Freelance Cafe member April Dembosky won the Best New Artist award in the Third Coast International Audio Festival competition last fall. Check out her feature below.
Best New Artist
Death Comes Home (USA)
By April Dembosky with advisors Claire Schoen and Cynthia Gorney
Death Comes Home is a portrait of three families who have chosen to forego the funeral director and prescribed memorial to instead care for their dead at home. Part of a growing national “home funeral” movement, these families are redefining America’s death rituals. Death Comes Home was first presented as part of the University of California at Berkeley’s annual masters project showcase in May, 2008.
Death Comes Home (51:10)
Hey folks. I don’t know much about this but it might be worth checking out. -mia
Photocrati has announced a documentary photography contest expressly for *non*-professionals, meaning less than half your income can be related to photography. The deadline is March 15 and you can check out the rest of the rules and requirements here:
Info below on the Casey Medals – in recognition of excellent reporting on children and families. Go for it! -mia
[image: JCCF logo] The 2010 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism
Enter the 16th annual Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalismcompetition, which recognizes exemplary reporting on children and families. This year, we’ve updated our categories for the digital age: For the first time, citizen journalists and reporters from online-only news sites are eligible to apply. We have revamped the audio and video categories, and we welcome Web audio and video entries.
First-place winners receive $1,000 and will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Casey Medalists are automatically considered for two additional $5,000 awards presented by the America’s Promise Alliance .
The Journalism Center on Children & Families is a nonprofit training and resource center based at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Nearly 4,500 journalists have competed for Casey Medals since 1994.
2010 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism
[image: Acia Johnson]
For exemplary reporting on children & families
Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2010