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Yesterday I skyped into Czerne Reid’s science journalism class at University of Florida to talk about breaking into science writing as a profession, and especially the use of blogs and social media as tools for accomplishing that goal. Just a few days before that, as a part of our regular Question Time in preparation for our panel at WCSJ2013 in Helsinki, we tackled the same question: What does a new science journalist do to get noticed? How do you get people to read your work, give you assignments, follow you on Twitter, and generally just know who you are? Rose Eveleth collected and organized the responses we received on Twitter (using hashtag #sci4hels), but here I’d like to provide, all in one place, a bunch of links to resources, other people’s thoughts about it, and a few brief thoughts of my own.
If you need some inspiration but have only ten minutes to spare, these TED Talks are worth watching. Nonprofit TED puts “ideas worth spreading” on center stage in the form of conferences and independently organized lectures worldwide. These four videos offer a snapshot of journalism today, covering topics that include citizen reporting, verification of social media content, data journalism and investigating government corruption.
The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to implement innovative projects that advance reform and spur debate on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The Fellowships Program is part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations’ Criminal Justice Fund to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United State by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and harsh punishment, and ensuring a fair and equitable system of justice. Fellows receive funding through the following two categories: Advocacy Fellowships
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The Fund’s Board of Directors meets three to four times each year to consider grant applications for investigative projects and books. It is Fund policy to pay the first half of approved grants to successful applicants, with the second half of the grant paid on evidence of publication of a finished project in accordance with the original proposal. Second half grants are not guaranteed if projects are not completed in a timely fashion. All entries must be written in English. The Fund is currently accepting applications focusing on domestic (American) issues, or issues involving the US government. The Fund encourages proposals written for ethnic media.
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Journalists in Islamabad demonstrate against journalist murders and the lack of security surrounding the press. (Reuters/Faisal Mehmood)
Saturday 30 March 2013
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