Calling all journalists, documentary filmmakers, freelancers, and media makers of color!
And hey Racialicious crew! It’s been a while. I know I have a million and one things to write about. I still have to write my “Coming to Stanford” post, a post about Argo, finish the Octavia Butler book club, and some hanging posts about fandom, film, and Afro-Asiatic allegories. And I won’t even tell you my Knight to-do list because it is starting to give me hives. But if you are even thinking of maybe applying to this awesome fellowship, please join us on a call Tuesday. The details (that I conveniently snatched from the NABJ Digital blog):
Join the NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force, along with the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Hispanic Journalists Association and the Native American Journalists Association for a conference call on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the application process for the 2013-14 class of John S. Knight Journalism Fellows at Stanford University. The program is actively seeking a more diverse talent pool and is reaching out to journalists of color. The call will feature one current and two past Knight fellows:
- Latoya Peterson, editor/owner, Racialicious, 2013 Knight Fellow;
- Claudia Nunez, investigative reporter and founder of RDataVox.com, an online data visualization network for ethnic media journalists and non-profit organizations, 2012 Knight Fellow; and
- Phuong Ly, founder, Gateway California, and executive director of the Institute for Justice & Journalism, 2011 Knight Fellow.Knight Fellowships director Jim Bettinger will give an overview of the program and introduce the fellows. The fellows will discuss their application process, the work they did during their 10 months at Stanford and offer tips for those who may consider applying. We’ll then open it up to questions.The call will be recorded for those who can’t make the live call. You can also tweet your questions to @NABJDigital or email questions to auntbenet AT Gmail DOT com.Dial-in Number: 1-213-226-0400
Conference code: 878554
I also want to point out that The John S. Knight Fellowships is currently kicking ass on diversity, as reported by Richard Prince:
Less than a week after the Knight journalism fellowships program at Stanford University chose a fellowship class comprising more than half journalists of color, the Nieman fellowships at Harvard University announced an incoming class that appears to be devoid of African Americans. [...] In the current Nieman class, Jonathan Blakley, an African American foreign desk producer at NPR, is the only U.S. journalist of color.
But it could always be better. So please, come hang on the call. And if you are worried that you aren’t quite right for this fellowship, I encourage you to reconsider. I’ve put my journalistic bio under the jump, the one I actually submitted. And my fellow Fellows include filmmakers, comic artists, bloggers, and one awesome person who was basically running “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” for famous Arabs. Your idea is the most important thing here. So go check it out. And if you have questions, jump on the call. Continue reading