New York Press Club tax prep for journos workshop on March 5 + NYPC Journalism Awards, deadline April 5

The New York Press Club announced their 2013 Journo Awards, deadline April 5. Plus they're hosting a tax prep for journos workshop at the CUNY j-school on March 5 (FREE for Press Club members and CUNY j-school students, $15 for everyone else). Details below! -Mia

 
02/19 Tues: Remembering Mayor Ed Koch – CUNY J-School
03/05 Tues: Tax preparation tips for journalists – CUNY J-School
03/08 Fri: Journalists who covered 9/11 invited to become Memorial Site guides
2013 New York Press Club Journalism Awards now accepting entries
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Remembering Ed Koch
Tuesday, February 19th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)

An evening of reminiscences about Ed Koch by those who knew, worked with and who covered him. Among those likely to kick-off the conversations are Gabe Pressman, WNBC; Rich Lamb, WCBS Radio; Stan Brooks, WINS; David Diaz, formerly of WNBC & WCBS-TV and Greg David, director of Business & Economic Reporting at the CUNY and a columnist & blogger for Crains NY Business.

Ed Koch
But the heart of this event is more likely to be "open mike." All who'd care to share personal stories about their experiences covering the late mayor are welcome to hold-forth. Not a wake by any means – we hope the evening will reveal as much about the process of having covered Ed Koch and New York City during his era as it does about the pluck of the man. This event is for journalists. Please RSVP here if you might attend.
 
 
9/11 Tribute Center Seeks Journalists Who Covered 9/11
911 Tribute Center
Training will be held March 8 and 9th for Volunteer Guides at the 9/11 Tribute Center. Tribute volunteers are people who were directly impacted by the events of September 11th and are the official guides for the National 9/11 Memorial.

Many journalists were there to report the truth on September 11th. Volunteering for Tribute would be no different. By joining the program and telling your story on the world stage of the 9/11 Memorial, you will have a profound impact on how others think about the role of journalists, a seminal event in history and the very nature of what it means to be a human being.

Share your September 11th story. Help others understand, remember and recover. Become a 9/11 Tribute Center volunteer guide at the National 9/11 Memorial.

More information about the Volunteer program and the 9/11 Tribute Center.

 
 
Tax Preparation Tips For Journalists
TAX
Tuesday, March 5th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 pm refreshments | 7:00 pm – program

Get a leg-up on preparing your 1040 or 1040EZ in this free-for-members workshop with tax professionals, moderated by John R. Lieberman of Perelson Weiner LLP.

Topics and advice will likely include tax strategies of benefit to journalists who are either freelance or employees. We're also likely to offer tax advice of interest to student journalists. When last held, this workshop was hugely popular.

Free for Press Club members and CUNY J-Students. Please RSVP here.

More info and non-member RSVP here.

 
 
New York Press Club Briefs
2013 Journalism Awards Open for Entries. Enter the 2013 Awards competition today! Everything needed to enter this year's competition can be found on the Awards page of our website, including news of an "Early Bird" entry fee that applies until March 6th. Entries close April 5th.
Renew Press Club Membership for 2013. January is membership renewal month for New York Press Club members. And it's already February! Membership can conveniently be renewed for 2013 at any time on our website using a credit/debit card or PayPal.
Gallery Photos From Latest Press Club Events. Among the recent events at which Press Club members gathered: a celebration of the advent of the "Year of the Snake" with members of Taiwan's diplomatic and cultural office in New York City. Ambassador Andrew Kao gave a briefing on how things are fairing in Taiwan.
 
 
 
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Call for talk programs on WGXC

This may only be relevant to a very few of you, but WGXC in Hudson, NY is looking for programming. They're a great station and do some really creative work both on air and in the community. If anything, use this as an encouraging reminder to use your small local stations as possible outlets for your work! See the newsletter below for more details. -Mia 

Disappearing Voices Screening, Tuesday at TSL in Hudson; Macchiato Mondays continue
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We're just weeks away from the great unveiling of our new program schedule. Incoming programmers are busily learning the tricks of the trade, and will soon be filling the airwaves with renewed enthusiasm and new views of our little corner of the earth. A reminder that we'll be celebrating the launch of this schedule on February 24th at the Hudson Studio, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Programmers, friends, family, WGXC members, and whoever else are all encouraged to turn out for this free, family-friendly event. 

