SPJ panel discussion, “Journalism in the Age of Wiki-Leaks,” Feb 24, 6pm, SF

Interesting panel discussion happening at CNET, SF, next week. Details below.


SPJ panel discussion, "Journalism in the Age of Wiki-Leaks"

Join us as we discuss the challenges journalists face in the current
environment, and consider questions like: How should news
organizations handle situations like the ones the New York Times et al
faced with WikiLeaks? And what's the role of professional news
organizations when anyone can publish the kind of information that
previously was only the purview of journalism? And what do you think
of how the New York Times handled WikiLeaks? (See Bill Keller's
"Dealing with Assange and the WikiLeaks Secrets:


   * Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent, CNET
   * Lance Williams, award-winning investigative reporter, California Watch
   * Steve Proctor, managing editor, San Francisco Chronicle
   * Evan Hansen, editor-in-chief, Wired.com
   * Burt Herman, Hacks & Hackers
   * Moderator: E.B. Boyd, FastCompany.com and board member, SPJ-NorCal

Date: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

Time: 6pm: Registration. 6:30: Panel begins.

Location: The panel will take place in the ground floor meeting room
at CNET. Come to the front desk, and they will direct you.

Hosted by: The Society of Professional Journalists-Northern California
and CNET, part of CBS Interactive.

Sign up: http://spj-wikileaks-panel.eventbrite.com/

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Feet in Two Worlds announces education reporting fellowship in NYC

NYC fellowship deadline approaching. Small stipend, but could be a good opportunity. Details below.


Education Reporting Fellowship for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York


Call for applications

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering education issues in New York City.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org) and for the news organization(s) for whom they normally report. There will also be opportunities for a select group of fellows to produce radio stories for broadcast online and on the air.

This three-month fellowship runs during the three final months of the current school year, April 1, 2011 to July 1, 2011. In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on news.feetintwoworlds.org, Insideschools.org, and other online news sites.

The training is open to staff and freelance reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in Two Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English. The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, March 11, 2011 and should include the following:

* Three story ideas for coverage of education issues in New York’s immigrant communities or directly affecting immigrants in New York City.

* Your resume.
* Samples of your work.
* The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at fi2wfellowships@gmail.com.

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

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WED/THURS – Susan Orlean and Chris Anderson at Columbia J-school – stars of the magazine world and of Twitter

For you NYC folks – upcoming events at the Columbia jschool. Details below! -mia


Folks: Free, no-RSVP-required events. More coming next week and beyond.

If you want to sign up for our events list: http://bit.ly/columbiajsignup

Check out our events calendar: http://bit.ly/columbialectures

Today, Wednesday, 4:30-6 pm Meet Susan Orlean Meet this staff writer for The New Yorker who has also written seven books – and is a star on Twitter, too: @susanorlean World Room Columbia Journalism School 116th St & Broadway (#1 train to 116th St station)

Thursday, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Meet Chris Anderson – @chr1sa Delacorte Lecture. This week’s guest: Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief, Wired. The Delacorte Lectures examine various aspects of magazine journalism, presented in the spring semester each week by a leader in the field of magazine publishing.

World Room Columbia Journalism School 116th St & Broadway (#1 train to 116th St station)

Many more events coming.

Prof. Sree Sreenivasan | sree@sree.net Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism http://www.sree.net | http://www.sreetips.com http://www.journalism.columbia.edu Contributing editor, DNAinfo: http://DNAinfo.com FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/sreetips TWITTER: @sree – http://twitter.com/sree

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“From Soup to Nuts” 2-day intensive on documentary radio production, Berkeley, March 26-27

The lovely and talented Claire Schoen is once again offering her “Soup to Nuts” training on documentary radio production. Bay Area folks – you don’t want to miss this! Details below.


“From Soup to Nuts”

A 2-day intensive

on documentary radio production

offered in the San Francisco Bay Area


This seminar will be held March 26 and 27, 2011.

Each day’s class will run from 10 am to 5:30 pm,

including 6 hours of class work, plus lunch and breaks.

It will be held at Claire’s studio in Berkeley, California

Class will be limited to 8 students.

The cost of the 2-day seminar is $250.

The Course:

Through lectures, group discussion, Q & A, written handouts, and lots of audio demos, this two-day class will explore the ins and outs of creating a long-form radio documentary. Designed to meet the needs of mid-level producers, this seminar will also be accessible to individuals who have little or no experience in radio production.

Compelling audio documentary incorporates a creative weave of elements including narration, interviews, music, vérité scenes, character portraits, dramatizations, performances, archival tape and ambience beds. Students learn how these elements serve to paint a picture in sound.

