CPIJ 2014 conference sponsorship program update

CPIJ 2014 conference sponsorship program update

So far in 2014, the Center for Public Interest Journalism has selected 31 Philadelphia-area journalists for support to attend national journalism conferences, thanks to a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

The 2014 CAR Conference met in Baltimore from February 27th through March 2nd. CPIJ supported Emily Babay of Philly.comJared Brey of PlanPhilly.comDaniel Denvir of the Philadelphia City Paper and freelancer Casey Thomas.

The 2014 Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium convened at U.C. Berkeley from April 25th through 27th. CPIJ sent Stephanie Farr of the Philadelphia Daily NewsPhilly journalist Patrick Kerkstra, Isaiah Thompson of AxisPhilly.orgfreelancer Trenae Nuri, and Sean Walsh of the Philadelphia Daily News.

The Investigative Reporters and Editors 2014 Conference is scheduled to meet from June 26th through 29th in San Francisco. CPIJ is supporting Ryan Briggs of the Philadelphia City PaperMarion Callahan of the The IntelligencerMaryclaire Dale of The Associated PressRandy LoBasso of Philadelphia Weeklyindependent journalist Annamarya Scaccia and freelancer Cassie Owens.

The 2014 National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair will convene in Boston from July 29th through August 3rd. CPIJ will support Melanie Burney and Vernon Clark of The Philadelphia InquirerFatia Kasumu of 900 am WURD and Jeanette Woods, WHYY/NewsWorks.

The 2014 Online News Association Conference will be held September 25th through 27th in Chicago. This is our final group for 2012 and selected applicants were notified this week, including Bobbi Booker, who writes for The Philadelphia Tribune and Examiner.comWill Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily Newsfreelancer Christine CavalierJosh Cornfield of The Associated PressEllen Dunkel of The Philadelphia Inquirerfreelance journalist Meeri Kim and Mike Lyons of West Philly Local.

The group also includes Tommy Rowan of the Metro Philadelphia NewspaperDavis Shaver, recently of insidethunderdome.comAlbert Stumm, with the Passyunk Post and Philadelphia Daily NewsAlex Vuocolo of Generocity.org and Sam Wood of Philly.com.

Journalists from the Philadelphia region may still apply for support to attend other professional journalism conferences individually this year, as well as conferences related to specialized reporting interests. Grants of up to $2,000 each are available through CPIJ’s topical conference sponsorship program.

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