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Seattle University fellowships seeking journalists interested in family homelessness

The Seattle University Center for Strategic Communications is offering four fellowships to support original journalism on family homelessness in the state of Washington to encourage more and better reporting about family homelessness to foster greater public understand of its causes and cures.

Each of the four fellowships, which are made possible by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides $15,000 to support in-depth reporting during the spring of 2010 on any aspect of family homelessness in Washington. Projects may be in any medium. Fellows will also attend seminars on family homelessness.

Independent and freelance journalists are eligible to apply as well as those employed full-time. Deadline for applications is March 5. For more information, go to the fellowship’s Web site.  

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High School Students: Apply to AAJA’s J Camp!

AAJA’ers: Encourage, nurture and inspire the next generation of journalists by recommending they apply to the FREE, multicultural program that is J Camp!

AAJA’s signature training program for aspiring young journalists is geared toward high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors (who are at least 16 years old by July 30, 2010) who are interested or thinking about journalism as a career.

It is held the week before the annual convention. This year, the program will run from July 31 – August 4 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

This program houses the students on the university campus while they receive hands-on training in writing, photography, broadcasting, online media, and reporting from professional journalists. The program comes at no cost to J-Campers thanks to the generous support of funders such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund; AAJA chapters (sponsoring and/or subsidizing a student from their region when one is chosen for the program); and also from individual members, such as Jennifer 8 Lee and AAJA Governing Board member, Frank Witsil.

J Camp scholarship includes return airfare, transportation, university housing, and access to some of the brightest and best media minds in the country.


Take a look at what past J Camp students had to say about this life-changing experience:

“What’s All the Hype About?”

“It Will Change Your Life”

“Who Will You Meet?  Connections of a Lifetime”

You can also visit us at AAJA J Camp Facebook.  For more information, go to AAJA or contact Nao Vang, AAJA National Student Programs Coordinator at (415) 346-2051 x102 or  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Applications due Jan. 11 for Executive Leadership Program

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The deadline for applying to the AAJA Executive Leadership Program is coming up!

The AAJA Executive Leadership Program (ELP) looks at how Asian American and Pacific Islander values relate to high-level decision-making processes and leadership development. The two-session program explores the responsibilities and challenges in the newsroom. Each participant will develop individual career paths to leadership positions. There are 381 graduates of the Executive Leadership Program since the program began in 1995.

This year’s ELP introductory session will take place March 10-14, 2010 in New York City. The Newspaper Association of America Foundation offers a minority fellowship to send a newspaper journalist to attend ELP.

The cost for tuition and most meals is $1,200. See details here. Both the chapter and National can provide stipend support to those selected for the program. (This is why we raise money and you need to buy a ticket to our Lunar New Year Banquet & Silent Auction.)

We have several ELP grads right here in the Seattle chapter who can tell you about their experiences in the program: Marian Liu, Sanjay Bhatt, Athima Chansanchai and Sharon Chan, to name a few.

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Apply by October 30 for Web 2.0 training at UC Berkeley

The Knight Digital Media Center, located at the University of California, Berkeley is still accepting applications from mid-career journalists interested in fellowships for its Web 2.0 Training for Journalists, which will be held on December 14-18, 2009; and February 22-26, 2010.

There will be 20 fellowships per workshop. Applications to apply for either workshop is due Oct. 30.

The workshop is open to professional print, radio, broadcast and online journalists who want to develop Web 2.0 technology and techniques to support their publication`s Internet publishing effort. Fellowships include lodging, meals and instruction. All equipment is provided. Cost of travel to the workshop must be paid by the applicant’s news organization.

During five days of intense, hands-on instruction the fellows selected for the Web 2.0 training will:

• Blog breaking news using Twitter.
• Post photos in interactive news maps.
• Produce and publish photo galleries and audio slideshows.
• Create and edit videos with Final Cut Pro
• Incorporate user-generated content in breaking news stories.
• Use Facebook and publication widgets for news distribution.
• Learn technical specifics for optimizing breaking news rankings in Google.

An application form and instructions are available on the Knight Center’s Web site.
For questions, please contact Alisha Diego Klatt, program specialist, at or (510) 642-3892.

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Oct. 30 deadline: Residencies for budding audio artists

Source: 911 Media

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs.

Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2009
Applications must be postmarked or delivered by 5:00 pm on the due date.

Applications and more information online at

There are three different types of residencies: A writers program, a new media program and an artist support program. Check out the website for details.

About Jack Straw Productions
Jack Straw Productions is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to the creation, production and presentation of all forms of audio art. Jack Straw Productions’ history began in 1962, when a group of artists, educators, and journalists formed the Jack Straw Foundation, which founded KRAB-FM, one of the first community radio stations in the United States. Jack Straw continues to assist artists, educational institutions, and community organizations that are interested in working creatively with sound through our audio production services and recording studios, artist residency programs, educational programs, and community partnerships. Jack Straw Productions has been open to the public in Seattle’s University District since 1989.

Jack Straw Productions
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 634-0919

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