The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University is a fellowship that many if not all seasoned journalists should be applying for. This short-term program is designed to teach journalists the latest strategies and uses of digital tools in reporting public and governmental affairs and how to improve their online presence.
The week-long fellowship runs Sunday, April 6, through Friday, April, 11, 2014 at the Ohio State University in Columbus. Kiplinger Fellows from all over the world will be fully trained in reporting using social media sites including Twitter and Facebook.
NBC10 Social Media Editor Sarah Glover is a former Kiplinger fellow. She praises the program for the knowledge it provided for her, knowledge she’s using in her current job.
“It provides a great opportunity to take your journalism to the next level in terms of news gathering” Glover said. “With social media as the corner stone of the program, you get to advance your skills professionally in online media and data research and in using the new tools of our trade.”
Best of all, this program is free of charge for those selected to participate. The fellowship includes lodging, most meals and a travel stipend. Fellows are promised to “return to their newsrooms equipped with new and sharpened reporting tools.” Journalists with 5 or more years of news organization experience are encouraged to apply by November 30th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B2S7MRS
Sadiyyah Rice is the digital intern for the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force, recording secretary for the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists and video editor for Higher Education Channel Television (HEC-TV).