Paid Reporting Fellowship: Cover LGBT Immigration Issues for Long Island Wins

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In 2012, Long Island Wins will take a closer look at issues affecting LGBT immigrants by offering a three-month reporting fellowship to a first- or second-generation immigrant journalist interested in covering the topic.

The fellow will produce print and multimedia stories that examine the unique challenges faced by immigrants who are also part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender communities on Long Island.

In the past several years, Long Island Wins reporting fellowships have attracted top-tier journalists, including our most recent fellow, Eliana López, the editor of the Long Island weekly newspaper Noticia. This is a great opportunity for non-native English speakers to hone their English-language writing skills, or for print reporters to learn how to tell a story using video, photos, and audio.

Read more about the fellowship below:

Long Island Wins LGBT Immigration Reporting Fellowship in 2012

Long Island Wins, a public information campaign covering immigration, is offering an LGBT immigration reporting fellowship for first- or second-generation immigrant journalists living on Long Island.

The fellow, who will work closely with the Long Island Wins online editor, will be expected to produce three feature stories focused on issues affecting LGBT immigrants. The fellow will also publish occasional blog posts.

The fellowship will begin in January 2012 and last for three months, with the fellow receiving a $1,250 stipend for her/his service.

Recent college graduates, bloggers, and journalists employed by ethnic and community media outlets are all encouraged to apply. Prospective fellows should live or work on Long Island and have access to a car.

For candidates who speak and write English as a second language, the fellowship could serve as an opportunity to strengthen English writing skills, although a good working knowledge of English is necessary.

Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for the Long Island Wins LGBT immigration reporting fellowship, please send a cover letter, resume, and three published writing samples to fellowships@longislandwins.com.

The deadline for applicants is noon on Monday, January 2, 2012.

Long Island Wins is an equal opportunity employer.

Image courtesy of qthomasbower via Flickr.


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