UnionDocs Documentary Intensive programs, application deadline April 1

And more fellowships!! These at UnionDocs. I'm a fan. Application deadline April 1.
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Applications are open for some cool opportunities at UnionDocs documentary center in Williamsburg. Deadline for the summer intensive program is April 1st!
  • CoLAB is a 10 month fellowship for multidisciplinary non-fiction focused on artist development and the creation of short projects working in a group.
  • SDI is a 5 week workshop for filmmakers with feature docs in early development that pushes projects towards full production on every axis, practical to creative.
I was in the CoLAB several years ago, and can't recommend it enough. I connected with some amazing people and collaborators as a result. It's the place to be to explore the cutting edge in nonfiction storytelling. They usually select groups of people with very diverse backgrounds in art and different types of media, so it's a unique place to explore intersections of radio, film, visual art, and storytelling forms of all types. 
Check 'em out! 

The Collaborative Studio is a 10-month program for a select group of 12-14 media artists from the US and abroad who come from different backgrounds and different levels of experience (photography, visual arts, radio, human rights, journalism and more traditional forms of documentary). The program offers a platform for exploring contemporary approaches to the documentary and non-fiction arts, and consists of weekly production meetings, seminars, masterclasses and critiques with visiting artists. The main goal is the development of a collection of original short creative documentaries on a shared theme.  

http://www.uniondocs.org/colab/


The UnionDocs Summer Documentary Intensive is a 5-week program for a select group of emerging filmmakers from the US and abroad. Based in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the program explores contemporary approaches to documentary film, offers a stronger understanding of the best practices and business of production, and helps to develop the foundation of your independent project. The program consists of screenings, seminar discussions, professional development sessions, critique, mentorship, many guest artist and industry professionals master classes and weekly visits to relevant sites around New York City. http://www.uniondocs.org/summer-documentary-intensive/

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US-Japan Journalism Fellowship in Japan, application deadline April 15

Another exciting fellowship opportunity – travel to Japan! Deadline April 15.
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Apply for the 2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellowship in Japan 
Deadline: April 15, 2016
The Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) is now accepting applications for its 2016 US-Japan Journalism Fellowship, which will provide four American journalists with the opportunity to visit Japan from June 18, 2016, for a 2~3 week program of group meetings and customized individual interviews and site visits. 
This competitive program exposes the participants to key leaders, policymakers, and innovators at the center of the policy debates shaping US-Japan relations, Japanese society, and the future of Asia. The program aims to develop a cadre of journalists who have a sophisticated understanding of the complex dynamics of US-Japan relations and, more broadly, the US role in Asia. 
Please feel free to circulate this information among your networks and encourage interested candidates to apply. You can visit our website for more information on the program, directions on how to apply, and the application form. Those interested in applying are encouraged to contact Ms. Kaede Kawauchi < kkawauchi@jcie.org or (212) 679-4130 > in advance. 


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Ida B. Wells Fellowship for investigative reporters of color, deadline April 18

Exciting opportunity for journalists of color. Spread the word! Deadline April 18.
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The goal of the Ida B. Wells Fellowship is to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color. The one-year fellowship will provide four emerging reporters with the opportunity to complete their first substantial piece of investigative reporting. 
Here is a link for more information: 
www.theinvestigativefund.org/about/2219/ida_b._wells_fellowship

Application d

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 April 18, 2016.

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship will award each winner a $10,000 stipend plus funds to cover out-of-pocket reporting costs. The fellows will also receive extensive editorial feedback, legal counsel, research resources, assistance with story placement and publicity, training at the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, and journalism mentoring.

Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply to the fellowship, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute substantially to diversifying investigative reporting in other ways.

The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute incubates and supports important investigative stories with the potential for social impact. By providing reporters with editorial guidance, institutional support, and financial support, The Investigative Fund has produced stories that have sparked federal indictments, lawsuits, Congressional investigations, legislation, and the resignation of public officials. Our investigations have appeared in a wide array of outlets, including NPR and PBS as well as The Nation, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Cosmo, Slate, and GQ. Our stories have also won some of journalism’s top awards, including the Polk, the National Magazine Award, and the Emmy. 

And more from Poynter:

http://www.poynter.org/2016/the-new-ida-b-wells-fellowship-is-looking-for-investigative-reporters-of-color/403344/

The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund has launched an investigative fellowship for journalists of color. The one-year Ida B. Wells Fellowship will go to four journalists and offer $10,000 each, travel and reporting costs and the chance to work with an Investigative Fund editor.

The fellowship is named after Ida B. Wells, a Jim Crow era investigative journalist. The fellowship seeks to bring more reporters of color into investigative journalism and newsrooms, which continue to be largely white and male. (You can explore what those numbers look like here.)

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship addresses these imbalances by identifying promising reporters of color, and other reporters from diverse backgrounds, who could benefit from editorial support and mentorship and who have the potential to help diversify the field.

Applications are due by April 18.

In 2014, BuzzFeed created a fellowship with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for investigative journalists of color. The first recipient, Melissa Segura, is now part of BuzzFeed's investigative team. Poynter has written about that team and about Fusion, which has built a diverse and young investigative team.


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REMINDER – 2016-2017 KALW News Audio Academy application deadline March 31

Hey folks. A bunch of posts coming your way. First, this reminder from KALW.

Only a few more days to apply for the 2016-2017 KALW Audio Academy!

KALW is calling for applicants for our 9-month radio journalism training program based at KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station in San Francisco. This program is designed to give you a professional audio production education, tuition-free.

We’re looking for creative thinkers who are great writers and storytellers with a passion for covering diverse communities and some knowledge of the Bay Area.

Audio Academy participants will be trained to produce feature reports for KALW’s award-winning daily news program Crosscurrents. Your voice and your work will be broadcast on KALW during your time in the Audio Academy.

Training will include:

Working closely with reporters on developing stories, producing original feature stories for broadcast, interviewing potential guests/sources, researching topics, fact-checking, script writing, recording sound for pieces in the field, and learning story structure, voicing, digital production, engineering, and sound design. You will be responsible for minor administrative and production duties. You will also pitch and produce an entire Crosscurrents episode. The training will take place inside the collaborative and supportive community of the KALW newsroom. Our editors and engineers, along with other public media producers, will lead workshops on every aspect of production specifically for the Audio Academy. Previous featured speakers have included: Al Letson, Glynn Washington, Roman Mars, Hansi Lo Wang, Susanne Reber, Daniel Alarcón, Marianne McCune, and Jason DeRose.

Selected participants will make a 9-month commitment from September 2016 to June 2017: minimum 20 hours per week (one eight-hour shift at our studios and another 12 hours working in the field). The Academy includes a two-week break in late December and two flexible vacation weeks. Enrollment in a college or university is not necessary to participate.

To apply please put together a cover letter, CV, any audio/writing samples, and if you like, a short, original audio work that you craft for your application. Send it all to:

KALWapplications@gmail.com

Application deadline: March 31, 2016, 11:59 PT

We look forward to meeting you!

KALW encourages a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We value diversity.

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Latino USA call for pitches

Latino USA wants your pitches!! Please submit your pitches to www.latinousa.org/submitPitch meetings take place every Friday, and they try to get back to reporters early the following week. Good luck!
-mia


IN THE PIPELINE – AIR DATE 4/8/2016
Things that set people on a path, for better or worse. Story examples include the school-to-prison pipeline and the lack of a pipeline in the Catholic Church, where young Latinos who are undocumented can’t become part of the clergy.

MARIJUANA – AIR DATE 4/15/2016
As the nation inches slowly toward marijuana legalization, this show will look at the ways in which the drug itself, the drug market, and enforcement approaches like harsh sentencing and stop-and-frisk are affecting Latino communities. We also want to explore how legalizing the drug can both help and hurt communities of color. Who really stands to benefit from marijuana legalization, and who stands to lose? And what will happen to the people locked up for crimes that might no longer be crimes in the near future?

POLITICS (ongoing throughout the year)
We’re looking for many stories in the lead-up to the election, including pieces about first-time voters, demographic shifts, and places where voting laws could have a big impact on Latino turnout. We’d also like stories about local races that highlight issues at play in the larger election. 
We do NOT want stories that are just about the horse race or simply tell us that a non-profit group is trying to get out the vote. We’re looking for pieces that show the human side of the election, with interesting characters that reflect why people vote the way they do and what various campaign positions could mean for ordinary people. We’re especially looking for under-reported stories from the Midwest and the South. 
Possible angles:
First-generation Americans voting for the first time in a household where parents can’t vote; first time someone joins a get out the vote effort and/or joins activism in politics; first Latino candidate running in a local race where elected officials are mostly white. 
This is also the first time that two Latino candidates are in the running for president yet Cruz and Rubio face criticism about their “Latinidad.” We are looking for stories that address this, especially in their home states of Texas and Florida.
We want to explore how/if media coverage – both local and national – differs in Spanish media news outlets in the US like Univision and Telemundo.

