HEALTH JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP - WEST
ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH CARE JOURNALISTS
AHCJ Regional Health Journalism Fellowship – West
Specialized training is hard enough to find, but specialized training that’s considered top-notch and won’t cost your newsroom a dime is worth
That’s why I am pleased alert you to an elite training opportunity: the AHCJ Regional Health Journalism Fellowship. The Association of Health Care
Journalists has created this program with the support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Through our Center for Excellence in
Health Care Journalism, we select 10-12 journalists annually from a specific region of the country for this special opportunity. The 2013-2014 fellowship
class will come from Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
The aim of the program is to provide already-established journalists with the tools needed to improve the depth and amount of coverage focused on
localizing critical health issues. The program is designed by journalists for journalists. Although the training is spread over a year’s time, actual time
away from the newsroom totals about two weeks.
Specifically, we provide:
· A day-and-a-half fellowship kickoff session with a special focus on state health policy. (Planned for July 18-19.)
· An intense one-week health reporting boot camp at the Missouri School of Journalism featuring some of the top health journalists in the country.
· Three days of customized briefings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (Planned for Dec. 8-10.)
· An exclusive one-hour story idea webinar you can take part in from home or the office. (Planned for January/February.)
· Four days at Health Journalism 2014, the annual conference of AHCJ featuring dozens of workshops, panel sessions, field trips and news briefings
with key health experts and policy makers. (Planned for March 27-30.)
· The one-day 2014 Rural Health Journalism Workshop. (Planned for June.)
· A professional membership in the Association of Health Care Journalists, with access to all print and Web-based member resources.
· Access to an experienced personal mentor from AHCJ's 1,400-plus membership.
· A fellows-only listserv and Web page.
· Continuing resource support after the fellowship.
The program will cover training expenses, travel and lodging costs, registration and membership fees and most food costs. We only ask that you commit
to attending all the sessions with the other fellows.
We believe your reporting and writing will be stronger, your understanding of health issues related to medical research, health policy and the business
of health care will be deeper and your ability to translate national trends into locally significant stories will be clearer.
The deadline to apply is June 3.
Learn more here and apply online: http://healthjournalism.org/prof-dev-fellowships-details.php?id=64
||INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING FELLOWSHIP
SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY
$50,000 to $55,000 WEBSITE: http://journalism.berkeley.edu/program/investigative/
To help develop a new generation of investigative reporters in an era of cutbacks at major news organizations, the Investigative Reporting Program at the
Graduate School of Journalism is hiring 2 to 3 fellows in investigative reporting. Occasionally, the IRP awards special project support in lieu of a fellowship
in-residence. This is a one-year academic appointment expected to begin on September 1, 2013.
Fellows’ findings will be published or broadcast for general circulation both nationally and internationally. Fellows will be provided with office space, basic
expenses and up to $10,000 in funds for approved travel. No housing or relocation supplements are provided. Fellows are expected to refrain from outside
journalistic projects, and to use the Berkeley offices as their base of operations during the fellowship.
The fellowships will be administered by the school's Investigative Reporting Program and selected by the program's advisory board. The board is comprised
of representatives from some of the nation's top media outlets.
Read about last year’s winners at: http://investigativereportingprogram.com/about-irp/fellows/
Fellows will, under general supervision, conduct research, manage data; write, edit, fact-check and produce project(s). Fellows will be required to submit monthly
In addition to regular interaction with the faculty of the journalism school and the instructors in investigative reporting, the fellows will participate in a weekly
seminar in investigative reporting taught by Lowell Bergman and Tim McGirk.
Professional background in journalism with experience in investigative reporting, be it writing, producing or editing, is required. Candidates must demonstrate a
strong track record of successfully reporting on complex subjects in the public interest. Additionally, candidates must have strong organizational and coordination
skills as well as the ability to self-motivate and work both productively and independently in a congenial newsroom environment. The fellowships are open to all
working investigative journalists, but preference will be given to those with a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley or similar program.
Applicants will be chosen based on their qualifications as well as their potential and dedication to this specialized area of reporting, and on the proposed areas
of investigation they intend to pursue during the yearlong program. Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity are valued in the selection process.
Applicants for the 2013-2014 fellowships are urged to present detailed areas of inquiry for investigative reporting projects on underreported subjects that will serve
the public interest. Proposals may include print and broadcast components as well as multimedia projects for the Web and must include an estimate for travel
expenses to complete a project.
Prior to submitting a proposal, it its required that all previous information in subject area be researched. Please identify specifically how your proposed project
differs from its predecessors. If the subject area has not been reported on, please include this in your initial proposal (i.e. an exhaustive search of Lexis- Nexis and other databases reveals very little has been reported in this area).
