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Apply to the Feet in 2 Worlds/WDET Detroit Food Journalism Fellowship

 

The deadline to apply for this fellowship has passed.

Are you a journalist or media-maker from an immigrant background interested in covering food and related subjects in metro Detroit?

Do you want to develop your skills as a storyteller in a variety of formats including audio?

Do you have unique story ideas at the intersection of food, immigration and Detroit communities?

Feet in 2 Worlds, an award-winning website and journalism training project and WDET,  Detroit’s public radio station have teamed up to offer a limited number of food reporting fellowships to immigrant journalists and media-makers in metro Detroit. This is a unique opportunity to learn new skills while covering stories about critical issues in food including food culture in immigrant communities, child nutrition and education, labor and employment, anti-hunger efforts, sustainability, climate change and government food policies.

Fellows will work in the WDET newsroom and will be mentored by experienced audio producers. You will produce stories for Feet in 2 Worlds’ website and for broadcast on WDET and online distribution on WDET’s website.

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis.  The fellowship starts in late September and continues to the end of 2018. This is a paid fellowship open to staff reporters and editors, and freelance journalists.  The fellowship is structured to allow maximum flexibility for journalists with full-time jobs or other obligations.

Fellows receive the following:

  •      Training in all phases of audio production for broadcast and podcast.
  •      Training in story development from concept to publication.
  •      Exposure to the WDET newsroom, and the opportunity to contribute to WDET’s on air and online streams.
  •      Training in the use of social media as a journalism tool.
  •      Access to Feet in 2 Worlds’ international network of immigrant journalists.
  •      Opportunities to pitch stories to nationally distributed public radio programs.
  •      Use of field recording equipment and access to audio editing software at WDET.
  •      A $3500 stipend.

To apply send a cover letter, your resume, samples of your work and three story ideas to contact@feetin2worlds.org.  Include the words “Detroit Food Fellowship” in the subject line of your email.

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 20th, 2018.

Support for the fellowship comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and through matching gifts from station donors, The International Association of Culinary Professionals’ foundation, The Culinary Trust, and its Growing Leaders Food Writing program. The Food Writing Program is funded with the support of the Boston Foundation.

 

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Apply to the Feet in 2 Worlds and Cowbird Workshop for Ethnic and Community Media Journalists

Call for Applications

An intensive weekend workshop for ethnic and community media journalists on audio, photography and online storytelling

November 1 – 3, 2013 at The New School

Presented by Feet in 2 Worlds in cooperation with Cowbird.com

Application deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 16

For reporters and editors looking for new ways to report on immigrant communities and connect with their audience, this workshop will offer an introduction to audio production (sound gathering and editing) photography for the web and online storytelling.

The workshop will focus on telling provocative and emotional stories using the Cowbird website as a platform.  Cowbird offers a powerful way for media outlets to create new relationships with their audience.  Organizations including National Geographic and Radio Diaries have used Cowbird to collect stories from their readers and listeners.  The same platform is available to ethnic and community media.   This hands-on workshop will provide skills that can be used with Cowbird as well as to enhance any media organization’s online and social media presence.

Instructors include the staff of Feet in 2 Worlds (Fi2W), an award-winning media project focused on immigrants and immigration and the Managing Editor of Cowbird. Fi2W is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School.

Workshop participants will acquire the following skills:

  • Best practices for audio recording interviews and ambient sound.
  • A basic understanding of audio editing.
  • How to develop a story for Cowbird in conjunction with your website and your social media streams.
  • More effective use of photography to connect with your online audience.
  • How to upload stories to the Cowbird website.
  • How to use Cowbird to build an interactive relationship with your audience.

Applicants may be either staff or freelance journalists working in ethnic and community media in the Tri-State New York area.

Your application should include your resume, the name of the organization(s) that you currently work for, a brief statement of what you hope to accomplish in the workshop, and your contact information including email address, phone number and street address.

The workshop is free, but you must agree to attend all workshop sessions and participate in post workshop evaluation.

The workshop starts at 5PM on Friday, Nov. 1 and ends at 4PM on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Send your application to feetintwoworlds@gmail.com

 

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation.