I thought this might be of interest to some Bay Area journos.
I thought this might be of interest to some Bay Area journos.
For you NY folks – the NY Press Club is accepting entries for their annual awards. They also sponsor a bunch of interesting monthly events – their most recent newsletter is included below. Check it out.
An enduring tradition in New York media, the annual New York Press Club Awards For Journalism honor excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.
Entries are considered in more than 20 categories of reporting from material submitted by New York metropolitan area news organizations and individual journalists.
Judging is by prominent working journalists, former journalists and academics who are selected for their expertise in each category.
Among the awards unique to the New York Press Club competition are the Gold Keyboard Award, honoring excellence in investigative journalism; Nellie Bly Cub Reporter, honoring the best journalistic effort by a writer or reporter new to the profession and The Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York Award for reporting that is most complimentary of New York City.
Something for you photogs. Spread the word!
MORE INFO: http://www.photocrati.com/photocrati-fund/
The Photocrati Fund offers $5000 grants to pro and emerging photographers to undertake important humanitarian and environmental photography projects. Our goal is to identify outstanding, photographers and to provide the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.
The 2011 Photocrati Fund competition will begin in November 2010 and will run through April 1, 2011. The 2011 Photocrati Fund award(s) will be announced at the Look3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia in June 2011. Awardees become Photocrati Fellows for the calendar year from the announcement of their award until the announcement of the following year’s award.
Award decisions will be made by the Photocrati Fund Board, a prestigious panel that includes some of the world’s best-known environmental and cultural photographers. The 2010 Photocrati Fund Board and judges for the competition included:
Photocrati will announce the 2011 judges shortly!
Note: The Photocrati Fund and Photocrati.com are administered by Frontier Digital Media, LLC. Photocrati and the Photocrati Fund are sometimes hereinafter referred to collectively as Photocrati.
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Always interesting (and sometimes FREE!) events going on at Columbia Jschool. Details below.
* Thursday, 3/3: Social Media One-night Stand: An ADVANCED social-media
workshop – FEE REQD. Details below.
* March/April: third edition of Smarter Social Media for Journalists,
Media Professionals and Bloggers: A four-nights-over-two-months course
that will make you proficient in social media tools and techniques.
– FEE REQD. Details below.
* Thursday, April 7: Hearst Annual Lecture by Krishna Bharat, creator of
Google News (talk & reception) – FREE. Details coming soon to
http://bit.ly/columbialectures – our public events list.
==> Plus two workshops of varying lengths…
* @ColumbiaJourn Continuing Ed: Thursday, March 3, 2010; 6-9:30 pm
Social Media One-night Stand: An ADVANCED social-media workshop
for journalists, media professionals and bloggers – taught over
one night and two weeks of online Q&A. This innovative workshop
consists of a 3.5-hour in-person group class on March 3, followed
by two weeks of online Q&A and community, curated by Sree and his
adjunct professors. Cost $100 (10 percent off for @ColumbiaJourn
alumni). REGISTRATION: http://bit.ly/columbiajce
SAMPLE TWEET: Social-media One-night Stand, @Sree's ADVANCED
socmedia workshop, 3/3 @ColumbiaJourn: http://bit.ly/columbiajce
* @ColumbiaJourn Continuing Ed presents third edition of Smarter
Social Media for Journalists, Media Professionals and Bloggers: A
four-nights-over-two-months course that will make you proficient
in social media tools and techniques. March 17 (Thurs), March 31
(Thurs), April 12 (Tues), April 26 (Tues); 6:30 – 9 p.m.6:30-9 pm.
Cost $575 (10 percent off for @ColumbiaJourn alumni). Read NY
Observer article about April 2010 version of this course, "The
Twitter Tutor": http://bit.ly/sreenyo * DETAILS & REGISTRATION:
SAMPLE TWEET: 4-week social media course at @ColumbiaJourn, taught
by @sree – open to all: http://bit.ly/columbiajce
Prof. Sree Sreenivasan | email@example.com
Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
http://www.sree.net | http://www.sreetips.com
Contributing editor, DNAinfo: http://DNAinfo.com
TWITTER: @sree – http://twitter.com/sree
Interesting event this week at UC Berkeley. Details below.
The Graduate School of Journalism is pleased to announced that Gerald Marzorati, Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times for New Products and Strategies will be on UC Berkeley's campus, Tuesday March 1 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall.
Mr. Marzorati will be discussing plans to monetize the Times' new media platforms in the coming months. He will be joined on-stage by Mark Danner, Chancellor's Professor for Journalism and Politics & Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley.
The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sponsored by the Knight Program in Science & Environmental Journalism and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
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The latest events at the UC Berkeley J-School. Check it out!
When: Wednesday, February 23, 12:00 PM
Where: North Gate Hall Library
As traditional news organizations drown in red ink, how can we sustain the critical work of investigative reporting? There are some promising new models, including ProPublica, but will the future rely on private philanthropy? What are the roles of private and public media in this work? What new business models are evolving? Where does the game changing Wikileaks fit in this landscape? What about social media? A conversation about the future of investigative reporting with:
Lowell Bergman, Frontline
Daniel Zwerdling, National Public Radio
Meghann Farnsworth, Center for Investigative Reporting/California Watch
Ellin O'Leary, Youth Radio
Jaxon Van Derbeken, The San Francisco Chronicle
When: Tuesday, March 1
Reception: 6:00 PM
Discussion: 6:30 PM
Where: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Gerald Marzorati, Assistant Managing Editor of the New York Times, for New Products and Strategies in conversation with Mark Danner, Chancellor's Professor of Journalism and Politics, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism.
