Writers Do Laundry Too + writing scholarship

Deadline July 24 | International Applications Welcomed: USC Annenberg/ Getty Arts Journalism Program Fellowship in Los Angeles

Deadline: 24 July 2012

(Note from Writers Afrika: US-based and international applicants are welcome to apply. Typically one to two of the fellows each year come from outside the United States.)

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced this week that applications for the eleventh annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, which will operate as a 15-member pop-up newsroom in Los Angeles, are now being accepted.

The fellowship, which will be held November 8-18, 2012, seeks to assemble an all-star team of arts journalists committed to using their skills to imagine and create new and innovative ways of reporting on arts and culture. Most costs are covered by the fellowship, including air travel, hotel, transportation within the city and most meals.

National and international arts journalists, web designers and developers are welcome to apply. Applications are due July 24, 2012.

The USC Annenberg/Getty Fellowship will be built around creating next-generation reporting tools for arts journalism. The fellowship, which is funded by The Getty Foundation, plans to design, develop and build this new project over the course of 11 days in a pop-up newsroom called Engine30. The program is looking for fellows who fit into one or more of these categories:

  • ARTS JOURNALISTS who are committed to finding and telling stories in new ways, thinking about journalism as a dynamic system and process rather than a product, as well as those who care about finding better ways to engage with audiences.
  • DESIGNERS who are committed to thinking imaginatively about information architecture, user interaction, story-telling and visualization of multi-level data with design that is intuitive, simple and fun to use.
  • DEVELOPERS who are committed to imaginatively finding, adapting and integrating existing tools into Engine30 with a focus on ideas/intent behind what is developed rather than specific ways to realize them.

Engine30 is the latest in a series of experimental arts journalism projects dedicated to rethinking the ways journalists report on the arts. Engine28 (www.Engine28.com) was a pop-up newsroom with 40 journalists who produced 100+ stories around two theater festivals in one week. Engine29 (www.Engine29.org) sent 28 arts journalists to explore gaming, crowd-sourcing, community engagement, slow journalism, meta-data, distributed storytelling, incremental journalism and social media as tools for covering the arts. Engine30 will build on the lessons of Engine28 and Engine29 and focus on creating a series of stories told in innovative ways.
USC Annenberg seeks journalists, designers and developers for Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship.

The only program of its kind in the United States, the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program underscores the importance of arts journalists covering the arts ecosystem as a whole. The fellowship emphasizes the societal value of arts coverage and strengthening a global arts journalism network while working collaboratively toward making the arts accessible to all.

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the understanding and preservation of the visual arts locally and throughout the world. Through strategic grants and programs, the Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. The Foundation carries out its work in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Conservation Institute to ensure that the Getty programs achieve maximum impact.

ABOUT THE USC ANNENBERG SCHOOL FOR COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM

Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (Annenberg.usc.edu) is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. With an enrollment of more than 2,200 students, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development programs for working professionals, across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

At the Getty Center, a fellow snaps a fellow through De Wain Valentine's Red Concave Circle at the "Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970."

The program is looking for fellows who fit into one or more of these categories:

ARTS JOURNALISTS who are committed to finding and telling stories in new ways, thinking about journalism as a dynamic system and process rather than a product, as well as those who care about finding better ways to engage with audiences.

DESIGNERS who are committed to thinking imaginatively about information architecture, user interaction, storytelling and visualization of multi-level data with design that is intuitive, simple and fun to use.

DEVELOPERS who are committed to imaginatively finding, adapting and integrating existing tools into Engine30 with a focus on ideas/intent behind what is developed rather than specific ways to realize them.

OTHER STANDARD REQUIREMENTS:

All critics, reporters, writers, columnists, editors, broadcasters or producers who specialize in arts, culture or entertainment for an online, newspaper, magazine or broadcast media organization MAY apply. Designers and developers, who preferably have some experience with journalism, are also eligible.

The program is NOT intended for entry-level journalists, students or journalism educators.

Staff, freelancers and self-employed journalists, designers and developers ARE welcome.

This is a NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL program, applicants from anywhere may apply. Typically one to two finalists come from outside the United States.

Advanced degrees or specialized training in the arts are NOT required.

If you have already participated in a USC Annenberg/Getty Fellowship, you may NOT apply. But we do welcome past applicants.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or international origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applications be given equal opportunity and that our selection is based upon merit alone.

APPLICATION

Electronic applications are now available for the 2012 fellowship as of June 12, 2012.

Do NOT submit any application material through email or postal mail, applications will only be accepted through the provided online form.

Important! If you have applied in previous years you are still required to submit a complete application. Past applicants are not automatically rolled over into the 2012 applicant pool.

2012 DEADLINE

Deadline for submission is July 24, 2012.

Applications will be accepted that day until 11:59pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Admission Committee’s decision will be emailed or communicated by phone to you by August 24, 2012.

Link: FAQs

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries: uscgetty@usc.edu

For submissions: via electronic application page

Website: http://annenberg.usc.edu/

international literature, and more:

Deadline July 24 | International Applications Welcomed: USC Annenberg/ Getty Arts Journalism Program Fellowship in Los Angeles + writing scholarship