Magnetic Media Preservation Internship Opportunity, NYC

Skill-building internship in Manhattan/Long Island. Small travel expense voucher available. Details below.


Magnetic Media Preservation Internship

The Standby Program is seeking an intern to apprentice in our video and audio preservation program. Interns will gain valuable hands on experience and participate in the day-to-day workings of a magnetic media preservation facility designed specifically to address the needs of the arts and cultural community.

Standby is a non-profit media arts service organization founded 28 years ago that provides artists with access to a variety of media technology by forming partnerships with commercial post-production facilities. Standby preservation clients include:

Anthology Film Archives, Appalshop, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Dia Arts, Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, Experimental Television Center, Franklin Furnace, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, The Kitchen, Mix Festival NYC, Muse TV, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the Moving Image, New York Public Library, Orphans Symposium, The Poetry Project, as well as a host of individual artists.

Intern candidates should have an interest in experimental film and video, time based art, and social issue media. Work will take place in both our Manhattan and Long Island facilities. A small stipend will be provided to offset travel expenses.

Skills acquired may include:

• Archival handling of magnetic materials

• Tape inspection and evaluation

• Operation of waveform monitors, vectorscopes and audio meters

• Operation of time base correctors and proc amps

• Equipment maintenance and repair

• Tape migration

• Metadata collection and database entry

Preferred qualifications:

• Understanding of basic audio and video production

• Familiarity with Mac based editing systems

• Knowledge of signal flow and connectors

• Experience in a library, archive, museum, post-production or media access facility

• A desire to learn about the technical aspects of magnetic media preservation and conservation

Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to:

Maria Venuto

Executive Director

Standby Program

245 W 55th St., 10th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

Tel: 212.206.7858

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SF Bay Area Journalist Census presentation, 4/19, 6-8pm

Interesting Bay Area event next week in SF. Contact Lila Hood, 415-846-5346 for details.



Please join us for a presentation and discussion of the

San Francisco Bay Area Journalist Census 2000-2010

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

6 to 8 p.m.

World Affairs Council of Northern California

312 Sutter St., San Francisco

6 to 6:30 p.m. — Reception with refreshments 

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Presentation of the report, followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.

Find out how job loss has affected journalists in the Bay Area since 2000, talk with a few who have navigated the rapidly shifting media landscape and hear employment experts discuss where the job market is headed. 


We hope to see you there!

Preliminary report summaries available at

The San Francisco Bay Area Journalist Census a workforce study assessing changes in the media industry and job dislocation among Bay Area journalists, is sponsored by NOVA, a federally funded employment and training agency based in Sunnyvale. This event is cosponsored by the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Renaissance Journalism Center at San Francisco State University.

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GROW THOSE EARS – Apply for Sounds Elemental in NYC, deadline May 6

This week-long audio workshop in NYC comes highly recommended by my colleagues. Details below.


Apply for Sounds Elemental in NYC!
June 13 – 17, 2011

Take a sonic plunge and spend a week this summer at Harvestworks in NYC immersing yourself in sound with our popular Sounds Elemental intensive. Our winter 2010 session focusing on ”sky” received rave reviews from producers, including "I feel like my ears grew over the course of the week… I have a stronger, deeper sense of locating myself in the world in relation to sound." This time around, we're taking on Metal (June 13 – 17). Are you up to the challenge? We're looking for ten producers to step up who are open to learning unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story.

The deadline is less than a month away: applications are due Friday, May 6, 2011. Please forward this along to anyone who wants to spend a week giving their ears a work-out. We're also accepting applications for our winter intensive, Wood (December 12 – 16).

This opportunity may be especially appealing to those working primarily in traditional narrative and documentary formats eager to experiment with unconventional approaches to assembling sound and telling story. Producers benefit from intensely individualized attention from renowned sound artists-teachers, NYC-based composer and performer Michael Schumacher, Harvestworks’ Hans Tammen, and public radio producer and musician Brenda Hutchinson. New York Times new media editor Amy O’Leary will also lead an afternoon mini-dive into audio slideshows – called "fascinating," "awesome," and "the highlight of the week" by participants.

The cost is $700. A non-refundable $350 deposit is required upon acceptance. AIR members who live outside of New York City are eligible for a small stipend to help underwrite the cost of the intensive and travel to NYC. _Attendance is mandatory for all sessions. If you are unable to attend each day of the intensive, please do not apply._

Learn more:

Listen to instructor and AIRster Brenda Hutchinson's audio

montage of Sounds Elemental: Sky:



Questions? Contact AIR's Membership Director Erin Mishkin at

+++AIR is everywhere.+++

Funding for AIR comes from our members and the generous support of the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Robert E. Davoli and Eileen McDonagh Charitable Foundation,, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Association of Independents in Radio
P.O. Box 220400
Boston, MA 02122
Phone: 617-825-4400

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Latino USA is hiring!

