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Science Seminar, last call for applications

Hey all. There’s not much time left to apply for this one, but I’ve heard great things about this institute’s programs. Details below. -Mia


Applications for Metcalf Institute’s Science Seminar for Journalists need to be postmarked no later than Monday, *February 8, 2010*.

Metcalf Institute and the Brown University Superfund Research Program will offer this two-day science seminar, March 31 – April 1, 2010, for mid-career journalists at Brown University, entitled “Waiter, There’s a Phthalate in My Soup” — Reporting on the Science and Impacts of Toxic Chemicals.

The seminar, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will feature leading environmental scientists and journalists, visits to research labs, and discussions on the communication of bisphenol-A and air quality impacts.

Applications for the Science Seminar for Journalists may be downloaded at www.metcalfinstitute.org. Working journalists with at least five years of professional experience who are reporting in the U.S. may apply. The Seminar is tuition-free and includes lodging, but travel costs are not included and space is limited. For additional program information and eligibility, visit www.metcalfinstitute.org or contact us at 401-874-6211 or fellowships@metcalfinstitute.org.

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Apply now! 2010 NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater

I’ve heard good things about this one. Check it out. -mia

++++++++++++++++++++++++++ * * *NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater *Fellowship Opportunity •• Apply Now! *May 17-27, 2010*

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Los Angeles, CA * * *FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT*: *http://annenberg.usc.edu/nea* * * *To view press release click here *

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are pleased to announce the *6th* *annual Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater*. This is an 11-day intensive workshop in theater and musical theater for writers, editors, broadcast and online producers from the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Based in Los Angeles, the Fellowship provides a total immersion experience that includes attending as many as ten performances or rehearsals. Participants will meet theater professionals ranging from directors and administrators of Los Angeles’ primary theater companies to artists and journalists of national stature, who will engage them individually for writing instruction and exercises. Professional sessions addressing changes in the media industry will be offered and special attention will be paid to building multimedia skills and storytelling. The institute is designed for American arts journalists. No specialized knowledge of theater is required. Staff journalists and freelancers who work in print, radio, TV or online media are welcome to apply. * * *IMPORTANT DETAILS* * * *Institute dates*: May 17-27, 2010 *How to apply*: Go to http://nea.uscannenberg.org/application.php to fill out an electronic application, instructions are provided. Only electronic applications will be accepted. *Application Deadline**: March 11, 2010**, received no later than 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).* *Notification of Acceptance:* March 25, 2010

*Location**:* USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, downtown Los Angeles. Hotel is located in Little Tokyo. *Cost:* The program covers most expenses, including: roundtrip travel to and from Los Angeles, hotel, most meals, reading materials, Internet access in your hotel room and transportation within Los Angeles. * * *PERFORMANCES* *THIS YEAR’S PARTICIPANTS MIGHT ATTEND*

· World premiere of *”Road to Saigon”* developed and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera at East West Players · *”Bengal Tiger Baghdad Zoo”* by Rajiv Joseph at the Mark Taper Forum · Jonathan Brielle’s musical, *”Nightmare Alley,”* directed by Gilbert Cates at the Geffen Playhouse · American premiere with Malcolm McDowell of *”Tynan”* at the Kirk Douglas Theatre · *”The Playboy of the Western World”* by celebrated Irish playwright John Millington Synge at A Noise Within · American premiere of *”The Arsonist”* performed by the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble * * *COMMENTS FROM PAST FELLOWS AND THEIR EDITORS*

“I couldn’t have asked for a better mix of the sweepingly theoretical and the palpably concrete. One day would see furious discussion over the ways that technology has impacted the journalistic landscape, the next would offer fresh ideas for approaching, and advocating for, the arts in my community.” ~ *Glen Weldon*, *Washington City Paper *and npr.org, D.C.

“I use things I learned through the Institute every day.” ~ *Sharon Eberson*, *Pittsburgh Post-Gazette*, Pa.

“Amazing, inspiring and career-changing.” ~ *Bridgette Redman*, *Lansing State Journal,* Mich. “The Institute helped me make crucial connections with other writers and editors. It surely opened my mind about the myriad ways to cover the arts, and I’ve definitely made the jump from ink on paper to blog, voice and video.” ~ *Wendy Rosenfield*, *The Philadelphia Inquirer*, Pa.

* * *FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:* ** http://annenberg.usc.edu/nea* http://annenberg.usc.edu/nea*

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Multimedia and magazine study-abroad programs still accepting students

For you recent grads. (Hint – if you do one of these programs, you can write it off on your taxes!) -Mia


Please share with students and recent graduates interested in journalism, communications, photography and video:


We still have a few openings for the summer multimedia programs in Perpignan, France and Urbino, Italy co-sponsored by San Francisco State University and the Institute for Education in International Media as well as a magazine internship program in Urbino. The applications can be found on the ieiMedia Web site http://ieimedia.com/ (http://www.ieimedia.com).

The programs are open to college students and recent graduates from all schools.

* * MULTIMEDIA: Urbino, Italy (June 3-July 2, 2010)* This picturesque Renaissance hill town is the capital of the Marche region, a beautiful but little-touristed region of Central Italy. The city’s impressive Ducal Palace houses one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings in the world. Students study digital video, photography, blogging and reporting (as well as intercultural communication and Italian language) and produce a multimedia Web site about the town (see last year’s project at http://inurbino.net). Students will live and dine (most meals included) in a University of Urbino dormitory.

