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Nov 10th – Winter DIY Workshop Series

Seems like an informative and fun event. Check it out! -Mia _____________________________

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[image: indy-arts-logo-medium.jpg] The 2009 Winter DIY Workshop Series continues with…

*Get Your Sh*t Together!*

*A Hands-On Action Accelerator for Artists * *When* Tuesday, Nov 10th – 6-8pm *Where*

IndyArts’ New Office

222 Sutter Street, Suite 600 Sutter @ Kearny, San Francisco

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*Click here to RSVP *

*SPACE IS LIMITED to 20 Participants * http://cts.vresp.com/c/?1254Missi/30fcd7b947/ac7a582847/18a8bb0ad3

About this Workshop:

What are your *NEXT STEPS*?

Build a bridge between your inspiring ideas and daily life, finances, and career. Audette Sophia of CatalystArts will present tools and resources that can harness all that messy, fabulous potential and creativity, and help your ideas find their way to action.

Topics Included in this Workshop:

– *Clarifying & Prioritizing Goals* – *Time & Project Management* – *Creating Dynamic Action Plans. *

Join usfor hands-on instruction on how to build a Customized Action Blueprint that you can start to implement as soon as you get home! *About our Presenter:*

*Audette Sophia* is a writer, multi-disciplinary performer and creative career [image: audette.jpg]consultant. She has a B.A. in Integrative Arts from Prescott College and is a certified coach from the Life Purpose Institute. She has over 11 years professional arts background including founding and directing two performance troupes, publishing an interactive poetry book, and teaching many expressive arts classes and workshops.

http://www.catalystarts.com/

About the Winter 2009 DIY Workshops:

This winter, Indy Arts’ DIY SURVIVAL SERIES will present workshops and social gatherings targeted to the grassroots arts community — organizations and individuals alike — with the goal of strengthening community, building capacity, and letting off some steam! As always, No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds! Forward this message to a friend| www.artsandmedia.net

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J fellowships, prize contests from Columbia J-school Continuing Education program

Hey folks. A few prizes and continuing ed programs out of Columbia. As far as I can tell, you don’t need to be associated with Columbia to win/participate. Good luck! -Mia ______________________

1. When Veterans Come Home: A Workshop for Working Journalists

The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism is collaborating with the Dart Center on Journalism and Trauma and the Carter Center Mental Health Program to offer a workshop on “When Veterans Come Home: A Workshop for Working Journalists” on Jan. 7-9, 2010 at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga. The workshop will address the special challenges facing local and regional news organizations seeking to improve their coverage of critical issues facing returning veterans, with a special emphasis on journalists in communities with high concentrations of veterans or military families. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will be the opening speaker.

The workshop is underwritten by generous grants from the McCormick Foundation and the Carter Center Mental Health Program. All selected participants will receive a full scholarship to cover travel, hotel and workshop registration and materials.

Application Deadline: November 20, 2009

Application Information: http://dartcenter.org/content/workshop-when-veterans-return

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2. Want to Get Smarter About Your Work? Become a Punch Sulzberger News Media Executive Leadership Fellow

The Columbia School of Journalism is seeking applicants from news organization leaders for the Punch Sulzberger News Media Executive Leadership Program fourth year, which starts January 25, 2010. (See http://www.sulzbergerleadership.com)

This program springs from a simple observation: Leaders in the news business grow as they themselves tackle their companies’ most critical business challenges. The program is offered to 20 high-ranking executives over a 12-month period. During that time, the participants learn to use strategy, innovation, and other critical approaches to undertake challenges confronting their companies. We spread classes over four sessions of 3-5 days at the Columbia campus. The program is augmented with peer learning, business advisors, specific assignments, and tailored content – all designed to achieve a project or workplace challenge that participants bring to the program. For more information, contact Associate Dean Arlene Morgan at am494@Columbia.edu or at 212-854-5377. She can put you in touch with editors from the Providence Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, ABC, the Associated Press as well as some start-up digital media leaders who have completed this unique leadership initiative. Application deadline is Nov. 20.

