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December 2007 Archives

GLAAD Fellowships

Posted on December 1, 2007 2:47 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

GLAAD is currently accepting applications for our 2008 Fellowships!

GLAAD's Fellowship program was created to provide emerging leaders a
unique opportunity to build experience in media activism. Fellows
prepare for their future careers by working hand-on with media projects
while participating in GLAAD's rigorous professional development
program, a new and integral part of the fellowship experience at GLAAD.
Fellows work nearly full time in our New York and Los Angeles offices
and are supervised and mentored by GLAAD's Program and Communication
staff Next year, GLAAD Fellowships run from early January, 2008 through
December 31, 2008. GLAAD Media Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of
$1600, and are responsible for their own housing and living expenses.

Detailed information about the open fellowships, including application
instructions, can be found by accessing the links below.

***Please Note: The application deadline has been extended until
December 7, 2007.***

(If the links below are not active in your browser, please go to for a comprehensive
listing of all GLAAD's 2008 Fellowships.)

GLAAD Fellowships, New York - 2008

Communications Research Fellow [Click Here For Details]

Media Programs/Sports Media Fellow [Click Here For Details]

Media Programs Fellow - Young Adult Program [Click Here For Details]

Religion, Faith, and Values Media Program Fellow [Click Here For Details]

Transgender Advocacy Initiatives Fellow [Click Here For Details]

*********Another WIDE ANGLE YOUTH MEDIA event*******

Posted on December 6, 2007 3:40 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

"I realized that you don't need eyes to make beautiful photography."
- Jessica Young, Wide Angle’s Youth Festival Committee

On November 14th, our Youth Festival Committee took on Seeing Beyond Sight’s Photography Challenge - and created photographs while blindfolded in Patterson Park! See some of their photos at

Our photo shoot was inspired by Seeing Beyond Sight – Photographs by Blind Teenagers, the new book by Tony Deifell. Wide Angle Youth Media is proud to be a co-host of the SEEING BEYOND SALON: An evening of art & perception at the American Visionary Art Museum. We hope you can join us!

SEEING BEYOND SALON: An evening of art & perception
Sat 12/8 | 5:30 – 8pm | free | American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Party + Interactive Art + Film Short + Storytelling + Music + Food + Drinks.

See full activities:

Workshop partners: American Visionary Art Museum, Wide Angle Youth Media, National Federation for the Blind, Youthlight, Flickr members. Workshops conducted by Tony Deifell & Julie Stovall Lauver

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Swanky Journalism Course!

Posted on December 21, 2007 2:16 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

ENGL 480/0101
>> Spring 2008
>> Advanced Journalism Seminar
>> Mencken to the Millennium
>> A seminar focusing on various topics of modern journalism including
>> the works of the American journalist, critic and gadfly H.L. Mencken,
>> the
>> most influential journalist of the first half of the 20th century, the
>> British journalist and writer George Orwell, the linguist and media
>> theorist Noam Chomsky and the media critic Neil Postman, author of such
>> works as “How To Watch TV News.” The course will also focus on how news
>> decisions are made – particularly in terms of the content of television
>> news.
>> Instructor permission.

There's a certain slant of light

Posted on December 21, 2007 2:17 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

Emily Dickinson

There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.

Heavenly hurt it gives us;
We can find no scar,
But internal difference
Where the meanings are.

None may teach it anything,
'T is the seal, despair,--
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air.

When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath;
When it goes, 't is like the distance
On the look of death.

from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson(Little, Brown, 1924), available online at

XM Radio Internships*********

Posted on December 21, 2007 2:21 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

XM Internships:


Posted on December 21, 2007 2:23 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

This from a recent UMBC Alum and Media Studies Certificate student:

I'm just finishing up an internship with the Human Rights Campaign and they are searching for a new intern. I was hoping you could pass along this opportunity to those you think might be interested. I've spent the last six months here and it's a great place to work. They have a fully outfitted production studio. You learn multiple aspects of production and post-production (learn to use Avid Adrenaline!) with a lot of hands-on experience, all while contributing to a great non-profit group. Charlie Nordstrom, the Media Center coordinator, has been a good teacher and a lot of fun to work with. Below is a link for more information about the internship and how to apply. Generally they target undergraduates, but also take recent grads.