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Monday, September 24, 2007

Narratives Close to Home

Casey Foundation Center for Children and Families sponsoring a workshop that gives you a good reason to visit D.C. in the fall, which is a great time to come. Here's the press release from the organization's website (Note for those of us who obsess about style details: I've decided to make it house style to go with "website" rather than "Web site." I've resisted long enough.)

“Reporting From the Home Front:

Families, Work and Money”

Monday, Nov. 12

National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

This workshop is made possible with support from the Freddie Mac Foundation.

Credit crunches and housing-market strains, layoffs and work-life stress. How are working parents managing it all? How do their children cope in uncertain times? What issues matter most for families and vulnerable communities in the coming elections?

This full-day workshop will help you uncover trends and new story ideas on topics that hit home. Boost critical reporting skills with sessions on data gathering and multimedia storytelling. Leave with an expansive source list, strong pitches and inspiration. In early 2008, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in a news-driven Webinar on a topic chosen by the class.

The workshop is open to 25 print, broadcast and online journalists, with priority given to those in the mid-Atlantic region. Competitive fellowships cover materials, meals and participation in a post-conference Webinar. Travel subsidies may be available.

Applications must be received by Monday, Oct. 15. Send your resume, two clips and a brief statement of how you – and your newsroom – will benefit from this fellowship. E-mail materials to fellowships@cjc.umd.edu, or send to our mailing address:

Journalism Center on Children and Families

4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 320
College Park, MD 20740

Questions? Call 301-699-5133.

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