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3. Seeking Entries for John H. Oakes Award for Environmental Reporting

The deadline for entries for the John H. Oakes Award has been extended to Nov. 20, 2009 and now includes original stand-alone online work and websites that accompany newsprint projects. The winner receives a $5,000 prize and trip to New York’s Columbia Graduate School of Journalism to appear on a panel on environmental reporting issues. The story can be a single topic or series, published between October 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009. A series must be designated as such by the publication when it is printed. A regular column may also be submitted as a series. An entry form and additional information are located at the Columbia Journalism School website at www.journalism.columbia.edu under Oakes Award. For more information, contact Lisa Redd, program director, at lsr21@Columbia.edu or 212-854-6468.

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FreelanceFolder is Looking For Writers

Hey folks. I’ve been reading this blog for awhile and it definitely speaks to me. Perhaps there’s some work in it for some of you writers? -Mia ______________________________

FreelanceFolder is Looking For Writers! via FreelanceFolder http://freelancefolder.com by Mason Hipp on 10/29/09

Are you an avid FreelanceFolder reader or someone who has always wanted to write for an audience of freelancers? Are you a top professional in your field with unique skills and the ability to write? Have you been freelancing for so long that you just have plenty of wisdom to share?

If any of that describes you, or if you just want to write for FreelanceFolder — then now is your chance. We are looking to expand our core FreelanceFolder team, and we are ready to hire two new paid writers on a long-term basis. Here’s what’s in it for you:

– Payment for every article written. – Exposure to an audience of over 20k subscribers. – Author by-line and photo on everything you write. – Become a part of our team and help a lot of freelancers.

If you’re interested in applying to write for us, you can find all of the requirements and instructions after the read more link. Job Requirements

So you’ve decided that you want to write for FreelanceFolder — that’s awesome.

Before you send us an application, though, make sure to check out the requirements below to see if you’re a good fit for the job. Here’s what we’re looking for in our new writers:

– *Excellent Spelling & Grammar.* We do edit all of the posts that get published, but you need to have really great spelling and grammar so that it’s not too difficult for our editors. – *Long-Term Commitment.* Some of our writers have been with us for over a year — and that’s how we like it. This could be a very stable income for you if the fit is right, so make sure you can write at least 4 articles per month and are committed to helping out over the long-term. – *Practical & Valuable Writing.* We want to provide the best possible content for freelancers, so we’re looking for authors who are comfortable writing practical, hands-on, concrete stuff. We’re looking for tutorials, how-tos, and other *really useful* articles. – *Basic HTML and Image Editing Skill.* Most of the posts you’ll be writing will require some basic HTML (like headlines, lists, etc…) and basic image editing skills. It will be really helpful if you have these already, though we can teach them pretty easily. – *Unique Ideas and Information.* A big part of having great content is coming up with great ideas for articles or content that aren’t written about everywhere. We’re looking for authors who can think ahead of the crowd and write articles that are new, unique, and exclusive to FreelanceFolder.

How To Apply

If you’re interested in applying, just send us a message using this contact form http://freelancefolder.com/contact/. In the subject line, put “Writer Application” and then in the body of your message include the following information:

1. Why do you want to write for FreelanceFolder? 2. Where can we see examples of your previous work? 3. Do you meet all of our above requirements? Why or why not? 4. How much do you charge for an 800-1200 word article with lots of usable information and detail? 5. Can you write How-Tos and Tutorials? 6. Do you have a specific topic or specialty you’d like to write about? 7. Any questions for us?

Apply to be a FreelanceFolder writer → http://freelancefolder.com/contact/

We’re all looking forward to expanding our team, and I’m really excited to start working with some of you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we will definitely be in touch shortly!

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Kitchen Sisters Call for Stories and a Contest

Hey folks. The Kitchen Sisters are starting a new multimedia project and are looking for ideas. Info below! -Mia

The Kitchen Sisters are looking for stories and images and videos and writings.

We’re launching a new multimedia series on NPR this January, a listener collaboration in the tradition of Hidden Kitchens, Lost & Found Sound, and The Sonic Memorial Project. This one’s about girls. Girls and the women they become. Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities. Of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed the tide.

