LA based freelancer needed for a half day this weekend

Short gig for LA-based audio producer, this weekend. Details and contact info below.
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We're looking for someone to attend a conference for 2-4 hours in Los Angeles this Friday or Saturday. The pay is $250.00 and you'll get into the conference for free. It's health conference organized by Vision y Compromiso, an organization that trains Promotoras throughout California — really interesting work. Here's the website — http://www.visionycompromiso.org/. You may need google to translate the site.

It's being held at the LA Marriott Hotel & Convention Center at 5855 West Century Boulevard.


It'd be terrific if you speak Spanish too, but it's not necessary.

If you're interested, please contact me and I'll give more details.

Cheers!
Tena
NPR's Latino USA
Managing Editor/Senior Producer
trubio@futuromediagroup.org

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get your film funded in 2012 – Announcing Documentary Journalism Fund

Oh happy day! Info on a new fund to support documentary filmmakers below. Yay!
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The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund – for filmmakers from around the world working at the intersection of film and investigative journalism. For films that break the important stories of our time, exposing injustice, bringing attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen. £250,000 a year for 3 years is available to filmmakers as a mixture of grants and investments. Soniya Kirpalani's We The People, about a miscarriage of justice against migrant workers in Dubai, is announced as the first production grant. Jess Search said, "This fund is urgently needed. Documentary is becoming an increasingly important medium for breaking stories which require long term investigation and the commitment to gather evidence and amplify voices. 'We The People' is just such a film and we are proud to be supporting it."
for more info

The new Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism is an international film fund dedicated to supporting long form feature documentaries of a journalistic nature.

We are looking for films that break the important stories of our time, expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues and cameras into regions previously unseen.

This new fund recognises such films are often delicate and protracted, making them difficult to fund. With a mission to enable in-depth analysis of issues through long-form investigative filmmaking, we are particularly looking to work with filmmakers with a journalistic background or those who are collaborating with journalists.

It is key that the journalistic intent is embedded within the film itself rather than the film simply being about a journalist or journalistic institution.


Elements we can support:

  • In-depth research & development
  • Production funding for longitudinal investigations
  • Editorial support for long-form documentary structure
  • Hostile Environment Training
  • Emergency transportation
  • Legal Advice during production and post production
  • Legal advice for complex E&O policies

pdf iconBertha BRITDOC pressrelease FINAL.pdf

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Media Justice/Criminal Justice Mix & Mingle, NYC, 11/29, 6pm

For you NYC folks – looks like an interesting event.
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MEDIA JUSTICE/CRIMINAL JUSTICE MIX & MINGLE

Where: Colors, 417 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6-9PM

A networking event for criminal justice and media justice activists.

Appetizers provided.  Please forward to folks who you think would be interested in the mix & mingle.

Sponsored by: Thousand Kites, Center for Media Justice, and Prison Legal News

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grants available from the New Media Women Entrepreneurs initiative, deadline Jan 27

Great opportunity for innovative women in journalism from j-lab. Details below.
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http://www.newmediawomen.org/site/new_funding_for_women_media_entrepreneurs/

New Funding for Women Media Entrepreneurs

For release:            Contact: Jan Schaffer
Nov. 15, 2011         202-885-8100

Washington, D.C. – J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at American University has been awarded $250,000 from the McCormick Foundation to fund eight innovative women-led news startups over the next two years.

Under the grant, eight winners (four in 2012 and four in 2013) will each be given an initial $12,000 to launch their ideas. The winners will receive an additional $2,000 in the second year if they match it with $2,000 from other sources.

The deadline for 2012 proposals is Jan. 27. See the proposal guidelines and apply here: http://www.newmediawomen.org/site/proposal_guidelines/

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs initiative is part of a unique effort to address issues of opportunity and innovation, recruitment and retention for women in journalism.  To date, 14 projects have been funded since the program started in 2008. See them at www.newmediawomen.org.

Next year’s awardees will be the first group required to raise a small match. The change is designed to encourage women entrepreneurs to reach out for advertising, donations, sponsorships, events and other revenue streams that can help make their ventures sustainable, said Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab, which administers the project. The matching dollars will be awarded as soon as winners document the match.

“Sustainability is the lifeblood of innovation,” said Clark Bell, McCormick's Journalism Program Director. “We look forward to seeing more of our women media entrepreneurs survive and thrive.”

NMWE grant funding is available for news websites, mobile news services, apps or other ideas that offer interactive opportunities to provide news and information locally, nationally or among a community of interest. These can be solo ideas or team projects spearheaded by women. Early beta versions of projects are eligible to apply.

