Fellowships

Previous Fi2W Fellowships:

Apply to the Feet in 2 Worlds/WDET Detroit Food Journalism Fellowship

The deadline to apply for this fellowship has passed.

Are you a journalist from an immigrant background interested in covering food and related subjects in metro Detroit?

 

Do you want to develop your skills as a storyteller in a variety of formats including audio?

Do you have unique story ideas at the intersection of food, immigration and Detroit communities?

Feet in 2 Worlds, an award-winning website and journalism training project and WDET,  Detroit’s public radio station have teamed up to offer a limited number of food reporting fellowships to immigrant journalists and media-makers in metro Detroit. This is a unique opportunity to learn new skills while covering stories about critical issues in food including food culture in immigrant communities, child nutrition and education, labor and employment, anti-hunger efforts, sustainability, climate change and government food policies.

Fellows will work in the WDET newsroom and will be mentored by experienced audio producers. You will produce stories for Feet in 2 Worlds’ website and for broadcast on WDET and online distribution on WDET’s website.

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis.  The fellowship starts in late September and continues to the end of 2018.  This is a paid fellowship open to staff reporters and editors, and freelance journalists.  The fellowship is structured to allow maximum flexibility for journalists with full-time jobs or other obligations.

Fellows receive the following:

  •      Training in all phases of audio production for broadcast and podcast.
  •      Training in story development from concept to publication.
  •      Exposure to the WDET newsroom, and the opportunity to contribute to WDET’s on air and online streams.
  •      Training in the use of social media as a journalism tool.
  •      Access to Feet in 2 Worlds’ international network of immigrant journalists.
  •      Opportunities to pitch stories to nationally distributed public radio programs.
  •      Use of field recording equipment and access to audio editing software at WDET.
  •      A $3500 stipend.

 

To apply send a cover letter, your resume, samples of your work and three story ideas to contact@feetin2worlds.org.  Include the words “Detroit Food Fellowship” in the subject line of your email.

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 20th, 2018.

Support for the fellowship comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and through matching gifts from station donors, The International Association of Culinary Professionals’ foundation, The Culinary Trust, and its Growing Leaders Food Writing program. The Food Writing Program is funded with the support of the Boston Foundation.

 

Reporting on Climate Change: A workshop for journalists

September 16, 2014, 6 p.m to 9 p.m.

 

Feet in 2 Worlds, a media project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, is offering a free workshop to journalists who serve immigrant communities to assist them in covering issues related to climate change and environmental sustainability.

draft climate change photoHelp your audience gain a deeper understanding of these critical issues.

The workshop will be held one week before climate change take center stage in New York City with the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23 at UN headquarters in Manhattan, and the People’s Climate March on Sunday September 21 which is expected to attract as many as 100,000 demonstrators and activists.

The workshop will support reporters and editors covering these high profile events especially as they relate to New York City’s neighborhoods, the city’s infrastructure, and impacts on immigrant communities and communities of color.

Workshop attendees will come away with:

  • A basic understanding of the science of climate change.
  • Suggestions on ways to report on the subject including story ideas and strategies for covering the UN conference, the march, and climate issues in New York.
  • An understanding of the environmental justice issues related to climate change faced by immigrant communities and communities of color.
  • Contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) for key sources including climate scientists, NGOs that will be represented at the UN conference, organizations leading the climate march, national delegations to the climate conference, and local organizations that focus on climate policy and sustainability and the impact of climate change in New York.

Presenters include: Iván J. Ramírez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at The New School; John Rudolph, Executive Producer, Feet in 2 Worlds; and others.

Public opinion polls show that climate change ranks as the top international threat in much of Latin America and Asia when compared to other issues such as international financial instabi

lity and terrorism. Keep your audience informed.

Space in the workshop is limited, so register early.  Register here.

For more information contact us at: contact@feetin2worlds.org.

 

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Journalism Internships for New School Students

Focused on New York City Immigrants

 

  • Gain hands-on experience with media outlets that serve
    immigrant communities.
  • Learn about New York City’s large and diverse immigrant population.
  • Help develop new tools for civic engagement by New School students.

Feet in 2 Worlds, a project of The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, is accepting applications for journalism internships for the fall 2015 term.  Each intern will be placed with a media outlet that serves immigrant populations in New York City.  Interns will work with editors and reporters, assisting with reporting, publishing and distribution.  Interns will also have opportunities to work on their own stories for the Feet in 2 Worlds website, www.fi2w.org.

Interns will act as peer mentors to other New School students. They will bring their experiences in the field to the New School community in individual classes and at an event in the spring 2015 term where they will share best practices and lessons learned about civic engagement.

This is a paid internship awarded on a competitive basis.  Participants will receive a stipend from The New School.  Interns work 10 to 12 hours a week for the length of the fall 2015 term and participate in the planning and presentation of a public event in the spring 2016 term.

Applicants should provide:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in journalism and New York City’s immigrant communities. Be sure to include the following information – languages that you speak, previous journalism experience, your experience with audio, video and multimedia on the web.
  • Your resume.
  • Three ideas for stories you would like to produce during the internship.
  • A letter of recommendation from a New School faculty member.

Applications and questions about the program should be sent to contact@feetin2worlds.org

The deadline for us to receive your application is August 31, 2015.