MIGRATION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT 
Latino USA often focuses on immigration to the US from Latin America, but this is just a piece of a larger global phenomenon. We’re looking for stories from all over the world that help explain how and why people are moving from one part of planet Earth to another – with a particular emphasis on how issues like war, climate change and the economy are all factors.

MONEY
Stories about all aspects of finance and making a living: minimum wage battles; banks that cater to Latinos; discrimination and redlining; and access to bank accounts and home loans for Latinos at different income levels.

FITTING IN
A large part of the immigrant experience is about learning to fit in. We’re looking for stories about assimilation and resisting assimilation, succeeding or failing at fitting in. Also stories about coming to the US, from either a personal or a news-driven angle.

PREGNANCY
Stories about pregnancy and reproductive health. For example: the effect of one’s culture on the experience or treatment of postpartum depression; pregnancy and birthing practices that complement a woman’s cultural practices and beliefs; different ideals and expectations of motherhood based on one’s own culture or upbringing.

BALANCING ACT
Stories about people in precarious situations or navigating conflicting pressures; being caught between two forces or two people; giving something up in order to gain something else.

GAGGED
When do you keep silent and when do you speak out? What is the cost of each? 
One example is a story we have in the pipeline about the Chilean band Los Prisioneros, which pushed the limits of censorship during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Now they’re considered iconic.

WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE
The experiences of women of color in the workforce, as they face a particular set of barriers that white women have the privilege of avoiding (racism, classism, colorism, not just sexism). 
Possible angles: ideals of “professionalism” imposed upon women of color, based on white standards of beauty and respectability; bosses who are women of color, including their challenges, their management style and how their subordinates treat them; the impact of workplace discrimination on women of color; and balancing a woman’s need to advocate for herself with the pressure of not wanting to be seen as a rabble-rouser.

TIPPING POINT
Stories about people, places, or events reaching the tipping point. Watershed moments that sparked change or created some kind of critical action, perhaps after simmering below the surface for some time.

SIBLINGS
Siblings living far apart, perhaps in separate countries; people who are brothers or sisters in spirit if not in blood. We’re open to all kinds of ideas on this one!

SILVER SCREEN
Stories about iconic Latino films; profiles of foreign filmmakers; images of Latinos in movies.

CRYING 
From soap opera memes to La Llorona (the crying woman), tears play an interesting role in Latino culture. We’ll dive into the cultural history and science of crying and try to answer the question: Do Latinos cry more? We are looking for personal stories about crying and other ideas the topic may spark. 

BOYS, MEN, FATHERHOOD, MACHISMO 
From how young boys are doing in school, to how Latino notions of masculinity affect different part of men’s lives – from dating to the workplace to fatherhood. Also, the intersections of sexuality and machismo and challenging old paradigms of masculinity. 

SOCCER/FUTBOL 
With the US hosting the Copa América Centenario this summer, we’re focusing on “the beautiful game” and the hold it has on the American continent – let alone the world. We’re looking for stories of rabid fandom, split allegiance, and the ways in which a love of soccer has changed people’s lives for better or worse. Also, soccer’s growing popularity in the US and what contributions our country’s growing Latino community has brought to the sport, and vice versa.

CARS 
Stories about Latinos and car culture. For example: the past and present of low riders, the consequences of being undocumented and ineligible for a driver's license, and life at a car dealership in New York. Bring us cool stories about cars!

BRAZIL 
Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and one of the world's biggest economies. But for nearly 400,000 Brazilian-Americans, there's a nagging question: Do we count as Latinos? For this episode, we’re seeking stories about Brazil and how Brazilians fit into the American tapestry. Personal narratives and pieces about identity, culture, politics and family histories are welcome. We're open to all kinds of pitches for this one, surprise us! 

COLLEGE 
Stories that show the experiences of Latinos on college campuses. 

