Archives for January 2016

Apply by Feb. 16 for Journalism Fellowships on Immigrant Children & Education

Nowhere is the U.S. demographic shift being felt sooner and more dramatically than in schools. By 2020, one in three children will be an immigrant or have an immigrant parent. How schools are responding to the fastest growing group of U.S. children will be the focus of a fellowship training program organized by the Institute for Justice & Journalism. 

Up to 18 journalists will be chosen to attend the conference, to be held March 30-April 1 at Georgia State University in Atlanta. IJJ will pay for travel and other expenses.
As part of their applications, journalists must propose an enterprise project on immigrant children and families for publication or broadcast. Each fellow will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the story project.

The conference will include:
— An interactive workshop on finding and interpreting data with Laura Speer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, who oversees the Kids Count Data Center, which collects and analyzes the most comprehensive and latest statistics about U.S. children.
— A hands-on workshop on investigative techniques with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Martha Mendoza of the Associated Press, an acclaimed FOIA expert.
— A seminar on immigration law with attorney Dan Kowalski, a very popular teacher and editor of Bender’s Immigration Bulletin.
— A talk about the Asian American model minority myth with two former immigrant gang members and a journalist/filmmaker who has documented gangs.
— Panels about educational inequities, racial profiling in classrooms and the impact of education and immigration policies on English language learners.
— A discussion about the similarities and differences between the DREAMERs and 1960s civil rights activists and how people from those groups have joined forces in Atlanta.
 
Applicants must be U.S. residents (no overseas-based journalists) and have at least three years of journalism experience. Read more about our program, review the application requirements and see past fellows’ projects. Applications are due Feb. 16. For questions, email ijj@justicejournalism.org.

IJJ is a Berkeley, Calif.-based nonprofit that promotes better journalism about social justice issues by providing training, funding stories and convening data hackathons. Our 2016 fellowship is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which is dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children.

White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails Prize in Southern Poetry

In a continuing celebration of Southern culture and arts, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, an Atlanta based restaurant offering contemporary Southern cuisine, invites poets from across the South to participate in the first annual White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Prize in Southern Poetry.  Poems will be on the topic of Love, no matter what the context, and judged prior to Valentine’s Day.

Poems will be evaluated and judged by Kevin Young, author of eight books of poetry and esteemed Professor of Creative Writing and English at Emory University. The winning love poem will be featured on the restaurant’s Valentine’s Day menu running from February 12 through the 14 and the winning poet will receive a $1,500 prize.

To learn more about White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and its commitment to Southern Arts & Culture, please visit us at whiteoakkitchen.com.

Rules for Submission

1.       The contest is open to all poets who currently reside in and have had residency in one of the following states for a minimum of 12 consecutive months: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. (Residency will be verified before prize winner is announced.)

2.       Writers who have published 2 or more full-length collections of poetry or who do not meet the residency requirements are NOT eligible

3.       Translations and manuscripts in languages other than English are not acceptable, however manuscripts that occasionally use words from other languages are perfectly fine

4.       All poems submitted will become the property of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and can be published without further approval of author

5.       Manuscripts must be received prior to February 5, 2016

6.       The submitted poems will not be returned

7.       No entry fee required

8.      Poem Guidelines:

·         Only one submission per author

·         40 line limit

·         Must be on the topic of “Love”, but can be a “Love” of anything

·         Poem must be typed (single-spaced)

·         Author must include name, address, phone number, email address, word count and manuscript title on the submitted poem

9.       Poems must be submitted by email to info@whiteoakkitchen.com

10.   No revisions of submitted manuscripts will be allowed during the contest

11.    The winner will be announced on February 12, 2016 and contacted to discuss delivery of the $1,500 payment prize

2016 Awards of Excellence Winners

The Atlanta Press Club would like to congratulate all our finalists and winners from our 2016 Awards of Excellence. Atlanta-area journalists were able to enter themselves or be nominated by someone else. Entries were judged by volunteers from the National Press Club and the Alaska Press Club on quality of content, demonstrated reportorial skill and the impact of their work.

 

Award of Excellence – Print/Online Daily

Brenda Goodman, WebMD:

Tiny But Dangerous: the Mosquitoes Spreading Zika

Fight Turns Personal for a Man at War with Zika

Pregnant Puerto Ricans Fearful of Zika

New Zika Threat to Babies: Late-Onset Microcephaly

Miami Beach’s Dilemma: Zika or Insecticide?

 

Award of Excellence – Print/Online Nondaily

Josh Green, Atlanta Magazine:

How Gentrification Really Changes A Neighborhood

 

Award of Excellence – Radio Reporting

Elly Yu, WABE:

Georgia Governor Set To Veto ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill. Here’s Why

 

Award of Excellence – TV Reporting

Brendan Keefe, 11Alive:

The Investigator

 

Award of Excellence – Documentary or Series

Jeremy Campbell, Erin Gutierrez, Matt Livingston, Lauren Rudeseal and Blis Savidge, 11Alive:

Charlie Foxtrot

 

Award of Excellence – Videography

Kait Parker, Marcus Stern and Spencer Wilking, The Weather Channel:

Toxic Lake

 

Award of Excellence – Use of Sound

Sean Powers, Georgia Public Broadcasting:

Sweet Tea: A History of the ‘Nectar of the South’

 

Award of Excellence – Single Image Photography

John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Award of Excellence – Photo Gallery

Dustin Chambers and Camille Pendley, Atlanta Magazine:

Our Voices: 17 metro Atlantans explain what Trump’s victory means to them

 

Award of Excellence – Investigative Reporting

Brenda Goodman, WebMD and Andy Miller, Georgia Health News:

Why Are Kids in Waycross Getting Cancer?

 

Award of Excellence – Rising Star Award

Niema Abdulahi, 11Alive

 

Award of Excellence – News Innovation Award

David Armstrong and the Georgia News Lab

 

Award of Excellence – Impact Award

Hollie Manheimer, Georgia First Amendment Foundation

Meet Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly at the Atlanta Press Club

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WHAT

Gary Kelly, chairman of the board and CEO of Southwest Airlines, will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, July 13.

Kelly has served as CEO since 2005 and chairman since 2008. Under his leadership, Southwest has grown to become the nation’s largest airline in terms of originating domestic passengers carried and is a mainstay on Fortune magazine’s list of the most admired companies in the world, ranking eighth in 2017. In the same Fortune survey, Gary was recognized as one of the top five underrated CEOs.      

Jim Burress, co-host of Closer Look on 90.1 WABE, will lead Kelly in a discussion.

 

WHEN
Thursday, July 13

11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch and Discussion
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

 

WHERE
The Commerce Club

191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at the Commerce Club is business attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 after the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.

 

SPONSORS
The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact development director Carolyn Proffitt at cproffitt@atlpressclub.org or 404.228.5392 for details and benefits.

 

R.S.V.P.
This luncheon is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing info@atlpressclub.org.

APC Member Prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $325

Nonmember Prices
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $450

Tickets and tables may be purchased here or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.