Reminder: Call for Papers for ‘Reading & Producing Nollywood: An International Symposium’, March 23-25, 2011 at University of Lagos.

A reminder that deadline is February 21 for submitting your proposals and abstracts to the Reading & Producing Nollywood: An International Symposium, on March 23-25 at the University of Lagos. Please click here: to download the CFP and go to the symposium website here:

Arts, media convergence fellowships offered to journalists [Worldwide]

Deadline:11/03/11, Clore Duffield Foundation
Journalists who work in the arts or media convergence can apply for a fellowship. The Clore Leadership Programme aims to shape emerging creative leaders in the arts through in-depth of about 20 people a year.

The fellowship, which lasts seven months, includes a 3-month work placement, training courses, mentoring and coaching. Fellows will also attend a residential course in Kent, England from September 12 to 23, 2011.
Fellows must have at least five years experience and be able to demonstrate leadership and knowledge/experience in the cultural sector. Candidates from outside the UK can apply for the International Scholarships on the Clore Leadership Programme as well as for unfunded fellowships.
UK music and arts reporter Paul Cutts used the award to travel to the US in 2008-2009, where he spent five months editing a Native American newspaper for the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes in the Lower Rocky mountains of Wyoming.
There are a number of general and specialist fellowships available, of those, one is of particular interest to journalists and editors: “Sustainable Convergence of Media.”
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Internews Network seeks senior resident journalism advisor in the DRC.
The senior radio journalism advisor will oversee and coordinate a small team of trainers and support facilities to build the journalistic capacity of community radio stations in four provinces of DRC: Bandundu, Maniema, South Kivu and Katanga. Internews Network also seeks community radio resident journalism advisor in Sudan. More information here:

ICFJ Launches Global Online Learning Center
The International Center for Journalists has launched ICFJ Anywhere, a Web site offering journalism courses for participants around the world.
The courses will cover a variety of topics. In Iran, for example, students will learn to cover social issues. In Latin America they will focus on immigration. Middle Eastern students will study investigative reporting.ICFJ currently offers a class on investigative journalism for Senegalese reporters.
Instructors will teach the classes in local languages. When participants speak different languages, the program will translate their comments daily. On the Web site, students can search for courses by topic, region and deadline. The site also will feature stories from participants.
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Manual for reporters who cover HIV/AIDS

Published by Inter Press Service, is made of up of three parts and designed to be used as part of a week-long training session on gender and HIV.
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Guide aims to improve election reporting in Africa
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Video: Tips for Journalists Covering Disaster Zones
Joel Simon, Executive Director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists discusses what journalists should think about when covering disaster areas.
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Video: Using Google Maps in your coverage
IJNet writer Seth Palmer explains how to use Google Maps within an online story and why it can be useful to readers and viewers.
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Video: health care in Kenya guide for journalists

Award-winning journalist Rachel Jonesdiscusses how she is following up on her groundbreaking story on work covering health care in Kenya.
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In Namibia, a radio seeks child presenters.

Looking for new presenters and quickly gaining popularity, Uitani ChildLine Radio will be hosting auditions this month.