Contest deadline extended until 11:59 p.m. EST March 10

Attention procrastinators: You’ve been granted a reprieve. The contest deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. March 10.  Cost is is $20 per entry for SPJ members and $25 per entry for non-SPJ members. The only exception is the O’Brien award, which is $25 for everybody. You can pay using PayPal or by check.  For information about contest submissions and payment, go to  the Enter Now page. Entries that are submitted without payment are automatically disqualified.…

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Fellowship opportunity

We like to alert our members about good opportunities, and here is one — from the Council on Foreign Relations. You’ll find the link for more info below.

Dear all,

As a friendly reminder, we are seeking applicants for the 2013–2014 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship, and would appreciate you circulating the information below to your colleagues and/or those who may be interested in applying. The application deadline is March 1, 2013. Many thanks in advance for your help.

Fellowship Affairs
Council on Foreign Relations
58 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10065
tel 212.434.9740 fax 212.434.9870

Go here for more information.

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Envision the future

We’re all familiar with the job cuts that characterize the new media order in the Internet Age, but what about the new alliances that are being forged? Exhibit A is the Center for Cooperative Media in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State.  Come hear what this is all about at our March 7 tour, membership meeting and open house. RSVP encouraged but not required. Send RSVPs to For directions and more details, go here.…

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Hacking 101

If you missed the weekend’s first ever Jersey news hackathon at Montclair State, check out the HackJersey blog. It not only documents the event itself, it also functions as a  how-to guide to data journalism  that will get you thinking about your own project. You’ll find the list of winners and videos of the keynotes and the project presentations — plus cool background on the open data movement, reflections on the word hacker and links to resources to help you build your data skills. The hackathon was also tweeted; just go to #HackJersey.…

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