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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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Workshop on journalism & community organizing

Citizen journalists and community organizers can apply for a scholarship to attend a weekend workshop on the media and community organizing, called "The Organizing of the President", that will occur April 24-26 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

The scholarships, sponsored by the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism and the Rowe Conference Center, include the full costs of room, board and conference fee for - but do not include travel costs.

"The scholarships will go to community organizers that seek to better utilize journalism and the Internet in their organizing work, or to independent journalists, media makers or bloggers that report on community organizing campaigns," the announcement states.

Applications are due by March 15. To receive an application, e-mail scholarship2009@authenticjournalism.org.

Location: Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Free webcast today: using LinkedIn for journalism

Columbia University's journalism school this afternoon is holding a free e-seminar on how journalists can use LinkedIn more effectively. The event will be webcast live from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST.

The session will deal with variety of issues including how journalists can use LinkedIn in their day-to-day work, and how to use it as an effective job hunting tool. Speakers include Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek senior technology writer; Jason Alba, author of I'm on LinkedIn, Now What? - A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn and CEO of JibberJobber, a jobs search service; and Kay Luo, senior director of corporate communication of LinkedIn. The session will be moderated by Sree Sreenivasan, a new media professor at Columbia.

You can listen live or, later, to a recording by clicking here. Listeners can call in with their questions (or listen live) at 1-646-915-9583. And before or after the session you can leave a comment or ask a question in the comments section of http://columbianm.blogspot.com/2009/01/webcast-linkedin-for-journalists-or.html or e-mail sree[at]sree.net (In the subject, write "webcast").

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