2374 Eunice St., Berkeley
Many thanks to the freelancers of 2374 Eunice street for offering up your home for this month's meet-up! Please bring a snack or drink to share. The house is near the Berkeley Rose Garden and if anyone would like to carpool from BART or elsewhere let us know and we can help coordinate rides. There will also be a big projector, speakers and lots of curious eyes and ears- so bring your stories and (multi)media to share.
Civil Eats, an independent daily news source for critical thought about the American food system, invites you to send story pitches in the following categories:
– News or feature articles about farming, food production, food policy, sustainability in the food system, food safety, the plight of young farmers, animal welfare, food and technology, food movement organizing, etc.
– In-depth profiles of individuals or groups working to effectively change the food system for the better.
– Book reviews, interviews, photo essays, or op-eds about food and farming (with an emphasis on sustainability and/or food politics).
Payment: $100-$250 depending on the scope and the amount of reporting and research required.
Contact us here.
Dear TFI Hackers,
We’re happy to inform you that applications are now open for the TFI New Media Fund.
The New Media Fund provides funding and support to non-fiction, social issue media projects which go beyond traditional screens – integrating film with content across media platforms, from video games and mobile apps to social networks and interactive websites. We're looking for projects that activate audiences around issues of contemporary social justice and equality around the world and demonstrate the power of cross-platform storytelling and dynamic audience engagement.
Four to eight non-fiction projects will be accepted, each receiving $50,000 to $100,000 in funding. Producers from the U.S. and internationally are invited to apply. The deadline is May 5th, 2014.
Supported projects include Alma, Hollow, 18DaysinEgypt.com.
Feel free to share the info: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/new_media_about
The New Media Fund Team
Apply for New Media Trip on Newborn Health in Ethiopia by April 21
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is accepting applications for a new media reporting trip to Ethiopia on June 14-27, 2014.
Ethiopia has made impressive progress on cutting mortality rates for children, meeting the Millennium Development Goal of reducing child deaths by more than 60 percent over the past 20 years.
Yet major health and development challenges remain as millions of Ethiopian babies come into the world under precarious conditions. In particular, three preventable and treatable conditions still persist: premature births, complications during childbirth and infections.
The IRP trip will focus on efforts to prevent newborn deaths, as well as provide an overview of maternal and child health, immunizations, nutrition, communicable diseases, and health care provision in Ethiopia, among other topics.
This group trip is open only to applications from new media journalists who are citizens of France, Germany, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, United Kingdom and United States.
All candidates must fill out an application form and provide a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they might pursue during the Ethiopia trip. Participants will be asked to post frequent stories–including blog posts, slideshows, social media posts, video and audio clips–before, during and after the trip.
The deadline for applications is Monday, April 21.
Learn more about the trip, read our frequently asked questions and apply for the Ethiopia trip by midnight on Monday, April 21!
Apply for Religion Reporting Fellowships by June 30
The International Reporting Project (IRP) will offer up to nine fellowships to experienced professional journalists to report on topics related to global religion.
Applicants may propose any stories that relate to religion, including its role as a source of tension or conflict, its relationship to politics, economics or access to health, housing or clean water, its impact on art and culture, religion and human rights, or other issues.
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014.
These fellowships are open only to journalists who are citizens of the United States, Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand or the United Kingdom.
U.S. Religion Fellows
U.S. citizens will be awarded a reporting fellowship to travel to any country overseas for at least four weeks to report on religion-related topics. All travel must take place during the period between August 24 and October 12, 2014. The IRP will provide a stipend of $6,000 and purchase the US Fellows' international air tickets.
International Religion Fellows
Non-US citizens will report from their home countries in a three-month period beginning August 1 and ending October 31, 2014. The IRP will provide a total stipend of $6,000. The main purpose of these fellowships is for Fellows to produce stories about their own countries.
All applicants must fill out an application form in which they should write an essay of at least 1,000 words describing the stories they would produce during the fellowship. IRP encourages stories in a variety of media, including print, online, radio, television, photography, blog posts, social media and video.
SocialDocumentary.net (SDN) is now accepting entries for “Narrative Documentary: Still & in Motion”. Submissions should ”create a coherent documentary narrative, first with the images and then providing necessary context with text and optionally, sound and motion.”
For the first time ever, SDN will be accepting multimedia entries, as “photography is no longer just the domain of the static image.”
Judged by SDN Advisory Committee members Barbara Ayotte, Lori Grinker, Ed Kashi (VII), Reza, Glenn Ruga, Jeffrey D. Smith, and Jamie Welford, the first place prize will include: a feature in the inaugural edition of SDN print and electronic annual, one year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud, a feature on the SDN website/eNewsletter, and a $250 gift certificate to a Boston-based digital lab.
The deadline for submissions is April 18, 2014, so be sure to submit your work as soon as possible. For full details on the competition and how to enter, visit www.socialdocumentary.net/competition.php