Diversity Writer’s Workshop at The Guardian

From Kelly Quinn, Events Assistant at Guardian News & Media:

The British newspaper, The Guardian is hosting a Diversity Writer’s Workshop in New York City and is currently looking for aspiring journalists from a minority background to apply!

The Diversity Writers Workshop is a series of seminars taking place throughout the year (usually in London but this time we are expanding across the Atlantic!) where aspiring writers can present their work and interact with Guardian journalists.

From past workshops, 73 articles have been published worldwide in the Guardian newspaper by past attendees.

The next workshop takes place on Thursday, February 7 at the Guardian offices in NYC. Twenty shortlisted writers will be invited to join us for an afternoon of tea & coffee with the opportunity to approach commissioning editors and pitch your ideas and create a link between new writers and Guardian journalists.

If you belong to a minority group through your ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, we invite you to apply for a place on the Guardian’s Diversity Writer’s Workshop with editors from the Guardian’s Comment, Business and Features sections.

For more information and to submit your entry, please visit the website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/minority-writers-workshop

The deadline for entries is Midnight EST this Sunday January 20, 2013.


Application Deadline Extended: ELP Unlocks News Management Careers

Are you a mid-career journalist wondering how to advance professionally?  Are you wondering how to move into management?  If you have asked yourself these questions, the ELP Introductory Session is the right program for you.

The Executive Leadership Program’s (ELP) Introductory Session is an AAJA member- exclusive program to help Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists develop their leadership skills to become newsroom leaders and executives.  This four-day program will help you gain clarity on your career goals, recognize your strengths, identify needed improvement areas and arm you with the skills to bring those goals to life.

Tuesday, April 16 to Friday, April 19, 2013

Hilton in New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York


• Setting goals and making career choices
• Understanding cultural values
• Defining success
• Negotiating successfully
• Dealing with pressure
• Conquering your excuses
• Developing self-management
• Gaining the latest leadership strategies

Eligibility: AAJA members with at least five years of professional journalism or journalism industry experience are encouraged to submit an application to the 2013 ELP Introductory Session.

If you are ready to begin your journey, apply now in the “Awards and Competitions” section and click on “View Open Competitions” in AAJA’s new portal.

If you need to join AAJA, renew your membership, or get a password for the new portal, learn how.

Application deadline:
Extended to Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Contact Marcia Santillan, AAJA Professional Programs Coordinator at marcias@aaja.org or 415-346-2051,  ext. 107.