Photographs of South Africa in the 1950’s by Jurgen Schadeberg
A Book Signing and Public Lecture:
American Soldiers and Torture
Joshua Phillips and Mark Danner in conversation about None of Us Were Like This Before, a book by Joshua Phillips
When: Friday, March 4
Reception: 6:00 PM
Discussion: 7:00 PM
Where: North Gate Hall Room 105
Joshua E. S. Phillips and Mark Danner will explore how soldiers and senior officials came to believe that torture was permissible, effective, and necessary. Danner and Phillips will also discuss the impact of abuse and torture on detainees and soldiers.
Mark Danner has produced some of the most important essays and books about U.S. policies that led to detainee abuse and torture during the “war on terror.” His most recent books are Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror and Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He is Chancellor's Professor of Journalism and Politics at UC Berkeley.
Based on first-hand reports from the Middle East and Afghanistan, and years of interviewing ordinary soldiers, Joshua E.S. Phillips’s new book None of Us Were Like This Before explores how troops turned to torture and presents a shattering record of the impact of detainee abuse and torture on detainees and America’s veterans.
Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up
A screening and discussion with director Saul Landau and associate-producer Julia Landau
When: Thursday, March 10, 6:00 PM
Where: North Gate Hall Library
"Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up" is a new film by award-winning director Saul Landau about US-Cuba relations, The Cuban 5, and Miami terrorist groups who have attacked Cuba.
Saul Landau has produced over forty films. He has received numerous awards; including an Emmy with Jack Willis for "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang"; the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award; the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting; and the First Amendment Award. Landau received an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, an investigative book about the 1976 murders of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his colleague, Ronni Moffitt.
He is a senior fellow at and vice chair of the Institute for Policy Studies. In 2008, the Chilean government presented him with the Bernardo O'Higgins Award for his human rights work.
Extended trailer can be viewed here.
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The latest from Julie Snyder at This American Life.
I'll be sending out a complete Theme List in the next few weeks but in the meantime we need help with a story we've already got in production. If you have a suggestion for a possible interviewee for this story, could you let us know?
We're looking for someone who has basically the same political views as their parent (liberal or conservative) but as their parent ages – and has the time to watch more and more cable TV news – the parent's views have become more extreme. And, to the kid, more annoying.
This story is sort of a radio "cover" version of a piece that recently ran on the Frum Forum web site. The author writes:
"Over the past couple of years, I’ve been keeping track of a trend among friends around my age (late thirties to mid-forties). Eight of us (so far) share something in common besides our conservatism: a deep frustration over how our parents have become impossible to take on the subject of politics. Without fail, it turns out that our folks have all been sitting at home watching Fox News Channel all day – especially Glenn Beck’s program….Even though we’re all conservatives, I found myself having to steer our phone conversations away from politics and current events. It wasn’t that I disagreed with their opinions – though I often did – but rather that I found the vehemence with which they expressed those opinions to be so off-putting."
With the author's help, we're looking for adult children who may have similar experiences — either with Fox News watchers or devotees of MSNBC and the like — who have found themselves exasperated listening to their parents' parrot O'Reilly/Maddow talking points or conspiracy theories. What would be even better would be if the parents would want to be interviewed as well. And then they can bitch about their apathetic, closet-conservative/liberal children.
I promise this will be fun and won't be trash-talking. I promise!
Anyway, if you are experiencing this phenomenon or know or anyone else who may be game to talk, will you let us know? You can send emails to the producer of this piece, Jane Feltes, at email@example.com.
Thank you so much!
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Word from a colleague is that this fellowship is great: "Two weeks in LA – one or even two plays a day, great teachers, a classy program." Details below.
Great contest for teens and teen educators! Pass this on to your kids, your students, your cousins, friends, neighbors. Details below.
Featuring New 2011 Award for Journalistic Courage
Youth Journalism International, a Connecticut-based nonprofit, is seeking nominations by young reporters or others in the field of youth journalism. There are a number of categories for entries, including Student Journalist of the Year, Journalism Educator of the Year, The Jacinta Marie Bunnell Award for Commentary and The Frank Keegan “Take No Prisoners” Award for News.
A new Courage in Journalism award will be one of many handed out to the world’s most talented young reporters, photographers and cartoonists in the largest journalism contest for young people. The Courage in Journalism award aims to honor an individual youth journalist, journalism educator or a student newspaper that showed particular courage in pursuing a story despite danger, official roadblocks or other unusual obstacles.
Winners in major categories receive crystal trophies and other prize winners receive custom-made certificates.
Entries, which must be in English and published between Jan. 1, 2010 and Feb. 1, 2011, are due no later than March 8. Awards will be handed out in May.
Details on how to enter the contest are available under the Contests link at the top of Youth Journalism International’s website at www.YouthJournalism.org.
A complete list of last year’s winners, who hailed from eight countries on four continents, is also available on the website.
Youth Journalism International is a recognized 501(c)(3) public educational charity by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. A non-governmental organization, YJI depends on donations from supporters to continue its important work training the next generation of journalists.
Its students’ work has been featured by The Huffington Post, National Geographic, PBS NewsHour, The Tattoo teen newspaper, Radio Pacifica, Connecticut Public Radio and other news organizations.
For more information, contact Jackie Majerus, YJI’s executive director, or Steve Collins, YJI’s president, at (860) 523-9632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.