The Livingston Awards For Young Journalists

To recognize and develop the abilities of young journalists

Call for entries of work published in 2010

Three $10,000 prizes for local, national and international reporting

National judges for the Livingston Awards include:

Christiane Amanpour, Ken Auletta, Dean Baquet, Charles Gibson, Ellen Goodman,
John F. Harris, Clarence Page and Anna Quindlen

The Livingston Awards for excellence by professionals under the age of 35 are the largest all-media, general reporting prizes in American journalism. They are also unusual in judging print, broadcast and online entries against one another, a practice of increasing interest as technology blurs traditional distinctions between rival branches of the profession.

For information on entry procedures and to download entry forms, please visit our website: www.livawards.org

Deadline for entries is February 1, 2011.

Entry rules:
Three $10,000 awards will be presented by The Mollie Parnis Livingston Foundation for the best examples of print, online or broadcast journalism in three categories: local, national and international affairs.
Entries must be directly related to current events or include new information about old events. Features and commentary are eligible. The Livingston Awards do not include still photography.
Journalists may apply who are 34 years old or younger as of December 31, 2010, and whose work appears in United States-controlled print or broadcast media.
Submissions must consist of materials prepared in the ordinary course of the journalist’s professional production.
One entry per individual is accepted. Individuals may apply on their own, or be entered by their organization. Multiple by-lines are eligible, but all must meet the age criteria.
Materials prepared by journalists specifically for submission to The Livingston Awards will not qualify and may not be considered. Student media are not eligible.
All entries will be judged on the basis of either a single piece or, in the case of a series, a maximum of three related pieces; each sidebar counts as one piece.

Inquiries and applications can be sent to:
Charles R. Eisendrath, Director
The Livingston Awards
Wallace House
University of Michigan
620 Oxford Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

LivingstonAwards@umich.edu
Telephone: (734) 998-7575

Dick Goldensohn Fund

Deadline: Ongoing
The Dick Goldensohn Fund was established in 1986 by friends and family shortly after Dick died of a heart attack at age 39. Since he had been a fearless investigative reporter, the Fund makes small grants covering research, reporting and travel costs to freelance journalists working on international stories.
To apply, please send a letter explaining the story you’d like to pursue, its significance and your ideas as to potential outlets for the story. Tell us about your journalistic experience, and provide a simple overview of your anticipated timeline and budget—-and, specifically, how DGF/CIR funds would be applied. Send application letter and/or questions to: Mark Schapiro/CIR Editorial Director at mschapiro@cironline.org.

For more information, please visit the Center for Investigative Reporting

Dallas Examiner Internships

Deadline: Rolling
Interns are a very valuable resource in the newspaper industry. It’s also an opportunity for student reporters to gain practical real-world experience in a competitive field. This experience helps to level the playing field when competing with seasoned journalists for the same jobs.

Not everyone is aware of the exceptional training provided by The Dallas Examiner Management Team. Interning for this weekly African American newspaper allows the student to develop a variety of skills and to be exposed to the many positions that are vital to printing a newspaper.

Knight Foundation Scholarships at Medill at Northwestern University

Deadline: Rolling
Applications are being accepted now.

Are you a skilled programmer or Web developer? Are you interested in applying your talents to the challenge of creating a better-informed society? Do you think technology can improve journalism — or, maybe, believe that journalism is behind the curve technologically?

If your answers are “yes,” consider applying to Medill for a master’s degree in journalism. You can earn your degree in just a year. You’ll open doors to new career opportunities that might help build a better democracy. And a new program at Medill offers you a chance to win a fully funded scholarship.

Please visit the Knight Foundation Scholarships for more information.

WORKSHOPS

None at this time.

FELLOWSHIPS

American Press Institute Fellowships

Deadline: Varies by fellowship, please visit web site for more information

Current Fellowships include:

  • James H. Ottaway Fellowships honors the late chairman of Ottaway Newspapers Inc. and member of the API Board of Directors. It covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Phillip S. Weld, Sr. Fellowship honors the late owner of Essex County Newspapers in Massachusetts. It covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Rollan D. Melton Fellowship honors the late Reno Gazette-Journal
    columnist, president of Speidel Newspapers and API Board member. It is open to college-level journalism educators who are members of a recognized minority group, and covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Minority Journalism Educators Fellowship is open to college-level journalism educators who are members of a recognized minority group, and covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Cissy Patterson Fellowship is a memorial to the owner of the now-defunct Washington (D.C.) Times-Herald. Open to female reporters or editors from newspapers with daily circulation below 25,000, it covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Edmund C. Arnold Fellowship honors the distinguished newspaper-design consultant who led more than 220 API seminar discussions. Mr. Arnold received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute in 1999. The fellowship provides tuition, hotel and meals for Visual Storytelling for Print and Web.
  • James H. Ottoway Jr. International Fellowship covers tuition, hotel and meals (and sometimes travel expenses) to publishers, editors and other key newspaper executives in emerging democracies.
  • John E. (Jack) Heselden Fellowship honors the longtime newspaper executive and retired deputy chairman of Gannett Co., Inc. For newspaper executives interested in marketing or general management, it covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Malcolm F. Mallette Fellowship honors a former executive director of API. It provides tuition for a news director or managing editor of a newspaper with daily circulation under 50,000. Please inquire which 2008 seminars are eligible for funding through the Malcolm F. Mallette Fellowship.
  • Walter Everett Fellowship honors a former director of API and covers tuition for a city editor or supervising content editor. If funds permit, it also provides a travel allowance.
  • NAA Minority Fellowships: API cooperates with the Newspaper Association of America Foundation to make NAA Minority Fellowships available for API seminars. The foundation sets eligibility requirements and makes awards independently.

Please visit the American Press Institute for more information.

Graduate Fellowships for American Indians at the American Indian Graduate Center

Deadline: Varies by fellowship, please visit web site for more information
The graduate fellowships are for American Indian and Alaskan Native students from federally recognized U.S. tribes to pursue Master’s, Doctorate and professional degrees in all fields. Current fellowships include, but are not limited to:

  • Elizabeth Furbur Fellowship – graduate fellowship for women studying the creative fine arts, visual works, crafts, music, performing, dance, literacy, creative writing and poetry.
  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship – Graduate fellowship for students seeking advanced degrees in environmental studies or public health.
  • Jeannette Elmer Scholarship – Graduate Fellowship – AIGC was granted authority to accept administration of the trust fund monies of the Jeannette Elmer estate. The fund is designated to provide scholarships to students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at an accredited institution and who are members of Wisconsin, New Mexico or Arizona tribes.
  • Katrin Lamon Fund – for Native American graduate students majoring in literature, journalism and communications or a related field.

Please visit the American Indian Graduate Center for more information.

INTERNSHIPS

Dallas Examiner Internships

Deadline: Rolling
Interns are a very valuable resource in the newspaper industry. It’s also an opportunity for student reporters to gain practical real-world experience in a competitive field. This experience helps to level the playing field when competing with seasoned journalists for the same jobs.

Not everyone is aware of the exceptional training provided by The Dallas Examiner Management Team. Interning for this weekly African American newspaper allows the student to develop a variety of skills and to be exposed to the many positions that are vital to printing a newspaper. For more information, please contact production@dallasexaminer.com


STUDENT PROJECTS

None at this time.

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