News and Announcements

AKFC's International Youth Fellowship Program

Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:38

AKFC's International Youth Fellowship Program

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non-profit international development agency, working in Asia and Africa to find sustainable solutions to the
complex problems causing global poverty.

AKFC concentrates on specific development challenges in health, education, rural development and civil society. In Canada, AKFC raises funds, builds
partnerships with Canadian institutions, and promotes discussion and learning on international development issues.

Established in 1980, AKFC is a registered Canadian charity and an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

AKFC is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 International Youth Fellowship Program.

Read more: AKFC's International Youth Fellowship Program


James Foley Memorial Scholarship in International Photojournalism

Monday, 17 November 2014 14:11

In honor of the courageous men and women who risk their lives in order to report from the world's most dangerous places ieiMedia has established the James Foley Memorial Scholarship in memory of the photojournalist who was tragically executed while covering the war in Syria.

This $5,000 photojournalism scholarship covers tuition, program fees and meals for participation in our Urbino program, jointly sponsored by James Madison University and Iowa State University. The winner will work with two award-winning photojournalists in an experiential program that runs through the month of June 2015. The recipient is responsible for his/her own airfare.

To enter the competition you must submit a link to an online photographic portfolio as well as a short letter explaining why an international reporting experience is important for your education. The portfolio should be well organized and show evidence of curiosity about other groups or cultures. The letter should not exceed 300 words. The judging will be done by a jury of professional photojournalists including former White House Photographer and Washington Post staff photographer Susan Biddle as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin.

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2015


AMPA webinar - Google Analytics

Friday, 07 November 2014 09:57

Join the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association on Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Tuesday, Nov. 25 for the webinars "Google Analytics 101" and "Google Analytics 201" with Graham F. Scott, Managing Editor, Digital at Canadian Business magazine.

Session 1: Google Analytics 101 (Tuesday, Nov. 18)

This starting-from-zero intro to Google Analytics will quickly get you up to speed on the basics. In this webinar, you'll learn how to set up an account, which basic statistics you should be paying attention to, and why these stats are important. This session will also cover:

  • Ensuring you've got the most up-to-date version of Google Analytics
  • Defining the basic terms: Sessions, Users, Bounce Rates and more
  • Filtering your stats to answer specific questions
  • Picking the metrics that are actually important to you
  • Places to look for help when you're stuck, plus further readings

    Read more: AMPA webinar - Google Analytics


Mellissa Fung speaking at MRU

Friday, 07 November 2014 09:56

Wanted to remind everyone that Mellissa Fung, the former CBC correspondent who was kidnapped and held in Afghanistan for 28 days -- and has since returned repeatedly to the country to continue to tell the stories of citizens there -- will be speaking at MRU on Wednesday evening.

This is a great opportunity to hear what it's really like to report from the danger zone.

The event is FREE, but it's important to register in advance, here:

The event, which is sponsored by the Aga Khan Foundation, and takes place Wednesday, from 6-7:15 p.m., in Y224.


Israel Program, Tips for Taking Students Abroad, & More Foreign Destinations

Friday, 31 October 2014 09:10

International Reporting in Jerusalem, Israel  

Settled more than 3,000 years ago, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and a holy place for three of the world's major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This meeting place between the East and West is also a major center for reporting on the Middle East, and many international news organizations maintain bureaus here.

Students will learn how to develop sources, conduct interviews and work with an interpreter, and then report on the city around them, publishing their work on a multimedia website. The course will be taught by a team of veteran journalists who have covered the Middle East for years, including longtime NPR Jerusalem correspondent Linda Gradstein and former Christian Science Monitor reporter Ilene Prusher.

More information here


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