Emphasis will be put on the production process. To this end, the class will examine the steps of concept development, research, pre-production, recording techniques, interviewing, writing, organizing tape, scripting, editing and mixing required to create an audio documentary.

Most importantly, we will focus on the art of storytelling. We will discuss dramatic structure, taking the listener through introduction, development and resolution of a story. And we will explore how character development brings the listener to the heart of the story.

The Teacher:

Claire Schoen is a media producer, with a special focus on documentary radio. As a producer/director, she has created over 20 long-form radio documentaries and several documentary films, as well as numerous short works. As a sound designer she has recorded, edited and mixed sound for film, video, radio, webstory, museums and theater productions. Her radio documentaries have garnered numerous awards including NFCB Golden and Silver Reels, two Gracies, two Clarion awards, a PASS and a New York International Festival Silver. She has also shared in both a Peabody and a DuPont-Columbia.

Claire has taught documentary radio scriptwriting and production at numerous venues including U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, Third Coast Audio Festival Conferences and AIR’s mentorship program.

To Register:

Contact Claire Schoen

cschoen@earthlink.net 510-540-5106 www.claireschoenmedia.com

pdf iconStoN’s Flier (March 2011).pdf

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Al Jazeera English live taping at Columbia J-school about “Info Wars” this FRIDAY

For you New Yorkers – this looks to be a fascinating event, with a great panel. Details below.


Folks: This is a free, open, public event at the Columbia J-school. It's a live taping – in front of a studio audience – of one of the biggest shows on Al Jazeera English. Please join us and participate in what is sure to be a fabulous conversation. Unlike most of our events this will NOT be livestreamed as it will be aired on AJE later this month. PLEASE SHARE!

Al Jazeera English's "Empire" presents

"Information Wars"

Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
2:45 p.m. to 4:30 pm

Lecture Hall
Columbia Journalism School
116th St & Broadway (#1 train to 116th St station)

Information is power, and controlling the flow of information in the age of globalization is the ultimate power.

"Empire" host Marwan Bishara asks: "How will governments deal with the information revolution, and do social networks really lead to social revolution?"

Join Al Jazeera for a televised discussion with panelists:

   *  Emily Bell, director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia
      Journalism School

   *  Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winner; author, "All the President's

  *  Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!

   *  Evgeny Morozov, author of "The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet

   *  Clay Shirky, author of "Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in
      a Connected Age"

Welcome remarks by Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs

Tweet about this event using the hashtag #cjaje
Be sure to follow @ColumbiaJourn

{Sample tweet = All-star Al Jazeera (@AJEnglish) live studio taping Friday @Columbiajourn: http://bit.ly/cjaje #cjaje }

No RSVP required.

Questions: Chanel Roche, cr2586@columbia.edu  

If you want to sign up for our events list: http://bit.ly/columbiajsignup 

Prof. Sree Sreenivasan | sree@sree.net
Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
http:  //www.sree.net | http://www.sreetips.com
http:  //www.journalism.columbia.edu
Contributing editor, DNAinfo: http://DNAinfo.com
FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/sreetips
TWITTER: @sree – http://twitter.com/sree

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Radiauteur radio art mag

A new, UK-based online magazine for radio art. Details (and call for submissions) below. Check it out!


Hi everyone,

Radiauteur – a new web magazine dedicated to radio art is now live online.


Dedicated to radio art, the transmission of conceptual sounds and voiced thoughts, Radiauteur was launched to become a web magazine for academics and artists from all over the world to publish their work. In addition to this, Radiauteur aims to become an online platform for the dissemination of past, present and future praxis – an Ariadne’s thread for radio art to reach an audience as wide as possible.

Radiauteur is a non-profit initiative kindly supported by the Centre for Cultural Studies and the Department for Media and Communications of Goldsmiths, University of London.


We have included radio stations (and podcasts) which either broadcast radio art or are radio-art-friendly, and open to contributions. Please feel free to suggest any other stations you might know of.


We are currently still updating our database of radio artists. If you would like to be featured on our website please send us a short bio, a link to a personal website/page and a sample of your work. We are also working on setting up an online radio playing exclusively radio artworks. If you would like your pieces to be featured please send them in mp3 format to info@radiauteur.com.

Call for papers and radio artworks:

The subject of the first issue of Radiauteur is ‘Freedom’. Abstracts and proposals for artworks (found sounds, field recordings, radio experiments and installations, collages, readings, interviews, etc) should be submitted by the 31st of March and final articles and pieces by the 30th of April.

The first issue of Radiauteur will be published online on the 1st of June 2011.

All queries should be sent to: info[at]radiauteur[dot]com

Very best,
The Radiauteur team
Radiauteur: make waves

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Upcoming events at the UC Berkeley J-School

The latest happenings at North Gate Hall – details below.


