Interested in telling stories about your community? Oakland Voices, a community journalism project serving Oakland, is accepting applications for its 2019 program.
We want people who seek to serve as news and information providers on behalf of the community.
The program is looking for Oakland residents interested in reporting, writing and taking photos about their neighborhoods. The nine-month program puts the power of storytelling in the hands of people who live in the community. Participants will be paid a $1,000 stipend for completing the program.
The program is designed to fit into busy working and personal schedules. Participants will be trained by professional journalists and educators through a curriculum devised by the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.
Participants’ stories are published on the Oakland Voices website oaklandvoices.us and distributed to other media outlets.
Who Should Apply?
This year, we are expanding the geographic eligibility. Residents from all over Oakland can apply. We are seeking six East Oakland residents and two who live anywhere in the city.
Any Oakland resident who is a high school senior or older is eligible.
Journalism experience IS NOT REQUIRED. Our mission is to support emerging community voices that have little previous access to media training or publication.
Applicants should be familiar with Oakland and with their own neighborhood. People with a broad range of life experience are encouraged to apply. Those who are accepted in the program will receive training in journalistic skills such as research, writing and multimedia.
Be a voice for your community. Apply at https://goo.gl/forms/IS7XvAOHnLf3Xryj2
The application deadline is Friday, March 25. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Oakland Voices coordinator, Rasheed Shabazz at 510-863-1695.
Oakland Voices is led by the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and is funded in large part by a grant from The California Endowment.