A Thousand Thanks

Thanks to all who joined us last week for wine and laughs at ZZa’s Trattoria & Wine Bar. It was great seeing all of those new people and I particularly enjoyed chatting about hyper-local media coverage, which is a big deal here in Oakland.

Anyway, it was a blast and please keep your eyes open for the announcement on our next social even later this month. It’s going to be in San Francisco and it’s going to be a blast!

See ya in a couple of weeks,

-Jen & Rori

one day gig for radio adviser, NYC, June 10

One-day gig for audio advisor in NYC. Could be a good in with the Hearst Foundation. Details below.


On Thursday, June 10th from 9 am – 4pm the Hearst foundation will have 5 students editing their radio pieces at 20 Cooper Square. These students are competing in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for the Broadcast Championship. We need a technical adviser to assist these students with their editing. The adviser must be proficient in the following audio editing programs: Soundtrack Pro (Mac), Final Cut Pro (Mac), Pro Tools (Mac), Cool Edit (PC). The finalists will bring their own recorders which need to be compatible with editing software.

This one-day position comes with a stipend of $400.

*Please send your resumes and qualifications to: Jan Watten Program Director Hearst Journalism Awards Program* JWatten@Hearstfdn.org

preview screening of “The Carbon Hunters”, 5/11, 6pm, UC Berkeley Jschool

Looks interesting. Check it out.

+++++++++++++++++++++ Having trouble viewing this email? Click here http://campaign.constantcontact.com/render?v=001e4MTcRpscGo-KHgdKF55fhFiZ6yU3IO5pYHR3QJzpsOcxRzBqVFNMNz9H3-MHv10O8vKYGD9C_9Vl1To4rkDOGzhJXea29noXks9EB9b2Fs%3D [image: Special Carbon Watch Screening] [image: Please join us for a special screening] Please join us for a special preview screening of “The Carbon Hunters”, a joint project of PBS FRONTLINE/World and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

DATE: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 TIME: 6:00 pm – Reception, Courtyard 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Screening and Q&A, Room 105

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

North Gate Hall, Hearst at Euclid Berkeley, CA 94720

In “The Carbon Hunters”, reporter Mark Schapiro and producer Andres Cediel follow the trail of an emerging multi-billion dollar market in carbon, and investigate how the economics of global warming are affecting forests and those who live in them.

The story will broadcast on local PBS station KQED at 10 pm (check local listings), but join us for this advance screening, meet the journalists, producers and editors behind the work, and help us toast the success of our partnership at the reception. Web producers will also highlight the multimedia features of our Carbon Watch portal.

Please R.S.V.P. to rsvp@flworld.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

~ FRONTLINE/World & The Center for Investigative Reporting


[image: carbon watch]

Storytelling/hacking on the iPad, May 21-23, 2010

Great collaborative event coming up in a couple weeks. Check it out! -mia


Hacks/Hackers Unite Storytelling/hacking on the iPad, May 21-23, 2010 At KQED


This event will be both a coding development camp and a journalistic boot camp. Teams of hacks (content creators) and hackers (developers and designers) will cooperate to tell develop media applications for the iPad that help inform users and tell stories. Each team must have at least one hack and hacker each. If you don’t already have a team, we will have some activities to help you find one at the event. Also, find potential collaborators and propose, browse, and discuss ideas here.

David Gelles Reporter The Financial Times San Francisco Bureau o. +1 415 445 5601 m. +1 510 292 9576 david.gelles@ft.com dgelles2@gmail.com

SF Bay Area Multimedia gathering, May 5, 7-9pm

Hey all. This is perfect for many west coast FC members, organized and run by a radio colleague. Check it out! -Mia


Fotovision Multimedia Salon first Wednesday of each month, 7-9PM at Fotovision

5515 Doyle St, #11, Emeryville, CA 94608 Map: http://tinyurl.com/yc884fn

o Fotovision: That hip ever-growing photo-sound-video fanatic’s group o Multimedia: Mixing sound, stills, video, (smells? tastes?), to tell drop-dead stories, commonly for the web. o Salon: Usually a bunch of pretentious intellectuals in a gilded room getting all snooty about their work. But in this case we mean a group of motivated, experienced media folks sharing knowledge and work.

The group welcomes skilled still photographers, video photographers, journalists, radio and other sound people, editors and storytellers of various stripes working with multimedia.

Join us if you are: o Actively working with multimedia. o Just starting to work with multimedia as an addition to the work you already do. o A professional on fire about the story-telling potential of multimedia, and serious about sharing and expanding your skills with a group of peers.

We gather monthly to show works-in-progress for feedback, support, and discussion. We talk about everything from our work to our gear, from getting jobs to wailing about not getting jobs — and just about anything else that comes to mind. Mostly, we show our multimedia works and figure out ways to make them tighter, more informative and more interesting.

Think of it as a writers’ group for digital storytellers — a group of people with a wide range of skills and styles in the various aspects of multimedia who meet to exchange our hard-found expertise in this new field.

Cost: A sliding scale contribution of up to $15, depending on how well you’re doing in today’s media economy. The contribution goes to Fotovision ( http: www.fotovision.org ) for their expenses and support of the group.

Hope to see you there!


Lonny Shavelson http://www.photowords.com

Berkeley, California Office/studio: 510 343 6939 Home: 510 849 9382 Cell: 510 847 5223 e-mail: lonny@photowords.com