When: Wednesday, December 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: North Gate Hall Library
When: Wednesday, December 3, 4:00 p.m.
Where: North Gate Hall Library
A Knight-Wallace Fellowship is the rarest of opportunities: an academic year of study, reflection and growth at one of the world’s finest universities, nestled in one of the nation’s most livable cities. It is a time of expanding perspectives, intellectual growth and personal transformation.
Each year, the fellowship brings together exceptional journalists from the U.S. and abroad to share this life-changing experience. Our fellows devise a personalized study plan with access to the courses and resources of the University of Michigan. Twice-weekly seminars bring the best from the worlds of journalism and academia directly to you.
Extensive travel is a core component of the Knight-Wallace experience. We place equal emphasis on broadening horizons outside the classroom with news tours to Argentina, Brazil and Turkey and a family trip to Northern Michigan. Where else will you go from pressing fresh apple cider in the crisp air of a Northern Michigan fall to galloping on a horse through the brush on the Argentine Pampas to learning Brazilian dance at an escola de samba?
Stipends and Family Life includes $70,000 for U.S. fellows (stipends for international fellows vary) and opportunities for our fellow’s partners, spouses and children. The intellectual resources of the university as well as the program’s activities are open to spouses and partners. Children are invited to many after-hour events at Wallace House.
Criteria for selection are simple. We seek the best and brightest in journalism today, mid-career professionals with at least five years of professional experience and solid track records, great future promise and, above all, demonstrated leadership in some aspect of journalism.
A typical Knight-Wallace Fellowship class comprises 12 U.S. journalists and six international colleagues.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is calling for applications for grants to support independent investigative reporting.
The typical grant is $5,000. Qualified grant expenses include out-of-pocket costs such as travel, document production and equipment rental. Small stipends may be considered as a part of the grant.
The next deadline for applications is Thursday, January 15, 2015 – 5pm Washington DC time (EST).
FIJ is currently accepting proposals for domestic and overseas investigations.
Visit the FIJ website for detailed instructions and on-line application form: http://fij.org/grant-application/. FIJ welcomes calls and emails with questions about the application process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-662-7564.
We're offering two workshops, Shaking the Family Tree and Oral History & Radio Doc. Start 2015 immersed in audio, collecting your family history or making a radio doc. Think: summer camp — with audio and snow.
An early bird discount is available for one more day.
Life of the Law is looking for producers and investigative reporters with compelling human stories to tell about the law for our next season, April through July 2015.
Possible themes: food, immigration, social contracts, technology, morality, religion, theater, peer pressure, mistakes and rules.
Life of the Law is distributed by American Public Media's Infinite Guest network of podcasts and PRX Public Radio Exchange, and is heard on public radio stations throughout the US.
The best way to know what we're looking for in a pitch is to listen to our podcasts. Please send your pitch by 12/5 to email@example.com. And thank you.
The program is open to all journalists interested in health reporting, not just those on the health beat. We invite participation from print, broadcast and multimedia journalists working for or contributing to mainstream and ethnic media outlets in California.
Taught by prize-winning journalists, community health leaders, policy analysts and health care experts, the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship will focus on two broad themes:
— how neighborhood life, social inequities, race, education and the environment influence health, and
— the promise of health reform and health system innovation.
This year, for the first time, we are pleased to be able to provide a $1,000 reporting stipend to participating journalists to help pay some of the costs associated with ambitious reporting projects.
The Fellowship will begin with a reception and keynote dinner on Sunday evening and end midday on the following Thursday. During five days of field trips, workshops and seminars, fellows learn about new data sources, hear about effective community engagement strategies and gain new perspectives on pressing health issues. They return home with great sources and new ideas for how to tell complex health stories. A midweek Fellowship project workshop benefits from the participation of Fellows’ assigning editors or producers, whom we bring to Los Angeles at our expense.
During the Fellowship week, Fellows get plenty of time to discuss with experts, and with each other, strategies for covering health news with authority and sophistication. In the six months after the seminars end, Fellows confer by phone and e-mail with veteran journalists who guide them through work on major Fellowship projects.
What Past Fellows Say about the Fellowship
Fellows from the 2014 California Fellowship described it as a “boot camp for health journalism” and “a career-changing event.”
OK – this is not a freelance gig. But if you’re a radio nerd like me, this is big news, and a big opportunity. More info here and below. Application deadline Nov 21 (soon!). Good luck. -Mia
The public radio program This American Life is looking for an experienced and inventive radio producer, someone with strong reporting skills.
What makes This American Life different from most broadcast journalism is that it’s a home for narrative reporting, meaning its stories are organized around plot. They have strong central characters, surprising twists, funny moments, emotional arcs and original ideas. Narratives on the show take many forms: interviews, personal essays, investigative reporting, comedy, fiction and audio diaries. The voice and approach of the show are distinctive enough that the American Journalism Review declared it’s “in the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.”
It’s also hugely popular, the most popular documentary radio program in America, heard by 2.2 million listeners each week on over 500 public radio stations in the U.S., plus Canada, Australia, Ireland and Germany. It’s also the number one podcast on iTunes most weeks, with more than a million downloads per episode.
Our staff producers create the stories on the show. Some they commission. Some they report themselves. Some they produce with contributors or the show’s host doing the reporting. These stories include small personal stories and reporting that takes on bigger national and international issues. Producers oversee tape gathering, edit audio, structure and write stories. They direct talent in the studio and do the final digital audio mixes that end up on the air, including scoring the stories with music. Producers take on occasional special projects: interactive web features, videos, print pieces, live performances. They generate ideas for stories and for full episodes. They design and produce entire episodes. An important part of the job is editing: listening to drafts of other producers’ stories and giving notes. The culture of our production team is very collaborative.
This position is based at the This American Life office in New York City. Please include online links to your work (You Tube, Soundcloud, Portfolio sites, etc) in your cover letter. CD’s or MP3’s will not be accepted.
This American Life is produced by Chicago Public Media.
Chicago Public Media is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that seeks diversity in the workplace.
Application deadline is Friday, November 21, 2014.