THE CIA IN LATIN AMERICA 
For much of the latter 20th century, the US Central Intelligence Agency played an active role in Latin American politics, toppling governments and installing others at it saw fit. In this history show, we visit some of the most outlandish chapters in the CIA's Latin America histories, from explosive cigars to covert infiltration of the Cuban hip-hop scene. Pitch us one we haven't heard about yet, or a fresh angle about a famous one. 


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Looking for Walking Tour Writers, various cities, starting NOW

A friend is looking to hire a bunch of radio writers for a new walking tour app… he describes it as an open source Detour. It's mainly a writing gig but he's looking for folks who know how to write for voice. They're starting with 10 cities so check for your city below and pass this along to anyone you know in the other places. Feel free to reach out to david@listenup.audio with any questions.
-Mia

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Call for Walking Tour Proposals

ListenUp Audio, a spoken word producer based in Atlanta, is seeking pitches for original audio walking tours. These will be featured as part of a new, geo-located walking tour platform launching in the US in July (https://izi.travel/en). 

This is primarily a writing job, as recording and post will be done at the ListenUp studios. Though original audio interviews & actualities can easily be incorporated.

Job Description

We’re looking for people to write interesting, engaging, tourist-friendly walking tours. The tone should be highly conversational and casual (which is why we’re reaching out to the radio community). The goal is to make listeners feel like they’re walking with a friend. 

For this first round, we’re requesting proposals for “general” tours of the cities listed below. We will eventually be producing numerous types of tours for cities and sites across the United States. Keep in mind: these are not in-depth works of narrative journalism so much as simple, well-written, entertaining experiences. You will be given writer credit on the web site and in the tour itself. 

Writers will be required to build the tour route in the izi.TRAVEL CMS, which is pretty straightforward. Familiarity with Google maps is very helpful. 

Tour Requirements

  • High-interest tourist destinations.  
  • Approximately 12-20 points of interest, with an introductory story giving a theme and description of the tour. 
  • Walking time of less than 2 hours (1 – 1.5 is best)
  • Total word count of around 4000 – 5000 words (no more than 6000). Approximately 250 words/stop. 

Cities

  • NYC 
  • Philadelphia
  • Boston
  • Washington D.C.
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • New Orleans
  • Denver
  • Seattle

Compensation

$500 per tour

Schedule

We’ll begin immediately in order to have ten tours produced by the end of March, with another twenty by end of April. The first group of tours will need to be completed by March 21 with a rolling deadline for later tours. 

Submission Process

Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Link to relevant sample of your work
  • City from list
  • Tour outline(s) 
  • Brief description as to why you’re uniquely qualified to write this tour. 
  • Availability

Send the above to david@listenup.audio with “Tour Proposal” in the subject line.

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upcoming workshops from CUNY’s new continuing ed program, CUNY J+

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism recently announced a new continuing ed program to teach digital skills to working journalists, freelancers, photographers, video journalists, and others. While I'm not involved in this particular program, I do teach at the j-school and can vouch for their excellent staff, resources, and overall community. Info about their workshops in the link and pasted below. Some discounts available. 

-Mia


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Mashable's Stacy Martinet leads a workshop for The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's new CUNY J+ program of continuing education for journalists. Martinet discussed Snapchat, how it's being used by Mashable and its use for media organizations, at the CUNY J School on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Photo by Skyler Reid.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is proud to launch CUNY J+, a series of affordable and convenient workshops to upgrade your toolkit with the digital skills of tomorrow. CUNY J+ is for working journalists, freelancers, photographers, video journalists, and other communicators who want to advance in their careers, change jobs or simply tell engaging, impactful stories in today’s media overload.

Check out here whether you are eligible for a discount!

CUNY J+ also offers custom training to newsrooms and organizations on site or at the school.Learn about what CUNY J+ can do for your team.

Below is our lineup for 2016. All workshops will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W. 40th Street in New York. Map


 

noun_10681Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro CC

This five-week, hands-on module is for anyone interested in learning professional video editing for storytelling. You will learn the principles of non-linear editing, how to use the interface and features of Adobe Premiere and how to plot and edit a sequence. Feb. 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23; 6:30 to 9 p.m. $250 Learn more.

noun_781Intro to Food Writing & Photography
Food journalism at its best is more than mouthwatering; it inspires us and brings us closer together. No wonder food is one of the most popular subjects for blogs, articles and books. This one-day workshop teaches food writing and food photography. March 19; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $249 Learn more.

noun_15342Video for Social Media with Bob Sacha

Video is a powerful engagement tool. Marketing research shows that including visuals with your social media posts increases engagement by 180%. This two-hour evening workshop will go over ways to enhance your social media output with better videos. March 30; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $25 Learn more.

noun_781Visual Storytelling: Seeing the World in a New Way with Maggie Steber

Throughout this weeklong master class, renown documentary photographer Maggie Steber will encourage you to take visual risks, recognize threads that run through your work and bring it all together in ways you had not thought about before. By application. April 4-8. $1,200 Learn more.

 

sensor ICONSensor Reporting for the Environment with John Keefe

Environmental reporting is becoming more and more important and sensors will be at the center of it to help journalists and activists gather data where data doesn’t exist -on global warming, water pollution and more. Join John Keefe, a pioneer in sensor journalism, to play with technology and explore journalistic applications. April 13; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $25 Learn more.

noun_15342Video Storytelling for the Web with Bob Sacha

Over two weekends, this workshop concentrates on video storytelling for the web, focusing on non-narrated stories of compelling characters and short, sharply focused pieces targeted for online viewing. Students will leave the class with well-practiced new skills and a 1-minute edited video around an “object of meaning.” April 23-24, and April 30-May 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $599 Learn more.

noun_15342iPhone Video with Bob Sacha

This 4-hour, Saturday morning course will help you enhance your work or hobby with better smart phone videos. We will go over some tips, shoot some footage and review it. Videojournalist Bob Sacha has taught this popular class many times, to students and reporters from the worlds largest metro dailies. April 16; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $199 Learn more.

noun_17890Online Security Install Party with Mike Tigas

Bring your laptop and smart phone with you and together, we will install basic encryption for your email, chats and texts. You can never be 100% secure but ProPublica’s Mike Tigas can show you how to take real steps to protect yourself, your colleagues and your sources. May 11; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $25 Learn more.

noun_781Smart Phone Photography
Images produced with today’s smart phones now have sufficient quality to be published on all media platforms from digital to print. This Saturday morning workshop will help you enhance your work or hobby with better smart phone pictures. May 14; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $199 Learn more.

noun_106529Data Storytelling and Visualization with Sandeep Junarkar
This 5-week course will teach you how to gather and analyze data to find stories and to visualize them as interactive narratives. This fast-growing discipline is at the crossroads of storytelling, statistical analysis and interactive design. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6:30 to 9 p.m. $499 Learn more.

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Sound Walks – Stories Taking Place – 3 day seminar, Uniondocs, Brooklyn, April 22-24

Want to learn how to make brilliant audio tours? Attend this 3-day workshop on audio walks and site-specific storytelling. Uniondocs, April 22-24th.

Sound Walks – Stories Taking Place
An intensive 3-day seminar.


Technological developments have sparked a new generation of creative sonic experiences and uncommon tours through site-specific audio programs that are easily downloadable on mobile devices: a recorded and intimate voice guides an individual in a place and plays with the body, the imagination, the memory and the surroundings.

This seminar has been specially designed to teach and encourage audio producers and creative writers to reimagine the city, foster their creativity and sharpen their writing skills. To produce a successful site-specific audio program many skills are required, from research and journalism to sound storytelling to app designing, in addition to a considerable dose of observation, creativity and writing.

Produced by UnionDocs in partnership with Mathilde Walker-Billaud and Pejk Malinovski, the seminar will go into the various creative practices of site-specific audio walks and interventions. It will offer technical tools and skill sets for navigating through this medium and finding your own path in this emergent art.

Over the course of three days, 10 to 14 participants will learn from a team of seasoned guest speakers and practitioners — radio auteurs & producers, performance artists, writers, entrepreneurs, documentarists. The seminar will explore site-specific storytelling, sound design, audience engagement, instruction-based practice and more. Workshops, discussions, exercises, walks in the city (field trips) and a work-in-progress critique will help put this new knowledge into practice.

Pejk Malinovski, radio producer and poet, will lead the seminar as main instructor.


 

IMPORTANT FACTS:

When: Friday, April 22th. – Sunday, 24th – 10am-5pm

Where: UnionDocs, 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Who is eligible?
Open to everyone. We are looking for radio producers, media & sound artists, app designers and writers interested in places, audio practice and writing.
Give us an idea of who you are and why you are coming. When you register you will be asked for a short statement of interest that should briefly describe your experience in audio practice and a project idea (if you have one), plus a bio. There’s a spot for a link to a work sample and CV, which would also be nice, but is not required.
Please note: Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Focus is on discussions, observation, imagination and writing. The goal is to develop your project conceptually.

Cost:
$385 early bird registration by March 29th.
$450 regular
Please note that the service charge (about 3% of the amount) is waived if payment is made via check.
Checks can be made out to UnionDocs and mailed to 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY 11211.

Technology Requirements:
In order to keep costs down, this workshop is a b-y-o-m, bring your own material (laptop, headphones, recorder). Students must be fully proficient using and operating their computers.


Schedule:

(subject to change)

Day 1: Site-specific storytelling
Am: Pejk Malinovski
Pm: Alexandra Horowitz

The first day of the seminar looks in-depth at the ways we can tell stories about neighborhoods and places. It will include one field trip.

Day 2 : On-location participatory projects
Am: Todd Shalom
Pm: TBA

The second day of the intensive focuses on writing and producing participatory projects in a specific site. It will include one field trip.

Day 3 : The listener’s experience
Guest Instructor: Kara Oehler

The third day explores the multiple ways to build an audio itinerary and the possible tools to interact with the walker/listener. The afternoon will focus on students’ projects (work-in-progress critiques)

Each day follows this general structure, with some minor variations and substitutions:
10:00a Warm up, inspiring references, listening exercises, ear training.
10:30a Presentation
11:45a Discussion
12:30p Share / Discussion / Exercise
1:00p Lunch (on your own)
2:00p Presentation
3:15p Discussion
4:00p Workshop Exercise
5:00p End


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Call for Applications – KALW Audio Academy 2016-17, deadline March 31

Hey folks. Grab this opportunity to learn from the magic makers at KALW. They're looking for applicants for the next class of the Audio Academy, a 9-month radio journalism training program (Sep 2016-June 2017). Deadline to apply is March 31. 
Application guidelines here and below: http://kalw.org/post/enrollment-now-open-2016-2017-kalw-news-audio-academy#stream/0

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Enrollment now open for the KALW Audio Academy!

KALW is calling for applicants for our 9-month radio journalism training program based at KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station in San Francisco. This program is designed to give you a professional audio production education, tuition-free.

We’re looking for creative thinkers who are great writers and storytellers with a passion for covering diverse communities and some knowledge of the Bay Area.

Audio Academy participants will be trained to produce feature reports for KALW’s award-winning daily news program Crosscurrents. Your voice and your work will be broadcast on KALW during your time in the Audio Academy.

Training will include:

Working closely with reporters on developing stories, producing original feature stories for broadcast, interviewing potential guests/sources, researching topics, fact-checking, script writing, recording sound for pieces in the field, and learning story structure, voicing, digital production, engineering, and sound design. You will be responsible for minor administrative and production duties. You will also pitch and produce an entire Crosscurrents episode. The training will take place inside the collaborative and supportive community of the KALW newsroom. Our editors and engineers, along with other public media producers, will lead workshops on every aspect of production specifically for the Audio Academy. Previous featured speakers have included: Al Letson, Glynn Washington, Roman Mars, Hansi Lo Wang, Susanne Reber, Daniel Alarcón, Marianne McCune, and Jason DeRose.

Selected participants will make a 9-month commitment from September 2016 to June 2017: minimum 20 hours per week (one eight-hour shift at our studios and another 12 hours working in the field). The Academy includes a two-week break in late December and two flexible vacation weeks. Enrollment in a college or university is not necessary to participate.

To apply please put together a cover letter, CV, any audio/writing samples, and if you like, a short, original audio work that you craft for your application. Send it all to:

KALWapplications@gmail.com

Application deadline: March 31, 2016, 11:59 PT

We look forward to meeting you!

KALW encourages a diverse pool of applicants from a variety of backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We value diversity.


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bilingual journalist job at Feet in 2 Worlds, deadline March 8

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JOHN RUDOLPH
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FEET IN 2 WORLDS
72 FIFTH AVE. 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10011
RUDOLPHJ@newschool.edu
603.498.5480

The New School


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