2 upcoming events categorized “General Journalism”

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May 20, 2022, 11:30 am - May 20, 2022, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

My First FOIA: Open records are for everyone

Public records belong to the public. So where do we get started tracking them down?

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for “My First FOIA: Open records are for everyone” to learn what government records you have a right to and how to request them. Whether you’re a journalist, student, parent, community activist, teacher, business owner, or taxpayer, you will learn how to request public records that can help you in your personal and professional life.

This virtual webinar is designed to help individuals file their first open records request with a local, state, or federal government agency. The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, provides the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested unless it falls under one of nine exemptions. State and local agencies also have open record laws governing documents produced by government agencies including lawmakers, law enforcement agencies, courts, and school districts, among others. These laws help keep citizens in the know about their government.

Website: Link
Contact: Beth Francesco (bfrancesco@press.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events


July 10, 2022 - July 14, 2022 • General Journalism

USC Center for Health Journalism National Fellowship

Our country has no shortage of unaddressed health and social welfare issues facing America’s children, youth and families. Which will your reporting illuminate?

USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism can support you on your dream project. Our call for applications for the 2022 National Fellowship is now open.

Our National Fellowship equips journalists pursuing ambitious stories focused on health equity and child, youth and family well-being with:

- A reporting grant ranging between $2,000 and $10,000
- One week of intensive training and workshops
- Five months of professional mentorship from a veteran journalist

You don’t need to be a health journalist to be considered. Instead, many of our best Fellows wanted to explore how to cover their beats through a health or social welfare equity lens. Click through to our website to learn more!

Where: USC McCarthy Way, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Website: Link
Contact: Harold Pierce (hpierce@usc.edu)
Tagged under: Journalism Training, Internships/Fellowships/Grants