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Open Call for Radio entries for the Encontrarte Amares Festival in Portugal, deadline June 15

This is a new one for me! Sounds intriguing. For all you international journos/producers, see below for info about the Encontrarte Amares festival in Portugal. They're accepting radio entries through June 15.


Here  is  the information about the festival

Encontrarte Amares is a festival devoted to visual arts and animation film that, biannually, has been proposing, through a multidisciplinary program, the live dialogue between the cutting edge of the contemporary artistic thought and the traditional heritage of the region of Minho, Portugal.

Visual arts exhibitions, animated cinema, performing arts, radio, series of discussions and theoretical reflection, artistic residencies, competitions and educational activities  shape the intense program that culminates in the four days of the Festival, promoting an environment of experimentation, participation, gathering, active contemplation and freedom of thought.

Encontrarte Amares reinforces the interest in the immaterial heritage of the region, evoking the gastronomy, customs, images and sounds, the stories and know-how. Hand in hand with the memory of the past, we will be confronted with a set of recent artistic projects that, in their various languages and themes, will defy us to think about what remains effective in the ordinariness of our days.

More information on the website of the festival :   


Encontrarte Amares radio thus calls for the submission of radio pieces with creative and experimental features. As in previous editions, the show will be broadcast in the physical space of the festival and live streaming. In addition to offering complete freedom to create these objects, the trustees encourage the approach to the set of themes of this year's edition – Transformation / Movement / Transpiration / Transit.

I am always available to answer any  questions you  may  have, please feel free to contact me.

More information about radio at Encontrarte Amares:  


Registration form:

Submissions and questions must be addressed at

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FC West listening event TONIGHT, 5:30pm, Oakland

The listening events live on! Details below and on Facebook:
Wish I could be there!

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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SF Public Press Annual Meeting & Radio Planning Workshop, Sept 1, 7-9pm

Bay Area radioheads – this is for you!

Help Us Start a New Public Radio Station!

Public Press Annual Meeting & Radio Planning Workshop
When: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 44 Page Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
RSVP: On Facebook or email radio [at] sfpublicpress [dot] org

The Public Press was awarded by the Federal Communications Commission a permit to construct a low-power FM radio station in San Francisco, sharing time on 102.5-FM with San Francisco Community Radio.

Radio is new territory for us, and we want to hear from the community: What do YOU want to hear on the airwaves? We aim to offer public-service broadcasting, including news, public-affairs talk shows, community events and experimental forms of storytelling with an emphasis on local programming.

Want to learn more and possibly get involved? Join us for a workshop as the featured segment of our annual public meeting. If you would like to participate in future LPFM conversations, send an email to radio [at] sfpublicpress [dot] org and ask to be added to the LPFM planning list.

The San Francisco Public Press is a local nonprofit, noncommercial news organization covering economy, civics and streetscape in the Bay Area. We aim to do for print and Web what public broadcasting does for television and radio. We produce news online daily and in a quarterly print newspaper.

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AIR’s 2016 New Voices Scholarship to Third Coast, application deadline 8/29

Third Coast is my absolute favorite conference for pubmedia, and every year, AIR offers these New Voices scholarships. Get it if you can! Application deadline 8/29.

AIR is still talking applications for their 2016 New Voices Scholarship. 

Learn more and find the application here. The deadline to apply is next Monday, August 29th at 5 p.m. 
Scholars will receive financial support to attend this year's Third Coast Conference in Chicago, November 11th – 13th. This scholarship is an incredible opportunity to find both peers and mentors, meeting storytellers who are just entering the field and those who are well-established. 

Who this scholarship is ideal for: All producers and program makers who self-identify as part of a minority group. The focus of Third Coast is radio/audio, but the scholarship welcomes applicants from the full range of disciplines. New talent that contributes fresh craft, diversity or perspective to news and media. Someone who can one day (or already does) help programs and stations connect with more ears, homes, and corners of America.

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The Kitchen Sisters Bowling with Grace Fundraiser, Next Thurs, June 2, SF

Fun fun fundraiser with the Kitchen Sisters! Details below.