Two NYC-based jobs (one full time, one part time) at a FANTASTIC radio program. Details linked below. Thanks to AIR for posting!


Latino USA is looking to hire a Managing Editor/Sr. Producer and a Production Associate/Associate Producer. Go here for details and please tell them AIR sent you!

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Upcoming events at the UC Berkeley J-School

Upcoming events at the UCB J-school. Details below.


After the Vote: Challenges and Opportunities for a Two-State Sudan

A brown bag lunch with Rebecca Hamilton

When: Monday, April 11,  12:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Rebecca Hamilton will visit the Graduate School of Journalism to share her most recent work on Sudan from where she just returned. Bec is a New America Foundation Fellow and a Pulitzer Center journalist/Washington Post special correspondent who has reported in Sudan over the last year. Her reporting with the Pulitzer Center has led to a series of articles in The Washington Post, The New Republic and Christian Science Monitor, and can be seen in her latest project, Sudan in Transition. Her most recent articles, "What about Darfur?" (The New Republic) and "One Referendum, Two New Nations" (The International Herald Tribune) can also be found on her project page.

The Price of Sex
A private screening for students, faculty and local community members

When: Tuesday, April 12,  7:00 PM

Where: Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by the young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence.

Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe.

Filming undercover and gaining extraordinary access, Chakarova illuminates how even though some women escape to tell their stories, sex trafficking thrives.

A screening and discussion with:
Mimi Chakarova, director and producer
Stephanie Challberg, editor
Adam Keker, director of photography
Steve Talbot, executive producer

Joe Davidson, retired FBI agent
Robert Rosenthal, executive director of The Center for Investigative Reporting


Tomas Brunegård, World Association of Newspapers and CEO of the Stampen Group

When: Tuesday, April 19,  12:45 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Tomas Brunegård will discuss the differences between the American and Scandinavian media market, press freedom issues internationally, and newspaper company management.

Brunegård is currently a Vice President of the World Association of Newspapers, Chairman of the Swedish Publishers Association, and CEO of the media Stampen Group – the largest publisher in Sweden.  

Richard Koci Hernandez: Multimedia Journalist

When: Tuesday, April 19,  7:00 PM

Where: Pacific Film Archive

This installment in the Creative Inspirations documentary series features Richard Koci Hernandez, a national Emmy® award-winning video and multimedia producer who is at the forefront of the next generation of journalism.

Event Contact:

Democracy in Nepal: The Local and the National
Journalist and Civil Rights Activist, Kanak Mani Dixit

When: Wednesday, April 27,  6:00 PM

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Nepal has become a republic. The People's Movement of 2006 demanded an end to violent politics and a return to democracy, but the path is not clear. Nepal is declared a federal country, but the debate on form and content of federalism has barely begun. The unique experiment in local governance ended amidst the political uncertainty. Will it be revived? Will the values of pluralism and participatory democracy thrive?

Kanak Mani Dixit is a journalist, editor and civil rights activist, recognized in Nepal and elsewhere in South Asia as a voice for pluralism and democracy. He has helped shape the debate about his country’s political direction over the last two decades, and worked across many fields to promote the principles of social justice. Founder editor of both Himal Southasian, the liberal and politically independent regional monthly, and the Nepali-language Himal Khabarpatrika newsmagazine, [MORE]

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

When: Monday, May 2,  6:00 PM

North Gate Hall Library

With a slide show of photographs, posters and a little music, Adam Hochschild gives a preview of his new book, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918. In part, this is a master class on storytelling as he tells how, for this unusual account of the First World War, he chose a narrative strategy, scenes to describe, and characters through whom to tell the story. These include cabinet ministers, generals, conscientious objectors, feminists, a circus lion-tamer turned antiwar activist, and a number of journalists—ranging from those who wrote government propaganda to a imprisoned editor who published a clandestine newspaper for his fellow war resisters on toilet paper.

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40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy
Film Screening + Discussion with Director Robert Lemelson, Department of Anthropology, UCLA

When: Friday, April 8,  12:00 PM

Where: 221 Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room

In one of the largest unknown mass-killings of the 20th century, an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 people were secretly and systematically killed in 1965 when General Suharto began a bloody purge of suspected "communists" in Indonesia through a complex and highly contested series of events where he ultimately gained power and the presidency.

