Journo training opportunity with North Country Public Radio, Aug 25-26

I admit – I don't know if there are any spots left and this training is coming right up, August 25th and 26th, but it might be worth an email if you'll be in this neck of the woods. Details below. -Mia

Free Training Opportunity. North Country Public Radio's Prison Time Media Project will hold a two-day training session for journalists interested in doing more in-depth reporting on America's vast prison system and the war on drugs. For two years, NCPR has been examining the criminal justice system in the context of escalating 'mandatory minimum' prison sentences for drug crimes, debates over amending those laws, and the impact of mass incarceration on urban and rural communities within our region and across the US. Now, we have an opportunity to hold a workshop to explore ideas and strategies for bringing this important story to audiences. This will be especially helpful for small- and mid-sized newsrooms interested in tackling this complex topic without assigning a full-time 'beat' reporter. Brian Mann, the lead producer for the NCPR project will lead and moderate the sessions, along with producer Natasha Haverty, and participation by experts in the field. The session, August 25th and 26th, will be held at the remarkable Blue Mountain Center, a historic wilderness retreat in the Adirondack Mountains. Room and meals and training will be offered free of charge, thanks to the Blue Mountain Center, NCPR, and John Brown Lives. There are eight places available. Journalists will cover costs of their own travel to and from Blue Mountain Center, located in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. There is no formal application process. To apply, email Brian Mann at Deadline: Open until positions filled.

Martha Foley
News Director
North Country Public Radio
Canton, NY

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