And now, a note from Program Director Shannekia McIntosh. "Hello WGXC Listeners, I'm excited to begin to roll out the new changes to the Program Schedule. In the coming weeks you will begin to hear from our new programmers and experience their new shows. Our mission here is to have the airwaves of WGXC reflect the diverse community voices of the area. As the process for the schedule change has developed it's become increasingly clear what we are missing. We are asking for people interested in Agricultural, Educational and Talk programming to submit an application to apply@wgxc.org. No experience with radio necessary, now is the time to let your voice be heard! We look forward to hearing from you!"

Once more: applications for talk radio are still being accepted, along with those who would like to be trained to occasionally operate the board during afternoon shows, and guest DJ slots. Visit wgxc.org/application, or come pick up a printed application at the Hudson Studio. These applications are being considered for the 2013-2014 program schedule. 

Macchiato Mondays this February at Swallow CoffeeA reminder to everyone that for two more Mondays, Swallow Coffee will continue to offer the opportunity to support WGXC 90.7-FM and be rewarded with coffee. Contribute $3 or more to WGXC 90.7-FM and be rewarded with a macchiato. Swallow is located at 433 Warren Street, in Hudson. Thanks to all who have already participated in this fundraiser!

And finally, thanks to everyone who came out for Tuesday night's potluck and screening of Disappearing Voices. And a special thanks to TSL for sharing their space, and we look forward to future collaborations. 

Some Recent Highlights from the Archives

This week a number of WGXC Programmers celebrated the idea of Love in the spirit of Valentine's Day. LowTide's Liv Carrow brought us some of the best of country/folk and contemporary love songs.

The Schoemer Show hosted local musician/artist and sometimes co-host of WGXC's Tuesday Afternoon Show Brian Dewan, who sang love songs.

The Relationship Show Show with Hallie Goodman and Mark Lacoy talked to singles on being alone on the big V-Day.

Stay up to date with the education news making the headlines local/national with Lynn Sloneker.

 

AND FROM THE WGXC NEWSROOM BLOG…

You can read these stories and more on WGXC's Newsroom blog, with breaking news, features, local audio, video, analysis, music, links to events in Greene and Columbia counties, and more. 

This Week's Programming Highlights

Hands-on Radio Community programs
(Sunday – Friday: 6 a.m. – midnight)

Sunday School Dropouts
Feb. 17, 2013: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Welcome to a brand new, open, guest DJ spot on Sunday mornings. We invite anyone to interpret the idea of being a Sunday School Dropout, or to simply play their own selection of music apropos to Sunday morning. All denominations or non-denominations welcome, and all sounds from the entire universe welcome. Once the new programming schedule is in place, as of late Feb, this will be a 9am – 11am slot, open to everyone. 

Transmission Arts / Experimental Sounds programs

(Saturdays and late nights, midnight – 6 a.m.)

Radio Stew: February 2013 New Music
Feb. 16, 2013: 12:02 a.m. – 4 a.m.
New music from Matmos, Yo La Tengo, !!!, Black Pus, Diamond Terrifier, Dan Friel (of Parts and Labor), Devendra Banhart, The Knife, Buke and Gase, Distant Correspondent, Eric Carbonara, and others. Plus a tribute to Donald Byrd, who died Feb. 4.
 
Radia: Béatrice André
Feb. 16, 2013: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
On the path of a word "Promaja," the draft, is not a draft in the Balkans. Collective and multi-language, a sound experiment by Béatrice André. André made Radia episode 411 for Kanal 103 (Skopje, MK). www.leapromaja.net
 
Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald)
Feb. 16, 2013: noon – 1 p.m.
Tune into to a special FM broadcast featuring the sound elements from Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson's Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) in conjunction the conclusion of their exhibition at Audio Visual Arts (AVA) in New York. 
 
Saturday Afternoon Show: Distant Correspondent
Feb. 16, 2013: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Interview with members of new band Distant Correspondent. Other radio news and features, live from Wave Farm in Acra with host Tom Roe. 

