Saturday, November 1, 2008

2-month journalism fellowship on science & religion

Applications are currently being accepted for a two-month paid journalism fellowship that focuses on science and religion issues.

The 2009 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science and Religion enables 10 print, broadcast or online journalists to pursue an intensive two-month course of study at the University of Cambridge featuring eminent, well known authorities in the field. Fellows are paid a stipend in addition to travel expenses to Cambridge.

"The fellowship, now in its fifth year, seeks to promote a deeper understanding and a more informed public discussion of the interface of science and religion,"according to organizers. "Potential areas of study include Islam and science, neuroscience, cosmology, quantum uncertainty, multiverses, the New Atheism and spirituality and health."

The awards are open to all journalists with a minimum of three years’ experience, though priority will be given to mid-career and senior journalists. Application deadline is Monday, December 15, 2008.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

NYC event: journalist discusses Muslim World

Jim Sciutto, the London-based senior foreign correspondent of ABC News and author of Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World, will speak tonight at Columbia's Journalism School. The event is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required.

The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the journalism school's Lecture Hall on 116th St & Broadway.

"Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating conversation about America and the world, on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks," e-mails Sree Sreenivasan, dean of students.

Professor Nathaniel Persily of Columbia's Law School will introduce Sciutto and moderate a Q&A.

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