 

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Feet in 2 Worlds offers regular opportunities for immigrant and ethnic media journalists to gain skills in audio and multimedia reporting. For information about upcoming workshops, contact feetintwoworlds@gmail.com.

Below, read about our most recent workshop in June 2012. Click here for information about our prior fellowships.

Audio and Story Development Intensive Workshop for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists

Feet in 2 Worlds is offering a limited number of spaces to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City at a weekend workshop focused on developing audio skills and refining story pitches. Over the course of three days, participants will gain hands-on experience in audio field recording and digital audio editing. Participants will also submit story ideas and pitches to be critiqued during the workshop.  The weekend will culminate in a story pitching session with editors from our partner media organizations.  Audio produced during the workshop will be showcased on the Feet in 2 Worlds podcast at news.feetintwoworlds.org, on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed @Fi2W. The twin objectives of the workshop are:

  • Increase familiarity with audio for broadcast and online media.
  • Develop story concept, development and pitching skills.

The workshop will be held at The New School on June 8, 9, 10.  Attendance is free, but attendance is based on our acceptance of your application. The workshop is open to staff or freelance immigrant and first-generation immigrant reporters and editors who work in any language and in any medium. The workshop will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in 2 Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English.  The workshop will include presentations by Fi2W staff, group discussions, field recording and audio editing workshops. Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, May 18, 2012 and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas related to immigrants or immigration.   We are especially interested in stories focused on immigrants in New York City, the role of immigrants and immigration in the 2012 election and food in immigrant communities.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact us at fi2wfellowships@gmail.com. Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web. Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation and the Sirus Fund.  Fi2W podcasts are supported in part by WNYC, New York Public Radio and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Food Writing/Reporting Fellowship for Immigrant Journalists

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to join us in an exploration of food in immigrant communities.  We are looking for stories that use food to examine a wide range of subjects including culture, politics, health, economics, migration, communities and neighborhoods.  Whether the focus is on family traditions, markets, home cooks, food professionals, street vendors, restaurants, growers or consumers, we seek stories that give our audience unique insights into the lives of immigrants along with specific information including recipes, restaurant recommendations, and cooking and shopping tips. Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows and podcasts), as well as on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org) and for the news organization(s) for whom they normally report.  There will also be opportunities for a select group of fellows to produce radio stories for broadcast online and on the air. This three-month fellowship runs from Oct. 31, 2011 to January 31, 2012. Fellows are required to produce two stories, including an audio podcast for our series Food in Two Worlds ™, and an online piece that includes multimedia content, and attend three workshops.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on news.feetintwoworlds.org and other online news sites. The fellowship is open to staff or freelance immigrant and first-generation immigrant reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in Two Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.  Prior experience as a food writer is not required. Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, October 7, 2011 and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of food in New York’s immigrant communities.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact us at fi2wfellowships@gmail.com. Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web. Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Education Reporting Fellowship for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York

Deadline Extended

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering education issues in New York City. Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org) and for the news organization(s) for whom they normally report.  There will also be opportunities for a select group of fellows to produce radio stories for broadcast online and on the air. This three-month fellowship runs during the two final months of the current school year, April 15, 2011 to July 1, 2011.  There will be three workshops over this period the fellows are required to attend, in addition to submitting three stories with multimedia elements. In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on news.feetintwoworlds.org, Insideschools.org, and other online news sites. The fellowship is open to staff or freelance immigrant and first-generation immigrant reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in Two Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops. Applications are due by 5 PM on Monday, March 28, 2011 and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of education issues in New York’s immigrant communities or directly affecting immigrants in New York City.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at fi2wfellowships@gmail.com. Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web. Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Business and Economics Reporting for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering business and economics issues in immigrant communities in New York City.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org), and for the news organization for whom they normally report.

This three-month fellowship runs from December 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on https://fi2w.org/ and other online news sites.

The training is open to staff and freelance reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, although the actual reporting may be in a language other than English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, November 12, and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of business and economic issues in New York’s immigrant communities or directly affecting immigrants in New York City.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The url of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at schneida@newschool.edu.

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

LGBT Reporting for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering LGBT issues in immigrant communities in New York City.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog (news.feetintwoworlds.org), and for the news organization for whom they normally report.

This three-month fellowship runs from December 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on https://fi2w.org/ and other online news sites.

The training is open to staff and freelance reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, although the actual reporting may be in a language other than English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, November 12, and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of LGBT issues in New York’s immigrant communities.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The url of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at schneida@newschool.edu.

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Campaign Coverage Fellowships for Immigrant and Ethnic Media Journalists in New York

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to improve their online reporting and social networking skills while covering the New York Primary and the campaigns leading to the general election on Nov. 2, 2010.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows, videos, podcasts), as well as on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce campaign coverage for the Feet in Two Worlds blog, and for the news organization for whom they normally report.

This three-month fellowship runs from September 1 to November 30.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on https://fi2w.org/ and other online news sites.

The training is open to staff and freelance reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, although the actual reporting may be in a language other than English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Wednesday, August 25, and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of the New York Primary and/or general election campaign. Story proposals should be from the perspective of immigrants living in New York or about how immigrants are impacted by the candidates, campaigns or issues in the campaign.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The url of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact Anna Schneider at schneida@newschool.edu.

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

The Feet in Two Worlds New York Election Watch is made possible, in part, with support from the New York Community Trust.

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