@Reveal Investigative Fellowships for journos of color, deadline Sept 12

Just a couple days left to apply for this Reveal Fellowship. Details at https://www.revealnews.org/job-opportunities/reveal-investigative-fellowship/ and below. -Mia
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Reveal Investigative Fellowship

The lack of diversity in the investigative journalism community is striking. Just look around at any leading investigative journalism conference to witness the glaring absence of journalists of color. The impact of this disparity can be profound. It affects the kinds of stories that are pursued, the sources consulted and the journalism produced. The result is an incomplete narrative shaped by the very sector of journalism intended to reveal the most about our society and the world.

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting is launching a new project-based fellowship for emerging journalists of color. The Reveal Investigative Fellowship will emphasize development of investigative reporting skills andpromote diversity in journalism by helping build a pipeline of investigative reporters whose diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests will enrich the entire profession.

The fellowship, made possible through the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is intended for experienced working journalists already employed by another media outlet. Full-time freelance journalists also are encouraged to apply.

This fellowship opportunity is extended to U.S.-based journalists of color,with a particular focus on those reporting from or about underserved areas of poverty in the American South and the Southwest, as well as urban areas.

Fellows will travel to CIR’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters for several consecutive weeks of embedded training. The rest of the yearlong fellowship will be spent at their home outlets or communities.

Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend and a full year of mentoring and guidance from Reveal editors, producers and reporters. Support from Reveal staff will include coaching on data analysis, document requests, interviewing and vetting of sources, interviewing for audio and more – tailored to each fellow’s needs. In addition to the stipend, the fellowship pays for attendance during the fellowship year at the Investigative Reporters and Editors national conference or another investigative conference.

By the conclusion of the year, the fellows are expected to produce an investigation (a single story or series) for their home outlets and for one or more of Reveal’s properties, which include an hourlong public radio show broadcast on 300 stations nationwide, a podcast and the RevealNews.org website. Freelance journalists will have their projects published across one or more Reveal platforms and, where appropriate, receive assistance in pitching their work to a relevant outlet.  

Selection of the fellows begins with an application that includes an investigative story proposal. Reveal will help the top candidates refine their pitches and select up to four fellows a year for each of the next three years. Those finalists not chosen for the first year may reapply the next year. Text, multimedia and radio/audio reporters and producers all are encouraged to apply.

Before being awarded a fellowship, all finalists working at a home outlet will need to provide a letter from a supervising editor confirming the outlet’s willingness to allow the journalist to participate and co-publish the resulting work. If not selected, applicants’ story ideas will remain confidential.

To apply, fill out this form by Sept. 12. Questions about the application process can be sent to fellowship Director Martin G. Reynolds at mreynolds@cironline.org.


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2 upcoming SF Podcast and Radio Storytelling Classes from @WritingPadUS

Writing Pad’s podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ NPR/KALW’s Casey Miner and Julie Caine and Snap Judgment’s Davey Kim. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.

15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT WED. SEPT. 9/21

Casey is the host and executive producer of NPR/KALW’s The Specialist and has been on multiple NPR shows. Julie Caine, her producer will be co-teaching with her. They will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. They will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.

PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Casey Miner and Julie Caine (The Specialist, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-podcasting-bootcamp/

Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 (4 Wed. nights, 1 professional recording session)

RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT MON. 9/19

Davey Kim is a producer of Snap Judgment and a radio journalist who has been on multiple NPR shows. In this class, Davey shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. He helps you transform a real-life event into a deep, moving tale. You workshop it twice plus get performance notes. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Davey. 7 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!

RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Davey Kim (Snap Judgment, NPR)

http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/

Sept 19, 26, Oct 17, 24, Nov 7 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session) 7-10 p.m.

 

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KALW seeks p/t Project Manager for live storytelling events, app deadline Sept 25

KALW is hiring a part-time project manager for their live storytelling events. Details below! Application deadline Sept 25.

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91.7 KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station serving the San Francisco Bay Area, is hiring a part-time contract project manager to plan and coordinate two live stage events for our branded series Sights & Sounds Live.

Sights & Sounds Live is a part of Sights & Sounds of the Bay Area, KALW’s arts coverage project that aims to shine a light on creators in Bay Area communities that are often mis- or under-represented in the media.  Through community events featuring dance, music, storytelling, and visual art – as well as multimedia presentations based on arts reporting from KALW’s newsmagazine Crosscurrents – we celebrate grassroots creativity and build new connections within and beyond these communities.

Over the past four years, KALW has produced and presented three Sights & Sounds Live events in San Francisco and the East Bay. For the 2016-2017 season, we will present two live events, one in Oakland and one in Richmond.

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The Project Manager will work with KALW’s Sights & Sounds team, connect with partner organizations, determine and execute event needs, manage a budget with moving parts, document details before, during and after the event, and write summary reports.

Optimal candidates will be clear communicators, team players, well-organized, sharp with numbers, happy to meet with and rally all kinds of people, and passionate and knowledgeable about the arts in the East Bay, especially East Oakland and Richmond. Experience with event planning, performing arts production or related work preferred.

This is an independent contract position that will pay $20,000, beginning as early as October 1, 2016 and ending no later than September 30, 2017.

We encourage 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.  Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, and be able to attend meetings at KALW in San Francisco’s Portola district a minimum of once a week.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and references to KALWapplications@gmail.com. Please do not send formulaic cover letters — we want to know who you are beyond your resume! Application deadline is Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:59 PT.

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Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation Grant Supports Investigative Reporting, deadlines Sept 26 and Oct 1

FYI freelancing friends – upcoming application deadlines Sept 26 and Oct 1

 
Grant applications are currently being accepted through the FIJ website, http://fij.org/grant-application/.

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(Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row, the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation has donated $25,000 in support of FIJ’s grant-making program for independent investigative reporters.

The funds will support the work of freelance reporters whose investigations are published in US media outlets.

The Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation’s journalism program supports press freedom around the world and seeks to improve the quality of journalism through grants to American journalism schools, investigative reporting projects, and online investigative news centers.

FIJ board member David Ottaway also serves on the board of the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation.

Among the recently published FIJ projects underwritten by the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

Reporter Adriana Cardona-Maguigad traveled to Puerto Rico to investigate why an influx of drug addicts from Puerto Rico now lived on the streets of Chicago. She found that addicts were given one way tickets to Chicago and other big cities with promises of drug treatment. But those promises were broken. Cardona-Maguigad was interviewed about her investigation for the public radio program This American Life.

Vivekananda Nemana and Ankita Rao reported on the deliberate underreporting of malaria cases in India, which interferes with efforts to fight the disease.

Francesca Lyman investigated Savers, the thrift store chain, and found their claims about helping charities were vastly overblown.

Freelancer Jeanne Baron reported for NPR on World Bank projects that aim to fight poverty around the world, and found that while uprooting local people, project leaders don’t always follow World Bank rules for resettlements.

Sandra Bartlett reported for the national public radio program, Reveal, on “disposable” workers in South Korea and Vietnam – exposed to toxic chemicals, then to reproductive disorders and cancer. Many of the victims are young women.

For more than forty years, FIJ has covered expenses for reporters who have the ideas, sources, and know-how to produce groundbreaking investigative journalism but need resources to complete their projects.

Grant applications are currently being accepted through the FIJ website, http://fij.org/grant-application/, with an upcoming deadline of September 26.

FIJ is also collaborating with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism on a diversity initiative funded by the Ford Foundation. Applications for grants and fellowships for diverse journalists are being accepted at https://investigate.submittable.com/submit, through October 1.


Sandy Bergo
Executive Director
Fund for Investigative Journalism
529 14th Street NW – 13th floor
Washington DC 20045
Selected for the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington
@FundFIJ


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