Deadline December 1 to Apply for Fellowship

As we announced earlier, the deadline has been extended for a chance to apply for fellowships at the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative at Northwestern University. Now we have word that the deadline has been set for December 1. See the posting below or go here for the official word.

The fellowships include a $45,000 stipend plus benefits for six months for advanced study in the areas of national security, defense and civil liberties. This is a great opportunity, so if it fits your profile, why not go for it?

Nominations Open for 2010 NM Chapter Board

By John Ensslin, SPJ Region 9 Director

Dear New Mexico SPJ members,

Nominations are now open for the board of directors of the New Mexico Pro SPJ chapter.

The following officer positions are open. These are two-year terms:

President
Vice President (Communications)
Vice President (Development)
Secretary
Treasurer

There also are six board seats open. These are one-year terms.

You must be an active member on the New Mexico Pro SPJ membership roster to be eligible to run.

Candidates should be prepared to attend one board meeting every other month and carry out committee assignments in between meetings.

Board membership offers an opportunity to work with other journalists on programs, membership and issues involving ethics, diversity, journalism education and freedom of information.

To submit your nomination, please e-mail election chair Deb Hurley at dchurley@aol.com. Include a brief biographical statement. Please specify which position you seek.

Deadline for nominations is Dec. 1.