McCormick Foundation looking for women-led projects

Forwarded on by former NAHJ president Cecilia Alvear…

Proposal Guidelines
Deadline: April 12, 2010

Connection. Women are natural networkers. They know how to initiate and maintain relationships. This is the essence of the digital world.

Conversation. Women are listeners. And talkers. They ask the tough questions. This is the starting point for good journalism.

Creativity. Women give birth to new people and new ideas. They are resourceful and make things happen.

Change. Women are on the move. They adapt to new realities, seize opportunities and take risks to improve themselves and society.

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation are seeking to fund four women-led projects that will rock the world of journalism.

We will fund individuals who have original ideas to create new Web sites, mobile news services or other entrepreneurial initiatives that offer interactive opportunities to engage, inspire and improve news and information in a geographic community or a community of interest.

What is your juicy idea? What’s been stirring in your mind? What work do you feel compelled to do? How can you improve or redefine journalism? What new project would give people the information they need to make decisions or help make the world a better place? Whose voice isn’t being heard?

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs program will give one-time funding of $12,000 to women who have the vision, skills and experience to launch a new venture. These can be solo ideas or team projects spearheaded by women.

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MTV Seeks Producers, Writers and PAs for News Project

MTV is developing a new project (news related) out of NYC.

They searching for:
-Supervising Producer
-Line Producer
-Segment Producers
-Story Producers
-Production Assistants

The Supervising, Line, Segment and Producers as well as the Writers should have experience in News and Entertainment.

The initial project is for 6 months, but might be extended.

Contact Hugo Balta at for further details.

Member June Carolyn Erlick to speak about her book

On Wednesday, March 31st, member JUNE CAROLYN ERLICK will discuss her book, A Gringa in Bogotá: Living Colombia’s Invisible War.

TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
TICKETS: This event is free; no tickets are required

About: Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome journalist and editor of Revista, the Harvard Review of Latin America, JUNE CAROLYN ERLICK as she discusses A Gringa in Bogotá:Living Colombia’s Invisible War.