The Kalish Workshop 2023

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Apply by April 1 - this Saturday! - for The Kalish visual editing workshop that deeply explores what it means to be a visual editor, leader, manager (because there is a big difference), and good colleague.

Want to talk AI? We’ll be doing that in June. Ethics? It’s one of our most critical sessions. Editing? We supply the assets.

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The 19th UNAFF starts tomorrow (October 20-30)

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The 19th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) starts tomorrow, October 20th, and is a “can’t-miss-event” for all documentary film fans in the San Francisco Bay area. The festival, one of the oldest documentary film festivals in the country, shares a lot of the goals MediaStorm strives towards in its mission, promoting education, awareness, and social change through images, dialogue and action. UNAFF celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, women’s issues, universal education, war and peace. The theme of this year's ten day event is Compass for a Better World, and its program includes 60 films from almost 30 different countries, as well as several free panels on issues such as Guns and Society and Art for Social Change. For more information on UNAFF’s year-round events, and the full festival program and schedule, please visit:

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Northwestern University Medill School’s New ‘Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship’ Specialization

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Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is offering a new specialization around leading, launching, and helping build digital media businesses. Medill’s new Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialization provides an opportunity to "learn what makes media businesses successful, through an interdisciplinary education that encompasses technology, design, content strategy, audience development, analytics and business fundamentals." Details can be found here, and those who are interested are welcome to contact Professor Rich Gordon at for additional information.  

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NPPF Scholarships, Grants and Awards

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NPPF scholarships are awarded to encourage those with the talent and dedication to photojournalism and who need financial help to continue their studies. These awards are directed toward those studying full-time or returning to college. The Bob East, Reid Blackburn, Bob Baxter, Kit C. King and Jimi Lott scholarships are endowed by donations from friends, family and news organizations. The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship is funded by a generous contribution from Mr. Clarkson. The Roberts Camera Scholarship is funded by Roberts Camera stores in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. The G. Gordon Yoder News Video Workshop Grant was funded by a gift from television news pioneer and former NPPF board member G. Gordon Yoder. NPPF provides funding for the NPPF Still and Multimedia Scholarship, the NPPF TV News Scholarship and the College Photographer of the Year International awards through donations from NPPA members. For more information, please visit:

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Call For Entries: 2016 Alexia Professional Grant

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The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2016 Professional Grant. The deadline for submissions for the Professional Grant is 2 p.m. Jan. 31, 2016. The Student Grant application will open Feb. 3, 2016 with the deadline at 2 p.m. on March 3, 2016. The Professional Grant Winner will receive $20,000 to help produce his or her proposed project. The goal of The Alexia Foundation Grants is to give voice to those who go unheard, foster cultural understanding and expose social injustice. The strength of the proposal will be judged equally to photographic skills. The grants go to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who also submit photographic or motion materials that reflect the ability to execute the proposed project. There is a $50 application fee for the Professional Grant. There is no application fee for…

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