Future Events

SUN. FEB. 24 2-5p.m.: WGXC 2nd Anniversary Party / Schedule Launch / Open House!
MARCH 10-20th: WGXC Spring Pledge Drive 
MARCH 16th: Tommy Sharp & Friends WGXC 90.7-FM Fundraiser at Hangrr 18 in Hudson
MARCH 20th: Crossroads Open Mic 
 

For the rest of what's coming up this week
Check out WGXC's online Program Schedule!

www.wgxc.org •  info@wgxc.org518-697-7400

Walk-in Visitors:  WGXC Hudson Studio
704 Columbia St. 2nd Fl., Hudson NY 12534

Mailing Address: 5662 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405

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National contest for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy, deadline April 16

I've already sent this out once already but it's being marketed pretty hard in my circles and it's a good new opportunity to win a chunk of cash and some good recognition so I'm sending it out again. Spread the word! -Mia

The MacArthur Foundation and Illinois Humanities Council is sponsoring a national competition for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy. $100,000 in prize money will be awarded in May. Submissions are due by April 16th, 2013.  We thought you’d be interested in passing along this exciting opportunity to your colleagues!

 
Click here for all the details: http://lookingatdemocracy.org/
 
We’re looking for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy. 

 
If you are an independent media maker, investigative reporter, student, graphic designer, artist – or anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way, then use your creativity to share your vision of how to make government work to improve our nation, our communities, and our lives.  

 
Go to http://lookingatdemocracy.org/ to find out more and submit an entry. 

Thanks!

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NYC social media courses (March-May) + Social Media Weekend

The latest social media workshops from Columbia's Sree Sreenivasan. Details below. -Mia

———- Forwarded message ———-

My next two social media workshops (one is four nights over two months) and the other is an advanced one-night class w/ two weeks of online coaching) are coming up as part of the J-school's Continuing Education program. In addition, we have the last 90 tickets or so for next week's Social Media Weekend. Details below. Please share. Hope to see you and your friends – or enemies! – at some or all of these sessions. As always, 10% discount for Columbia J-school alumni and 5% discount for former continuing ed students + discounts for groups of 5 or more.

All questions to ce@jrn.columbia.edu (ask to get on the mailing list, too).

SOCIAL MEDIA WEEKEND: Feb 15-17, at Columbia Journalism School – three days of panels, workshops, social-media doctors, social media headshots and more. http://bit.ly/smwknd #smwknd – ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

* If you can't make Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, we sell
   passes for each day – all for the best conference value in the country.
   Weekend pass $210; Friday night: $60; Saturday all events: $110; Sunday
   all events: $90

* Lots of the latest thinking and big-picture thoughts, along with tons of
   practical, hands-on tips and tricks that will change your work and
   personal use of social and digital media.

* We have a fab lineup with socmedia experts from FB, Twitter, Mashable,
   Quartz, ProPublica, Storyful, World Bank, RebelMouse, NYT, WSJ, NBC,
   NowThisNews, SoundCloud, MuckRack and many others. And we've just added
   to the program one of the Deadspin's co-writers of the biggest social
   media story of the year, the Manti Teo saga (he'll be hanging out,
   sharing his tips all weekend).

* No matter what your level of experience, you can benefit from a checkup
   with our Social Media Doctors – top folks who will give you one-on-one
   feedback, tips and coaching.

* Late last night, I got a tweet about my Twitter profile photo that said
   "Love your Twitter photo. Classy."  That's because it was a photo taken
   during last year's Social Media Headshots – professional portrait
   photographers donating their time and providing great pix for your
   social media use. Three fantastic photographers are back this year:
   Keith Barraclough (@kwbarraclough), Tony Gale (@tonygale) & Deidre Schoo
   (@deidreschoo). Just the headshots are worth much more than the cost of
   attendance.

* Fantastic networking opportunity with attendees from across the nation
   and around the world.

AND DON'T FORGET MY SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOPS IN MARCH, APRIL, MAY!

NYC: Smarter Social Media, four-night course over two months, March 14-May 2, 2013 – all levels welcome. Details: http://bit.ly/cjsm2013a #cjsm
– ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

NYC & ONLINE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD: Social Media One-night Stand – advanced social media workshop, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Details: http://bit.ly/cjsm2013b #cjsm – INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED LEVEL.

Lots of other great courses by my colleagues, too, all listed at http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/843-training-program-offerings/638

All questions to ce@jrn.columbia.edu (ask to get on the mailing list, too).

Please pass along. Thanks.

cheers, sree
Sree Sreenivasan | sree@sree.net | http://sree.net | @sree
Chief Digital Officer, Columbia University
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may possibly take submissions

KCRW launched a new podcast and it looks like they may take submissions. I have NO idea if/what they pay, but it can't hurt to have another outlet possibility on the list, eh? Here are the relevant details from the Third Coast website.