Small everyday stories, dramatic life and death stories. Stories from the middle of the city, to the middle of nowhere.

What women should we know about? What girl’s story should we tell? The famous, the infamous, the unknown, the untold. Women with public lives. Women with secret lives.

Call our NPR Storyline at 202-408-9576 and tell us your story, or the story of someone we need to chronicle. Or email us at kitchen@kitchensisters.org

And here’s The Contest. We want you to help us name this new NPR series. We’ve called it The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, The Scheherazade Project, 1001 Stories, all names we like but can’t go with for one reason or another. So, we turn to you to join our brainstorming sessions. You can call or email us with your suggestions. Whoever picks the title will be featured on our website, get the full line of Kitchen Sisters products and productions, a wild boar dinner with forager, Angelo Garro, and the deep satisfaction of hearing the title you came up with on NPR throughout the year.

This soon-to-be-titled project will be full of richly layered sound and striking images, created by people around the world who help capture these stories of eccentric, trailblazing women and ground-breaking girls.

Join The Kitchen Sisterhood and help launch this new multimedia collaboration.

Many thanks,

Davia & Nikki

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KALW’s Your Call Producer Job Announcement

Hey folks. KALW is hiring. They’re doing some great work. Info below. -Mia

KALW is seeking a new producer for Your Call. The job announcement is attached, and it’s also posted at http://www.kalw.org/yourcallproducer.html

The application deadline is Wednesday, November 11th, so please take a look today and forward it to your lists or any specific person you think might be interested. And of course, if you think you’d be strong addition to the Your Call team, I welcome your application.

Thanks,

Matt

Matt Martin

General Manager

91.7 KALW-FM, San Francisco

(415) 841-4121 x3003

matt@kalw.org

Think globally, listen locally.

doc iconYour Call producer announcement 10 09 long.doc

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Freelance Cafe Happy Hour THIS THURSDAY, 7pm

Hey folks. Next happy hour is coming up this week! Also, keep an eye out for info on the annual Freelancer’s holiday party. These have been a big hit in the past – stay tuned! Best, Mia

Please Join Us for our Monthly Happy Hour at Pacific Coast Brewery in Oakland (906 Washington Street) this Thursday, October 29th at 7PM. If you have any questions or trouble finding us please contact Rori rori@freelancecafe.org or 415-730-7380. Thanks!

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NEH upcoming application deadlines

Good information to have on file. -Mia

The Division of Public Programs at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities funds radio, television, and digital projects in the humanities that are intended for public audiences.

New application guidelines are now posted on the NEH Web site (www.neh.gov) for America’s Media Makers: Development and Production grants. The next two deadlines are January 13, 2010, and August 18, 2010.

Program officers in the Division of Public Programs are available to assist you, whether it is to discuss project ideas or to read a draft proposal. Please call the NEH Division of Public Programs (202-606-8269) or contact a program officer directly. Below are the names and contact information for the Division’s program officers:

Barbara Bays, 202-606-8290, bbays@neh.gov Bonnie Gould, 202-606-8307, bgould@neh.gov Jeff Hardwick, 202-606-8287, jhardwick@neh.gov Clay Lewis, 202-606-8288, clewis@neh.gov David Martz, 202-606-8297, dmartz@neh.gov John Meredith, 202-606-8218, jmeredith@neh.gov Karen Mittelman, 202-606-8631, kmittelman@neh.gov Kathleen Mulvaney, 202-606-8270, kmulvaney@neh.gov Danielle Shapiro, 202-606-8241, dshapiro@neh.gov Michael Shirley, 202-606-8293, mshirley@neh.gov David Weinstein, 202-606-8308, dweinstein@neh.gov

Thank you.

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Oaklandlocal.com call for bloggers, writers, and multimedia producers

Hey folks. Oaklandlocal.com, a new project run by some of FC’s members, went live yesterday and they’re looking for content. See the details below (and attached writer guidelines). Seems like a great opportunity! Best, Mia

*Journalists, bloggers and multimedia producers wanted* *

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Oaklandlocal.com, Oakland’s new hyperlocal news site and community portal is looking for story pitches. We’re a progressive grassroots media outlet that offers a platform for community dialogue while framing and contextualizing important but often overlooked stories in Oakland.

Our site is broken down into 5 main topic areas: Environment, Development, Food Justice, Identity and Arts & Education. Stories should fit one of these categories and pitches should clearly detail which topic your piece will fall under.

We currently have content partnerships with several local organization including the Center for Investigative Reporting ,New American Media http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/ /Youth Outlook , Youth Radio http://www.youthradio.org/and Youth Uprising. We’re looking for freelancers to round out our content.

*Bloggers:*

If you are a blogger who lives or works in Oakland and/or writes about Oakland topics and would like to blog for us, or have us cross-post your current blog, we’d love to talk to you.

We’re a new site but we’ve already received loads of attention and a blogging arrangement could definitely help promote you and your writing. We also have ad trades available.

*PLEASE NOTE:* We do not offer payment for blog posts

*Journalists, reporters, and multimedia producers:*

Oakland Local runs beat reporting, investigative reports, features and story packages on issues important to Oakland and items that catch our interest. We run original writing, photography, web video and multimedia.

Pitches should provide an overview of your story, your story angle, a couple of ideas for interviews, a time line for completion and a couple of samples of previous work.

*Payment*

Yes we do pay! In most cases Oakland Local pays for original stories; our fees, while small, are sadly, competitive with the rest of the industry. We are a brand new news and community nonprofit, right now our rates reflect that, but we do go for great ideas.

But don’t let funds stand in the way of pitching us (unless you’re looking for big, big bucks). We are partnering with other orgs to raise money for larger, more involved stories. So if you’ve got a great idea let’s talk about it.

Food and Development pitches go to Susan Mernit susan at oaklandlocal.com

Environment can be directed to Amy Gahran amy at oaklandlocal.com

Identity and Arts pieces can go toKwan Booth kwan at oaklandlocal.com

Guidelines are attached, you can read more on our site at http://oaklandlocal.com/content/submission-guidelines and you can also Dowload the full editorial guidelines

Please take a look around the site to familiarize yourself with our content before pitching. It’s also a good idea to check out the work on some of our content partner sites to get a feel for the kinds of stories we’re looking for.

Thanks, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

The Oakland Local Team

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a question for print freelancers

Hey folks. This is from a colleague of mine in Philly. If any of you print folks have a minute to drop her a line, I would really appreciate it! Thx, Mia

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Hello print freelancers!

I have a favor to ask–I am a student in a master’s program at the J School at Temple University and am currently taking my Comm Law requirement. For one of my assignments I am reviewing and analyzing a freelance copyright case from 2001 (New York Times v. Tasini). I am looking to talk to someone who has an opinion about the impact of the Court’s decision–whether good or bad–and has been affected by the decision.

In short, believe it or not, Wikipedia sums the decision up pretty well: ” New York Times Co. v. Tasini , is a leading decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of copyright in the contents of a newspaper database. It held that The New York Times , in licensing back issues of the newspaper for inclusion in electronic databases such as LexisNexis, could not license the works of free-lance journalists contained in the newspapers.”

I’d be happy to talk to someone by e-mail or phone. My assignment is due next week, so if you’re interested, please contact me by next Tuesday, October 27, at the latest.

Thank you!

Tori Indivero
tori.indivero@gmail.com
610.316.0745

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East Bay Bloggers Camp Oct. 23-24

Looks like a great workshop, and it’s totally affordable. -Mia

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The Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley is collaborating with the Public Media Collaborative in sponsoring a two-day digital media workshop. The KDMC will lead three hands-on training sessions during the East Bay BEAST Bloggers Camp 2 that will be held Oct 23-24, at Techliminal http://techliminal.com/ technology salon in downtown Oakland.

The workshops will offer training on social media, multimedia and technology tools for new and experienced bloggers. Staff trainers with the KDMC will provide skills training on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Soundslides and Google tools on Saturday, Oct. 24.

For more information, click on the following link http://bit.ly/1LkHJ4.

We hope to see you there!

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