Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program (MIT)

Knight Science Journalism at MIT offers U.S. and international journalists one of the best deals in journalism: 9 months of immersion in MIT's R&D culture. That includes direct access to dozens of top MIT and Boston-area researchers, participation in numerous seminars and field trips, free classes at MIT and Harvard, great networking with new contacts and colleagues, assistance executing an optional media project, and a chance to think deeply about the future of the journalism craft. 

Oh, did we mention the $70,000 stipend, plus health coverage? KSJ is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Fellowship year ...

Don't miss our new NICAR15 spotlight series

New for NICAR15: We're offering a series of spotlight sessions introducing journalists to expertise from other fields. Hear from the former lead data visualizer for NASA, a professor who will help you think differently about math and a sociologist who analyzed the impact of social media during the Arab Spring. We're hoping these sessions help you discover practical tools and concepts that can help you push the limits, dig deeper and tell better stories. We're excited about our lineup of speakers and you can read about them below.


Jordan Ellenberg is Professor of Mathematics ...
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Investigative Reporter (KPHO-TV)

KPHO-TV (CBS Phoenix) is looking for a full-time investigative reporter to join our Peabody, Murrow and Emmy award-winning team. The ideal applicant has a proven track record of generating, producing and presenting compelling investigative reports that impact viewers. 

If you are aggressive, smart and live to break big stories, if you work well in a team environment, have strong research, creative writing, and presentation skills, we want to hear from you.

We have a four member dedicated investigative unit that uncovers stories ranging from consumer scams to government corruption. This is a true investigative unit.

The position requires the ability ...

Extra Extra Roundup: Stolen weapons, wage enforcement and prison inmates

Business tangles with wage enforcement system for decades | Rocky Mountain PBS I-NEWS

More than 30 years of public records and internal documents dealing with Bradley Petroleum, one of Colorado's oldest employers, show the company has repeatedly been investigated for violating federal and state labor law, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has found. In particular, for a pattern of suspending employees for shortages, reporting them to the police for alleged theft, and then permanently withholding the employee's final check despite a lack of evidence of any wrongdoing

 

No new conviction, but sent back to prison | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Tell us which hands-on classes you don't want to miss at NICAR15

NICAR15 will offer a record number of hands-on classes throughout the conference in eight classrooms. You'll find topics ranging from introductory tutorials in data analysis to advanced sessions on programming in more than 100 classes. These classes are first come, first served and tend to fill up quickly.

This year, to help with the demand, we're trying something new: We've created a survey to help gauge interest in various classes. If you're planning on attending the conference in Atlanta March 5-8 we'd like you to take a few minutes and complete the survey to tell ...

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Donate an IRE membership, help support the next generation of investigative journalists

IRE members are amazing.

Last year, we launched an effort to help students get access to our resources and events through a Student Sponsorship Program. We knew that many of you were aware of either sharp journalism students, or programs that produce them, and we asked you to help by sponsoring memberships for those students. Nearly 100 of you took part, and the results have been spectacular. Today we're launching a second drive to bring in more of those young journalists. Our philosophy is that the sooner we can expose them to IRE and our members, the more likely ...

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Arrest records, census data reveal racial disparities in marijuana arrests

Many of us have read national stories about racial disparities in marijuana arrests. We wanted to tell our own readers what that looks like with local police departments and local people.

We found that the disparity not only exists in our area, but is much worse than disparities reported on the national and state level.

Black people in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties are at least six times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession as white people on a per capita basis.

We had started working on stories independently. After we discovered that, our editors agreed to give us ...

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Senior Knight International Journalism Fellow, Africa (International Center for Journalists)

The International Center for Journalists seeks outstanding applicants for a Knight International Journalism Fellowship opening in Africa specializing in health and development journalism.

The Senior Knight Journalism Fellow will play a leading role in overseeing ICFJ’s African journalism initiative beginning in early 2015. The goal of the project is to catalyze news media to deliver ongoing, high-quality health and development news that engages audiences by harnessing digital tools.

We define audience engagement as measurable instances where citizens:

  • Consume and interact with news
  • Contribute to and co-create news
  • Amplify the news by sharing it online and offline
  • Act on news ...