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Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, deadline Sept 30

Come do a fellowship up in my neck of the woods! Interestingly, the mentor for this year's fellowship happens to be the subject of this episode of one of my gigs, Revisionist History.
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Logan Nonfiction fellows at the Carey Institute are provided all the necessary tools to complete their critical work. Lodging, work space, sophisticated technological support (including Wi-Fi, a state-of-the-art screening room and dedicated space, equipment and software for video, film and radio editing) and meals are provided. Fellows may also benefit from the mentorship of Tim Weiner, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning writer, as well as Carey Institute Vice-Chair Josh Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.

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IRP group reporting trip to Senegal, application deadline Sept 24

Applications open for IRP reporting trip to Senegal. Details below.

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Photo by IRP deputy director Glendora Meikle.

Apply today for IRP group trip to Senegal

The International Reporting Project is now accepting applications for a group reporting trip focusing on gender, development and civil society issues in Senegal from November 10-20, 2017.

Senegal, one of Africa’s most prosperous and democratic countries, has enjoyed an economic boom since the late 1990s, primarily reliant on agriculture. Political stability, religious tolerance and rich culture bind together the country's 15 million citizens, though large segments of the population lack equal access to economic, health and educational resources. Its capital, Dakar, is the western-most point of the African continent, and standards of living vary greatly between the coast and the rural inland communities.

In this context, IRP fellows to Senegal will explore issues that tend to affect women and men differently, including education, infrastructure, agriculture and health. We will especially focus on areas of inequity and the advancement of women’s rights.

Fellows on the 10-day reporting trip will look at these issues and many more in Senegal, and possibly spend a few days in neighboring Gambia. We will meet with key government leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations, members of the education and health communities, religious and media leaders, and others.

How to Apply

This trip is open to experienced, full-time journalists and media professionals, including print and online journalists, writers, photographers, videographers, data journalists, social media
producers and others. This trip is not open to students. Citizens of all countries are eligible.

All candidates must complete an application form, including a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they might pursue in Senegal and which outlets may publish their work.

This is a working trip, and participants are expected to produce stories and/or other reported content in the form articles, slideshows, video, audio, blog posts, infographics, social media posts and more.

More Details

The IRP will purchase the fellows’ round-trip air tickets to Senegal and will pay for visas, hotel costs, local transportation and most meals. Fellows who wish to extend their stay after the fellowship will have the option to arrange that at their own expense.

All fellows on the trip are required to participate in the sessions arranged for the group program. Much of the value of a group reporting trip comes from a combination of IRP-arranged meetings and the interactions the fellows have with each other. Some independent reporting time will be included in the schedule. However, if you prefer to have more flexibility in your reporting schedule, we strongly encourage you to extend your trip or to apply for our individual reporting fellowships instead.

All stories produced by the fellows will be re-posted on the IRP site after publication and co-owned by the fellow (or his/her distribution partners, depending on arrangements) and the IRP. In addition, the work produced as a result of the trip may be posted on the social media channels of the IRP funders. This trip is supported by a grant from the Foundation for a Just Society (FJS).

Read our frequently asked questions and apply for the trip by 11:59PM (EST) on Sunday, September 24, 2017!

 

Check out our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more stories, photos, opportunities and updates!

About the International Reporting Project (IRP)

IRP was created in 1998, making it a pioneer in the nonprofit journalism movement that seeks to fill the gap left by much of the mainstream media's reduction of international news. The program has provided opportunities to more than 630 journalists to report from more than 110 countries and produce award-winning stories. In 2016, IRP moved its headquarters to New America, a nonpartisan research institution with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and California.

About New America

New America is dedicated to the renewal of American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. Our hallmarks are big ideas, pragmatic policy solutions, technological innovation, and creative engagement with broad audiences. Read the rest of our story, or see what we've been doing recently in our latest Annual Report.




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MacDowell Colony seeks applicants for long-form Journalism Residencies, deadline Sept 15

FYI!

MacDowell is seeking applications from writers working on long-form journalism projects to apply for a Winter Spring 2018 residency. Journalists should submit an application under our literature – nonfiction category and list the Art of Journalism as how they learned about MacDowell.

The application deadline is this Friday, September 15th.