The Kitchen Sisters and our 92 year-old muse of the lanes, Amazing Grace Mulloy, invite you to join us at Mission Bowling Club in San Francisco, next Thursday evening, June 2 for a night of bowling, food, drink, music and podcast superstars to support the work of The Kitchen Sisters.


If you came last year, and got some hot tips from Grace, come see how you improved since she shared her secrets. If you missed last year here's a chance to bowl your brains out or just hang out and eat, drink and watch the NBA Finals with some of the Bay Area’s finest.

The Kitchen Sisters are independent producers and we raise all our own funding. Last year’s Bowling with Grace fundraiser helped create the new season of Hidden Kitchens stories coming to NPR's Morning Edition this summer – Kimchi Diplomacy: War & Peace & Food. It also sparked our Radiotopia podcast, Fugitive Waves and our deep bench of remarkable interns who will be roaming the lanes that night.

Delight in the fried chicken and burgers of Mission Bowling, the tarts and cakes of Tartine, the holy elixirs from St. George Spirits, the deep wines of Scribe, the slap your brains out cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, the Chez Panisse Farmhouse Ale and so much more.

Bowling with Grace {The Legend Continues} is sponsored by AMY’s and EVENTBRITE. Deep thanks to both.

We hope you'll come join The Kitchen Sisters and Celebrity Bowlers: Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis, Roman Mars, Renée Montagne, Alice Waters, Thao Nguyen, Amy Tan, Armistead Maupin, Wendy MacNaughton, Caroline Paul, Ayelet Waldman, Jeannette Etheredge, Mark Buell, Randy Thom, Terry Zwigoff, Laura Sydell, John Vanderslice, Youth Radio & More.

Building community through bowling (and storytelling).

Buy Tickets Now
$150 ($100 is tax-deductible)
June 2, 2016, 6-10pm
Mission Bowling Club
San Francisco, CA
Buy a tax-deductible ticket to support the work of The Kitchen Sisters and you’ll automatically be entered into our raffle for a brand new, oh-so-beautiful PUBLIC bike! {Thank you PUBLIC Bikes!}.  

The Kitchen Sisters Board of Directors:
Mara Brazer, Claudia Ceniceros, Robert Fisher, Marc Hand, Cristina Hudson, Richard Hylton, Ellen Lewis, Frederic Marienthal, Davia Nelson, Marlene Saritzky, Nikki Silva, Carolyn Zecca-Ferris.

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Werk It! Women’s Podcast Festival, June 15-17, NYC, application deadline April 15

Join the movers and shakers in public media today at the three-day women's podcast festival WERK IT, June 15-17 at WNYC's Greene Space. Application deadline is April 15. It's gonna be guuuuuuud! -Mia

Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival

The Jerome L. Greene Space at New York Public Radio

44 Charlton Street

New York, NY 10013

Werk It brings together women working in audio and digital media who are looking to hone their skills, meet others in their field, and learn from peers and experienced industry professionals. It includes three nights of live podcast tapings and two days of workshops and panels aimed at women working in audio and digital media.

While the live tapings in the evenings will be ticketed for general admission, admittance to the day-time activities is by application only. 

Follow the link on the website to apply. The deadline is April 15, 2016.

Note: There are no application or registration fees but accepted applicants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation.

For those unable to attend, many of the events will be live streamed on the website and the audio will be archived on

Werk It, part of WNYC’s Women’s Voices initiative, is funded in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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regional gatherings – like FC West’s THIS FRIDAY, 2/19, 7pm, Bay Area

Hey folks. First – the ORIGINAL Freelance Cafe group is having a gathering this Friday, 7pm, in Albany CA. Details/FB invite HERE. Bay Area pubmedia folks should not miss this.
Second, there are freelancer meetup/listening/networking groups all over the country. So as part of the FC 2016 refresh (web redesign – woo hoo!), I'm going to list these groups on the FC website, as well as try to populate the FC events page with meetups and other relevant happenings around the country. Stay tuned for that (or see the very sparse current listing here.)
Here are the ones I know about off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are more. Drop me a note if you're part of one and would like to be included on this list.
Listen Up LA
I know there's one in Austin too though I can't find the details right now. Anyway – stay tuned for more info and keep those great resources coming! I couldn't do this without you.

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Audio Under the Stars 2016, Call for Stories, deadline Feb 29

Lovely North Carolina listening event wants your stories. Details below – deadline February 29.

Audio Under the Stars is back! North Carolina’s favorite audio garden party is gearing up for its third season, and we’re looking for your stories. Here are our themes for 2016:

Destination Unknown: trips, travels, and unexpected journeys
Tell us of a time when you went in search of something: a new place, a lost love, a chance at following a dream. Or when you set out just for fun- Where did the wanderlust take you and who did you meet along the way? We want stories of those eager for change and those longing for what’s left behind.

Danger: tales of mischief and misfortune
We’re looking for stories with an element of danger, either real or imagined. A lurking threat, a prank gone wrong, bullets dodged or imminent disaster. These could be humorous or serious; ideally stories will have a bit of each.

Work it: stories of labor and leisure
Drudgery or dream job- how do you make your money? What’s the oddest job you’ve ever taken? What would push you to walk away? At the end of the day, how do you put the world of work behind you? We’re looking for stories about any kind of work and play.

We need your help to find the best of the best. Use this form to submit a story for consideration — submit as many stories as you’d like! The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016.

The ideal pieces are short and sweet, 2-8 minutes. We’ll occasionally consider pieces as long as 15 minutes, but nothing longer.

We love sound-rich stories that make us think, make us laugh, and take us to places near and far. We especially love pieces based in Durham, in North Carolina, or made by local radio producers. Share your work or work you find compelling made by someone else. We want to hear it all, even if it’s not a perfect fit for the theme. Got questions? Email us at

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Radio Boot Camp @uniondocs, Brooklyn, next session April 9-10

Get your audio learning on with Sally Herships' Radio Book Camp @UnionDocs in Brooklyn. Next session April 9-10.
Our January session is all full up, but, next session of Boot Camp @UnionDocs is schedule – for April. More info./registration here:

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Upcoming Events in Digital Media, from MediaShift

All sorts of great upcoming digital journo events from the folks at MediaShift. Thanks to Will Coley for forwarding this along!

Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Jan. 4 Edition
// MediaShift

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift events in the “featured event” slot are paid placements. Also, be sure to sign up for our events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events.


Journalism Career Expo Registration Opens
Jan. 5, 2016
Columbia Journalism School, New York
The employer registration for Columbia Journalism School’s annual Journalism Career Expo opens today. Career Expo 2016 will take place on Sat. April 2, 2016. Please register early to guarantee your spot. We reached maximum capacity at last year’s Expo and unfortunately had to turn away some excellent companies for lack of space.
More information and registration here.

Consumer Electronics Show 2016
Jan. 6-9, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Register here.

Super Researcher: Find People, Dig Deeper and Get Your Facts Right
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016, 6:30-8pm ET
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
Find even the most elusive sources. Dig up hard-to-find information. Avoid embarrassing mistakes in your news stories. In this series of four short workshops, CUNY J-School Chief Librarian Barbara Gray, the former director of news research at the New York Times, will guide you through the most accessible techniques for investigating people and verifying the facts, including Facebook, Google+, Geofencing, Geolocation, mostly free and low-cost databases, WikiLeaks and many more. Each workshop meets at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Thursday, January 7: Finding People Fast (Even If They Don’t Want to Be Found)
Thursday, January 14: Newsgathering With Social Media
Thursday, January 21: Bulletproofing Your Reporting
Thursday, January 28: Super-Searching Google and Beyond

Attend an individual workshop for $48 or purchase the whole series for $149.
Register here.

Smart Photos with Smart Phones
Jan. 9, 2016, 9am-2pm ET
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
Smart phones have opened up new photographic possibilities for both professional journalists and citizen storytellers. Images produced with today’s smart phones now have sufficient quality to be published on all media platforms from digital to print. In fact, many news organizations now require reporters to take their own smart phone photos of breaking news events. This five-hour, Saturday morning course will help you enhance your work or hobby with better smart phone pictures. This will be a valuable and insightful experience whether you’re an amateur or a more advanced level of photographer. Bring your iPhone or similar Android device. We also advise you to bring your own laptop as well. Photojournalist Jennifer S. Altman has taught this popular class many times, to journalism students and others. This five-hour workshop costs $149 per student.
Register here.

Future of Education Technology Conference
Jan. 12-15, 2015
Orlando, FL
For 36 years, FETC has brought together more than 8,500 education leaders and technology experts to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum — from kindergarten to college — through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies.
More information and registration here.

SF Periscope Summit
Jan. 14, 2016, 7pm PT – Jan. 17, 2015, 3pm PT
San Francisco, CA
Scopers from all over the world will once again fly in to celebrate and share knowledge about community, social and live streaming. Speakers and audiences will be streaming to hundreds of thousands of people each day showcasing your space.
More information and registration here.

Audience-Driven Leadership: How to Build Product Focused Newsrooms and Manage Change
Jan. 14, 2016, 10am – 5:30pm ET
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
Learn what it takes to lead an audience-focused newsroom and build competitive news products from The Washington Post’s Cory Haik, NYC Now editor Michael Owen, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis and others at this exciting, one-day event in NYC, co-sponsored by American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. You’ll get a hands on introduction to Design Thinking and practical advice on how to use analytics strategically. We’ll discuss the keys to establishing a product culture while producing great journalism — then brainstorm your next great news product. The cost is $249, $140 for ASNE members. Lunch and a networking reception are included.
Register here.

Excellence in Journalism 2016 Call for Programs Submission
Jan. 27, 2016
The Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists are accepting program proposals for their Excellence in Journalism 2016 Convention.
Submit ideas for conference sessions and collaboration interests here.

The Latino Vote: Myth v. Reality
Jan. 29, 2016, 9am ET
Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
Join us for the first of two daylong conferences intended to dispel myths about the Latino vote and encourage more accurate, thorough political coverage of the 2016 national elections. (A second program next September will focus on the final coverage of the election.) The conference, organized jointly by Columbia Journalism School and Telemundo, will feature discussions about demographics, recaps about the major issues of interest to Latino communities, provide tools to reporters to better research candidates’ voting records, ways to understand and then use polls and political strategists will offer a roadmap for how the national parties are likely to pursue ethnic voters. The program is open only to professional working journalists, including freelancers and journalism students.
More information here.


Digital Entertainment World
Feb. 9-11, 2016
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
From digital content creation to monetization, Digital Entertainment World is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content. DEW 2016 celebrates the visionary content creators and technology innovators who are creating the engaging products and experiences driving the future of connected entertainment.
More information and registration here.

BVE 2016
Feb. 23-25, 2016
London, U.K.
BVE is the UK’s largest event for professionals involved in taking content from creation to consumption. It attracts in excess of 15,000 visitors from more than 60 countries and combines expert-led free seminars with an exhibition that features 250+ of the leading manufacturers, distributors and resellers of professional production and broadcast equipment and systems.
More information and registration here.

Journalism Interactive 2016
Feb. 26-27, 2015
University of Florida
The Journalism Interactive Conference on journalism education and digital media is for journalism educators, and is designed to advance the national discourse on how journalism schools can best prepare students for work in the rapidly changing media environment.
Register here.

MARCH 2016

Ad:Tech New Delhi
Mar. 3-4, 2016
New Delhi
Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities.
More information and registration here.

Digiday Publishing Summit Europe
Mar. 7-9, 2016
Bologna, Italy
The digital publishing landscape in Europe today faces a slew of opportunities to connect with readers. These include creating original content, adapting to the mobile transition, scaling video and making money on platforms. At the core, accountability to the consumer and the industry is critical. The Digiday Publishing Summit in Bologna, Italy will address challenges facing legacy publishers and young start-up vying for audiences and spending dollars.
Register here.

Digital Book World Conference and Expo
Mar. 7-9, 2016
New York Hilton Midtown
The Digital Book World Conference + Expo is the premier event for publishers and content providers of all sizes and business models who plan to come out on top of publishing’s digital transformation. Stay nimble in this digital-first, global content market and capitalize on every opportunity, with the help of digital media’s most innovative thinkers and influencers. Get the perspective of both publishing leaders and visionaries from outside the industry. n.
Register here, early bird registration ends December 15.

