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

Snap! A Photography Workshop

Learn How to Take Better Pictures

Have a fancy camera but not sure how to use it? Want to learn more about iPhone and Android photography? Join the Atlanta Press Club for a workshop focusing on how to take better photos, regardless of what kind of camera you have!

Grab a bite to eat at the Ponce City Market food court and join us as former Atlanta Journal-Constitution photographer Phil Skinner teaches us basic photography concepts. We’ll meet on the third floor patio located next to the Beltline outside Ponce City Market. Afterward, we’ll venture throughout the market and the Beltline to practice our new photography skills! Make sure to bring a camera, whether it’s a professional camera or a smartphone.

WHEN
Thursday, June 8
6 p.m. Arrive and grab dinner in food court
6:30 p.m. Meet us on third floor patio for workshop

WHERE
Ponce City Market
Third Floor Patio, located next to the Beltline
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

R.S.V.P.
This event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Please register here, or call us at 404-577-7377 or email info@atlpressclub.org.

APC After Deadline: Atlanta Media Mixer

Join us on Thursday, June 15 for the next APC After Deadline at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead. Our mixers are a great opportunity for journalists to network with other media professionals. Hosted by Thomas Wheatley of Atlanta Magazine.

Sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club, the Georgia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.

 

WHEN
Thursday, June 15

6 to 8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE
Fado Irish Pub

273 Buckhead Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305

Parking: validate your ticket for free parking (up to three hours) in the parking garage directly across the street. DO NOT park in the library lot next to Fado – you will be booted.

 

R.S.V.P.
This event is free with a cash bar. Please R.S.V.P. online so we have an idea of how many to expect. For questions, call 404-577-7377.