INFO Request - NAJA Alerts, Student Projects, Seminar - Senate Passes Indian Health Bill
I am taking a course on residential schools and our assignment is to present a healing model to the class. I am studying the possibility of scouting as being a method of healing for the children effected by the residential schools.
The post about the Metis Scout troup is most encouraging. I was wondering if you could put me in touch with anyone that could describe the methods being used by the group.
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to this,
NAJA Alerts – Feb. 27th, 2007
NAJA STUDENT MEMBERS, apply now for the UNITY Student Projects! Application deadline – March 31st.Student ProjectsEach year, college students majoring in journalism are given the opportunity to get hands-on experience in producing a daily newspaper, radio or television newscasts, or a news Web site through NAJA's annual Student Projects during our national convention.
This year, Student Projects will be a part of the 2008 UNITY Convention in Chicago, Illinois. More than 25 college students are selected from a pool of applicants to participate in the weeklong journalism training workshop. Participants learn basic and advanced journalism and reporting skills from Native and non-Native media professionals employed at newspaper, radio and television organizations across the United States.
UNITY Student Projects 2008
Students and professionals will be working in a "converged" newsroom at the UNITY '08 Convention. The UNITY website will be the main hub for distribution for all students' generated content and the primary source of news and information about the convention participants and online users across the country. The project will generate a newspaper, produce audio features and short television newscasts. While generating content, students get training in video and audio production as well as webcasting, podcasting. This project is designed to give students an understanding of how to acquire the multimedia skills needed to land a job.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
Students are in charge of conceiving, developing, reporting and producing stories for traditional radio and the Internet. Students serve as on-air reporters, producers, editors and engineers. Some students will do daily reporting and some will do longer, feature stories. Students will learn how to produce all of their work using the latest digital editing and producing software and each participant produces at least one story. This area emphasizes writing, producing, recording and finding your radio voice. UNITY will pay for participant's meals, travel and lodging.
This area features a team of students and professional journalists working in a newsroom setting to cover news, current events, and features or trend stories. It will be a mix of convention material as well as community, general interest or media related issues. The print staff will write, edit, layout and produce a print edition while also contributing stories, photos, video and/or audio for the website in this new converged production of news. Students work as reporters, photographers, copy editors and graphic artists. Some students will be asked to write and/or produce video or audio in Spanish. UNITY will pay for participant's meals, travel and lodging.
Broadcast journalism students will produce three 10-15 minute television newscasts that will be streamed on the UNITY website and broadcast on special channels during the convention. Student will focus on both the UNITY convention and on community/general interest stories or media-related issues. Students serve as reporters, producers, anchors and videographers while working under the pressures of daily newscasts to be broadcast on television and more frequent deadlines for the webcasts and web-only packages. UNITY will pay for participant's meals, travel and lodging.Online area
The UNITY web publication will become the main medium for students' contents and a prime source of news and information about this historic gathering for convention participants and online users across the country. The online area offers students the chance to help build a Web site while using the latest technology in graphics, video, audio, webcasting, podcasting and other multimedia skills to cover the daily activities of the convention and other general interest themes.
The students work with online media professionals in all phases of putting together a comprehensive site along with the collaboration of student journalists working primarily in other areas of the converged newsroom. This includes news gathering, site design and site maintenance. UNITY will pay for participant's meals, travel and lodging.
UNITY provides travel, housing and meals expenses, and class materials.
. Current college undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to take part in the UNITY '08 Student Projects. This includes students who currently attend community colleges and students who will graduate in May/June 2008.
. NAJA Student members only. If you are not a NAJA member, please go to the membership link at http://www.naja.com/
. Must be available to take part in these programs from at least July 20 - July 27, 2008.
. Must be 18 years of age by July 20, 2008.
Applicants must send FOUR application packets containing the following in EACH packet listed in the order below.
. Completed Application Form
. One page resume listing your educational background, work history, awards, journalism-related internships, other scholarships, language proficiency and any work done for your school or community newspaper, radio and/or television
. Unofficial Transcript
. Letter of Recommendation from someone familiar with your academic and/or journalism work
. Work samples of your best work (SEE PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS ON APPLICATION)
. 500 word essay written in third person as a news story. (Typed, double spaced) Pick one. Why should you be selected to take part in the 2008 UNITY Student Projects? What do you think the trend toward convergence means for the future of journalism?
Again, you must sign up for NAJA membership to participate. DOWNLOAD: 2008 Student Project application (pdf)
Application deadline: March 31st
NAJA/UNITY Student Projects Native American Journalists Association
University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College of Journalism
395 W. Lindsey
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
For More Information, please contact the NAJA national office at (405) 325-9008 or email@example.com
Call For Applications: All-Expense Paid Seminars In Health Journalism
When: April 13-18, 2008.
Deadline to Apply: March 3, 2008.
USCs Annenberg School for Communication is calling for applications for its national health journalism seminars. Based in Los Angeles, TheCalifornia Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and multimedia journalists around the country who have a passion for health news. This program explores the intersection between community health, health policy and the nations growing ethnic diversity.
Fellows receive free tuition, meals, travel, and lodging. Fellows, editors or news directors are invited to a special two-day Editor/FellowWorkshop, at the programs expense. The program offers a $2,000 stipend upon publication or broadcast of a major fellowship project. To encourage collaboration between mainstream and ethnic media, preference will be given to applicants who propose a joint project for use by both media outlets. Each collaborator will receive the stipend.
For more information, visit http://www.reportingonhealth.com/
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Success: Senate Passes Indian Health Care
Submitted by Kathie Guthrie, FCNL
February 26, 2008
You can read this newsletter online at: http://action.fcnl.org/r/7168/100258/
The Senate voted 83 to 10 on Tuesday to dramatically improve health care for nearly 2 million Native Americans by passing the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (S. 1200). If the bill is approved by the House and signed by the president American Indians and Alaska Natives would have access to services long available to the rest of the country.
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