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Apply for sponsored attendance at the Online News Association conference

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In conjunction with the Networked Journalism Collaborative project, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning is providing the opportunity for up to 17 members of the local public affairs media community to attend the Online News Association conference in Washington, DC from October 28-30.  OMG will provide funding to cover conference registration, hotel and travel costs up to $2,000 for participants.

We’re excited about this opportunity because the conference has been helpful to past participants in gathering best practice information, learning about innovative practices, and establishing connections with journalists from around the country working on similar issues.

To be eligible to participate, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a professional journalist or use professional journalism standards in news gathering
  • Focus on public affairs journalism in the Greater Philadelphia area
  • Be an active participant in the Philadelphia public affairs news community
  • Be able to attend the entire conference and a pre-conference workshop hosted by J-Lab (cost will be covered as part of this sponsorship)

Because of limited space, only one applicant per organization will be able receive an award.  Preference in selection will be given to participants in the Networked Journalism Collaborative process, but all are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send an email to michael.greenle <at> gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name
  • News Organization (if applicable)
  • URL/handle (if applicable)
  • Contact info (email/phone/address)
  • Link to relevant work samples (please do not send attachments)

The application process is open now, and the team at OMG Center for Collaborative Learning and I will review applications on a rolling basis, so those interested are encouraged to apply immediately.  Applicants will be informed of their application’s status by September 30th, and we will post here when all sponsorships have been awarded.

This program is funded by the William Penn Foundation as part of the ongoing development of the networked journalism collaborative project.

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Written by Mike Greenle

August 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I am the Inquirer’s Health & Science Editor, and am interested in collaborations and creating cutting edge web projects.

    Karl Stark

    September 13, 2010 at 3:12 am

  2. […] a comment » Thanks to all who applied for the Online News Association conference sponsorships offered by OMG Center for Collaborative Learning as part of our Networked Journalism Collaborative […]


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