Digital Media Strategies 2016
Mar. 9-10, 2016
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Digital Media Strategies brings together a global audience of over 400 CEOs and senior leaders. Over three days of case studies, analysis, workshops, training, round table discussions and tailored networking opportunities, it focuses on the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business in a digital world. Now in its fourth year, Digital Media Strategies has become the key event for addressing the big-picture challenges facing the industry, focusing not on PR pitches, but instead on honest, in-depth case studies which go deeper than the surface trends.
Register here, early bird registration ends December 15.

SXSW 2016
Mar. 11-20, 2016
Austin, TX
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.
Register here.

Ad:Tech Australia
Mar. 15-16, 2016
Sydney, Australia
Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities.
More information and registration here.

BinderCon LA
Mar. 19-20, 2016
UCLA and Online, Everywhere
BinderCon is a professional development conference designed to empower women and gender non-conforming writers with the tools, connections and strategies they need to advance their careers. More than a conference, Binders is a community of writers working to increase the diversity of voices in the media and literary arts through conferences, workshops and other career-building events.
Register here.


Ad Age Digital Conference
Apr. 5-6, 2016
Pier 36, New York, NY
At the 2016 Ad Age Digital Conference, marketers and agencies rethink their work, out loud. What is advertising now — an ad or an experience? How does it get done — and by whom? We hash out pressing industry issues like ad blocking, ad fraud and kickbacks. We set the agenda for the year ahead. No conversation is off the table as big brand, technology and media leaders answer tough questions head on with the Ad Age editorial team framing the conversation.
Register here.

International Symposium of Online Journalism
Apr. 15-16, 2016
University of Texas at Austin, TX
Since 1999, editors, producers, executives, and academics from around the country (and lately from around the world) have gathered in Austin every year (except 2000) to discuss the evolution of this new genre of journalism. The Symposium has been a small, but very intense conference that serves as a barometer for the state of Online Journalism.
Call for papers now underway; more information here.

LA Games Conference
Apr. 19, 2016
West Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire’s Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. Featuring two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, the event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking.
More information and registration here.

Apr. 20-22, 2016
Chelsea Football Stadium, London, U.K.
From London to Luxembourg, Paris to Prague, Hamburg to The Hague — the European market is a dense and fragmented opportunity for local marketing solutions providers. LOCALCON 2016 offers the best way to navigate and unlock the potential in this market. This event is essential for marketers, media and solutions providers operating in this dynamic space. Panels, presentations and exhibitions will equip attendees with the right connections and actionable takeaways.
More information and registration here.

Conference: Freedom of Information Act — 50 Years Later
Jun. 2-4, 2016
Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
More information to come here.

Sept. 15-17, 2016
Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street, Denver, CO
Record-breaking numbers of journalists travel to ONA’s conference each year to learn about new tools, techniques and technologies, to discuss advancements and challenges in the industry, take advantage of the rare opportunity to network face-to-face, and share best practices with peers from all over the map.
Information here.

Excellence in Journalism 2016 Convention
Sep. 18-20, 2016
The Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists present their Excellence in Journalism 2016 Convention.
More information to come here.

Ad:Tech London
Oct. 25-26, 2016
Old Billingsgate, London
Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities. Ad:Tech London is where the U.K.’s marketing and media players meet for technology discovery, cutting-edge content and unrivaled networking.
More information and registration here.

Ad:Tech NY
Nov. 2-3, 2016
New York
Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities.
More information and registration here.

For a roundup of must-go journalism conferences, see Contently’s list here.

UPDATE: This piece has been updated with information about LOCALCON 2016

Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist reporting in India and the U.S., and is the editorial assistant at MediaShift. Her work has appeared in a broad range of media, including the Al Jazeera Media Network, Caravan, Foreign Policy, Guardian, Mashable, New York Times, PRI’s The World, Roads & Kingdoms and VICE News. She previously produced the grant-funded podcast series Shizuoka Speaks, based in Japan. She is on Twitter and Instagram @sonipaul.

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