Thursday, November 15, 2018

Need a local reporter in [state] with [expertise]? This directory wants to blow away parachute journalism!

Shoeleather is a national database of writers from non-media hub cities (NYC, L.A., D.C., SF) who are local, knowledgeable and ready to tell their community stories. The database serves as a resource for publications, assigning editors and beyond to connect with writers in the towns, cities and states they are interested in covering instead of relying on “parachute” journalism.

Working as a journalist today is difficult enough, and trying to do so outside of the cities that serve as a nexus for publications can be daunting—particularly if you’re a writer from a traditionally underrepresented community, just getting started or aren’t part of the (let’s face it, insular) networks where assignments are often doled out.

Why should someone from Brooklyn get to be the authority on the stories from your community? With Shoeleather, editors can never say, “But we just don’t know anyone on the ground!” ever again.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Munk Debate on Populism Livestream tonight at 7:00 PM EDT

The Munk Debate on Populism will be streaming live tonight, Friday November 2 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT. Simply click the link below to access the FREE livestream:

Munk Debate on Populism Livestream

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Meet Julissa Arce, "The New Americans," 9/29


MARK THE DATE! Saturday, September 29th. Free and open to the public. Teens and children welcome!


Meet Julissa Arce who emigrated from Mexico at age 11, rose to prominence as a powerful executive on Wall St., and made international headlines when she revealed that she was an undocumented immigrant. She will speak about her life at the inaugural Albany Book Festival.

Now an advocate for immigration reform, Julissa is the author of the national bestseller, My (Underground) American Dream, and the new young adult memoir, Someone Like Me. She was named one of People en Español’s “25 Most Powerful Women of 2017.” 

Her memoir is currently being adapted as a TV series by 20th Century Fox Television, with actor and producer America Ferrera.
 


Friday, August 17, 2018

Announcing The Albany Book Festival

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29
University at Albany Campus Center
       
A message from NYS Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl:
"The Albany Book Festival is a new initiative for us and we ask you to join us in creating something truly amazing that elevates UAlbany and our capital city for years to come."
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