"40 Years of Silence: An Indonesian Tragedy" follows the compelling testimonies of four individuals and their families, located in Central Java and Bali, two regions heavily affected by the purge, as they break the silence with an intimate look at what it was like for survivors after the mass-killings, during Suharto's New Order regime. Through their stories, the audience comes to understand the potential for retribution, rehabilitation, and reconciliation in modern-day Indonesia within this troubled historical context.

Please RSVP to

The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture
"Pay-to-print": How Media Corruption Undermines Indian Democracy

When: Monday, April 11,  5:00 PM

Where: Blum Hall, B100 (conference room on the Plaza Level)

Palagummi Sainath, the 2007 winner of the Ramon Magsaysay award for journalism, literature, and creative communication arts, is an award winning Indian development journalist – a term he himself avoids, instead preferring to call himself a 'rural reporter', or simply a 'reporter' – and photojournalist focusing on social problems, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermaths of globalization in India. He spends between 270 and 300 days a year in the rural interior (in 2006, over 300 days) and has done so for the past 18 years. He is the Rural Affairs Editor for The Hindu, and the website India Together has been archiving some of his work in The Hindu daily for the past six years. His work has won praise from the likes of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen who referred him as "one of the world's great experts on famine and hunger." He is the author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts.

Civil Liberties in the Age of Obama

When: Monday, April 18,  4:00 PM

Where: Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

The Institute of International Studies and the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley cordially invite you to attend this event as part of UC Berkeley's Political Science Department Travers Program. U.S. lawyer, journalist and defender of Wikileaks, Glenn Greenwald will lead this lecture.

Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a contributor to, where he focuses on political and legal topics. He 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: 510.642.2472

Documentary: Better This World

54th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAM/PFA

When: Tuesday, April 26,  6:30 PM

Where: Pacific Film Archive

Set against the backdrop of the 2008 Republican National Convention amid bomb plots, arrests, and subsequent trials, this portrait of two young activists caught in the web of an opportunistic mentor and a desperate justice system poignantly describes not only the problems of power and authority, but also the ultimate power of forgiveness and love.

Filmmakers: Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway

To tickets:

To the trailer:

To a recent review of the film:

Event Contact: 510.642.1412

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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full time Communications/Marketing Job with CMJ, Oakland, CA

Hi all. I don't generally pass on full-time job postings, but I thought some of you might find this appealing. Check it out and pass it on.


dear friends….
Know an experienced media-maker and progressive PR strategist in the Oakland area who wants a job with an awesome group working for racial and economic justice?
Please pass it on!!
Full announcement online.

Communications and Marketing Director


The Center for Media Justice (CMJ) seeks a Communications and Marketing Director to join our team of experienced, inspired media professionals. We seek a skilled communications leader with expertise in social media strategy and experience developing strategic frames and messages for advocacy, conducting successful media campaigns, and engaging collaboratively with a team to deliver communications training.  This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual committed to organizational sustainability and social justice. The position is full-time and exempt; salary is $50,000-$53,000 DOE. Full medical, dental, and vision benefits; optional 401(k); substantial vacation package; and quarterly personal growth stipend provided. Position is in Oakland, California, and begins in May 2010.

Who We Are

Founded in 2002, the Center for Media Justice is a dynamic communications strategy and media policy tank for grassroots organizations serving communities of color and America’s poor.

With an office in Oakland, California, and staff in Chicago and New York, CMJ is the only group in the nation that both develops communications strategies and leaders for a 21st-century progressive movement, and organizes nationally for media policy solutions to end racism and poverty.

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roommates sought for commercial live/work loft space in SF’s SOMA

From one of our Bay Area members – sounds like a great opportunity for the right person/people.


I've just signed a lease for a commercial loft in SOMA that I plan on building out into live/work studios AND I'm looking for roommates. It's a really unique setup in S.F. and I'd love to get some creative people in there (like writers and radio producers!).  PLUS, I'm planning on building in a recording studio.

I'm looking to have 5 people total, and I have 2 guys signed on already so it would be great to get some gals in the mix.

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Call for Pitches–Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment needs your stories. Details below!


Hey folks, Snap Judgment is calling for another round of pitches. You know the deal, we want first-person, dramatic, true stories. They must have a beginning, middle and end, strong dramatic tension and a narrative arc. No news hooks. Submit brief story ideas to

Upcoming Episodes…

Stories about NASA, space camp, life on mars, marrying the rocketman, finding a piece of shuttle in your swimming pool, crashing down to earth or inventing astronaut ice-cream. Examples include the story of a man building his own spacecraft, and a NASA pilot in trouble.