The MacDowell Colony provides time and space for artists to work on creative projects. MacDowell has expanded its support for journalists by providing additional residencies and project funding of up to $2,500 in addition to financial aid for accepted artists engaged in long-form journalism projects. Since launching this initiative in 2015, we have provided residencies to more than 30 journalists, including Mario Kaiser, Alia Malek, Jessica Stern, Andrea Elliott, Jen Percy, and Shane Bauer. We've also awarded $13,872  in project funding thanks to a generous grant from the Calderwood Charitable Foundation.

MacDowell's Art of Journalism initiative is advancing our legacy of supporting some of the finest voices in non-fiction, from the essays of James Baldwin to Frances Fitzgerald's investigations into the Vietnam War. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity by forwarding this email or sharing this link:

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Applications open for Resilience Journalism Fellowship

Good opportunity for mid-career journos who cover the environment. Details below! -Mia

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Applications are now open for our newest grant program, the Resilience Journalism Fellowship. Funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, the Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have some background reporting on environmental issues.

It will run from Oct. 22-27.

Fellows will focus on the science of climate change and resilience — defined as a system's capacity to absorb disturbance and still retain its basic function and structure.

For more info:

https://www.journalism.cuny.edu/2017/07/apply-now-for-new-environmental-journalism-fellowship/

Here is the direct link to the application:

 http://bit.ly/resilience-journalism-apply

The program director is Dale Willman. You can email him at Dale.Willman@journalism.cuny.edu or call him at 518-583-7247.

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@AIRmedia’s Better Edit Fellowship, application deadline July 14

Attention all wannabe editors! AIR has just launched their Better Edit Fellowship and is looking for aspiring audio editors to apply for one-on-one mentoring. There's an incredible group of mentors in this bunch – so sign up and spread the word! NOTE: you must be either an AIR or PRNDI member to apply. But you can find other mentorship opportunities and resources in the links below. Application deadline is July 14th.
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Up your editing game with the AIR hive mind

One of AIR’s greatest assets is our collective brain trust—from the knowledge shared on the AIRdaily to the meet-ups hosted to gather regional AIRsters. Our peer-to-peer mentoring program is another way AIR orchestrates this passing of expertise. In this vein, AIR is pleased to announce that we are looking for candidates interested in becoming better editors through our Better Edit FellowshipWe’re pleased to be partnering with PRNDI—the Public Radio News Directors Inc.—on this initiative.

What is The Better Edit Fellowship and how can I apply?   
The demand for good editors in podcasting, public radio, and audio stories outpaces the availability of ready talent. AIR hears this, so we’ve tapped some of the best editors in the business to give focused attention to 12 aspiring editors chosen through a competitive selection process.

If you’re chosen, we’ll match you with an editor. You’ll work for four hours over the course of 90 days to whip your project into shape and upskill your editing. Think of it as an extended story meeting where a great editor gives you insight into how their mind works and into how they help a producer structure a story or project. To read the full details and apply, visit: airmedia.org/programs/training-and-mentorship-program/airs-2017-editorial-fellowship/ 

What skills can I expect to touch on during the fellowship?
The Better Edit Fellows will learn how to pull diamonds out of the rough. Your editor-mentor will work with you to identify how to unfurl the pieces and then tie them back up together into something great. You’ll come away from the fellowship ready to apply this understanding of listening for editing and structuring audio stories to yours and others’ work.

Who can apply?
You must be either an AIR or PRNDI member in good standing. As an AIR member, you must also have been in the network for at least six months. Please read more about Fellowship eligibility here. Not a member yet? Learn more about joining AIR here. The strongest candidates are expected to be working on a specific audio project with concrete goals.

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Journalism award for collaborative work from @hostwriter, deadline July 31

An award that focuses on collaborative journalism – love it! Details at http://prize.hostwriter.org/ and below. Go for it!
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We are giving out over $5.000 for journalistic pieces and pitches that were done collaboratively, meaning that at least two journalists have to be in the byline. 
Tweet it out!
Journalists worldwide can compete for cash prizes & story funding from @hostwriter! Send in a story or pitch by 7/31 http://prize.hostwriter.org/
You can find detailed information, FAQs and the online application form here.

If you need some inspiration check out last year's winners on our blog. Thank you so much for your support. We would love to see some applications from your network.

hostwriter.org – collaborate with journalists worldwide
Apply for the #hostwriterPrize for your collaborative pieces and pitches by July 31st.

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Third Coast/RHDF Competition in ON, deadline July 11

It's Third Coast Award season – get on it!

http://thirdcoastfestival.org/overview/competition/_2017-third-coast-richard-h-driehaus-foundation-competition
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Our Call for Entries is open!

