Fellowships

Audio and Story Development Intensive Workshop for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists

Feet in 2 Worlds is offering a limited number of spaces to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City at a weekend workshop focused on developing audio skills and refining story pitches. Over the course of three days, participants will gain hands-on experience in audio field recording and digital audio editing. Participants will also submit story ideas and pitches to be critiqued during the workshop.  The weekend will culminate in a story pitching session with editors from our partner media organizations.  Audio produced during the workshop will be showcased on the Feet in 2 Worlds podcast at news.feetintwoworlds.org, on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed @Fi2W. The twin objectives of the workshop are:

  • Increase familiarity with audio for broadcast and online media.
  • Develop story concept, development and pitching skills.

The workshop will be held at The New School on June 8, 9, 10.  Attendance is free, but attendance is based on our acceptance of your application. The workshop is open to staff or freelance immigrant and first-generation immigrant reporters and editors who work in any language and in any medium. The workshop will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in 2 Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English.  The workshop will include presentations by Fi2W staff, group discussions, field recording and audio editing workshops. Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, May 18, 2012 and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas related to immigrants or immigration.   We are especially interested in stories focused on immigrants in New York City, the role of immigrants and immigration in the 2012 election and food in immigrant communities.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact us at fi2wfellowships@gmail.com. Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web. Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation and the Sirus Fund.  Fi2W podcasts are supported in part by WNYC, New York Public Radio and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Food Writing/Reporting Fellowship for Immigrant Journalists

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to join us in an exploration of food in immigrant communities.  We are looking for stories that use food to examine a wide range of subjects including culture, politics, health, economics, migration, communities and neighborhoods.  Whether the focus is on family traditions, markets, home cooks, food professionals, street vendors, restaurants, growers or consumers, we seek stories that give our audience unique insights into the lives of immigrants along with specific information including recipes, restaurant recommendations, and cooking and shopping tips. Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows and podcasts), as well as on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org) and for the news organization(s) for whom they normally report.  There will also be opportunities for a select group of fellows to produce radio stories for broadcast online and on the air. This three-month fellowship runs from Oct. 31, 2011 to January 31, 2012. Fellows are required to produce two stories, including an audio podcast for our series Food in Two Worlds ™, and an online piece that includes multimedia content, and attend three workshops.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on news.feetintwoworlds.org and other online news sites. The fellowship is open to staff or freelance immigrant and first-generation immigrant reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in Two Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.  Prior experience as a food writer is not required. Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, October 7, 2011 and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of food in New York’s immigrant communities.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact us at fi2wfellowships@gmail.com. Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web. Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Education Reporting Fellowship for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York

Deadline Extended

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering education issues in New York City. Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org) and for the news organization(s) for whom they normally report.  There will also be opportunities for a select group of fellows to produce radio stories for broadcast online and on the air. This three-month fellowship runs during the two final months of the current school year, April 15, 2011 to July 1, 2011.  There will be three workshops over this period the fellows are required to attend, in addition to submitting three stories with multimedia elements. In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on news.feetintwoworlds.org, Insideschools.org, and other online news sites. The fellowship is open to staff or freelance immigrant and first-generation immigrant reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in Two Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops. Applications are due by 5 PM on Monday, March 28, 2011 and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of education issues in New York’s immigrant communities or directly affecting immigrants in New York City.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at fi2wfellowships@gmail.com. Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web. Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Business and Economics Reporting for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering business and economics issues in immigrant communities in New York City.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org), and for the news organization for whom they normally report.

This three-month fellowship runs from December 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on http://fi2w.org/ and other online news sites.

The training is open to staff and freelance reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, although the actual reporting may be in a language other than English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, November 12, and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of business and economic issues in New York’s immigrant communities or directly affecting immigrants in New York City.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The url of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at schneida@newschool.edu.

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

LGBT Reporting for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering LGBT issues in immigrant communities in New York City.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org), and for the news organization for whom they normally report.

This three-month fellowship runs from December 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on http://fi2w.org/ and other online news sites.

The training is open to staff and freelance reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, although the actual reporting may be in a language other than English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, November 12, and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of LGBT issues in New York’s immigrant communities.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The url of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at schneida@newschool.edu.

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Campaign Coverage Fellowships for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering the New York Primary and the campaigns leading to the general election on Nov. 2, 2010.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce campaign coverage for the Feet in Two Worlds blog, and for the news organization for whom they normally report.

This three-month fellowship runs from September 1 to November 30.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on http://fi2w.org/ and other online news sites.

The training is open to staff and freelance reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, although the actual reporting may be in a language other than English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Wednesday, August 25, and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of the New York Primary and/or general election campaign. Story proposals should be from the perspective of immigrants living in New York or about how immigrants are impacted by the candidates, campaigns or issues in the campaign.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The url of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at schneida@newschool.edu.

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

The Feet in Two Worlds New York Election Watch is made possible, in part, with support from the New York Community Trust.

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