Thurs., Jan. 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Getting Your Projects Funded — Lisa Riordan Seville — Room 442 (25 students max)
In a world of shrinking newsrooms, journalists need to get creative about how to bring the stories they care about to light. Grants, fellowships and crowd funding have become one piece of that puzzle. But how to you take a project from conception to funding? This session will be a crash-course on getting started down that road. We’ll talk about creating a beat or an area of expertise, putting together a proposal, and what a budget should look like. Participants should come with specific questions or pitch ideas that we can discuss as a group. Class of 2010 alum Lisa Riordan Seville is an independent investigative journalist based in New York City. She works regularly for the NBC News Investigative Unit, as well as other publications. Her work has been funded by the Open Society Foundation, the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships and the Proteus Fund. She is currently working on a crowd-funded project called “The Legacy of Mass Incarceration” with her frequent co-reporter Hannah Rappleye