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Type: Workshop Location:
Varies. Upcoming cities include Columbia, MO; Oklahoma City, OK; Honolulu, HI; and Toronto.
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is offering training workshops in varying cities this fall. Topics include Internet tools and strategies, interviewing techniques, investigative story ideas and dealing with freedom of information laws. Click here to find a workshop near your city.
UC Berkeley Journalism Fellowships on Immigration and the Politics of Reform – Deadline: March 10, 2014
Location: Berkeley, CA
Deadline to Apply: March 10, 2014
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism invites professional print, broadcast, and online journalists in the United States to apply to its fourth annual New York Times Institute on Immigration Reporting.
The 20 applicants selected as New York Times Fellows will learn about the new dynamics of America’s immigration debate and the country’s changing demographics. Immigration policy promises to be a hot topic this year as Congressional leaders debate the possibility of large-scale legislative reforms. Regardless of what happens in Washington, D.C, it is likely that states and localities will continue to be active on a range of issues from tuition equity for immigrant students to increased local enforcement.
The intensive four-day training is designed for reporters and editors who have some background on immigration and seek to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The 2014 seminar will focus on the impact of the growing Latino and Asian-American electorate on current immigration reform efforts in Congress. Participants will:
- Receive hands-on training in demographic analysis and working with Census data on voter registration and turnout;
- Hear up-to-the-minute assessments of legislation in play in Washington and the power dynamics behind it;
- Examine this year’s political debate in the context of history, current immigration law, state-federal battles and recent developments in immigration enforcement;
In past years, speakers have included high-ranking Homeland Security officials, immigration judges, leading journalists, scholars, legislators and immigrants themselves. We anticipate a line up of top-notch experts again this year. The institute will draw on its position in California – which has been at the leading edge on many aspects of immigration – and the wealth of resources at the University of California and beyond. Participants will leave the seminar well equipped with new perspectives and insights backed by solid research and data, new sources, essential reporting tools, and story ideas to deepen their coverage and to share with their newsroom colleagues.
The Changing Face of America is a New York Times Institute, supported by a generous grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at Berkeley Law.
The application deadline is March 10, 2014. Click here to apply.
Location: Washington D.C.
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2014 for internships and April 1, 2014 for fellowship
The Scripps Howard Foundation is looking for curious, energetic college juniors and seniors who are studying journalism to report from Washington D.C. during the fall term. Interns are paid a stipend and provided free housing in furnished apartments.
Interns find, report and write stories for the web-based Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, take photos, create slide shows and shoot and edit video. Semester in Washington takes six interns in the 14-week fall term. Applicants with multimedia experience will be given preference.
A seventh intern works for the Hispanic Link News Service. Applicants should be juniors or seniors with previous internship experience or extensive work with student media.
The foundation is also looking for a post-graduate, multimedia fellow. The fellowship lasts for a year, beginning in early September. The fellow maintains our website, teaches video and photography skills to the undergraduate interns using our DSLR cameras and editing software. The fellow also reports his or her own stories, creates interactive graphics and coordinates group projects. The fellowship includes a stipend of $22,155 and free housing.
Program dates and application deadlines:
Fall 2014: Sept. 10 to Dec. 16. Application deadline: March 15. Program includes a stipend of $2,660 and free housing.
Hispanic Link intern: same deadline, stipend and free housing
Post-graduate, multimedia fellow: early September 2014 to August 2015. Application deadline: April 1. Program includes a $22,155 stipend and free housing.
The fall program includes an international intern who is chosen by the International Center for Journalists.
For more details and to fill out an application form, go to the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.
If you have further questions, please email Jody Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type: Training programs
Location: Columbia, Missouri
CAR (Computer-Assisted Reporting) boot camps, a joint program offered by IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism, are great opportunities for journalists to learn to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze information and translate it into stories. Training topics include mapping, statistics and web programming. Special fellowships are available to minority journalists. Learn more and register here.
Location: Los Angeles
Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2014
USC Annenberg’s California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships program is offering $2,000-$10,000 reporting grants to underwrite investigative or explanatory journalism projects on substantive health issues. The grants all include participation in The National Health Journalism Fellowship, which allows journalists to step away from their daily routines to spend five days in Los Angeles exploring topics related to “Health and Place,” or how neighborhood and work environments impact health and life expectancy. This intensive mini fellowship will help you understand how community health, health policy and the nation’s growing ethnic diversity intersect. You’ll come away from the experience with a multitude of story ideas and sources, new insights into what community influences contribute to personal health, and funds to pursue an important health-related reporting project.
Based at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism, the National Fellowship is open to print, broadcast, and online journalists from around the country. National Fellows receive meals, travel, and lodging, plus a $2,000 stipend upon publication or broadcast of a major fellowship project on almost any domestic health issue.
The Hunt Fund (grants of $2,500 to $10,000) will support projects that examine the effects of a specific factor or confluence of factors on the health of disadvantaged communities, such as joblessness, health disparities, pollution, violence, land use, urban development, access to health care and access to healthy food.
Competition for all the grants is open to both newsroom staffers and freelancers who contribute to print, broadcast, and online news outlets. A minimum of three years of professional experience is preferred. The grants can be used to defray reporting and publishing-related costs such as travel, website development, database acquisition and analysis, environmental testing, translation services and a journalist’s otherwise uncompensated time.
Applicants must join ReportingonHealth.org, a Web 2.0 community for health journalism and the official website for the Fellowships. To encourage collaboration between mainstream and ethnic media, preference will be given to applicants who propose a joint project for use by both media outlets.
For more information, visit ReportingonHealth.org or e-mail Martha Shirk at Cahealth@usc.edu. (To improve your prospects for success, we recommend that you discuss your project idea with us in advance.)