Deadline for receipt of application is:
Friday, June 17, 2016
Deliver, email, or mail your completed application packet to Generation Justice.
Phone Number: (505) 277-1831
Generation Justice (GJ) is a multi-media movement that trains youth to harness the power of media and give rise to narratives based in truth, analysis and hope. GJ’s mission is to inspire youth to become media makers committed to social transformation.
GJ Fellow Kateri Zuni working on a multimedia feature.
Positive youth development is at the core of our approach. Through our work in the domains of racial equity, civic engagement, media literacy, academic achievement and career development, youth build the skills and agency to speak against issues of systemic and internalized oppression and shift the future of media.
Premium journalism training in radio broadcasting, video production and blogging combined with love of self and community, media/social justice, and critical thinking help to produce quality narratives that represent New Mexico.
GJ’s commitment to NM’s racial/gender equity is embodied through intentional recruitment and stellar media coverage of communities of color. Generation Justice serves as a strategically aligned career pipeline to independent, alternative, community-based, media reform/justice, and even mainstream media.
The GJ Fellows Program is a critical component of this strategically aligned pipeline. It is designed for young journalists of color providing premium hands-on training in the following multimedia areas:
- Radio Broadcasting
- Video Productions
- Publishing Blogs/Print Journalism
- Digital Media Strategizing
Media literacy/justice training provides a critical analysis of mainstream media looking at the stereotypes it perpetuates and the voices left out.
GJ Fellows develop the skills necessary to build a career pathway into the field of journalism and media justice. Fellows gain the media literacy skills necessary to critically interpret narratives, recognize trends, identify bias, and build analysis. Fellows spend each day of the fellowship working hands-on with all levels of multimedia production and social media strategizing to develop strong skills for employment and continued education in journalism.
Duties and Responsibilities
The list of duties and responsibilities for Fellows includes but is not limited to:
- Upholding high-quality media standards
- Participating in evaluation of the fellowship
- Production assistance on weekly radio program: background research (analysis and synthesizing information), conducting interviews, engineering, writing scripts, audio editing, music selection
- Clear and constant communication on projects, deadlines, and ongoing activities
- Active participation in a training program with local and national journalists and media activists
- Weekly writing/blogging assignments on current events or other topics
- Technical (pre and post) assistance on video productions
- Participating in other forms of media creation
- Weekly media research and reading assignments
- Regular reflections on work, trainings, and other program activities
- Participation in local and national media and racial justice campaigns
- Remote recordings at community events
- Work on Digital/Social Media campaigns
- Participate in production planning and decision-making
- Implementing best practices of Positive Youth Development when assisting middle/high school youth in media creation
In order to fulfill the duties and responsibilities, the Fellows will be given support, guidance, and training and will receive compensation.
Professional Development and Training
At the local level, fellows will be offered opportunities to learn from professionals who span the spectrum of today’s media environment in New Mexico in the following fields: radio, online/print, television, independent, public, alternative, and even mainstream media. Fellows will create media products (blogs/articles, radio segments, video interviews, and digital stories) on civic and social justice issues. These products will be published and distributed in the three major formats that Generation Justice focuses on: radio, online and television.
GJ Fellow Christina Rodriguez engineering a live radio broadcast.
In addition, fellows will be provided further networking opportunities through innovative hands-on trainings conducted by nationally and internationally recognized journalists of color (i.e., reporting, journalism schools, writing and narrative, building portfolios and resumes for journalism careers). Opportunities to engage personally with these seasoned journalists are key methods for strengthening our fellows’ knowledge and commitment to civically engaged journalism.
Finally, through weekly work with GJ youth producers, many of them young people of color in middle and high school, our fellows will learn and exercise positive youth development practices so that they too can begin to mentor the next generation of journalists of color.
This intergenerational model allows a constant exchange of knowledge sharing and skills building. Ultimately, this ensures a steady flow of young, professionally trained people of color committed to reshaping the fields of media and journalism in more equitable ways.
Terms of Award
Fellows receive stipends. The fellowship requires between 25-30 hours each week starting in June 2016 through July 2017.
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree or are currently junior/senior in college with a background in media making, communications, or journalism
- New Mexican or Currently living in NM
- Excellent communication, organization and time management skills
- Proficient in written communication
- Experience with print editing
- Sincere belief GJ’s mission and core values
- Reliable, self-driven, and professional
- Organized and meets multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Experience in audio and video editing
- Writing experience
- Commitment to social justice, equity, and media
- Experience working with youth
- Active on social media
- Application Form (link below)
- A two-page letter of application specifically addressing the fellowship description, duties and responsibilities, criteria and answering the following questions: Why is it racial equity important in US journalism? What do you have to offer to GJ? Where do you see yourself in five years?
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic and work experience, areas of strengths, and areas where growth is needed. Letters should include telephone numbers and/or email addresses for verification.
- A short writing sample.
- Any examples and links to your media work (i.e., radio broadcasting, audio editing, videos, blogs, photography, etc.)
Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, June 17, 2016.
For more information or any additional questions, please e-mail us: email@example.com.
Deliver, mail or email your completed application packet:
Oñate Hall, Room 220,
University of New Mexico Campus
KUNM MSC06 3520
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone Number: (505) 277-1831