We hope this finds you as well as can be. AAJA firmly believes in our collective strength as a community, and as such, the health and safety and well-being of our members come first. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, in order to determine an ethically, organizationally, and financially responsible decision for our AAJA community.
AAJA is committed to the goals and the spirit of what brings us together at convention every year — building community, networking, professional development and leadership programming, and career opportunities. We will be exploring all possible alternatives that fulfill the abovementioned goals, while we face many uncertainties due to the trajectory of this global pandemic and the decision-making processes of government officials.
We understand the great uncertainty and anxiety that you face, both in your personal and professional lives.
In that vein, we encourage you to be flexible and responsible in making arrangements in this time of uncertainty. We will be extending early bird registration to May 31 to give some flexibility.
We hope that you take the time to respond to our member needs survey here, so we may best identify how we can support you in the months to come.
We look forward to being in touch in the weeks to come with further updates on resources and programming.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Applications are now open for the Winter 2020 round of the McGraw Fellowships for Business Journalism, which provide financial and editorial support to journalists working on high-impact stories on financial, economic or business topics. As always, we’d much appreciate any help you can give us in getting the word out to your members!
Grants up to $15K to Produce High-Impact Business Journalism — Apply by 1/31/20
Got a great idea for a story that ‘Follows the Money’? Apply now for the Winter 2020 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY that supports high-impact economic and business journalism. The McGraw Fellowships provide up to $15,000 and editorial support for experienced journalists to produce deeply-reported investigative or enterprise stories on important economic, financial or business topics. No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices. Open to both freelance and staff journalists with five years professional experience. Winter 2020 applications are due January 31, 2020.
Previous McGraw Fellows have worked on a wide range of topics – and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many McGraw Fellows have been generalists, or cover other beats such as health care or the environment. Here are a few examples:
- Company insiders are selling stock during buybacks and making additional profits when stock prices jump. And it’s legal. Washington Post
- Seniors were sold a risk-free retirement with reverse mortgages. Now they face foreclosure. USA Today
- How the Norcross Political Machine Muscled in on Prime Real Estate in New Jersey’s Poorest City WNYC & Pro Publica
- New Workers of the World: Capturing the voices of workers facing unprecedented change Bloomberg Businessweek
- What Would Jesus Disrupt? Bloomberg Businessweek
- Two Nations, One Aquifer: A series about water at the border Albuquerque Journal
You’ll find more information at bit.ly/McGrawFellows. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let me know if there’s any further information I can provide you. We’d be very interested in hearing from any of your members who might have good projects in need of funding, so thanks in advance for any help you can give us in spreading the word.
McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Check out the McGraw Fellowship: Grants up to $15K to report investigative and enterprise stories on business/financial topics.
IRE will bring its acclaimed watchdog workshop series to Honolulu, on Saturday, Feb. 9. Get a free (or extended) one-year IRE membership and all-day training on how to ramp up your watchdog skills at the workshop co-hosted by The University of Hawaii School of Communications; Society of Professional Journalists–Hawaii Chapter; Asian American Journalists Association–Hawaii Chapter; and Media Council Hawaii.
You’ll learn tips from some of the top investigative journalists from print, TV and online newsrooms. Our speakers are Cody Winchester and Charles Minshew, both from IRE & NICAR; Bigad Shaban from NBC Bay Area; John Hill from Honolulu Civil Beat; and Brian Black of Civil Beat Law Center for Public Interest.
Sessions are designed for all journalists looking to improve their data and reporting skills. Freelancers and students are also encouraged to attend.
Registration includes a one-year IRE membership, giving you access to reporting tipsheets, training resources and more. Current members receive a one-year extension.
In addition, you may register for hands-on spreadsheet training on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This beginner class teaches you how to use spreadsheets to find stories. Reserve your spot today, as space in the computer lab is limited.
Find additional information, including the schedule, pricing and registration details, athttps://www.ire.org/events-and-training/event/4115.We encourage you to share this with any colleagues who might be interested.
This program is made possible thanks to support from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu on Feb. 9!