Feet in Two Worlds announces education reporting fellowship in NYC

NYC fellowship deadline approaching. Small stipend, but could be a good opportunity. Details below.


Education Reporting Fellowship for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York


Call for applications

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering education issues in New York City.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org) and for the news organization(s) for whom they normally report. There will also be opportunities for a select group of fellows to produce radio stories for broadcast online and on the air.

This three-month fellowship runs during the three final months of the current school year, April 1, 2011 to July 1, 2011. In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on news.feetintwoworlds.org, Insideschools.org, and other online news sites.

The training is open to staff and freelance reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in Two Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English. The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, March 11, 2011 and should include the following:

* Three story ideas for coverage of education issues in New York’s immigrant communities or directly affecting immigrants in New York City.

* Your resume.
* Samples of your work.
* The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at fi2wfellowships@gmail.com.

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

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