In Boston, Mass., a day of learning for journalism educators.
A group of high school journalism educators and advisers will convene for a full day of tips and tricks, inspiration and insights, with members of the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The workshop precedes the AEJMC conference.
Presenters include Meg Spratt, associate director of academic programs for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, who will present on "Covering Suicide and Other Tragedies." The workshop was organized by Vanessa Shelton, director of the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists at the University of Iowa.
This workshop is a closed session.
At the AEJMC conference in Boston, Mass., a panel on organizations that support female journalists.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Small Programs Interest Group and the Commission on the Status of Women are convening the panel "The Wind Beneath Her Wings: Organizations that Support and Empower Women Journalists" at the AEJMC's annual conference.
Panelists will include:
Kim Landon, associate professor of public relations / journalism, Utica College (moderator)
Martha Allen, director, Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press
Ann Mauger Colbert, journalism program coordinator, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Ellen M. Shea, head of public services, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Marsha Shuler, reporter, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.; president, National Federation of Press
Meg Spratt, associate director of academic programs, Dart Center for Journalism
For more information about the AEJMC conference, see the official website.
Applications due for the Dart Asia Fellowships for senior journalists and editors who cover trauma.
Dart Centre Australasia will provide expense-paid fellowships to senior journalists and editors seeking to apply knowledge of emotional trauma to improving coverage of violent events.
Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years’ full-time journalism experience. Applicants must come from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia or Thailand.
Fellows will attend a five-day seminar programme in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 12-16, 2009, featuring briefings by leading experts in the trauma field and discussions with colleagues about covering tragedy and violence. The fellowship covers all travel and ground expenses while attending the program. Insurance, visa applications and related costs, however, are the responsibility of the applicant.
Guidelines, application form and other information are available online.
Your contributions help the Dart Center nurture informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide.
The Dart Center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.