NAM Newsletter highlights

Some highlights from the latest New America Media newsletter. Some great opportunities in here. I only pass on the newsletter once in awhile so sign up to receive it yourself if you like it. (FYI, FC is not associated with NAM, I just find them really useful!)


$1,500 Aging Fellowship — Only 5 Days to Apply!

The deadline to apply for the MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship, offered by New America Media (NAM) and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), has been extended to Tuesday, Aug. 10

NAM urges ethnic media to apply for this opportunity to cover the critical and under-covered issues of aging.

The fellowship includes an expenses-paid trip to New Orleans for GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting, plus a $1,500 stipend for each of the 14 journalism fellows – half from ethnic media and half from the media covering aging. Fellows will write at least one brief article or blog based on any aspect of this huge conference and also propose and write a longer-term, in-depth project on any topic in aging.

See the call for proposals at

Contact Todd Kluss, GSA Communications Manager at; 202-587-2839, or NAM Ethnic Elders Editor Paul Kleyman,, 415-503-417 ext. 133.


Calling all chefs, cooks and culinary enthusiasts!

picKulinarya: A Filipino Culinary Showdown is being held in San Francisco. The grand prize winner in both the professional and amateur categories will receive a round trip ticket to the Philippines and a tour to Philippines culinary destinations, gift certificates and other prizes. Submit your short bio-data/credentials and recipe of their entry dish no later than August 10, 2010. Semi Finals will be held August 15, 2010 and the finals will be October 24, 2010 in celebration of the Filipino-American History Mopicnth.

For more information and guidelines of the contest, email or call 415-956-4060, or visit

And tune in to NAM's upcoming series: New America Now On Assignment: Philippines. Anchor Odette Keeley takes you on a culinary travelogue via the Philippine Department of Tourism's "Kulinarya [Culinary] Food Trips" also sponsored by Philippine Airlines and the Phil. Tourism Office-Philippine Consulate General-San Francisco


Travel stipends available for a two day training on health reporting in New Orleans, LA on August 11 -13, 2010. The training will enable journalists to interact, learn from one another, and share strategies for reporting on health care and health disparities. Contact: Sherice Perry,, 202-628-3030. For more information, click here.

Don't miss a special 5-day IRE boot camp, August 16-20, 2010, hosted by San Diego State University and The Watchdog Institute. Learn how to use spreadsheets and databases to analyze data, plus how to download data, how to convert it from text, where to look for it on the Web, and more. Contact: Stephanie Sinn,


25 spaces in a free workshop on the coverage of Urban Education as initiative to prioritize urban education reporting, September 29 to October. 2, at the Columbia Journalism School in New York as part of the New York Times Institute Fellowship on Education Reporting. Contact: Arlene Morgan, DEADLINE: September 3, 2010


picThe California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism provide California journalists with an opportunity to gain insights into community health issues and to learn multimedia reporting skills during two four-day sessions in Los Angeles October 21-24, 2010 and January 20-23, 2011. All-expenses-paid fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers. Click here to register. DEADLINE: September 2, 2010.


The Rory Peck Awards, honoring the work of professional freelance cameramen and women is calling for entries for 2010. The competition is free to enter. Entries must have had their first broadcast between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010. DEADLINE: September 6, 2010.


GRANTS AVAILABLE! The Fund for Investigative Journalism seeks grant proposals from journalists investigating issues in their states and local communities, and working on investigative stories for ethnic media. The program for local, regional, and ethnic media is funded by a $100,000 grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Contact: Sandy Bergo,, 202-481-1218. DEADLINE: September 8, 2010


Visual Communications seeks to cultivate a new generation of Asian Pacific American. The Armed with a Camerica Fellowship will award up to ten fellows $500 to complete a five-minute digital video, within a five-month span of time. Contact: Kennedy Kabasares, DEADLINE: October 1, 2010 5PM PST


Call For Submissions for an anthology on women of color's self/body image as shaped by family, friends, media, society etc. Click here for more information. DEADLINE: October 15, 2010


South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts are calling for submissions that are reflections, critiques, and analysis on how the way we think about race, religion, etc has been change by 9/11. More information here. Contact: DEADLINE: October 15, 2010.


The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is offering a $25,000 stipend and half the tution for graduate study in the US for applicants 30 and younger who are either a resident alien, someone who has been naturalized as a US citizen, or the child of a US naturalized parent. DEADLINE: Novemeber 1, 2010

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