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Open Internet Reporting Fellowships

Posted: Mar 11, 2010

Sponsored by the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism in partnership with New America Media

Applications Due: April 2, 2010, 5 PM PDT

Listen to a panel of experts discuss the issues facing an open Internet at a briefing organized by G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism and New America Media on March 2 in San Francisco. Produced by Tena Rubio of Making Contact.
Right-click here to download the mp3 audio file.

The G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism and New America Media are calling for journalists working in ethnic and community media based in California to apply for the Open Internet Reporting Fellowship. The fellows will produce a story, or a series of stories, documenting and explaining the threats to an open Internet and the impact on the communities served by fellows respective outlets.

Each fellow will submit a proposal outlining an in-depth or investigative story or series of stories she or he intends to pursue, as well as a signed agreement by his or her publisher/producer to run the story or stories in their ethnic/community media outlet.

Fellows will receive assistance as needed with research, reporting and producing their stories. NAM will disseminate stories produced by the fellows to ethnic and mainstream media partners and nonprofit collaborators through NAMs news wire. The G.W. Williams Center will also distribute the stories through independent media as well as its nonprofit partners.

All stories must be edited and approved by project editors before publication/broadcast and must be completed by June 30, 2010.

Fellows will receive a $500 stipend once the story or series has been published or aired. For more information contact Linda Jue, director and executive editor, G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism: 415/321-1733 or nvijdirector@gmail.com

Fellowship Applicant:_____________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________

Phone: __________________ Mobile Phone: _______________________


Preferred Method of Contact _____________________________________

Ethnic Media Outlet of Employment: ____________________________________________________ (If you are a freelancer, please specify the length of time you have worked for the ethnic media outlet that will publish or broadcast your work.)

Employer Address: ____________________________________________

Employer Phone: ________________________

You must provide the signature of your publisher or producer agreeing to publish your story or stories to be considered for the Fellowship.

I, ___________________________, Publisher/Editor/Producer of

_______________________ media outlet agree to publish or air the story or

series produced by ________________ for the Open Internet Reporting Fellowship.

Publisher/Editor/Producer signature __________________________

Date _____________________________

Please attach the following supporting materials to this form:
1) A resume.
2) A two-page proposal, describing the story topic, how you will research and cover the subject, including the number of articles/broadcast segments and approximate length, relevance to your audience, and tentative publication/air date.
3) Three samples of published or broadcasted journalistic work, preferably related to politics and policy. You can email links to stories.

The form can be scanned (with the publisher/producer/editors signature) and emailed in. Alternatively the editor/publisher/producer can email agreement to publish the story directly to nvijdirector@gmail.com, Attn: Open Internet Reporting Fellowship

Click here to download the fellowship application (in Microsoft Word document).

Please send completed applications to: nvijdirector@gmail.com.

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