NAM Ethnic Elders Fellowships

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Application Due: Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

New America Media is calling for applications from ethnic media reporters and freelance journalists for its 2010 Fellowship, “Ethnic Elders Today and Tomorrow,” underwritten by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.

By 2030, the number of elders in America will double, with a growing percentage expected to be ethnic elders. From health care disparities and income struggles to seniors’ unsung community contributions as mentors and heritage keepers, generational coverage is too often missing from, yet crucial to the conversation about how to prepare for the coming longevity revolution.

Each fellow will submit a proposal outlining a major article or series of stories, she or he intends to research and write, as well as a signed agreement by his or her publisher/producer to run the story or stories in their ethnic media outlet.

In addition, fellows will participate in a two-day workshop on key social, politics and policy issues, hosted by New America Media in Washington, D.C., in late February 2010, where they will meet national policy-makers, leading journalists on the generational or retirement beat, policy advocates and researchers. NAM will disseminate stories produced by the fellows to ethnic and mainstream media partners and nonprofit collaborators through our news wire. Fellows will also receive a $2,500 stipend.

Link on to the NAM Ethnic Elders Fellowship application at http://bit.ly/7TtoWG.

For more information contact NAM Ethnic Elders Editor Paul Kleyman at pkleyman[at]newamericamedia[dot]org or call him at 415-503-4170, ext. 133.