Stories about bugs, insects and things that crawl into your sleeping bag at night. Has an insect taken over your life? Are you the owner of a pet millipede, attacked by ants in central Africa or bitten by a scorpion? Did a spider bite give you super-powers? Did you find your way home in a Malaria-induced fever hallucination? Examples include a love story based on a termite infestation, a flying Japanese cockroach and accidentally jumping into a pool of spiders.


This one speaks for itself–stories about getting something unfairly. Cheating in love, sports, school, or work. Cheating the system, cheating the man, cheating yourself or cheating death, it's wide open folks.

Stories about the bad guy, or good people forced to do bad things. Confronting an evil first grade teacher, escaping a brutal island kingdom, hatching a plan with a criminal mastermind, getting your ex-lover fired,  or having coffee with a warlord. Examples include the stories of a rebel-leader turned taxi driver, a toxic polluter giving local residents cancer, and the discovery of medical malfeasance.

Big Poppa
This is our father's day episode and we want stories about dads. Becoming a dad unexpectedly, losing a dad, finding a dad, shoving a dad off a cliff. Examples include one father saving his daughter from religious persecution and a father's dying wish for a bowling game.

The Wiz: Stories with a Wizard of Oz theme. Think creatively, not just searches for brain, heart and courage, but stories about going home, emerald cities, fake wizards, good witches, tornadoes and your little dog too. Examples include the story of a heart transplant recipient experiencing the memories of his donor.

Thanks so much, if you're unclear on what we want, please check out the "IS YOU STORY RIGHT FOR SNAP JUDGMENT" flowchart.



Anna Sussman

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WEBCASTS Today – Meet Ira Glass + NYT’s Arthur Sulzberger & Janet Robinson discuss the pay wall

Two FREE webcasts happening TODAY (Tuesday, 4/5) at the Columbia jschool. Links below.


Dear colleagues: Today, we are hosting two major webcasts at @ColumbiaJourn.

The first, at 5 pm, is being hosted by Alex Hotz, one of our Digital Media Associates – a conversation with Ira Glass of "This American Life." If you have questions for Glass, you can ask them live or email Alex in advance. See announcement below.

The second, at 7 pm, is a live VIDEO simulcast of our in-person event with NYT's top two biz-side folks, Arthur Sulzberger and Janet Robinson, in conversation with Bill Grueskin, our Academic Dean: (seats still available if you show up early – otherwise, catch it on the web.

SAMPLE TWEET: Webcast & live event w/ NYT's Sulzberger & Robinson, with @ColumbiaJourn's @BGrueskin:

⇒ TIP: Want to get an automagic email one hour ahead of every Columbia J-school webcast? Create a free account at and hit the "fav" for favorite button.

==>   Tuesday, April 5, 5-6 pm ET  [ see local time around the world: ]

Meet Ira Glass, creator, host and producer of WBEZ’s “This American Life.” Columbia Journalism School (@ColumbiaJourn) presents a conversation with legendary radio producer Ira Glass. Glass will discuss his career in public radio, what he looks for in a narrative, the changes taking place in public radio and the future of This American Life. If you have any questions you’d like Ira to answer contact Alexander Hotz, alum and Digital Media Associate at or tweet him at @hotzington. Moderated by Hotz & Prof. Sree Sreenivasan (@sree). LISTEN LIVE OR LATER TO A RECORDING: You can also call-in live via phone, Skype, etc: +1-646-915-9583 (to listen or ask questions) or

SAMPLE TWEET: Meet @IraGlass of @ThisAmerLife via @ColumbiaJourn webcast, Tues 5p, interviewed by @hotzington and @sree: #cuj11

⇒ TIP: Want to get an automagic email one hour ahead of every Columbia J-school webcast? Create a free account at and hit the "fav" for favorite button.

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Los Angeles listening session, Thursday, April 21st, 8pm

Something for you LA-based audio producers. Details below.


Bring your ears (and beers) as we gather in Los Angeles for the first Listen Up LA session. This will be a great opportunity to meet other audio folks in the LA area while getting feedback on your work. Audio pieces can be finished or in-progress stories, interviews, audio art, you name it!

What: Listen Up, LA!
When: Thursday, April 21st 8pm
Where: A cozy Angelino Heights home

Bring your recent work, food or drink to share. See you soon!

Please RSVP for address:

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