Please check for print, online and broadcast coverage of your subject area in the last five years.
Proposals submitted in previous years’ competitions will not be accepted.
Apply at the following location: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00132
Applications are due no later than midnight on Monday, May 13th
All applications must include:
· A complete project proposal (as described above)
· Cover letter outlining the story(ies) you wish to pursue, the importance of your subject(s) and your reporting strategy
· Current resume or CV
· Electronic copies of three work samples, i.e. links to video or radio samples and PDFs (not links) of print/web stories to your online proposal
· One to two page memo summarizing media coverage of the subject you wish to cover.
Two letters of reference are required. Original letters must be on company letterhead. Applicants will be responsible for entering their references contact information and requesting letters through the online application system.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
The payroll title for this position is Associate Specialist with a full time annual salary of $53,268. This appointment is eligible for full UC benefits. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/benefits_of_belonging.pdf
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
||THE ALICIA PATTERSON
Who can apply for a fellowship?
The Alicia Patterson fellowships are open only to U.S. citizens who are fulltime print journalists, or to non-U.S. citizens who work fulltime for U.S. print
publications, either in America or abroad. The aim of the trustees who established the foundation was to improve the quality of U.S. print journalism. Foreign
journalists seeking fellowship help may want to consult the annual list of contest and awards compiled by Editor and Publisher magazine in New York City.
That issue is published the last week of December each year and can often be found in business libraries. The magazine sells individual copies of the issue
for $6 on-line.
A complete, typed statement not to exceed three (3) single-spaced pages, on how you would use an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship, and why. A brief
summary of the four articles you will be required to write as an APF fellow should be included as part of your statement. Each candidate may submit only one
proposal. Two applicants may collaborate on one proposal, for example, a writer and a photographer.
Submitting work samples
Reporters and Writers
1. Please submit three copies of three articles with publication date and place noted. To fit into the judges' packets, they must be kept to 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
Either reduce longer articles by copy machine reduction or cut and paste articles on several 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of white paper. Reprints from databases are
2. Number multiple pages of any article. Please don't use staples or fancy folders because we need to duplicate your material for the judges. You may submit
originals or clear photocopies. Please don't send books or chapters of books.
3. Each part of series counts as one article, so it may be wise to choose only one part of a series and submit two other, unrelated articles in order to show
diversity of topics.
4. Please do not submit any more than three articles. The judges will see only three and we'd rather you make the selection. The content of the articles, rather t
han date or place or publication, is most important.
Please send three copies of four samples of work you have edited, using the guidelines above. Attach a statement regarding your contribution to the finished
product. If you also write, you may substitute two of your own articles in the four sample total.
Please submit one set of 8 to 12 samples. These can be published photographs or unmounted prints. No slides please. Samples cannot exceed 12 x 14 inches.
Please make sure the text from your printer is dark enough to generate readable pages when photocopied. Fancy presentation (folders, binding, plastic
sheaths for articles, even paper clips) make our work harder. Also, fax copies do not reproduce well. Please don't wait until the last day because we cannot
use fax transmissions. Please write atop the application form whether you are applying for a 12 or 6 month fellowships. Note: judges on rare occasion have
awarded a six month fellowship for an applicant requesting a 12-month grant. Remember, all applicants must submit application, clips, essays and budget in
triplicate, in three separate packets. Photographers submit only one set of their prints. Please arrange your materials in three identical groupings, i.e. each
group includes one autobiography, one budget, and one set of clips or work samples.
Have four (4) persons who are familiar with your work and your proposal submit a letter of recommendation directly to the Foundation by October 1.
There is no set template for the letters; please ask recommenders to write about your talents, ability to overcome obstacles, etc. Please list the names
and addresses of your references on the application form. Professional Autobiography A typed statement, not to exceed two (2) single spaced pges, to
include reasons for going into journalism, journalistic experience, and future plans.
A detailed, typed budget statement, not to exceed one (1) page, to include two categories.
Projected fellowship Costs: Travel, books, short-term housing, etc.
Personal Maintenance: An estimate of living expenses for one year for yourself and your family (if any).
Where possible, list known costs; where not, estimate. Subtotal each category, then total both. At the bottom of your budget page, please indicate what funds,
if any, would be available from other sources in support of your proposal fellowship year.
Application Hints and Advice
The foundation does not match salaries. The fellowship stipend is $40,000 for twelve months and $20,000 for six months and must cover your travel and
research costs. You also must pay taxes on this income, which most fellows do by submitting quarterly payments to the IRS, as many freelancers do.