* * MULTIMEDIA/VIDEO: Perpignan, France (June 24-July 23, 2010) *Perpignan lies in the Languedoc region of southwestern France, 8 miles west of the Mediterranean Sea and 19 miles north of the Spanish border, within sight of the Pyrenees. The city features a charming, pedestrian-friendly historic quarter; a daily market; and lively nightlife. Many attractions in France and Spain are only a short train ride away. Students will share studios in a modern apartment-hotel and take French and multimedia classes at the ALFMED language school in the heart of the old city. Students will study various aspects of multimedia with a particular emphasis on video storytelling and will produce a multimedia Web site about the city. The program includes 30 hours of French instruction at the beginner or intermediate level (students will be assessed and placed appropriately).

Students can earn 3 transferable units of upper-division undergraduate credit (JOUR 677 Multimedia Study Abroad) through the San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning.

Program cost: $4,900 plus airfare

* * MAGAZINE: Urbino View Magazine Internship Program (June 2-July 3, 2010)* Applications are also available for a four-week summer magazine program in Urbino. Students will write, photograph, edit and design the second edition of Urbino View, an English-language magazine for distribution in the Marche region of Italy. The program includes full room and some board. Interpreters will assist in the interview and reporting process.Open to journalism, magazine, graphic design and photography students (or students with campus newspaper or similar experience). Students seeking credit must arrange at their home campus independently. Students are required to bring their own laptops and cameras. Those interested can download a PDF of the premier issue of the magazine, produced in summer 2009, at the ieiMedia Web site.

Program cost: $3,900 plus airfare

For more information about the Urbino programs, email UrbinoProject@gmail.com; to learn more about Perpignan, email PerpignanProject@gmail.com. Go to http://inarmagh.net and http://incagli.netto see past ieiMedia student projects.

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McCloy Fellowships in Journalism

Fellowship opportunity for journalists in all media – details below. -Mia


2010 McCloy Fellowships in Journalism – Call for Applications

Application Postmark Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2010

Questions? Contact Robin Cammarota, Fellowship Coordinator, at 212-826-3636 or rcammarota@acgusa.org. Applications via e-mail are welcome.

The American Council on Germany is seeking applications for the McCloy Fellowships in Journalism. McCloy Fellowships provide American print, broadcast, and new-media journalists in relatively early stages of their careers with the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct on-site research and interviews and pursue stories of their own design. Fellows travel to Germany and/or other EU27 countries, provided that the project bears relevance for contemporary Germany within the wider EU context. The fellowship provides a stipend in the amount of $200 per day for up to 21 days abroad; transatlantic airfare and pre-approved inter-city travel are also covered. Fellowships may be extended for up to 7 additional days if a compelling need for additional time is demonstrated.

Past fellows have explored issues such as immigration and integration in Germany, energy security and climate change policy, Germany’s Jewish renaissance, European labor policy, architecture and national identity, and comparative perspectives on a wide range of public policy issues, from health care to education.

Fellows are chosen through a competitive process by a jury of distinguished journalists, including William M. Drozdiak, President of the American Council on Germany and former Chief European Correspondent for The Washington Post; Josh Friedman, Director of International Programs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting; and Michael Parks, Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and also a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

Journalists attached to media organizations are encouraged to apply. Freelance journalists are asked to demonstrate where resulting articles and/or related pieces could be placed. Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship. At least one fellowship in 2010 will be awarded to a student enrolled in a graduate program in journalism at the time of application.

To apply, please submit: a cover letter outlining your personal and professional objectives for the fellowship; a project proposal of at least two pages detailing the background and scope of your project, the general sources and institutions with whom you would like to consult while abroad, and the relevance of the project for transatlantic relations; a current resume; two letters of recommendation; and (if applicable) a statement outlining why an extension beyond 21 days is preferred to:

Selection Committee, McCloy Fellowships in Journalism American Council on Germany 14 East 60th Street, Suite 1000 New York, NY 10022

Application Postmark Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2010

For more information, please visit www.acgusa.org or contact Robin Cammarota, Fellowship Coordinator, at 212-826-3636 or rcammarota@acgusa.org. Applications via e-mail are welcome.

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SF State course on Business Journalism

Hey folks. Spreading the word about a new business journalism course at SF State, focusing on the biotech industry. Sounds pretty interesting. -Mia


*Professional and aspiring journalists should check out this great opportunity to develop skills in specialized business reporting. San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning is offering Jour 667-02, Business Journalism. Former Chronicle business reporter Bernadette Tansey will teach this class, which focuses on the biotech industry. **The class meets Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Downtown Center on Market Street. Register Today: **www.cel.sfsu.edu* http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/* OR Call 415-405-7700 ext. 5. Class begins Jan. 26. * *The Bay Area is one of the most innovative regions in the country and you have the advantage of exploring journalism here. Equip yourself for 21st **Century journalism. Learn how to cover cutting-edge enterprises that are transforming global culture. From Stem Cells to Cell Phone Apps, technology is changing lifestyles and life spans. Whether your favorite beat is science, travel, sports or politics, your reporting will be stronger if you understand the impact of technology and the basics of business. *

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