events at the UC Berkeley J-School

Some great events coming up at the UC Berkeley J-School. Details below.


The Future of Music Journalism: Computer or Curator?

When: Wednesday, February 2,  6:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Critics and tastemakers have been talking about, reviewing, and exposing music to the masses for generations. With the advent of sophisticated algorithms, computer programs such as Pandora and Apple Genius are now suggesting new or unusual music for listeners.

Our panelists debate "algorithms and blues" — whether technology has freed listeners from music journalists — or made them more valuable than ever.

Tim Westergren, Founder, Pandora
Doug Brod, Editor-in-Chief, Spin
Joel Selvin, Senior Pop Music Critic, San Francisco Chronicle

Niema Jordan, Executive Editor, 38th Notes

Moderated by Ben Manilla, lecturer at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Basketball and Books

When: Thursday, February 10,  12:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Three guests talk about reporting on the sport and its impact on race, education and society.

George Dohrmann, investigative reporter for Sports Illustrated and author of Play The Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruiter, and the Youth Basketball Machine.

Tm Keown, a senior writer for ESPN the Magazine and author of several books, including Skyline One Season, One Team, One City.
Doug Merlino, a North Gate alum and author of the newly released Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White.

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Fred Korematsu Day Celebration

When: Sunday, January 30,  2:00 PM

Where:  Wheeler Auditorium

The program includes keynote speaker Reverend Jesse Jackson, spoken word artist Beau Sia, as well as tributes from Karen Korematsu, California Assembly Members Warren Furutani and Marty Block.  

Tickets available now!

Click here for more details.  

Event Contact: info@korematsuinstitute.org | (415) 848-7727

Doing Dance Criticism

Friday, January 28,  4:00 PM

Where:  Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)

Four of the nation's leading dance writers will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the critic and the changing nature of arts journalism.

Sarah Kaufman, dance critic for The Washington Post, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Wendy Lesser, editor of The Threepenny Review, regularly writes about dance, music, and opera. She is the author of eight books, including The Amateur: An Independent Life in Letters and Nothing Remains the Same: Rereading and Remembering.

John Rockwell, former dance critic, music critic, and editor of The New York Times Arts and Leisure section, is the board chairman of the National Arts Journalism Program.
Lewis Segal, formerly the staff dance critic for the Los Angeles Times, is a freelance arts writer based in Hollywood and Barcelona.

Event Contact: mpugh@berkeley.edu

Civil Liberties in the Age of Obama

When: Thursday, February 3,  4:00 PM

Where: Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

Glenn Greenwald is a US lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to Salon.com, where he focuses on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines.

Greenwald is the author of three books: How Would a Patriot Act? (2006) and A Tragic Legacy (2007), both New York Times bestsellers; and Great American Hypocrites (2008).

In March 2009 he was selected, along with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, as the recipient of the first annual Izzy Award by the Park Center for Independent Media, an award named after famed independent journalist I.F."Izzy" Stone and devoted to rewarding excellence in independent journalism. The selection panel cited Greenwald's "pathbreaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception and controversial issues."

Event Contact: iis@berkeley.edu

Julie Hirano
Event & Fundraising Coordinator

Graduate School of Journalism
121 North Gate Hall
University of California at Berkeley
(work) 510.642.3394
(fax) 510.643.2680

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online Social Media Class @ Center for Doc. Studies – Wednesdays, Feb. 2 thru Mar. 10

Pass this on to your friends/colleagues in North Carolina, or be prepared to partner with a Durham-based community organization from afar. Details below.


Katina Parker is teaching her Exploits in New Media and Emerging Technologies class at Center for Documentary Studies. This on-line course offers step-by-step guidance on how to launch a social media project from scratch. You’ll learn everything from the basics of securing a domain name and using freeware to build your site to shooting and uploading web video; from choosing the right viral video distributor for your project to creating a web advertising campaign to drive traffic to your site in order to generate revenue. Please note: Students will be expected to create a sample social media campaign in collaboration with a Durham-based community organization.

