Worcester Magazine seeks freelancers
- Arts writers to cover the thriving local art scene. Pay is $50 for 500 words.
- Music writers for short, local music tidbits.Pay is $25 for 200 words.
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A journalist's most important tool is not a notepad, tape recorder, computer or even the ability to write a story. A journalist's most important tool is her brain. As a writer, you have to cut through the flab of all the information around. You need need to question, question, question. What happened? Who does this affect? Why is this important? Critical thinking precedes good writing.Newspaper editors agree.
The fellowship provides “attractive financial support and agreed expenses,” according to its official website. “The recipient will be required to complete his/her project within an agreed time-frame and submit articles based on his/her research for publication in The Irish Times. The recipient must be in a position to take up the fellowship within four months of the date of award.”
The deadline is Dec. 5, 2008. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership has its privileges, and being a member of a journalism organization can afford many professional development and networking opportunities. Journalism organizations often have their own job and internship listings -- and some that you won't find on job boards. They also usually offer training and mentorship programs. Finally, organizations frequently sponsor events, which present a great way to find other journalists from similar backgrounds or with similar interests. Below are more than 50 of the many and varied journalism organizations you can join.
Alliance for Community Journalism American Society of Newspaper Editors American Amateur Press Association American Copy Editors Society Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication American Press Institute American Society of Business Publication Editors American Society of Journalists and Authors Asian American Journalists Association Associated Collegiate Press Association for Business Communication Association of Electronic Journalists Association of Young Journalists Boston Newspaper Guild Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism Committee of Concerned Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists DowJones Newspaper Fund Eastern Canadian News Photographers Association Foundation for American Communications Institute for Analytic Journalism Institute on Political Journalism International Association for Media & Communication Research International Center for Journalists International Communication Association International Consortium of Investigative Journalists International Federation of Journalists International Press Institute International Freedom of Expression Exchange International Women's Media Foundation Internet Press Guild International Reporters & Editors Journalism Education Association Media Alliance National Public Broadcasting Archives National Association of Black Journalists National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association National Press Club National Scholastic Press Association Newspaper Association of America National Association of Broadcasters National Association of Hispanic Journalists National Conference of Editorial Writers National Federation of Press Women National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting Native American Journalists Association Newspaper Guild of America National Association of Black Journalists Native American Journalists Association National Press Photographers Association Nieman Foundation for Journalism Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association Pew Center for Civic Journalism Project Censored Project for Excellence in Journalism Pulitzer Center Radio and Television News Directors Association and Foundation Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Reporters Without Borders South Asian Journalists Association Society of Environmental Journalists Society of Professional Journalists South Asian Research Centre for Advertisement, Journalism & Cartoons Student Press Law Center Trade, Association and Business Publications International
- REPORTER - Responsibilities include reporting news to cover local issues in the Utica area. This position requires inquisitiveness, organization and top-notch writing skills. The person hired will be trained on shooting still photographs and video for www.uticaOD.com. Previous work or internship experience in a reporting position required.
- COPY EDITOR - Responsibilities include designing news pages and special sections. This position requires prior design experience, a working knowledge of design programs such as QuarkXPress and an eye for detail in both design and text.
- SPORTS EDITOR - The O-D is looking for a strong leader capable of fostering consistently compelling sportswriting online and in print for the Observer-Dispatch. Previous editing experience preferred for a job leading a sports department of eight individuals that is striving to enhance print coverage with online elements including multimedia work and blogs.
- PHOTOGRAPHER (Photojournalist)- Responsibilities includesolid photojournalistic skills and experience in audio and video production. The O-D operates a “web-first” newsroom where images, videos and stories are constantly posted to www.uticaod.com. Frequently produce multimedia content; Possess solid photojournalistic skills. Independently and regularly develop story ideas. Produce complete and accurate AP style captions. Must be well organized, courteous, and efficient.
WHAT: " Magazines: Survival of the Fittest." With the digital revolution taking its toll, many magazines are struggling to stay afloat. How do health and fitness glossies continue to thrive in this difficult climate? Learn from the genre's leading editors and publishers what the future holds for the industry.Space is limited. R.S.V.P. online at www.cencom.org, by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at (212) 686-5005.
WHO: Valerie Latona, Editor in Chief, Shape; Bill Stump, VP, Brand Editor, Men's Health; Chris Lambiase, Publisher, Runner's World and Running Times; Dana Points, Executive Editor, SELF; Moderator: Jeff Bercovici, Blogger, "Mixed Media," Portfolio.com
WHEN: Thursday, October 2; 6:30 to 8:00 pm
WHERE: Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street (between Lexington and Third)