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REMINDER – Applications open for KALW training and internship programs, deadline March 31

Quick reminder from the good folks at SF's KALW. They do amazing work!
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Just a reminder that we have applications open for two great opportunities to learn radio journalism.

KALW Audio Academy

The nine-month academy is designed to give participants a professional audio production and journalism education, tuition-free.
Deadline: March 31
In this four-month program, participants become an integral part of the production of KALW's daily news magazine show, Crosscurrents. 
Deadline: March 31

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Creative Field Recording workshop @UnionDocs, April 21-23

This Brooklyn-based field recording workshop, April 21-23 at UnionDocs sounds amazing. Details HERE and below, and please help spread the word! -Mia
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This 3-day course is a unique opportunity to learn from artists employing a wide-range of field recording techniques. Participants will learn how to record with the body (deep listening + soundwalking); how to build and use contact mics, hydrophones and vlf-recorders; best practices for binaural and surround-sound recording; and other easy tips for expanding the use of their everyday field recorders and mics.
Open to filmmakers, audio producers and all artists interested in improving and expanding their sound practice.  
Apply before April 7 for the early bird registration rate.
Sample Facebook:
Filmmakers, radio producers and multimedia artists: expand your field recording expertise with top sound artists APRIL 21-23 at UnionDocs. Led by sound artist and designer Maile Colbert, this three-day intensive will explore field recording tools and techniques, teaching you how to creatively use recordings for film, radio, installation and other forms of sound design. Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/2kDzyvn
Sample Tweets:
Work with a stellar group of sound artists to develop field recording & sound design skills @UnionDocs APR 21-23 http://bit.ly/2kDzyvn [INSERT GIF]
Learn how to creatively use field recordings in films, radio pieces, podcasts & installations @UnionDocs APR 21-23 http://bit.ly/2kDzyvn
Feel free to reach out with any questions! [INSERT GIF]
Best,
Sarah Lerner
Operations Manager
UnionDocs


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New FIRE grants and consulting for investigative reporters and editors, deadline March 23

My old colleague is offering another round of stipends and consulting for investigative reporters and editors. Application deadline March 23. -Mia
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Apply to FIRE

Apply to FIRE

Launching Another Round
Deadline: March 23, 2017 
Project Word is pleased to announce another round of applications for its signature program, Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE). 
FIRE, a collaboration between Project Word and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), provides two basic services to unaffiliated reporters: 1) an Editorial Consultancy (formerly “Help Desk”) for an hour of reporting strategy and advice; and 2) the Virtual Newsroom, for access to a suite of newsroom reporting services. 
FIRE again invites applications for both programs. This round, we will be increasing the capacity of the Virtual Newsroom by about 40%, to ten reporters. All ten will be eligible for the Newsroom’s full complement of reporting services—from research assistance to pro bono legal help; five of them will receive stipends of $2,500 to $5,000. The capacity of Editorial Consultancies will expand as well, to 25 reporters.

This new round of applications builds on the success of our 2016 pilot project. In January, we canvassed the 30 participants in the pilot project. Approximately 60% of them were able to complete an online questionnaire and follow-up interview with a Project Word researcher. As expected, both beginning and experienced journalists reported benefiting from FIRE. The upshot was highly positive, as indicated by some heartening testimonials

The feedback has already informed FIRE’s operations and applications process, which we are always seeking to make more efficient and freelancer-friendly. We are grateful for the feedback. 

To apply to FIRE, reporters are encouraged to visit the program's Guidelines page.  Application deadline is March 23, 2017. (Those who previously applied to FIRE are invited to reapply.)

Please circulate this notice widely.

I look forward to hearing from you.

In solidarity,

Laird Townsend,
for FIRE

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KALW’s Audio Academy, application deadline March 31

Join the brilliant folks at the Bay Area's KALW Public Radio. Details on the application page and below. -Mia
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Join KALW's Audio Academy

KALW is calling for applicants for our nine-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 and journalism 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. Some experience with audio production and/or journalism is preferred.

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, reporting and 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 helping with administrative and production duties. You will also have the opportunity to pitch, report, 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 training workshops 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, Jason DeRose, and Kelly McEvers.

If you’re selected, you’ll be expected to make a nine-month commitment from late August 2017 to early June 2018: 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 for each participant. Enrollment in a college or university is not necessary to participate.

How to apply

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. Please include the subject line Audio Academy 2017-2018.

Application deadlineMarch 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. PT.

We look forward to meeting you!

The KALW News Department also runs a summer journalism program. Learn more here.

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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two tape sync requests – one near Santa Cruz, one in VA

Hey folks. I don’t know anything about this company or what their day rate is, but if you’d like to inquire about the gig, contact info is below.

Cheers,
Mia
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Tape Sync near Santa Cruz
Looking for an audio producer to record a 30-45 minute tape sync in Capitola, CA on Thursday March 2 at 2pm PST. Will pay date rate and transportation.
Tape Sync in Virginia
Looking for an audio producer to record a 30-45 minute tape sync at Washington & Lee University on Thursday March 2nd in the early afternoon. Will pay date rate and transportation.