We will focus on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, web advertising, viral outreach, on-line fundraising options, promotional press strategies, and e-mail campaigns.


The class meets on-line weekly for 6 sessions beginning Tuesday, February 2 from 6pm to 8pm and ending March 9.

Cost for the course is $265. Please note that the course fee does not include the $15 materials fee that is due at the first class.

To register go to: http://www.asaponlinereg.com/CourseDetail.aspx?CourseId=5602

Katina Parker has served as a communications/social media consultant for the Ford Foundation, the National Black Justice Coalition. Southerners on New Ground, the Association of Independents in Radio and several other progressive public media projects. She has employed her talents as a filmmaker, photographer, and graphic/web designer for such clients as Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Saul Williams. Prior to founding the nonprofit New Orleans: A Labor of Love, she worked as a creative director and as a media strategist for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Parker received an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Wake Forest University.

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Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism deadline May 16

This from our fabulous FC west correspondent Molly Samuel. She's happy to chat with anyone who has questions – contact her at molly.samuel@gmail.com.


Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism is accepting applications until May 16. The program accepts 10 journalists at the start of their careers, and works with them for a year-long reporting project (plus sessions with visiting journalists, a retreat in Bread Loaf in the fall and Esalen in the spring). I was a 2009 fellow, and recommend the program highly. I'm happy to talk with anyone about it, and the fellowship directors are also open to questions.

Check it out here http://www.middlebury.edu/sustainability/fech/fellowships

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Africa photo opening TOMORROW at Rayko in SF – 1/27, 6pm

Hey Bay Area folks. Come out tomorrow night to support my friend and FC member Chris Smith. Rayko has a gorgeous gallery and Chris' images are amazing. Details below.


I'm one of four photographers taking part in Rayko gallery's next show, "4xAfrica." I've got 15-20 images in the show, spanning a full decade of work, from Cairo to Cape Town.

The opening reception is Thursday, January 27, from 6-8 pm, at Rayko in San Francisco (3rd @ Harrison). The show will be up until February 27. 


For more about the images:

Hope to see you there,

Chris Smith
web: www.ca-smith.net
twitter: chrisasmith

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Tax Prep – Notes from a non-accountant, Part 1

This from a colleague who attended a NY Press Club tax prep event. Stay tuned for part 2!


For anyone who's interested, I attended the New York Press Club's Personal Tax Prep for Journalists event. Notes are copious, part 1 is here:


Hope this is helpful!

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Free Webinar TONIGHT 1/26, 7pm EST – How to Charge What Your Writing is Worth

Huh – this looks really interesting. Might be worth checking out.


At a time when anyone with an Internet connection can get published, freelance writers — from independent journalists to contract copywriters — need entrepreneurial savvy to set themselves apart as professionals and earn a good living. Requisite skills include identifying worthwhile clients, pricing services competitively and negotiating lucrative contracts. Writing Coach (http://www.writingcoach.com) plans to offer a free webinar, "How to Charge What Your Writing Is Worth," on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (EST) to help freelance writers to improve their businessacumen and sales results.

Led by Maya Payne Smart, The Business Coach for Writers, the one-hour webinar will provide expert insight, helpful tips and specific details about:

  • How to convey a professional image and set yourself apart from the ranks of amateurs;
  • What the typical rates are for various media and industries;
  • How to position yourself to earn more and why you must maintain a strong online presence to maximize your earnings;
  • How to decide which types of clients are right for you; and
  • What you need to do to get repeat assignments and negotiate higher fees.

Moreover, writers will leave the call with a clear, step-by-step action plan for raising their freelance rates. All registrants will receive an audio recording of the call after the fact, so professionals are encouraged to sign up for this free webinar even if they can't attend live.

