A Call for Applications

Engage Parents and Ethnic Communities in Education Reform

New America Media Washington D.C. Seminar on Covering Schools


**Please note that the deadline to submit the applicated has extended to July 9, 2012**
**Please keep in mind that this is the last extension, so please enter your applications as soon as possible**



When: July 26-27, 2012 (Thu & Fri)


Where: Education Trust
1250 H Street, N.W., Suite 700,
Washington, D.C. 20005


Who: 20-24 Ethnic Media Reporters and Editors from 4 Southern Cities


New America Media is pleased to launch its 2012 education seminar in Washington D.C. for ethnic media journalists from Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Miami. Funding for this project comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Click here for the application form.


The two-day training will feature lectures, panel discussions, and editorial workshops by leading education experts, advocates and writers. The topics the seminar will cover include current trends in education reform, parental engagement, school finances, digital learning, and data measuring performance by school districts, ethnic groups and income.


Each fellow is expected to bring a well thought out story idea to the training, and will use these sessions to develop their story plans. They will also have the opportunities to brainstorm these ideas with veteran education reporters.


Twenty to twenty-four fellows will be chosen for the program. New America Media will cover two nights of hotel, travel expenses, as well as lunch for the two-day training. Reporters who completed the training will have a chance to apply for financial stipend to further develop their stories.


The deadline to submit your application has extended to July 9, 2012.  All application forms should be sent to Vivian Po, NAM education reporter at vpo@newamericamedia.org. She can also be reached by phone at 415-503-4170. You can also fax your application to 415-503-0970.


Selected applicants are required to attend the entire duration of the training.


Applicants will know whether they have been selected shortly after the application period end.


Please download the application form by clicking here.