Since 2001, the TC/RHDF Competition has celebrated the best audio storytelling produced worldwide. We've honored over 130 extraordinary works from four continents, and bestowed $250,000 in cash prizes to many of the most innovative producers in radio & podcasts.

Announcing… the 2017 TC/RHDF Competition Judges

Dig into all ten 2016 TC/RHDF Competition winners, plus learn more about the year's best at Current Magazine and NPR's All Things Considered .

ENTER NOW!

Entry Guidelines

FEES AND DEADLINES

$35 for student entries uploaded on or before Tuesday, June 13 at noon PDT.

$55 for entries uploaded on or before Tuesday, June 13 at noon PDT.

$75 for all entries uploaded Tuesday, June 13 after noon PDT through Tuesday, July 11 at noon PDT.

Entries uploaded after July 11 at noon PDT will not be judged.

ENTER the 2017 TC/RHDF Competition!

TO BE ELIGIBLE

Entries must range between 3 and 60 minutes in length, with the exception of Best News Feature submissions, which can not exceed 12 minutes.

Entries must have been produced and presented publicly for the first time on the radio, the Internet, via podcast or in a public setting (i.e. gallery, museum, classroom) between July 2015 and July 2017.

Entries must be produced in English, with the exception of the Best Doc: Foreign Language category!

Work featured on this website or on Re:sound is still eligible for entry into the competition.

Each producer must sign the release and license agreement on the entry form, which provides Third Coast with broadcast and Internet rights to present submissions in their entireties as part of Best of the Best: The 2016 Third Coast Festival Broadcast between October 2017 and October 2019.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES

Entries should consist of an individual documentary or feature.

Each documentary in a series is a separate entry.

Each feature within a program that presents multiple pieces is a separate entry.

Each episode from a podcast is a separate entry.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Entries are only accepted through Submittable, where you'll find clear instructions for uploading your story. Submittable will be able to answer your tech questions, for everything else email Third Coast or call us at 312-948-4682.

Each entry should consist of one audio file.

Entries should not contain audio other than entry material. Please exclude ledes, intros, outros and ads.

ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE

One audio file per entry

Brief producer bio (80 words max)

A text version of the host lede, or a short intro for the entry (150 words max)

Entry fee

For Radio Impact entries only: Statement of Impact (500 words max)

For Best Doc: Foreign Language entries only: Bilingual English/original language transcript

PAYMENT

Payment by credit card / PayPal is strongly recommended but checks are accepted only for entries submitted by the early deadline, June 13 at noon PDT. Checks must be mailed/postmarked by the early deadline, June 13.

Please contact us to pay by check.



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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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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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Daniel Schorr journo prize for pub radio superstars age 35 and under, deadline March 3

Hey youngsters – go for this prize! 

http://www.wbur.org/p/daniel-schorr-journalism-prize

Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize: Call for Entries

daniel-schorrWBUR, invites public radio journalists age 35 and under to submit entries for the annual Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. Eligible works will have been broadcast or published between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016. The $5,000 Schorr Prize – sponsored by WBUR and Boston University, and funded by Jim and Nancy Bildner – recognizes a rising star in public radio and seeks to inspire a new generation of journalists to stretch the boundaries of the medium.

Submissions may focus on any local, national or international news issue significant to the listening public. The work may be presented in the form of a produced news story, podcast, news feature, documentary, series on a single topic or an investigative report. Complete guidelines are online at wbur.fm/schorrprize.

The award is named after the late Daniel Schorr, who gave American journalism a lifetime of commitment through his insight, intelligence and integrity. Schorr believed strongly in supporting talented journalists as they rose through the ranks of public radio. The selected Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize winner will be honored at the annual WBUR Gala which takes place on May 15 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, Mass.

Past winners include WAMU Reporter Patrick Madden (2015); Reporter Devin Katayama, now a reporter for KQED, San Francisco (2014); WBEZ producer Becky Vevea (2013); KUNC reporter Grace Hood (2012); NPR host David Greene (2011); NPR reporter Ailsa Chang (2010); reporter Chana Joffe-Walt, who covers global economics for NPR’s multimedia project “Planet Money” (2009); former NPR defense correspondent Guy Raz, now the host of the “TED Radio Hour” (2008); and NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan (2007).

All entries must be received at or before 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 3, 2017.

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Media Contacts:

WBUR

Karen Laverty

Phone: 617-275-6516

klaverty@greenoughcom.com


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