Supported by both the Knight Foundation and the Scripps College of Communication, the re-tooled Education Shift site will feature increased coverage of classroom innovation as journalism and communications schools around the world wrestle with unprecedented technological changes. Read more
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Pubsoft, which is touting the partnership as its entry into the nonprofit sector, recently announced that its software will help promote a unique prison writing contest, dubbed INK, sponsored by Vidahlia Press. The contest, which will feature categories including Poetry, Fiction and Graphic Novel is open to anyone who has served time within the last year. Read more
Passport magazine has been a resource for affluent LGBT travelers since its inception in 2001. In the past 13 years, the pub has experienced huge growth and can even claim the title of first gay magazine to launch an iPad edition.
The pub is 80 percent freelance written and editors say they need writers who can tap into the specific needs of its globetrotting audience. Passport is a great place for those who enjoy long-form writing, as articles can run up to 3,500 words. As for topics:
The hallmark of the mag — the feature well — is a playground for creative angles on all things travel, but the particular focus is destinations. One story in the August 2013 issue took readers on an editorial journey à la a 10-day road trip through Florida, detailing stop-throughs in major cities, swamplands and legendary gay retreats. Another explored life in Saba, the Dutch municipality in the Caribbean where gay marriage is legal and a small LGBT community thrives.
Also worth noting: stories submitted for print may very well end up online as well, so freelancers are encouraged to pitch ideas that include photos and videos just for a little added multimedia panache.
For more on the pub, including details on the proper etiquette when sending in your submission, read: How To Pitch: Passport.
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In her Sidney Award-winning essay last month in Pacific Standard: “The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet,” Slate staff writer Amanda Hess tackled yet another facet of cyber-bullying by focusing on the disproportionate abuse that female journalists endure online.
New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid died in 2012 from a severe allergic reaction while crossing the Syrian border on assignment for the paper.
A highly accomplished journalist, Shadid had already won two Pulitzer Prizes for his courageous and insightful foreign correspondence.
As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shadid sat on the school’s center for journalism ethics advisory board and was a strong supporter of efforts to promote public interest journalism and to stimulate discussion about journalism ethics.
In recognition of Shadid’s contributions to the pursuit of ethics in journalism, the school’s center for journalism ethics recently announced a call for nominations for a new, national award: Read more
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