Are you accepting submissions? If so, how should interested parties contact you, and what's the main guideline folks should keep in mind?

We would love to be buried in submissions. Right now the submissions are coming in more of a fine mist — make it rain, Third Coast readers! The best/only way is to email organist@believermag.com. (Though we do have a hotline we haven't yet figured out what to do with: I'm hoping we get some good rambling voicemails, at any rate. Call today: (573) 238-8453.)

The main submission guidelines are: the piece shouldn't have appeared anywhere else (unless that anywhere else is your blog, I guess, or your mom's backyard). More importantly: it should spark our curiosity, make us think, and, when we hear it, make us chortle with desperate glee.

See the links below for the rest of the details from the good people at Third Coast.
-Mia

Now in the Third Coast library spotlight:

The Organist from KRCW and producers Andrew Leland, Ross Simonini and Jenna Weiss-Berman
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/

Oh happy day! One of our favorite magazines, the Believer, has just launched a monthly experimental arts and culture podcast. Let's all welcome the Organist into the world with a round of applause and open ears.

Listen to the very first Organist (including the best two-minute podcast opening we've ever heard) and read an interview with host Andrew Leland about how and why the Organist came to be, and how and why to pitch YOUR story to him, Behind the Scenes.

http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/library/1253-the-organist#extra

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ANNOUNCING – The New Transom Traveling Workshops, application deadline March 8

Transom Workshops hit the road – first on Catalina Island this June (nice!). And if you get a chance to study with Rob Rosenthal, you're in luck. I learned more in a one-hour lecture by him than I have in some full-semester classes. Plus his How Sound podcast should be essential listening for all radio producers. Details below. Application deadline is March 8. -Mia

TRANSOM.org
a showcase & workshop for new public radio
February 8, 2013

* ANNOUNCING: The New Transom Traveling Workshops *

When we started up our eight-week-long, career-launching Transom Story Workshops, lots of people asked if we could do some introductory training in audio narrative in shorter bursts, and maybe in other locations besides Cape Cod. The answer is finally, yes.

Starting this summer, we will offer Transom Traveling Workshops in various parts of the country. These are short, one-day to one-week workshops suited to the needs of our collaborative hosts. Check here for all the details:

http://transom.org/?page_id=32311

Applications are now open for a one-week introductory course for beginning radio producers to be held on Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California, June 16th-21st. The workshop will be hosted by community radio station KISL and taught by Rob Rosenthal, the lead instructor of the Transom Story Workshop. Applications close on March 8th:

http://transom.org/?p=32331

We'll announce more workshops soon. If you'd like to talk with us about hosting a Traveling Workshop in your home town or to add your name to our Workshop email list, write to us at info [at] Transom [dot] org.

Drop over any time,

Jay Allison
Atlantic Public Media
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
www.transom.org

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Public Insight Network announces funds for public media stations to engage local communities, deadline Feb 8

Here's where some creative freelancing comes into play… these funds are for stations to generate new content in their local communities, and they're going to need producers to make that content happen. Encourage your local station to apply for this grant (or check back to see if your local station got one of these since the deadline is THIS FRIDAY) and convince them to hire you to do the work. More details HERE and below. -Mia

The Public Insight Network is offering up to $2,500 in funds to support public media stations’ efforts at engaging their communities in conversation around topics important to them. The funding is intended to help stations generate content, organize events and meet the information needs of their communities through engagement.

We are offering these funds in an effort to encourage stations to involve their communities more directly in content and discussion around important local and national issues, and to encourage more newsrooms to adopt the PIN model of engaging communities in journalistically relevant ways throughout the editorial process.

Participants at a PIN community engagement event in St. Paul, Minn., sat in a wide circle, joined by event hosts and experts, to discuss how the political rancor of the 2012 election season was affecting their personal lives. (Photo by Meg Martin | PIN)

Participants at a PIN community engagement event in St. Paul, Minn., sat in a wide circle, joined by event hosts and experts, to discuss how the political rancor of the 2012 election season was affecting their personal lives. (Photo by Meg Martin | PIN)

PIN gives newsrooms the capacity to do smart, targeted crowd-sourcing on deadline. More than 180,000 PIN sources around the country shape news coverage at more than 70 partner news organizations. Sources sign up by responding to online surveys, participating in virtual and in-person forums, playing serious games and meeting PIN journalists in person.

