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How to break into science writing using your blog and social media (#sci4hels) | The SA Incubator How to break into science writing using your blog and social media (#sci4hels) | The SA Incubator 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.
4 TED Talks Every Journalist Should Watch 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. 4 TED Talks Every Journalist Should Watch
Soros Justice Fellowships The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change 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’ Justice Fund to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the U.S. by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice. Fellows receive funding ($58,700–$110,250) through the following two categories: Advocacy Fellowships The Soros Justice Fellowships Program’s Advocacy Fellowships fund lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Soros Justice Fellowships
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Apply for a Grant – The Fund for Investigative Journalism The Fund for Investigative Journalism’s Board of Directors meets three to four times each year to consider grant applications for investigative projects and books. The Board of Directors looks for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power - in the public and private sectors. The Fund accepts applications for projects on domestic and international issues. All entries must be written in English. 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. Apply for a Grant – The Fund for Investigative Journalism
People like my resume—here's a PDF! But a resume is only the skin of a career. And, even then, it's skin with a lot of make-up on it. People live their lives, knowing the interior of their existence, and can only compare it to the exteriors of the lives of others—so, as a public service, here's a look at the interior of my seven years as a freelancer. Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How To Make Vitamin Soup Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How To Make Vitamin Soup
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SExpand Do you have a hero you'd love to meet? It's not impossible. Entrepreneur Alex Debelov offers tips for not only meeting, but also forming relationships with those you admire. How to Meet Anyone From Steve Wozniak to the President How to Meet Anyone From Steve Wozniak to the President
Monday, July 16, 2012 Ah, data. It’s verifiable and quantifiable, and that’s why it can solidify the facts in your article. In short, data can be your best friend. USA TODAY Interns • Tips for Negotiating for Data USA TODAY Interns • Tips for Negotiating for Data
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Craft II with Wayne Svoboda | A resource for Wayne Svoboda's Spring 2012 Craft II class
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and First Lady Janet Kagame lay a wreath at a genocide memorial in Kigali on April 7. (AFP/Simon Maina) "Do not forget the genocide," said the voice of a state broadcast announcer in Kigali crackling through a cheap car radio, referring to the organized slaughter 20 years ago of more than 10 percent of the population. "We are all one now," he said, speaking in Rwanda's common language of Kinyarwanda, and meaning that Rwandans no longer identify themselves as being either Hutu or Tutsi. Journalist Security Guide - Reports
On asylum and refugees, it’s time to open a new conversation... By Russell Hargrave Think small to light up rural Africa By Henrietta Miers Last week, Malawi’s president declared: “Let there be light in every home.”

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