Basketball and Books

When: Thursday, February 10,  12:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Three seasoned 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.
Tim 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.

The Future of Investigative Journalism

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
Megahnn Farnsworth, Center for Investigative Reporting/California Watch

Ellin O'Leary, Youth Radio
Jaxon Van Derbeken, The San Francisco Chronicle

Can Mainstream Journalism Survive? Making the Online Times Pay

When: Tuesday, March 1,  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.

Opening Reception:
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.

********** EVENTS OF INTEREST **********

Doug Merlino reads and discusses The Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White

When: Thursday, February 10,  7:30 PM

Where:  Pegasus Books Downtown Berkeley (2349 Shattuck Avenue)

Doug Merlino (MJ 2003) will read and discuss The Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White. Merlino was part of a mid-80's, league-winning basketball team constructed for its diversity. He follows up with his teammates in this study of privilege, opportunity, race and class.

Event Contact:

RELATED EVENT: Doug Merlino at Book Passage (Corte Madera)

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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Finishing Funds 2011 for NY residents – Deadline March 15

For NY residents looking for $ to complete a media project – this is for you!


The Experimental Television Center is pleased to announce Finishing Funds 2011. Guidelines and applications are available on the web at http://www.experimentaltvcenter.org/

Finishing Funds provides media and new media artists with grants up to $2,500 to help with the completion of diverse and innovative moving-image and sonic art projects, and works for the Web and new technologies. Eligible forms include film and video as single or multiple channel presentation, computer‑based moving-imagery and sound works, installations and performances, interactive works and works for new technologies, DVD, multimedia and the Web. We also support new media, and interactive performance. Work must be surprising, creative and approach the various media as art forms; all genres are eligible, including experimental, narrative and documentary art works. Individual artists can apply directly to the program and do not need a sponsoring organization. Applicants must be residents of New York State; undergraduate students are not eligible. The application requires a project description, resume and support materials, including a sample of the proposed project. Selection is made by a peer review panel. About $25,000 is awarded each year. Announcement is made in early June.

The program is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency.

Postmark Deadline: March 15, 2011

Guidelines and applications are now available on the web at http://www.experimentaltvcenter.org/ in the ETC News Section and the Grants area or by mail or email etc(at)experimentaltvcenter.org

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Announcing the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership

This looks interesting… something to keep an eye on.


Greetings,  friends!

Today at Mozilla, we are launching the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership!

For the next three years, we will have the opportunity to engage a huge community, bring people together for trainings and in-person events, and ultimately build software and thought leadership to address the challenges that news organizations are facing today.

Over the course of the  partnership, we’ll be awarding at least fifteen yearlong fellowships to participants who demonstrate passion, great ideas and collaborative skills. This fellowship cohort might include software developers, user experience designers and statisticians.  We’re open to many types of candidates.  The fellows will be embedded within the news partner organizations, where they will work side-by-side with newsmakers, producing experimental news applications based on open-source, open-web technologies.

We’ll be working with some amazing news partners: BBCBoston.comThe Guardian, and Zeit Online, who are launching the partnership with us, and many more who we will invite to join the initiative.

You can read more about the partnership at any of the posts below my signature, and you'll all be hearing much more from me in the coming months.

Please help us spread the word to relevant lists and here's a sample tweet:

@knightfdn and @mozilladrumbeat embed technologists in newsrooms, launch #media innovation challenge http://bit.ly/iifrTt #drumbeat #mojo

Nathaniel James
News Technology Program Manager


Official Mozilla Post: http://blog.mozilla.com/?p=2864

Official Knight Post: http://kng.ht/exg5pN

Phillips Post: http://bit.ly/i5BmTf

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Participate in the SF Bay Area Journalist Census

For you Bay Area folks.


Have you worked as a journalist in the Bay Area in the past decade? If so, we need your help with an important survey:

The San Francisco Bay Area Journalist Census 2000-2010 aims to assess the employment experiences of journalists working in the Bay Area and the opportunities available to them today both within the changing field of journalism and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to enhance the economic and professional prosperity of Bay Area journalists.

Please participate in this survey and share the link with other current and former Bay Area journalists. With your help, this study will gauge the real experience of media workers during a period of rapid industry transformation. As with any survey, the higher the participation, the richer the findings.

The survey will be live from Feb. 1 to 10. For more information, please visit www.journalistcensus.org. If you have any questions, send an e-mail to info@journalistcensus.org.

The Journalist Census is a project of the North Valley Job Training Consortium, also known as NOVA, a federally funded nonprofit employment and training agency based in Sunnyvale. NOVA will produce a public report on the Journalist Census findings and will use the study to plan and support future training and workforce development programs in the Bay Area.

Thank you for your participation.

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