Category Archives: Jobs and Opportunities

Entries invited for Ramnath Goenka Awards, 2010

The Ramnath Goenka memorial foundation is inviting entries for the 2010 Ramnath Goenka excellence in journalism awards. Email rngf [at] expressindia [dot] com for further details. The last date for entries is 16 April 2012.

It’s never too late to professionalise AIR, DD

Image: courtesy Hindustan Times

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Inclusive media fellowships for journalists 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Inclusive Media for Change, an initiative of the Delhi-based centre for study of developing societies (CSDS), is inviting applications from print and electronic journalists for media fellowships to explore grassroots issues in rural communities.

The fellowships are open to fulltime and freelance English and Hindi journalists. The fellowship duration is 3-6 weeks, and the amount on offer is Rs 150,000.

The topics and projects chosen must be about rural livelihoods, agrarian crises, rural environment, distress migration, hunger, malnutrition, public health and primary education.

Applications must be accompanied by a 500-word synopsis of the project proposal, a break-up of five story ideas, two samples of published work, a rough break-up of travel/boarding requirements, and a supporting letter from the editor assuring leave for four weeks and publication of the fellowship output.

Completed applications can be mailed to im4change.csds@gmail.com

The last date for submission of applications is 30 September 2011.

Also read: Top-6 dailies devote 2% coverage on rural issues

Coming soon: ‘Deccan Herald’ from New Delhi

Bangalore’s oldest English newspaper, Deccan Herald, is launching an edition in New Delhi, making it the first South Indian publication to reach out to readers and advertisers in the North with a decidedly South Indian title.

There has been no formal announcement from the family-owned group yet, but the buzz is that the edition may take off as early as this December, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of New Delhi as the capital of India.

An advertisement in the Delhi edition of The Hindu makes DH‘s plans clear. The ad seeks a news editor, sub-editors, city and sports reporters, artists and photojournalists “for its edition in the national capital.”

The Madras-based Hindu has long printed an edition from Delhi, but “Hindu” is a generic name with wider appeal. And the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chronicle comes out in Delhi and other cities as The Asian Age.

The “Deccan” in DH‘s title presents an altogether different challenge in terms of acceptance, especially among non-Karnataka readers unaware of the brand, its values or its core strengths.

The 63-year-old Deccan Herald pondered the possibilities of editions in the southern States in the mid 1990s, but was pegged back by a fractious family fight among the three brothers who own the paper (K.N. Hari Kumar, K.N. Tilak Kumar and K.N. Shanth Kumar) and the concomitant success of the revamped Bangalore edition of The Times of India.

DH‘s northern foray in 2011 comes after a division of responsibilities in the family helped stave off the challenge thrown by new entrants Deccan Chronicle and DNA on its home turf, and retrieve some lost ground, although ToI is the leader in Bangalore by a long way.

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Finally, a redesign not done by Mario Garcia

A package deal that’s well worth a second look

12 Indians in Columbia J-school’s Class of 2012

There are 96 students from 39 countries for Columbia University’s MA program in specialised journalism this year, and not surprisingly, the second most number of students come from India.

Link via Sreenath Sreenivasan

Entries invited for Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize

PRESS RELEASE: The Shakti Bhatt foundation is inviting entries for the 2011 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize in memory of the late journalist and books editor.

Entries from first-time authors of Indian origin are welcome in the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography and narrative journalism), and drama.

The prize carries a cash award of Rs one lakh.

A two-member advisory board will shortlist six books published between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011 for the prize. The shortlisted books will be sent to the 2011 panel of judges: graphic novelist and illustrator Sarnath Bannerjee, writer and blogger Jai Arjun Singh, and novelist Palash Mehrotra.

The deadline for publishers/authors to send their entries is 15 July 2011. The winner will be announced in the second half of November. The prize presentation will take place in December.

Three copies of the books may be sent to The Shakti Bhatt Foundation,  8B main road, 166/A Rajmahal Vilas Extension, Bangalore 560 080.  Email shaktibhattprize [at] gmail [dot] com for further details.

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Prabha Dutt fellowship for women print journos

PRESS RELEASE: The Sanskriti Foundation in collaboration with the Prabha Dutt memorial foundation is inviting applications for the annual Prabha Dutt fellowship in journalism, in honour of the pioneering Hindustan Times journalist.

The aim of the fellowship is to encourage mid-career, women print journalists between 25 and 40 years of age, to investigate and research on any topic of contemporary relevance without having to work under the pressures of short deadlines.

The 10-month fellowship carries a grant of Rs one lakh including travel expenses. The work can be executed in Hindi, English or any regional language. Fellows will be required to publish a stipulated number of articles in established publications. They may also work on a book or monograph for subsequent publication within the given time frame.

Interested applicants should e-mail their CV and a synopsis of 250-300 words of their project proposal along with the names of two referees to fellowships@sanskritifoundation.org (mention ‘Sanskriti-Prabha Dutt Fellowship’ in the subject line). E-mailed applications should be followed by a hard copy.

The last date for receipt of application is 31 August 2011.

Further information can be had from:

Sanskriti Pratishthan
C-11 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016
Telephone: (011) 2696 3226, 2652 7077
Fax: (011) 2685 3383

E-mail: fellowships@sanskritifoundation.org
Website: http://www.sanskritifoundation.org