Glory days of baseball fade among African Americans

By Bobby Calvan   06.24.2014
Glory days of baseball fade among African Americans

Omaha Police Detective Kerrie Orozco huddles with her team during opening day of the police league’s baseball program. By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project OMAHA, Neb. – As a reporter with the Sacramento Bee not long ago, I had the privilege of covering a diverse range of stories – from investigative health care pieces to

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Partnerships growing stronger across the Heartland

Partnerships growing stronger across the Heartland

By Bobby Calvan   07.17.2014

By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Towns across America celebrated the Fourth of July with parades, much like the one in Norfolk that drew hundreds. Firetrucks streamed by sidewalks lined


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Partnership with NBCnews.com brings the Heartland to a national audience

Partnership with NBCnews.com brings the Heartland to a national audience

By Bobby Calvan   06.18.2014

Officer Tu Tran on patrol in Lincoln, Nebraska. As one of only two Vietnamese officers on the police force, Tran serves as a crucial link between the city and its growing Vietnamese population. By Bobby


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Latest Heartland story makes it a trifecta — print, television and, now, radio

Latest Heartland story makes it a trifecta — print, television and, now, radio

By Bobby Calvan   06.05.2014

All renters in Fremont, Neb., must obtain a renter’s permit from the Police Department to move into an apartment or rental house. By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project MANILA — The Heartland Project’s first


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High Schooler overcomes travails to graduate, ready to face next challenges

High Schooler overcomes travails to graduate, ready to face next challenges

By Bobby Calvan   05.24.2014

Je’Kerra Hopper, 18, looks over her Lincoln Hightranscript. Next fall, she will attend Peru State College on a track and field scholarship. By Bobby Caina Calvan | Heartland Project LINCOLN, Neb. – Je’Kerra Hopper is 18


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Heartland Hosts Free Media Access Workshop on Thursday, May 21 in Omaha

Heartland Hosts Free Media Access Workshop on Thursday, May 21 in Omaha

By AAJA National   05.02.2014

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) ) in partnership with Urban League Nebraska invite nonprofit leaders and business owners to learn how to get your stories in the news.


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Diversity in Lincoln, Neb., through the lens of high school proms and teens

Diversity in Lincoln, Neb., through the lens of high school proms and teens

By Bobby Calvan   04.19.2014

By Bobby Caina Calvan | Heartland Project LINCOLN, Neb. – The assignment was straightforward: Produce a story about the growing diversity in the Cornhusker State’s capital city. Certainly, we could have gone straight to the U.S.


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AAJA and NLGJA Hire Bobby Caina Calvan As Heartland Project Reporter

AAJA and NLGJA Hire Bobby Caina Calvan As Heartland Project Reporter

By AAJA National   02.13.2014

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has hired Bobby Caina Calvan, a former national political writer in the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, as the lead reporter for the Heartland Project, a joint initiative led


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UNITY Seeks Judges for RTDNA/UNITY Diversity Awards

UNITY Seeks Judges for RTDNA/UNITY Diversity Awards

By AAJA National   02.06.2014

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity is seeking eight broadcast journalists to help select winners for the RTDNA/Diversity Award to honor outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity.  The award is part of the covenant the


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WATCH: Chris Barr, Knight Prototype Fund

WATCH: Chris Barr, Knight Prototype Fund

By Yvonne Leow   01.21.2014

AAJA-VP Yvonne Leow talks to Chris Barr, a media innovation associate at Knight, about the Knight Prototype Fund. Knight will be awarding $35,000 grants to help entrepreneurs, journalists and tinkerers of all kinds build and


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AAJA Member News: December 2013 Roundup

AAJA Member News: December 2013 Roundup

By AAJA National   12.30.2013

Katherine Kam (AAJA-San Francisco Bay Area), a San Francisco Bay Area health journalist and AAJA member, completed a 2012-2013 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship. The former First Lady created the fellowship program to train journalists


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