May 4th, 2009 12:15 EST
US Journalists Invited To Apply For Scripps Immigration Training Program
Journalists Invited to Apply for Scripps Immigration Training Program
Professional journalists from U.S.-based Spanish- or English-language print,
broadcast, or digital media outlets who have experience covering immigration
issues are invited to apply to participate in the Scripps Immigration
Training Program taking place in Washington, D.C., July 7-15, 2009.
Ten journalists will participate in activities and lectures designed to
improve their immigration reporting skills. Speakers will include key
immigration policy makers, researchers, and representatives of pro- and
anti-immigration groups as well as leading editors and reporters from the
United States and Latin America. The program will be conducted in English.
Funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the program is designed to result
in more accurate, engaging, and responsible reporting on immigration issues,
expand immigrants` civic knowledge and engagement, and create lasting ties
between Spanish- and English-language media in the United States. The
program will be run by the D.C.-based International Center for Journalists.
Applicants should have at least five years of journalism experience.
Application forms are available at the ICFJ Web site.