Apply Now for the International Reporting Project’s 2010 Gatekeeper Trip

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce a two-week
Gatekeeper Editors Trip to China May 8-22, 2010, for senior U.S. editors and
producers interested in learning more about this important country.
Deadline for submitting an application form for this trip is March 1, 2010.
Gatekeepers are any senior journalists – publishers, executive editors,
managing editors, broadcast producers, online editors, editorial page
editors, business editors, op-ed page editors and others – who determine
editorial content at any type of media organization. Gatekeepers must have
at least seven years of editorial experience and must supervise staff at a
fulltime job at their organization. Gatekeepers must be U.S. citizens or
else working as staff editors in the U.S. for a U.S.-based news
organization.

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Welcome New Member Patricia Dobson

Patricia Dobson, one of our newest members, has a BS in
Communications/Journalism and an MA in Communications/Public Relations from
Eastern New Mexico University and a recent PhD from Capella in Education.
Serious on focusing on communications, Patricia was able to tailor even her
doctoral studies to fit within the realm of communications…her passion.

Patricia was the promotions coordinator for the College of Fine Arts from
1991 to 2001 and has been teaching journalism and public relations part-time
since 1992.  She has been teaching full-time since 2001.  Patricia is also a
youth minister at Westminster Presbyterian Church and has an adult/youth
puppet troupe.

Enter SDX Contests, Win Fame and Fortune

Well, maybe a little fame anyway. The Sigma Delta Chi Awards are open now to pro members. Deadline for entries is February 12. You can read the rules at the link above. View Quill magazine here to read about previous winners — the ones that are already basking in their fifteen minutes of fame.

Read about categories here, and you can even enter on-line just by making one more silly little click here to go to the entry page.

PLUS … there’s even more opportunities through “The New America Award, honoring public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities in the U.S., To be eligible, work must have been published or broadcast during the 2009 calendar year. SPJ welcomes nominations from media outlets, journalists, community and issue advocacy groups, individuals and others concerned with ethnic issues. Deadline to submit is February 12, and you can read all about it here.

Don’t let fame slip through your fingers — if you don’t enter, you probably won’t win!