Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism

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Deadline: 30 October 2014

Open to: experienced journalists

Venue: April 26 – May 1, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Description

Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism offers short-term fellowships to help make better use of new online tools and channels. Fellows spend an intensive week at The Ohio State University in Columbus. They’ll be immersed in training designed to pay off immediately in the newsroom. You’ll explore creative reporting uses of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites. 

Eligibility

If you are a print, broadcast or online journalist with five or more years of experience, and know English are eligible to apply and become a Kip.

Training

Participants spend an intensive week at The Ohio State University in Columbus. They’ll be immersed in training designed to pay off immediately in the newsroom. You’ll explore creative reporting uses of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites. Also they will showcase strategies for backgrounding individuals and companies, as well as building your online following. There you will focus on the latest tactics for effective public affairs reporting: public records, documents and data. Plus, you’ll explore creative uses for online tools such as Deep Web searches and free data visualizations. Participants will return to their newsrooms equipped with new and sharpened reporting tools. You will learn how to tell powerful online stories that break through the noise and grab attention with an eye toward ethics. Stories that help people understand why in-depth reporting matters more than ever. Stories that make a difference. All program sessions are conducted in English without translators.

Costs

All of the workshop sessions are provided at no charge. In addition, organizers will provide lodging, pay a travel stipend to help defray transportation costs, and provide several meals.

Application

You can apply for this training here. As in a form of online survey, you will need to provide:

  • General information;
  • Short biography (max 150 words);
  • How the training will help you (max 200 words);
  • Provide links of three published stories that you have written;
  • Two list of references.

For more information please visit the official website

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/10/08/kiplinger-program-in-public-affairs-journalism/#ixzz3FhFhmosp

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