Ashley Walters
Story Producer and Sound Designer, Pacific Content Company
 


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call for audio stories from the American Homefront Project

This looks super interesting. Pay is pretty reasonable too. Spread the word!
-mia
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The American Homefront Project is seeking pitches for 3 -5 minute radio stories of national interest. The Project is a CPB-funded collaboration of North Carolina Public Radio/WUNC, WUSF-Tampa, and KPCC-Los Angeles. Our stories are available free to every public radio station through PRX.

The American Homefront Project reports on military life and veterans issues. We visit bases to chronicle how American troops are working and living. We meet military families. We talk with veterans — in their homes, on their jobs, at school, at VA hospitals — to learn about the challenges they face.

We cover major policy issues at the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs, and we report on the family issues that service members and veterans experience in their daily lives. From the youngest military recruits to the veterans of World War II, we're reporting in-depth stories about Americans who serve.

We seek well-produced, sound-rich, in-depth stories. We maintain national standards both in our journalism and audio quality. We require web text and photos with all stories.

Compensation is $1000 per story, plus pre-approved travel expenses.  ALL STORIES MUST BE COMPLETE BY MAY 31, 2017.

Read and hear more at www.americanhomefrontproject.org.

For more information or to submit pitches, contact Editorial Project Manager Adam Hochberg at ahochberg@unc.edu or 919-238-9664.

 

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15% DISCOUNT for 5-week radio storytelling class in SF, class begins MONDAY

Hey FC! Our friends at Writing Pad are officering FC folks a 15% discount on their next radio storytelling class which begins next week in San Francisco. Check it out!
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Writing Pad <http://writingpad.com/> has a great series of podcasting and radio storytelling courses coming up next week. They're based in LA and SF but offer online courses too. Check out their latest from Snap Judgement’s <http://snapjudgment.org/> Davey Kim. 

PLUS, friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount. 
15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.

5 WK RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO THIS MON.

Davey Kim is a producer of Snap Judgment and a radio journalist who has been on multiple NPR shows.Not only is he an amazing teacher with a great ear for story, he is really supportive and inspiring! Also, because of our radio storytelling classes, 10 students have gotten on the radio and have gotten paid). You could be next!

Davey’s latest student success is Scott Brody who got on NPR’s All Things
Considered: http://n.pr/2jbL8Rp

In this class, Davey shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and help 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. It will make you feel like a rock star and you will get a professionally recorded clip from Davey (that you can send out to This American Life or Snap Judgment too).

Sign up and details are here:
http://writingpad.com/san-francisco-radio-storytelling-class/
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 (4 Mon. nights, 1 recording session),
6:30-9:30 p.m., SF


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Media and Journalism Fellowships Feb. 8 Edition via @MediaShiftOrg

The latest journo fellowships from MediaShift. Lots of great stuff here!
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FC West listening event TONIGHT, 5:30pm, Oakland

The listening events live on! Details below and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419040588171140/
Wish I could be there!
-mia
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Hi Bay Area Producers,

I'll be hosting another listening event out of my shared workspace this coming Thursday Feb. 16th from 5:30pm-8pm. Please come listen to and discuss ongoing work by local producers. We'll also be hanging out from 8:30-10pm at The Miranda. Details below:


Location: 344 20th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Presentations/Discussion: 5:30pm* to 8pm
Post discussion: 
8:30-10pm or so @ THE MIRANDA
1739 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
b/t 19th St & 17th St 

*I upped the time to 5:30 to give us a chance to settle in before starting promptly at 6:00pm!

IMPORTANT: Please call/text Tony Gannon or Max Miller when you arrive in order to let you in! 
Tony: (347) 200-9179
Max: (646) 391-2716

Please feel free to bring snacks or something to drink!

**UPDATE: One of our pieces will be in Spanish, so all multi-lingual folk please join!


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10th annual Miller Audio Prize from The Missouri Review, deadline March 15

The Missouri Review’s 10th Annual Miller Audio Prize

Guidelines:

Entry Fee: $30, $24, $16, or $10. You choose what you pay. Your entry fee includes a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review, which normally costs $24.

Length: All entries must be 15 minutes or shorter.

Eligibility: Previous first-place winners are not eligible to win again. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate donation for each. Previously published or aired pieces are acceptable as long as you, the entrant, hold the rights.

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Enter:

Online 

Files should be mp3 format only, under 20MB. Use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to submit.

or

By Mail

Submit the following:

  • a completed Audio Prize Entry Form
  • a copy of your entry on a CD, labeled with writer/ producer, title, and length
  • an entry fee of $30, $24, $16, or $10 (make checks out to the Missouri Review)

To:
The Missouri Review Audio Competition
357 McReynolds Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Categories:

Poetry

Submit an original poem or collection of poems as a single audio file. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.

Prose

Submit a short story or piece of creative nonfiction. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.

Humor

Submit your funniest poem, story, or piece of creative nonfiction. Entries may be solely author-read or contain other voices, sounds, or music.

Audio Documentary

Submit an audio documentary on any subject. Documentaries can be presented in a variety of forms including narrative, interview, or documentary play.

Listen to past winners of the Miller Audio Prize here.

Questions? Please visit our FAQ. If your question isn’t answered there, email us: mutmrcontestquestion AT missouri DOT edu


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