Category Archives: Multimedia
Google tools provide updated information to locate earthquake victims and property destroyed in Mexico
Google has created a map that shows where the destroyed and heavily damaged buildings are located in Mexico City after Tuesday’s earthquake. It is constantly being updated.
Google has also created a locator site. Visitors can share who they are looking for or information they may have about a victim or survivor of the earthquake.
Here are three fellowships that can help you pursue a project that you feel needs to be published. The University of Virginia is offering a$7,500 fellowship for stories that look into genetics and behavior.
Travel to three different countries and write global issues. The Fulbright-National Geographic fellowship could be your ticket to the world.
If your goal is to research a science or environmental story, the Alice Patterson Fellowship may have the funds you need to get that project done.
GENETIC AND BEHAVIOR JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2017
The Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia is offering five $7,500 Genetics and Behavior Journalism Fellowships for early and mid-career journalists. The fellowship supports ambitious, long-form stories on the broad theme of genetics and behavior. The fellowship was established by Eric Turkheimer, Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, and Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch and Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. For more application and more information: Fellowship
THE FULBRIGHT-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STORYTELLING FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: October 6, 2017
The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to take part in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Storytellers publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blog.
Application at Fulbright-National Geographic
THE ALICIA PATTERSON FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: October 1, 2017
Area of expertise: Fellow specializing in either science or environmental journalism
The Alicia Patterson Foundation will give support for journalists engaged in rigorous, probing, spirited, independent and skeptical work that will benefit the public. The foundation will support journalism and will foster a community of journalists engaged in truthfully informing the public.
Visit AliciaPatterson.org for more information.
Follow this to link to application
23 Journalism Fellowships: Health, Mental Illness, World Issues, Immigration, Science, and Investigative
Journalism fellowships give you the opportunity to continue growing in journalism and in specific areas of expertise. This is free education. I have listed 23 journalism fellowships that are offering everything from learning more on health and immigration issues to developing an investigative report. Apply today and expand your mind. Good luck!
Sylvia Rowe Fellowship
Deadline Feb. 5
Good for Graduate students interested in nutrition and journalism.IFIC Foundation now accepting applications for 2016 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship for Nutrition, Food Safety Communicators>> Application
Neiman Foundation Fellowships
Deadline to apply Jan. 31
Candidates chosen get a paid year at Harvard to explore journalism and world ideas. U.S. fellow applications due last day in January. >>Application
The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
Deadline April 6, 2016
Mental illnesses constitute some of the most serious, unrecognized, and under-reported health problems in the United States and around the world. As part of an international effort to reduce stigma and discrimination, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism provide stipends to journalists from the United States and Colombia — and previously in Romania, South Africa, and New Zealand — to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.>>Application
Institute for Justice and Journalism Fellowship on Immigration
Deadline Feb. 16
Journalists must propose an enterprise project on immigrant children and families for publication or broadcast. In addition to travel and accomodations, each fellow will receive a US$500 stipend upon completion of the story project.>> Application
Arthur F. Burnes Exchange Fellowship
Deadline March 1
Arthur F. Burns Fellowship offers an exchange program that gives media professionals from the United States, Canada and Germany an opportunity to report from and travel in each other’s countries.>> Application
Health Journalism Fellowships
Deadline Feb. 19
AHCJ offers several health journalism fellowships for journalists in California, Missouri, Rhode Island, and New York. Also fellowships are being offered to college journalism students and college instructors, and journalists who work in ethnic media, >>Application
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Residential Fellow
Deadline Feb. 15
Designed for persons inside and outside media industries who want to collaborate with RJI in the pursuit of solutions to a particular journalism problem.>> Application
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Non-Residential Fellow
Deadline Feb. 15
Designed for entrepreneurial individuals with a strong interest in journalism and issues related to digital communications. Your fellowship can be about something you are interested in pursuing on your own or something that could benefit a current employer.>> More information and application
The Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship
Deadline Feb. 9, 2016
Working journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience in print or online journalism are eligible to apply for the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program. Applicants propose a one-year writing project on a topic of their choosing, focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society. In addition, the program awards separate fellowships on the environment, on free enterprise and on law enforcement.>>Application
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Institutional Fellows
Deadline Feb. 15
Designed to unlock some of the thoughtful, meaningful ideas inside newsrooms, ad departments, boardrooms, break rooms, etc., that for various reasons can’t get any traction. RJI will collaborate with a leader at a company or institution who will identify an employee who can develop an idea or lead a team that could do it. The employee will be named an RJI Fellow but will continue working at his or her job.>> More information and application
Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme
Deadline March 1
