Reporting on the intersection of immigration and gender
Women are on the move; not just in the United States, but worldwide. Learn how immigrant women are transforming and integrating the diverse communities where they live throughout the U.S., how the current immigration laws enacted by various states affect women, and why immigration is a feminist issue. This year the opportunity for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws makes the issue of immigration even more relevant.
New America Media’s 2013 Fellowship for Journalists Writing About Immigrant Women
When: April 25-26, 2013 (Thu & Fri)
Where: Alliance for Justice
11 DuPont Circle NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Who: Ten fellowships available, five journalists from the ethnic media sector in the U.S. and five from mainstream media outlets in the U.S. Applications open to bloggers and online journalists.
New America Media is offering a fellowship program for journalists covering immigrant women’s issues within the United States, with funding support from Atlantic Philanthropies and other organizations and individuals.
This fellowship requires: 1) participation in a two-day training program to be held in Washington, D.C. on Thursday and Friday, April 25-26, 2013; and 2) the publication of an in-depth, substantive story (or series) focusing on the challenges and/or triumphs of immigrant women in the United States, before August 30, 2013.
Two-Day Training: The two days in Washington, D.C. will consist of a series of lectures, discussions, and journalistic training related to immigration policy, the history of the women’s movement, and the intersection of immigration and gender. Each fellow is expected to bring a well thought-out story idea to the fellowship training, and information from these sessions will assist in the development of proposed articles/radio stories.
Training sessions may include such topics as immigration reform; reproductive rights; VAWA; intersections of immigration and LGBT issues; sex trafficking; the separation of families; immigrant women and the economy; immigrant women in the American South; sexual abuse in immigrant detention centers; the next generation of women leaders; and DREAMers.
Ten fellows will be chosen for the program. New America Media will cover two nights of hotel, travel expenses, as well as meals for the two-day fellowship training. Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend following publication of the fellow’s proposed story. Fellows are required to submit finished story to NAM editor Elena Shore prior to publication for discussion and approval.
Applications are due on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. All application forms must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct any inquires to Project Co-Director Elena Shore email@example.com or 415-503-4170. Applications may also be faxed to 415-503-0970.
Fellows will notified whether they have been selected by Monday, March 15, 2013.
Read a selection of last year's NAM Women Immigrants fellowship stories here.
Please download the application form here: