[Edprof] Free editing training

Deborah Gump dgump at concernedjournalists.org
Thu Mar 27 08:10:58 PDT 2008


Dear all,

The good folks at the Maynard Institute asked me to share this announcement
with as many journalists as possible ­ so apologies ahead of time if you see
this again from another listserv.

My thought in sharing it with Edprof is that you might have former students
who could benefit from this, or you might know editors who¹d like to send
someone.

Deborah
-- 
Deborah Gump, Ph.D.

Director, Print/Online
Committee of Concerned Journalists
529 14th St., N.W., Suite 425
Washington, D.C.  20045
202-662-7159 | dgump at concernedjournalists.org

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Robert C.Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
EDITING FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE
  
Eight full fellowships to attend the Robert C. Maynard Institute for
Journalism Education's program for copy editors are available to journalists
from small- and medium-size newspapers.
 
Fellowship applications are invited from journalists who work at newspapers
with circulation of 50,000 and below. Journalists from both the print and
the online editions are welcome to apply.
 
Where & When  
June 1 - July 12
Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada Reno
   
The Maynard Editing Program
 
This program will train copy editors to work in both print and online
newsrooms. The program director is Addie Rimmer, a professor at Columbia
University's Graduate School of Journalism and a former editor at the
Detroit Free Press and The Wall Street Journal.

The $6,000 fellowships cover tuition, room and group meals during the
six-week program and include a travel stipend. The fellowships are
underwritten by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
 
The program immerses participants in the basics of headline writing, design,
line and content editing, story organization and news judgment as well as
interpersonal skills that help editors work successfully with others. New
media editing skills are a core part of the curriculum and at least one week
will be devoted exclusively to online editing skills.  The curriculum
includes classroom work, daily skills-building drills, evening seminars and
practical experience at the local newspaper. Faculty members include top
academics, veteran editors and experts in converging media.
 
The program is ideal for copy editors who want more training, reporters who
want to move to the copy desk, journalists who work on web sites, and design
and graphics editors who want copy editing training.
  
Since 1979, the Maynard Institute's Editing Program has trained journalists
of color to become copy editors and Web site editors, helped assignment
editors improve their copy-editing skills, and prepared news professionals
for supervisory roles. The Editing Program produces effective newsroom
leaders of all races who can promote team work, introduce and manage change,
and improve the quality of journalism.
 
Like all Maynard programs, the Editing Program is open to people of all
races. The application is available at the institute's web site,
http://www.maynardije.org/programs/editing/. The application deadline is
April 21. Extensions will be considered upon request.
  
-- 
Deborah Gump, Ph.D.

Director, Print/Online
Committee of Concerned Journalists
529 14th St., N.W., Suite 425
Washington, D.C.  20045
202-662-7159 | dgump at concernedjournalists.org

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