UC Berkeley Journalism Fellowship – Inside the Latino Vote and Immigration Reform, deadline March 8

Fellowship on immigration reform, May 2-5, UC Berkeley. Deadline is March 8. Details below. -Mia

The Changing Face of America: Inside the Latino Vote and Immigration Reform
Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley
May 2-5, 2013

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism invites professional print, broadcast, and online journalists in the United States to apply to its third New York Times Institute on Immigration Reporting.

The 20 applicants selected as New York Times Fellows will learn about the new dynamics of America’s immigration debate and the country’s changing demographics. The intensive four-day training is designed for reporters and editors who have some background on immigration and seek to enhance their knowledge and skills.

The 2013 seminar will examine the impact of the growing Latino and Asian-American electorate on current immigration reform efforts in Congress. With our focus on developments in Washington DC, we’ve timed the institute to coincide with a Congressional recess. Participants will:

  • Receive hands-on training in demographic analysis and working with the latest Census data on voter registration and turnout;
  • Hear up-to-the-minute assessments of legislation in play in Washington and the power dynamics behind it;
  • Examine this year’s political debate in the context of history, current immigration law, state-federal battles and recent developments in immigration enforcement;
  • Get exclusive access to the first public release of a series of specially commissioned research papers the impact of the Latino and Asian vote, presented by their authors.

In past years, speakers have included high-ranking Homeland Security officials, immigration judges, leading journalists, scholars, legislators and immigrants themselves. We anticipate a line up of top-notch experts again this year. The institute will draw on its position in California – which has been at the leading edge on many aspects of immigration – and the wealth of resources at the University of California and beyond. Participants will leave the seminar well equipped with new perspectives and insights backed by solid research and data, new sources, essential reporting tools, and story ideas to deepen their coverage and to share with their newsroom colleagues.

The Changing Face of America is a New York Times Institute, supported by a generous grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies.

The application deadline is March 8, 2013.  Prospective fellows can apply online. More information can be found on the institute’s web page. For questions, contact Rachel Witte at rwitte@berkeley.edu.

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Media Worker’s Guild Tax talk this Thursday, 2/7, 6:30pm, SF

The SF Media Worker's Guild is hosting this event TOMORROW, 2/7 at 6:30pm in San Francisco. Learn all you can about self-employment taxes. Details below. -Mia

Hi all, we're very fortunate to have an ace self-employment tax expert come speak to us this Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
For 25 years, Joe Weatherby has been helping writers, artists and other self-employed professionals keep up with changes in IRS rules and keep more of what they earn. 

Bring all your questions.
The talk and Q&A session takes place at the Media Workers Guild, 433 Natoma St. between Fifth and Sixth streets in San Francisco.  Shoot an email to me at rrosenlum@gmail.com if you think you will attend. A head count will help us arrange the room for maximum comfort.

See you there!
Rebecca Rosen Lum, Chair
Pacific Media Workers Guild Freelance Unit
TNG/CWA 39521



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