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Free immigration reporting program accepting applications

Free immigration reporting program accepting applications

Posted on April 03, 2012

Deadline: 

May 28, 2012

U.S. journalists from Spanish- and English-language media can apply for a free reporting program in Washington.

The International Center for Journalists seeks applicants for "Beyond the Border: Covering the Immigration Phenomenon through Digital Media", a reporting program that brings together journalists for a week-long training on how to cover immigration issues using multimedia tools, with a special focus this year on the U.S. presidential election.

Participants will gain new multimedia journalism skills including shooting and editing video and how to use social media in the reporting process. The program produces more accurate, engaging and responsible reporting of the continuing struggle over immigration policy, enforcement and advocacy.

Participants will be required to propose an immigration story idea when they submit an application. They will have the opportunity to work on this story idea while completing the program in D.C.

Fellows have air travel, accommodation, meal and local transportation costs covered. The program takes place July 15-22. Apply by May 28.

For more information, click here.