The application fee is $25. Awardees will also be required to blog at least once a month for the newmediawomen.org website. Under the grant, women media entrepreneurs will showcase their work at a daylong summit.

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs initiative is a project of J-Lab, a center of American University’s School of Communication. J-Lab is a journalism catalyst that funds new approaches to journalism, rewards innovations, researches what works and shares practical insights with news creators and news gatherers.

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the Foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets. For more information, please visit www.McCormickFoundation.org.

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Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma FREE workshop – covering youth violence, Philly 12/9-10

Columbia's Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is hosting a FREE workshop on youth violence, Dec 9-10 in Philadelphia. Deadline to register is Nov 23. Details here and below.

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On behalf of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, I invite you to participate in a special workshop on covering youth violence, being held on December 9 & 10 in Philadelphia.

Even as crime rates hit record lows in cities across the country, gun homicides, gang violence and dating abuse among young people remain stunningly high. Last year, there were more than 4,000 violent incidents in Philadelphia's schools, the majority of them involving students not yet in high school.

Youth violence represents a serious public health problem for all communities. It challenges health professionals and educators, law enforcement and courts, community organizations and government agencies.  It also challenges news professionals, whether health and education reporters, cops and court reporters, feature writers, investigative reporters or journalists covering schools, families and neighborhoods. To help journalists and news organizations in the greater Philadelphia area strengthen their coverage of this crucial public health issue, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma based at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is presenting a two-day workshop: “Getting it Right: Reporting on Youth Violence.”

The workshop, supported with funding from the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and additional support from the Stoneleigh Foundation, will take place at WHYY in Philadelphia. It will feature a range of local and national mental health and policy experts, award-winning journalists and violence prevention advocates. It will include background briefings as well as specialized reporting skills training to enhance journalists’ capacity to report on youth violence knowledgeably, ethically and effectively.

The workshop is open to working reporters, editors, photographers, producers or bloggers for print, broadcast or online media based in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Staff, contract and freelance journalists are eligible.

The registration deadline is November 23, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST. More information can be found at bit.ly/dartcenteryouthviolence


I hope you’ll register for this FREE workshop. I also hope you will pass along this invitation to colleagues.


Best,

Bruce Shapiro



Bruce Shapiro
Executive Director
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

work: 212.854.8056

cell: 203.843.4390

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Fellowship in Immigration Coverage in 2012, application deadline Jan 17

The Institute for Justice and Journalism is seeking applicants for their Immigration Reporting Program happening in April 2010. Deadline is January 17. Details below!
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 http://www.justnews.org/page.asp?EntryID=413

 Apply for IJJ's 2012 Immigration Reporting Program

 Fellowship Application Deadline: January 17

IJJ is accepting applications for its 2012 professional fellowship program, which will examine the contentious immigration issues playing out across the country on local, state and federal levels and their role in the 2012 election campaign.

 

Twelve Fellows will be selected to participate in the professional development program, which will help reporters cover legal, political and demographic developments involving immigration.

 

The program will provide journalists with facts, figures and perspectives to move beyond the typical campaign rhetoric on immigration. It also will examine the anticipated electoral impact of immigrants who have become newly eligible to vote.

 

The program, “Immigration in the Heartland: the 2012 Elections and Beyond,” will take place April 20-25 at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and its Institute for Research and Training, which are partnering with IJJ in this program.

 

The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation is the program’s funder.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is Jan. 17.

 

Click here for program details and application form. 

                             Questions may be directed to ijj@justnews.org

 PLEASE SEND NAME AND EMAIL OF POTENTIAL APPLICANTS

TO ijj@justnews.org AND WE WILL FOLLOW UP.

 

Visit our website: www.justnews.org

          See previous Immigration in Heartland projects:http://immigrationintheheartland.wordpress.com/


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KQED Panel Discussion for Filmmakers & Independent Producers

Hey folks. KQED in San Francisco is hosting event for indie filmmakers Nov 29, 6-8pm. These panelists are the folks who give money to make indie films – don't miss it!
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KQED – Panel Discussion for
 Independent Filmmakers

Where:

KQED
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Driving Directions

When:
Tuesday November 29, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST
Add to my calendar
 

Learn more about the resources available to independent filmmakers with a panel discussion at KQED. Representatives from several organizations around the Bay Area will give an overview of their services and answer your questions. We will also be discussing the specifics of the call for entries for the eighth season of Truly CA.

 

Join us at KQED on Tuesday November 29th at 6PM

2601 Mariposa Street

San Francisco, CA 94930

 

Panelists:

Lisa Landi, KQED;

John Lightfoot, California Council for the Humanities;

Michele Turnure-Salleo, San Francisco Film Society;

Tere Romo, San Francisco Foundation;

Erica Deiparine-Sugars, ITVS 

 

with Sue Ellen McCann, KQED

 

Seats are limited

 

By-the-way…the deadline to submit your feature-length documentary to Truly CA

is Monday, January 9, 2012 at 5pm, this is not a postmark deadline!

 

 

Register Now!
I can't make it
Questions?              Tina Salter
KQED
KQED | 2601 Mariposa Street | San Francisco | CA | 94110

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Latino USA is looking for stories for new series

Latino USA wants your pitches. This is a great program – details and contact info below.
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Latino USA is looking for stories from across the U.S. that will share and celebrate people’s connections to nature, specifically stories involving communities of color.

This past summer, LUSA launched a new sound-rich environmental series called RadioNature. The goal of the series is to uncover and tell stories about diverse communities interacting with nature and celebrating the outdoors.

We’re looking for sound-rich story driven pieces or first person environmental diaries or audio postcards. The segments will run throughout the year, so we're looking for stories that span the seasons.

FYI — We’re not looking for pure environmental justice stories, but if EJ themes occur naturally in your story, we’re all for it.

So, if you have a story you want to tell and you think it fits into our RadioNature series, then please send an email to pitches@futuromediagroup.org.

We’re looking to assign right away. If you send a pitch, please be as detailed as you can.

Saludos,
Tena

Tena Rubio
Latino USA
Managing Editor/Senior Producer

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SOTRU radio show Call for Interns

Hey folks. NPR's State of the Re:Union is looking for interns to begin in late November – about 10 hours/week, work from anywhere. Great for students or anyone who wants to get a foot in the door with a unique, creative show. Details below, and spread the word!

Best,
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http://stateofthereunion.com/about-2/internships

Please pass this along to educators, students, colleagues, etc. Thank you!

State of the Re:Union (SOTRU) is a dynamic NPR show that combines hour-long radio episodes with short videos, photography, music and blog posts to reach audiences online and over the airwaves. For each episode, SOTRU travels to a different American city or town to tell stories about what makes community there. Our mission is to bring American life into focus, examining the things that divide us as well as the ties that bind us together. We currently air on more than 200 stations across the U.S.

SOTRU currently has several openings for interns for our next production season, November 20 – April 15. Duties include transcribing interviews, story research, pre-interviewing, and multimedia production. Interns are invited to listen in on editorial calls with our host, editor and radio producers as we shape each episode, story by story.

To be considered for this internship, you should have a strong creative background, solid writing skills and be able to take direction. Self-starters who value attention to detail have particularly enjoyed interning with us. Audio and video editing skills are very welcome. Our staff works remotely, and you can too; people anywhere in the U.S. can apply. This internship is unpaid, and we generally ask for about 10 hours a week, sometimes more during busy

weeks.

You can read more and listen to the show right on our website, www.stateofthereunion.com. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

internships(at)stateofthereunion(dot)com

Thanks for reading and spread the word!

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Fellowship on covering immigration and 2012 elections, deadline Jan 17

Hey folks. The Institute for Justice and Journalism is offering 12 fellowships related to immigration and the 2012 elections. Details below, deadline Jan 17.
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http://justnews.org/page.asp?EntryID=413

Apply for IJJ's 2012 Immigration Reporting Program
Fellowship Application Deadline: January 17

IJJ is accepting applications for its 2012 professional fellowship
program, which will examine the contentious immigration issues playing
out across the country on local, state and federal levels and their
role in the 2012 election campaign.

Twelve Fellows will be selected to
participate in the professional development program, which will help
reporters cover legal, political and demographic developments
involving immigration. The program will provide journalists with
facts, figures and perspectives to move beyond the typical campaign
rhetoric on immigration. It also will examine the anticipated
electoral impact of immigrants who have become newly eligible to vote.

The program, “Immigration in the Heartland: the 2012 Elections and
Beyond,” will take place April 20-25 at the University of Oklahoma’s
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and its Institute
for Research and Training, which are partnering with IJJ in this
program.

The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation is the
program’s funder. The deadline for receipt of applications is Jan. 17.

Click here for program details and application form.
Questions may be directed to ijj@justnews.org

PLEASE SEND NAME AND EMAIL OF POTENTIAL APPLICANTS
TO ijj.justnews.org AND WE WILL FOLLOW UP.

Visit our website: www.justnews.org
See previous Immigration in Heartland projects:
http://immigrationintheheartland.wordpress.com/

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