"After 23 years as a newspaper reporter, my position was eliminated. I wanted to take control of my writing career but I was intimidated about starting a freelance business," says freelance writer Robin Farmer. "So I turned to Maya Smart. Working with Maya as my business coach has empowered me and kept me focused so I can flourish."

To register for "How to Charge What Your Writing Is Worth," visit http://www.writingcoach.com/webinar

Maya    MSJ '05

Maya Payne Smart


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Latino Journalists of California seeks entries for Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards competition

Latino Journalists of California is now accepting entries for its 12th Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards competition. Details below!


The Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards are presented annually by CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California to photographers and reporters or teams for work published or broadcast in the state of California that exemplify journalism excellence while contributing to a better understanding of Latinos in the United States by portraying Latinos fairly and accurately, including general stories affecting the Latino community.

Those submitting do not have to be Latino or members of CCNMA.

The deadline for filing is March 11, 2011. Winners will be recognized at CCNMA's 32nd Scholarship Banquet on Friday June 10, 2011, at the Millennum Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Attached is an entry form.

More information is available on the CCNMA website at www.ccnma.org

Julio Moran
Executive Director
CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California
USC Annenberg Kerckhoff Carriage House
727 W. 27th. St., Room 201
Los Angeles, CA 90007-3212
ph: (213) 821-0075
fax: (213) 743-1838

pdf icon11.SalazarApp.pdf

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New fellowship for CA bloggers and editors of online news sites

Community health reporting fellowship for CA-based bloggers. Details below!


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Two More Weeks To Apply for Community Health Reporting Fellowship

Application Deadline: Feb. 7

Please share this posting with your colleagues on your social and professional networks!


A reminder that the application deadline for USC Annenberg’s California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship is February 7, just two weeks away. The Renaissance Journalism Center is a partnering organization on this project.

The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend to help underwrite an innovative community health news or storytelling project;  two three-day training seminars in LA; six months of personalized coaching and technical assistance on health reporting techniques, community health issues, and community engagement strategies and social media; and a subsidized one-year membership in the Online News Association.

Who's Eligible
• California-based bloggers who write about community issues.
• Founders and top editors of California-based news websites.
• Program is designed for the principals of independent web sites.
• Blog or news site should have an established and documented following.

For More Info & To Apply
Visit ReportingonHealth.org or contact Martha Shirk at cahealth@usc.edu or Valerie Chow Bush at


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California-based bloggers & founders/top editors of independent news websites

April 28 – May 1, 2011 & June 23 – June 25, 2011

Visit ReportingonHealth.org

Contact: Martha Shirk

Valerie Chow Bush

Renaissance Journalism Center
Tel: (415) 773-0388


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next WAM workshop – Pro Tools studio workflow

For Bay Area audio folks who want to sharpen their PT skills. I took some workshops with Women's Audio Mission a while back and they are well worth it! Details below.


Pro Tools Studio Workflow: Tips & Tricks for Speed and Efficiency in a Studio Tracking Environment

Monday, January 31st AND Monday, February 7th, 7-9:30PM
Location: WAM, 1890 Bryant Street, Suite 312, SF
$60 Members, $80 Non-Members
NOTE: you must be proficient in Pro Tools. This workshop does not teach introductory Pro Tools skills.

Tracking sessions in a professional studio environment move very quickly, use a lot of tracks, a lot of  I/O and require the ability to perform quick edits, punch-ins and processing. They also require much more data and archive management. This workshop will focus on how a Pro Tools HD 2 system is used in a professional recording studio. It will cover I/O management using 2 192 I/Os, templates, playlists, keyboard shortcuts, file management and tips and tricks to keep a session moving. If you only have experience using Pro Tools in an LE environment with only a couple of inputs then this workshop is a must if you plan to intern or work in a professional studio. Taught by Laura Dean.


Cancellation-Rescheduling Policy

Women's Audio Mission | 1890 Bryant Street | Suite 312 | San Francisco , California 94110 | United States

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