Arts and Culture Reporting in Immigrant Communities and Communities of Color
Application deadline: October 7, 2019.
Program dates: November 15th - 17th, 2019
Applications are being accepted for a three-day intensive workshop on reporting on arts and culture in immigrant communities and communities of color for public radio, podcasts and online media. The workshop is designed to help journalists and journalism students improve their reporting and audio skills.
Led by veteran journalists from public radio and online media, this workshop is an introduction to broadcast and podcast journalism, including audio recording and production, story development, and pitching and writing for radio. Participants will have the opportunity present their story ideas to a panel of editors from leading news organizations.
Issues of representation and identity are being examined across the arts and pop culture, from museums re-evaluating their curatorial processes to theatre productions that challenge our notions of race and immigration, and opera and ballet companies exploring gender-fluid casting. At the same time immigrant reporters and journalists from communities of color continue to struggle to have their voices heard. This workshop will provide practical tools and networking opportunities to bring greater diversity and inclusion to public radio, podcasting and on-line media.
Who should apply?
Journalists who cover immigrant communities and communities of color and journalism students interested in covering the arts and culture within those communities.
Karen Frillmann, Executive Producer, WNYC’s Narrative Unit and Executive Producer, The Stakes podcast
Maria Garcia, Senior Editor, The ARTery, WBUR’s Arts and Culture Team
Jocelyn Gonzales, Executive Producer, Studio 360
Andrew Adam Newman, Senior Editor, Studio 360
John Rudolph, Executive Producer, Feet in 2 Worlds
Cristela Guerra, reporter, WBUR
Marcela Garcia, editorial writer, The Boston Globe
Maria Zamudio, immigration reporter, WBEZ
… and many others
Journalists from immigrant backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Tuition: $425. Space is limited. Scholarships and travel assistance available.
The deadline for applications is October 7, 2019.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Feet In 2 Worlds
Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.
The workshop is presented by Feet in 2 Worlds in partnership with Studio 360, PRX and the Boston University College of Communication.