Demographic information and insights are stored in a secure, searchable database. Participating journalists query the network to find knowledgeable sources, test hunches, identify trends and support production of major news projects.

APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 8.

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Institute for Justice & Journalism 2013 fellowships, deadline Feb 22

The Institute for Justice and Journalism announced their 2013 fellowships. Details HERE and below. – Mia

The Institute for Justice and Journalism is accepting applications for its 2013 Immigration in the Heartland professional fellowship program, which will focus on children in immigrant families, who count for one in four of all U.S. youngsters. The program will explore the economic and educational challenges these children face and how immigration policies have deeply impacted them, even though about 88 percent are U.S. citizens.

At least 16 journalists will be chosen for the weeklong conference, “Immigration in the Heartland: Children and Families,” to be held April 21-25, at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The application deadline is Feb. 22.

“Our program will provide journalists with information, context and reporting techniques so they can produce richer stories about immigrant children and families in their communities,” said Phuong Ly, IJJ’s executive director.

As part of their applications, journalists must propose an enterprise project on immigrant children to be undertaken through the fellowship for publication or broadcast. Each fellow will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the story project and a “Story Behind the Story” account.

IJJ, a nonprofit based in Oakland, Calif., seeks to strengthen journalism on social justice issues through fellowships, reporting workshops, direct support of in-depth stories and the development of digital resources for reporters. Since its founding in 2000, IJJ has conducted 14 successful fellowship programs, involving more than 300 journalists and resulting in high-quality, award-winning stories and commentary.

This is the fourth year that IJJ has organized an “Immigration in the Heartland” conference in partnership with OU’s Gaylord College and its Institute for Research and Training. The Heartland programs explore national immigration topics, with special attention to Midwestern states, where immigrants are the fastest growing part of the population.

The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation has funded all four Heartland programs. The 2013 program also is supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which is dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States.

This year’s program will include:

  • Discussions led by experts on the impact of immigration enforcement and state laws such as Arizona’s SB1070 on immigrant families; the economic and educational conditions faced by the children; and the political mobilization of immigrant youths.

  •  A session on data on immigrant children and families and how to find and use data to enhance reporting, led by researchers from the Casey Foundation’s Kids Count project.

  •  Hands-on training using investigative tools such as FOIA and the TRAC database to get information about immigration-related agencies. The session will be led by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Martha Mendoza, of the Associated Press, and Dianne Solis, senior reporter at the Dallas Morning News.

  • A session on demystifying immigration laws and policies, led by noted immigration attorney Daniel Kowalski.

  • A visit to a charter school in Oklahoma City, where nearly all the students are from immigrant families.

 

Guidelines for Applicants

Eligibility

All journalists reporting stories or providing commentary for print, television, radio or online distribution are eligible. Applications are encouraged from those employed by news outlets as well as from independent journalists, including bloggers and other online content producers.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents or non-citizens with unrestricted employment authorization. Students are not eligible.

Selection of Fellows: The selection committee will consider applicants’ professional accomplishments, individual and organizational commitment to the aims of the program, plus the quality of the story project proposal.

Terms: IJJ and the Gaylord College will provide the educational sessions, lodging and meals, and travel. IJJ also will award a $500 stipend to each fellow upon completion of the story project and “Story Behind the Story” account.

Fellows are expected to:

•   Participate fully in all scheduled activities and designated online offerings, including those before the start of the program.

•   Provide monthly progress reports on the status of the story project.

•   Complete fellowship project stories or commentary and a “Story Behind the Story.”

•   Commit to remaining involved with IJJ and sharing what they have learned with colleagues and others.

 

Fellows’ news organizations are expected to:

•   Publish or air fellowship project stories that meet their standards.

•   Provide time off for Fellows to take part in the Oklahoma sessions.

•   Agree to IJJ’s re-publication or broadcast of project stories (with appropriate credit).

 

Checklist for Applicants

 

Materials Required for Submission: Application materials must be submitted via email in two Word attachments.Include this material in the email:

Attachment 1.  A completed application form, which can be downloaded: Heartland 2013 application.

Attachment 2.

A. A description of the enterprise project you would like to pursue as part of your participation in the program. Be as specific as possible about the story angle, your reporting strategy and potential sources and data you envision for your project. Explain why this story topic or story framing is significant. Word limit: 400 words.

B. An assessment of what you would expect to gain from the fellowship experience, and what you would bring to it (e.g. how past accomplishments relate to current professional interests). 200 words.

C. For independent journalists only: Specify where you would expect to publish or broadcast your work. Has your work been published/broadcast in that media outlet before? Word limit: 100 words.

D. Work Samples: Relevant samples of your work that demonstrate your journalistic abilities. (For work published or broadcast in a language other than English, provide a short summary in English for each sample submitted.) See application for instructions.

 

Letter of Recommendation

A one-page letter of recommendation is required. It should be emailed separately by the person writing the letter to ijj@justnews.org. The same Feb. 22 deadline applies.

—For members of a news staff: A letter from your supervisor endorsing the application and story project, and committing to publish/broadcast the story project if it meets its standards.

—For independent journalists: A letter of recommendation from a person familiar with your professional work and describing the basis for the recommendation, or a letter confirming interest in the journalistic project you are proposing.

Application Deadline

The complete application packet, as outlined above, must be e-mailed before 11 p.m. (applicant’s local time) on Feb. 22. The deadline also applies to the letter of recommendation. Email toijj@justnews.org. No faxed or late applications will be accepted.

 

Questions

Questions may be directed via e-mail to ijj@justnews.org.


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KUOW Program Venture Fund Announces New Round of Grants, deadline March 15

Time for the next round of these fantastic yearly grants from KUOW. Deadline March 15. Details below. -Mia

KUOW Program Venture Fund Announces New Round of Grants

KUOW is seeking project proposals for Round 23 of the Program Venture Fund (PVF). Projects funded by PVF can be a series of features, a long-form documentary or a variety of short audio pieces. There is no set format. This is your opportunity to dig into a subject, bring new voices to the air and share the history, culture and issues that impact the Puget Sound region.

To kick-start your brain storming here are a few subject areas that KUOW would like to cover in the coming year. But do not feel tied to this list of subjects; this is just meant to give you a little more direction. Feel free to submit ideas on completely different topics, whatever catches your interest.

1) Interstate Ties
What are some of the issues that tie the Puget Sound Region in Washington state with other bordering states or other states around the country? What are the issues that Seattle shares with other major northwestern cities such as Portland (OR), Anchorage, Vancouver (Canada), etc? The issues can be about anything of significance such as business, politics, culture, law, etc.

2) Native American Tribes
What are the issues that Native American Tribes are facing in or around the Puget Sound Region?

3) Interesting Places
Take us on a journey to an interesting place(s) around the Puget Sound Region that we haven’t been before. What’s unique and fascinating about it? What does this place tell us about our region, our history or the people that inhabit it?

Important: Before submitting a full application you need to send me a short description of your project, no longer than one page. Once the preliminary idea is approved then you can officially submit the full application. All instructions are at our website (see below).

The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (PT)

For application information or to check out previous PVF funded projects go to: http://www.kuow.org/topic/program-venture-fund


Contact: Jim Gates – jgates@kuow.org

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Upcoming events at the UC Berkeley J-School

Here's the lastest from UCB J-school. Details below! -Mia

Isaac Lee, President of News at Univision


When:  Wednesday, February 13,  6:00 p.m.


Where: North Gate Hall Library


Isaac Lee is president of News for Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Mr. Lee is responsible for leading the Company’s news division, including strategic and editorial oversight of programming and production across the Univision Networks, Univision Local Media and Univision Interactive Media.


He most recently founded and served as chairman and editor-in-chief of influential magazine PODER. He spent the past 14 years in editorial roles leading top journalistic teams at prominent publications serving Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and Latin America.


RSVP:
 juliehirano@berkeley.edu




Ken Schles Photography Exhibit: Opening Reception and Lecture


When:  Friday, March 8


Reception: 6:00 p.m.

Lecture:  7:00 p.m.

Where: Room 105 North Gate Hall (Reception in the Library)


First published in 1988, Invisible City still has the ability to transfix the viewer. A penetrating and intimate portrayal of a world few had entrance to—or means of egress from. For a decade, Ken Schles watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side neighborhood. His camera fixed the instances of his observations, and these moments become the foundation of his invisible city.

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