Author: Jared Brey

Weiss Award submissions now open

The Center for Public Interest Journalism is now accepting submissions for the 2nd annual Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism. Three winners will be chosen: a $10,000 top prize and two $2,500 special recognition prizes.

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Center for Public Interest Journalism seeking tech specialist/program coordinator

The Center for Public Interest Journalism is looking for a new part-time Tech Support Specialist/Program coordinator to help manage events and programs, social media, and web communications. A full job description is listed below.

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Video: Community Conversation at Mother Bethel

CPIJ community conversation at Mother Bethel

On Sunday, December 9th, the Center for Public Interest Journalism convened a conversation at Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church to discuss local news coverage of issues that affect African American communities in Philadelphia. The group included several members of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, which helped organize the event, members of Mother Bethel, and a handful of local journalists and community activists. Temple journalism professor George Miller moderated the discussion.

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Community Conversation at Mother Bethel AME Church, 12/9/12

On Sunday, December 9th, the Center for Public Interest Journalism will hold a discussion of public-interest news coverage of African-American communities in Philadelphia at Mother Bethel AME Church, 419 S. 6th Street.

The conversation, which is the second in a new series aimed at improving and increasing local coverage of issues that affect diverse communities in Philadelphia, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m., after the Sunday church service. It will be an opportunity for community members to talk directly with reporters and editors about the issues of importance to African-Americans in Philadelphia, as well as the types of stories and information they think would help build capacity to participate in civic life.

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Are You Competitive? A Guide to Entering Journalism Contests

Next Wednesday, December 5th, please join the Center for Public Interest Journalism for a webinar on how to apply for journalism awards locally, regionally, and nationally. The presentation will be given by Arlene Morgan, Associate Dean for Prizes and Programs at Columbia Journalism School, and Charlotte Hall, former editor of the Orlando Sentinel and a judge for last year’s Weiss Awards for Investigative Journalism.

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