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.
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.
5 WK RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO THIS MON.
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:
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 (4 Mon. nights, 1 recording session),
6:30-9:30 p.m., SF
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
8:30-10pm or so @ THE MIRANDA
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!
Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize: Call for Entries
WBUR, 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.