$50,000 journalism scholarship for high school seniors
The International Center for Journalists and the Media Development Loan Fund are partnering to offer a new international journalism fellowship -- the Knight-MDLF International Journalism Fellowship Program.
The program targets countries with emerging democracies. Fellows must speak the language of the target country. They must have at least 10 years’ news experience, the ability to plan a specific, detailed training project and the time to spend a year making it work.
MDLF will accept detailed proposals from clients by April 30 each year. MDLF and ICFJ will review the proposals to select those that meet the criteria. MDLF and ICFJ will announce the winners by July 31 of each year.
Instead, invite yourself.
“If you travel across the state or country and take the initiative [to contact editors] and say you’re just looking to get a half hour of guidance or want to explore possibilities, they’re usually willing to sit down and talk with you,” he says.
Indeed, The Hill reporter J.T. Rushing took that approach and landed his dream job covering the U.S. Senate.
I recently interviewed Rushing, Sotomayor and others for an advice column I wrote on finding a journalism job in last month’s issue of Quill. Below is some additional advice Sotomayor offered that didn’t make it into my column.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and The Getty Foundation are offering a three-week arts journalism fellowship in November 2008. Six to seven arts journalists will be selected.
“Based in Los Angeles, the fellowship is a total immersion experience that includes attending as many as 23 performances, art exhibitions and architectural sites,” the announcement states. “Participants will visit private studios, rehearsal rooms, architectural firms and art schools providing many behind-the-scene opportunities to meet renowned artists, arts administrators and accomplished journalists face-to-face.”
The international program, now in its 7th year, is available for mid-career arts editors, critics and reporters from print, radio, television and online who cover the performing and visual arts, architecture, literature, entertainment and pop culture. They can be generalists or specialists. Staff writers, editors and freelancers and self-employed Web journalists alike are welcome to apply.
The program covers most expenses, including: roundtrip travel to and from Los Angeles, hotel, most meals, reading materials, Internet access in your hotel room and transportation within Los Angeles.The application must be postmarked by June 16.
After one week of discussion sessions with regional experts and one another at the East-West Center in Honolulu, participants will travel to various areas of the United States to discuss election issues and attitudes with policymakers, business leaders, community activists and voters from a range of important constituencies such as recent immigrants, retirees, blue collar workers, factory owners, religious groups, African American communities, young people and women. Stops include
The fellowship is open to working print, broadcast or online journalists from Asia Pacific and the
These fellowships are designed to help American journalists better understand the diverse and complex political, economic, social and cultural issues of mainland China and Hong Kong through meetings with government, business, journalists, educators, students and others. Travel stops include the
The fellowship is open to