The Journalists Fellowship Programme was first established in 1980 by the United Nations General Assembly with the aim of exposing junior and mid-level journalists from developing countries to the work of the Organization>>Application
Spotlight Investigative Fellowship
Deadline Feb. 29
Investigative project proposals from experienced journalists with substantive bodies of published or produced work that have appeared in major print, broadcast, radio, or online outlets. Story leads must have a U.S. domestic focus and be of public interest. >>Application
UNITY 2016 Fellowship
UNITY Journalists for Diversity is proud to announce that it will sponsor a student fellowship for the summer of 2016. For the third consecutive year, a college student dedicated to both journalism and diversity will have the opportunity to attend four different minority media conventions in four cities. The hosts will be the Asian-American Journalists Association – AAJA (Las Vegas), the National Lesbian and Gay Journalism Association – NLGJA (Miami), the Native American Journalists Organization – NAJA (New Orleans), The National Association of Hispanic Journalists – NAHJ and the National Association of Black Journalists – NABJ (combined convention – Washington DC). Travel and hotel accommodations will be covered.>>Application
Knight Science Journalism Program
Deadline Feb. 29, 2016
The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting. The program is designed to recognize journalists who demonstrate a high level of professional excellence and accomplishment as well as a long-term commitment to their craft. Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis and are encouraged to apply. >>Application
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MLB) Logan Science/Health/Environmental Fellowships
Deadline March 1, 2016
The Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL, founded in 1986, offers professional science journalists, writers, editors, and broadcast journalists a chance to forget about story deadlines and immerse themselves in the process of basic biomedical and environmental research. Room, board, lab fees, and U.S. travel are covered for accepted fellows.>>Application
The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism
Deadline Feb. 1, 2016
This is a reporting fellowship. O’Brien Fellows will return to their newsrooms after an academic year with a world-class project and a paid Marquette student intern for summer 2016.>>Application
Deadline Jan. 29, 2016
The Jefferson Fellowships offer print and broadcast journalists from the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands the unique opportunity to gain on-the-ground perspectives and build international networks to enhance their reporting through an intensive one-week education and dialogue seminar at the East-West Center in Honolulu followed by two weeks of study tour travel in the Asia Pacific-U.S. region.>>Application
The Bringing Home the World Fellowship for U.S.-based minority journalists
Deadline Mar. 13, 2016
The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.>>Application
Fund for Investigative Journalism
Deadline Feb. 1, 2016
The Fund encourages proposals written for ethnic media and submitted by journalists of color. Grants average $5,000 and cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, and equipment rental. The Fund also considers requests for small stipends>>Application
Joan Shorenstein Fellowship
Deadline Feb. 1, 2016
The mission of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and long-lasting community of scholars and practitioners.>>Application
Loyola Law School Fellowships for Journalists
Deadline Feb. 24, 2016
Loyola Law School is offering 35 professional journalists fellowships. The challenge of reporting on the legal system without a law degree is daunting. To help support journalists who cover the courts on national, regional or local levels, the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, has developed the journalist law program consisting of a four-day intensive seminar on the legal system. Lectures, lodging and most meals are covered by the program.>>Application
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship
Deadline March 1, 2016
The Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow spends nine months full-time in residence at Council of Foreign Relation headquarters in New York. The program enables the fellow to engage in sustained analysis and writing, expand his or her intellectual and professional horizons, and extensively participate in CFR’s active program of meetings and events. >>Application
The UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship Deadline Mar. 15, 2016
Aimed at early and mid career journalists, the Fellowship presents an opportunity to report ambitious long form stories on the full range of subjects under the rubric of food systems: agricultural and nutritional policy, the food industry, food science, technology and culture, rural and urban farming, agriculture and the environment (including climate change), global trade and supply chains, consolidation and securitization of the food system and public health as it relates to food and farming.>>Application
Anytime I see a camera or a microphone, I assume they are on. I ALWAYS assume they are on.
Even when I was waiting to do a live shot and I knew I was not on the air yet, I never said anything while I had a microphone on. You just never know what can accidentally come out of your mouth.
Today, A.J.Clemente knows what I’m talking about. His first day on the job as an anchor at KFYR-TV in North Dakota was also his last day. Here’s why–his first words on the air were (excuse my language) “fuckin’ shit.” The video has gone viral.
I get the feeling that A.J. was just nervous and it happened. But there’s another lesson here. If you are in the habit of using curse words, it’s time to clean up your language and break yourself of such a habit, especially if you want to be in radio and television news.
A.J. did apologize on Twitter and let everyone know he was let go.
Today A.J. has more Twitter followers, and is fielding interview requests from radio and television programs from around the country. But as I told him on Twitter:
“This is your 15 minutes of fame, use them wisely. We all make mistakes. Be humble, send a strong message and move on.”
My hope is that A.J.’s ego doesn’t get lost in this attention and that in the end someone gives him another chance. He made a mistake, but hopefully he’ll use it to teach other journalists not to make the same one.
Update: (Tuesday afternoon) A.J. has been booked on The Today Show for Wednesday morning. He posted information on his Twitter page.