2011 NAM Education Fellowship

How to report on innovative programs in underserved communities

New America Media’s 2011 Fellowship for California Ethnic Media Journalists

When: May 5-6, 2011 (Thu & Fri)

Where: University of California Center Sacramento
1130 K Street, Suite LL 22
Sacramento, CA 95814

Who: Ethnic Media Reporters and Editors from across California

New America Media and the University of California Center Sacramento, Public Affairs Journalism Program, are partnering for a fifth year to offer an education beat fellowship program for ethnic media journalists in California, with funding support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

This fellowship will be made up of two parts: 1) participation in a two-day training program, and 2) the publication of a story (or series) about an innovative school model, a new teaching method, or a pilot program that has proven successful for students in your community before August 15, 2011.

Two-Day Training: The two days in Sacramento will be made up of a series of lectures, discussions, and journalistic training related to education coverage. Issues to be addressed include: new trends in preschool, K-12 and higher education, school financing, and how to find and use education data to measure school success. Each fellow is expected to bring a well thought out story idea to the fellowship training, and will use these sessions to better develop their story plans.

Ten fellows will be chosen for the program. Former fellows are welcome to apply. New America Media will cover two nights of hotel, travel expenses, as well as lunch for the two-day fellowship training. Once the fellow has completed their story (and it has been approved by NAM and their ethnic media outlet), and the story has been published, the fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend.

Applications are due on Monday, April 4th. All application forms must be sent to Vivian Po, NAM education reporter at vpo@newamericamedia.org. She can also be reached over the phone at 415-503-4170. You can also fax your completed application to 415-503-0970.

Please download the application form here: