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Calendar of Multimedia Training and Events

Editor’s note: the new NABJ Print Task Force needs your help. First, we ask that you join our new listserv, here. Activities will include: print job postings, new hires, training opportunities, freelance positions, town hall meetings, webinars, advocacy opportunities and local, regional and national program planning outreach. Second, please take our quick 10-question Print Member Survey.  Your feedback will allow  NABJ to better address your concerns and establish your priorities.The deadline to submit your feedback is Thursday, Sept. 12.

SEPTEMBER

  • The Associated Press Sports Editors is now accepting applications for its Diversity Fellowship Program. The program is an in-depth, nine-month course of study for working, mid-career professionals who are interested in pursuing a path as a manager (typically a sports editor, assistant sports editor or sports reporter) in sports journalism. This training program, which prepares Fellows to be candidates for such positions, is underwritten by APSE and its partners, and there is no cost to the Fellows. The deadline to apply is Sept. 12.

  • Compathos & Global Citizens Network has announced a call for entries to apply for a media arts full travel scholarship to Brazil for photojournalists, journalists, musicians, filmmakers, and transmedia artists, aged 17 to 25. Participants will receive an amazing hands-on experience participating in media workshops revolving around social and environmental action, and working together with their peers and instructor to create a digital narrative of their experience. Students will gain an incredible cross-cultural awareness, as well as strengthen their professional development and creative portfolio. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15, 2013.

  • In the McGraw-Hill Data Journalism Program, the International Center For Journalists will help journalists master this new set of tools and produce data-driven stories that raise financial literacy in underserved communities. The program will give journalists reporting for minority and other underserved populations a variety of data journalism tools and techniques, including how to mine economic and financial databases. The online courses will take place from Oct. 7, 2013 through Dec. 1, 2013. All applicants will be asked to propose a project that they will develop throughout the length of the course. A mentoring period to help participants finalize their projects will then take place from Dec. 2, 2013 until Jan. 26, 2014. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15, 2013.

  • The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects.  For information on eligibility criteria or to apply, please click here.  The deadline to apply is Sept. 15.

  • The latest Knight News Challenge, which seeks to harness data and information to enhance the health of communities, has kicked off. In addition to the $2 million Knight will award through this challenge, Knight announced this contest will also offer $200,000 in special prizes from two of the Challenge collaborators: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will award prizes of $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000 for the top three projects which “best combine public health data and healthcare data to improve the health of communities.” And the California HealthCare Foundation will award a total of $100,000 to one or more projects focused on helping county and city officials use health data for policymaking. The deadline to submit is Sept. 17, 2013.

  • The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism workshop, “Finding Your Best Investigative Business Story,” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 28. Award-winning professors Alec Klein of Northwestern University and Chris Roush of the University of North Carolina lead this day-long training, which focuses on identifying and developing local investigative business stories.

  • The National Association of Black Journalists will hold its annual Media Institute-Media Professionals and Entrepreneurs conference on Friday, Sept, 27 at the Associated Press building in New York City. Hosted by NABJ’s Associate Member Task Force, this year’s conference will feature diverse programming for freelance and transitioning journalists, public relations practitioners, entrepreneurs and students.

  • The National Association of Black Journalists will hold its Region I conference on Saturday, Sept, 28 at the Associated Press building in New York City. The conference will feature diverse programming for freelance and transitioning journalists, public relations practitioners, entrepreneurs and students.

  • Cox Media’s Digital Talent Program is designed for scholars to contribute to Cox Media Group through digital innovation on project based assignments where excellence manifests in the digital context. The CMG Digital Talent Program is a highly competitive program in the digital industry for a diverse group of recently graduated students. The anticipated tenure is for up to one year and selected students are expected to complete the program successfully. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30, 2013.

OCTOBER

  • If you have the skills, passion and determination to be a journalist of the future – a trained professional who knows a good story when they see it and who has the confidence to tell it in a way that best imparts its relevance and importance to news consumers – a Hearst Fellowship may be right for you. The fellowship is a biennial, 18-month program focusing on multimedia journalism. The Fellowship program consists of two nine-month rotations at our top metro papers. Applications will be accepted from October 2013 through January 2014.

  • The Online News Association will hold its 2013 Conference & Awards Banquet Oct. 17-19, 2013 in Atlanta.  The Online News Association 2013 Conference & Awards Banquet is the premier gathering of highly engaged digital journalists shaping media now. Learn about new tools and technologies, network with peers from around the world and celebrate excellence at the Online Journalism Awards.

  • The 92nd annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention will be Oct. 23-27 in New Orleans. The convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world. Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association partner to prepare nearly 400 practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups.

  • The Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) will be hosting its fall camp in Essex, Vt., Oct. 25-27.  JAWS supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.

  • If you have the skills, passion and determination to be a journalist of the future – a trained professional who knows a good story when they see it and who has the confidence to tell it in a way that best imparts its relevance and importance to news consumers – an 18-month Hearst Fellowship may be right for you. Applications are open from October through January.

NOVEMBER

  • The 35th Annual SND Workshop and Exhibition will be held Nov. 7-9, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. The event is hosted by Gannett Louisville Design Studio. The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators – specifically those who create print/web/mobile publications and products. Our members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, make photos and video, visualize data – and write code.

  • The National Association of Science Writers conference will be held Nov. 1-5, 2013, in Gainesville, Fla. NASW members have crafted a slate of professional development workshops, and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing has recruited scientists from all over the country for the 51st New Horizons in Science briefings on emerging research.

DECEMBER

  • The CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program is an intensive hands-on workshop led by professionals at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. and the University of North Carolina journalism faculty in Chapel Hill, N.C. The program, scheduled for March 12-16, 2014,  is geared toward college seniors pursuing broadcast careers as producers, reporters, photojournalists and web editors. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

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