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Media and Journalism Fellowships: October 2014 Edition

pbs.org — Here's a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including deadline for applying. If we're missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we'll add them to the list. JoLT Fellowships @ American University American University invites applications for three JoLT (Journalism Leadership Transformation) fellowships in games and disruptive media.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform 'I Won't Dance'

pbs.org — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga sing "I Won't Dance," a 1930s number famously performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the movie "Roberta." It's not a pairing one might expect, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, but their new album " Cheek to Cheek," released in September, debuted as the highest-selling record in the U.S.

School shooting reported at Seattle high school; shooter confirmed dead

pbs.org — Police respond to shooting report at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington state http://t.co/Yi8emLmbM6 pic.twitter.com/Wcfx9kiMzG - NBC News (@NBCNews) October 24, 2014 A shooting was reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, north of Seattle. According to the Associated Press, two people have been airlifted to a nearby hospital.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @NewsHour: 2 dead, including gunman, following shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. 3 ppl. in critical condition to.pbs.org/1w0dJHN #MPHS

Oct 24, 2014

RT @NewsHour: 3 people in critical condition following shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School to.pbs.org/1w0dJHN #MPHS

Is soccer safe for kids? Amid concussion fears, a parent searches for answers

pbs.org — NewsHour Weekend correspondent William Brangham, whose three kids all play soccer, explores the sport's potential dangers, particularly those caused by heading the ball. Brangham explores a fledgling movement led by a prominent neurosurgeon and World Cup champion Brandi Chastain, who advocate taking headers out of youth soccer. Continue reading →
Oct 24, 2014

RT @NewsHour: Is soccer safe for kids? Amid concussion fears, a parent searches for answers to.pbs.org/1rtsn3V via @WmBrangham

Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox - Part 2

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. The Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner continues to look back on her career and discusses moving out of her comfort zone with her latest album. Celebrated as an innovator, Annie Lennox is out with her sixth solo album, "Nostalgia," a collection of her childhood favorite soul, jazz and blues songs.

WATCH LIVE: Colorado's final Gubernatorial debate

pbs.org — Watch the final debate in Colorado's governor's race at 8 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. MT) tonight, featuring John Hickenlooper (D) and Bob Beauprez (R). Live stream courtesy Colorado Public Television. The two candidates for Colorado governor will face off for the final time this election cycle at a Denver debate at 8 p.m.

Astrologer who helped guide President Reagan's schedule dies at 87

pbs.org — Nancy Reagan began consulting Quigley after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband. She wanted to keep him from getting shot again, Nancy Reagan wrote in her 1989 memoir, "My Turn." Entertainer Merv Griffin had told her that Quigley had predicted that the day the president was shot was going to be a dangerous one for him.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @NewsHour: Astrologer who helped guide President Reagan’s schedule dies at 87 to.pbs.org/1rvwLjK

Gwen's Take: Remembering Ben Bradlee

pbs.org — I am one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of journalists able to say with satisfaction and no small amount of pride: "I worked for Ben Bradlee." Like the vast majority of us alums, I was not one of Ben's stars.

Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides - Watch the Full Film

pbs.org — Watch the full documentary of actor Jeff Bridges who is called the most natural and least self-conscious screen actor that has ever lived.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @PBSAmerMasters: Jeff Bridges exemplifies traits and interests far beyond his brilliance as an actor: to.pbs.org/18psKqP @TheJeffBridges

The History of Halloween Snacks and Foods

pbs.org — On her website ToriAvey.com, Tori Avey explores the story behind the food - why we eat what we eat, how the recipes of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday's recipes can inspire us in the kitchen today. Learn more about Tori and The History Kitchen.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @PBS: Why do we bob for apples? @ToriAvey explains Halloween's food history to @PBSFood: to.pbs.org/ZLwdi0 pic.twitter.com/BbqFd8WKam

Daily Must Reads, October 24, 2014

pbs.org — MediaShift explains how traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, music and movies are changing with digital disruption and adapting their business models for a more mobile, networked world. If you're interested in submitting a guest column, see our guidelines here.

Launch and Learn: Lessons in Multimedia Training

pbs.org — This post is a follow-up to the Idea Lab article "The Shape of Learning: How Media Consumers Become Media Producers," based on experiments and observations in the TOW (Transom Online Workshop). We can improve the journalism industry by improving journalism: Create stories that consistently win hearts and minds, stir souls, engage brains.
Oct 24, 2014

"How do we make MOOCs for the average John and Juanita, Mary and Mohammed, 秀英 and Алексе́й?" ~@hearvox ow.ly/DhEWA

Oct 24, 2014

"Current online ed schemes...aren’t well-tailored to teaching complex, creative crafts such as journalism." ow.ly/DhEy2

Tonight on Washington Week: Pre-Election Voter Anxiety, Tight Gubernatorial Races, Campaign Financing and New Ebola Protocol

pbs.org — October 24, 2014 It's less than two week until Election Day. While voter turnout during midterm elections drops nearly 30% compared with presidential elections, that doesn't mean the stakes are not high this year. In fact, control of the U.S. Senate is at stake.