Sunday, March 15, 2009

Free conference for ethnic media journalists

Ethnic media journalists can apply for a brief all-expenses paid program on urban environmental justice.

"The first part of the program, consisting of discussions with experts on environmental justice, plus field reporting and professional workshops, will take place in Los Angeles, beginning on the evening of April 30, 2009, and ending on May 6," the announcement states. "The Fellows will gather again in late July for sessions in Chicago."

Applicants must be employed by ethnic media news organizations or be independent journalists who regularly cover ethnic communities in the U.S. or racial justice issues. The program is sponsored by USC's Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism.

Apply online by March 23.

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Free health journalism seminars

USC is seeking applications for its upcoming all-expenses-paid seminars in health journalism. The four day "California Health Journalism Fellowship" programs, held by the university's Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles, are "open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists with a passion for health news, not just reporters on the health beat."

Session 1, from July 31-Aug. 3, will focus on investigating hospitals and nursing homes, understanding medical statistics and medical studies, narrative story telling techniques and more.

Session 2, from Oct. 23-26, will explore the latest thinking about how neighborhood life, work conditions, social inequities, race and education influence health. It will also discuss digital story telling.

The deadline to apply is June 27. For more info, contact (213) 437-4419 or calendow (at)

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

3-week arts journalism fellowship

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and The Getty Foundation are offering a three-week arts journalism fellowship in November 2008. Six to seven arts journalists will be selected.

“Based in Los Angeles, the fellowship is a total immersion experience that includes attending as many as 23 performances, art exhibitions and architectural sites,” the announcement states. “Participants will visit private studios, rehearsal rooms, architectural firms and art schools providing many behind-the-scene opportunities to meet renowned artists, arts administrators and accomplished journalists face-to-face.”

The international program, now in its 7th year, is available for mid-career arts editors, critics and reporters from print, radio, television and online who cover the performing and visual arts, architecture, literature, entertainment and pop culture. They can be generalists or specialists. Staff writers, editors and freelancers and self-employed Web journalists alike are welcome to apply.

The program covers most expenses, including: roundtrip travel to and from Los Angeles, hotel, most meals, reading materials, Internet access in your hotel room and transportation within Los Angeles.The application must be postmarked by June 16.

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