We ask that you submit a budget to see how you would accomplish your proposal. Although our project and living expenses may add up to more than the
stipend, the Foundation only can provide either $20,000 or $40,000 to each fellow. If you are employed, it is customary for news organization to make up
the difference between the stipend and your salary. Many newsrooms require applicants so seek approval of a leave before applying in order to receive the
paper or magazine's financial support. Please check with your newsroom managers first. However, your employer's ability or willingness to give you support
does not affect the selection process.
You will be notified during mid-November if you have been selected as a semi-finalist. Winners will be chosen during the first week of December.
There usually are 5 to 7 fellows each year. Winners are expected to begin their fellowships within the first three months of the calendar year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. May I continue working if I win the fellowship?
A. The basic answer is no, as this is a full-time fellowship. We do let fellows engage in freelance writing, photography, etc. as long as the fellow fulfills his or
her obligation to us first and are identified by the freelance outlet as an Alicia Patterson fellow. Fellows find they cannot teach or hold down time-consuming jobs
and do justice to their projects.
Q. Who should I get to write letters of recommendation?
A. The judges are impressed by letters from people with a genuine knowledge of you and your work. Big names should not be sought for their own sake.
Supervisors at work, journalism professors, editors, and experts in your field of inquiry are good sources, Letters from your agent, book editor and other with
built-in conflicts aren't recommended Recommender's letters should cover items such as your talents, ability to work independently, meet deadlines and accomplish
a project of the scope you're suggesting. Please ask recommenders to get their letters to us by October 1st. The early rounds of judging begin just a few days after
the deadline and judges only can evaluate the letters we have received. You are not penalized if your recommenders are a few days past October 1, but every year dozens of too-late letters are not seen by the judges. We consider your application complete if it contains three reference letters.
Q. May two people share a fellowship and work on a project together?
A. Yes, but only a single stipend is awarded per project. Each person should be responsible for two of the four letters of reference: three copies of two clips
(for an application total of four) and their own biographical essay and application form. The proposal and budget should be a joint effort. If a writer and
photographer apply, the writer should submit three clips and the photographer 8 to 12 samples, as described above.
Q. How do I get my photographs or original clips returned?
A. If you want them back, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope or mailing package large enough to hold them. We can only return one set of clips,
as we keep the others on file. We will return them before the end of the calendar year.
Q. Must the foundation receive my application by October 1st?
A. Your application must be postmarked (or marked by FedEx, etc.) by October 1. Please send in your application early - we begin accepting them every June 1.
Early submissions are much appreciated.
Q. Does the foundation fund book proposals?
A. The foundation is in the business of encouraging good print journalism - not underwriting books. However, we are aware that many fellows go on to write books
about their fellowship subject. It is neither a plus or a minus to have a book contract or proposal before you apply, but we ask that you disclose any book advance in your budget. The main emphasis of your proposal to us should be the importance your topic has to the world of print journalism.
Mail Your Application:
The Alicia Patterson Foundation
1090 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
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||ASSISTANT DIRECTORS TRAINING PROGRAM|
||Directors Guild of America The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers|
||Sherman Oaks, CA|
||The Directors Guild-Producer Training
established in 1965 by the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance
of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Assistant Directors in the motion picture and television industry. Since its inception, over 500 men and women have graduated from the Program and gone on to successful careers in the entertainment business.Under the supervision of the Unit Production Manager (UPM) and Assistant Directors (ADs), the Assistant Director Trainee provides managerial, administrative, communication and facilitation support to all of the cast, crew and production personnel working on a production. A synopsis of the Trainee’s essential job functions follows. Please note that this is not meant to be an all-inclusive job description.
And facilitation support to all of the cast, crew and production personnel working on a production. A synopsis of the Trainee’s essential job functions follows. Please note that this is not meant to be an all-inclusive job description.
For complete description and application information, please go to: www.trainingplan.org
Directors Guild - Producer Training Plan
Assistant Directors Training Program
14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite 775
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
||HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND & GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS NOMINATIONS|
Scholarship Fund applications are now available at : WWW.HSF.NET
Gates Millennium Scholars nomination materials are now available at :
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) has scholarships of $1,000 - $10,000 available for students in all disciplines, and in any class level. Last year, HSF awarded
over 4,100 students nearly $26.5 million in scholarships.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program is available for students enrolling at the first time in the Fall of 2010. Each year, 1,000 students are selected for this
prestigious program. African American, Asian Pacific Islander American, American Indian & Hispanic American students are eligible for this program.
Specific eligibility requirements and deadlines can be found online.