Institute for Justice and Journalism Seeks Ethnic Media Journalists for Environmental Justice Fellowships

Institute for Justice and Journalism Seeks Ethnic Media Journalists for Environmental Justice Fellowships

The USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism will award ten fellowships to ethnic media journalists to enable them to report on the complexities of urban environmental justice with clarity, depth, and context. The program is funded by the McCormick Foundation.

The first part of the program, consisting of discussions with experts on environmental justice, field reporting, and professional workshops, will take place in Los Angeles beginning April 30, 2009, and ending on May 6. The fellows will gather again in late July for sessions in Chicago.

Each participant will commit to producing an in-depth project story or a series of shorter stories that will draw from the fellowship experience. The completed work, to be featured on IJJ's Web site, will help inform both policy makers and the public about significant issues relating to environmental justice.

Up to ten journalists will be selected to participate. Eligible applicants must be experienced print, television, radio, or online journalists from the United States who are employed by an ethnic media news organization or are independent journalists who regularly cover ethnic communities in the U.S. or racial justice issues. The editors or news directors of the fellows will also take part in at least three days of sessions in Los Angeles.

IJJ will cover travel-related and professional development expenses for the fellows and their editors or news directors.

Visit the IJJ Web site for complete program guidelines.

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