Journalism Fellowships on Immigrant Families, deadline Feb. 16

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2015 Fellowships on Immigrant Families

Application Deadline: Receipt via email by 11 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2015

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Up to 16 journalists will be chosen to attend the conference, to be held April 7-10 at Georgia State University in Atlanta. IJJ will pay for travel and other expenses. As part of their applications, journalists must propose an enterprise project on immigrant children and families for publication or broadcast. Each fellow will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the story project.

The conference will include:

A seminar on immigration law with attorney Dan Kowalski, a very popular teacher and editor of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin.

A hands-on workshop on investigative techniques with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Martha Mendoza of the Associated Press, an acclaimed FOIA expert.

An interactive workshop on finding and interpreting data with Laura Speer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, who oversees the Kids Count Data Center, which collects and analyzes the most comprehensive and latest statistics about U.S. children.

Panel discussions with experts on health issues, education inequities and upcoming legislation impacting immigrant families. There will be special emphasis on the South, where immigrant families are growing the fastest and children face some of the biggest hurdles in health and well-being.

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