Via Museo Franz Mayer:

“Adquiere conocimientos teóricos y prácticos básicos para la adecuada toma de fotografías, así como información sobre los diferentes materiales y posibilidades creativas; conoce el lenguaje de la imagen y desarrolla fotografías con una intención específica.

Obtendrás conocimientos sobre el fotoperiodismo, desarrollo de habilidades del reportero gráfico, así como conceptos creativos y plásticos de este género.

Desarrolla y comprende los valores ético-profesionales requeridos en el ejercicio fotoperiodístico actual.

Imparte: Rocío Ortiz. Todos los sábados en el mes de agosto.”


JOURNALISTS (engagement workshop) by Bear Guerra


Via Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas:

“There is a lot of content fighting for attention in today’s media ecosystem. That’s why it’s special when someone decides to land on your page, flip open your publication or view your program.

But how do you find out who those people are and figure out how to keep them coming back? How do you attract even more people so that your news organization’s reporting can reach more people in a more engaged way?

The next Big Online Course (BOC) from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will help you answer those questions.

Register today for “Knowing your audience: strategies for increasing the reach and engagement of your journalism,” and join instructor Amanda Zamora, chief audience officer for The Texas Tribune, for this four-week course that runs from July 15 to Aug. 11, 2019.”

ARTISTS AND TEACHERS IN LOS ANGELES (call for ideas, August 15) by Bear Guerra


Via Women’s Center for Creative Work:

“WCCW is now taking proposals for workshops, discussions, projects, and performances to take place during the Fall (September–November) of 2019!

This fall we’ll be presenting programs on WORK & LABOR, in conversation with the work of our fall artist in residence, Ahree Lee. We’re looking for programs — talks, workshops, discussions, performances, immersive experiences, screenings, etc. — that address labor that is visible and invisible, compensated and uncompensated, creative, technical, intellectual, conceptual and/or emotional.

Where is the boundary between work and leisure? What places and spaces do we think of as workplaces? How is invisible labor made visible? How is labor gendered, queered, and/or racialized? What labor is valued and compensated, and why? And how do we think about our labor — and our time — outside of colonial, patriarchal, and/or capitalist frameworks? These are some of the questions we’re thinking of — feel free to propose your own!

These programs will be offered during September, October, and November 2019.”

DEADLINE: August 15.


Via International Center for Journalists:

“Join @ICFJ and @OCCRP for an online course on covering criminal financial operations. Apply by 5/15 #LatAm and Caribbean journalists are eligible to apply.

The course "Following the money across borders" will be conducted in English May 20 to June 20.

Participants will learn how to expose criminal financial infrastructures, what money laundering is and how it works across borders, how the international banking system is used to commit crimes and more.”

DEADLINE: May 15. 



Via Dart Center:

“This workshop, to be held September 19-22, 2019 at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is designed for local, regional and international reporters across diverse beats touching refugees, migration and children: education, public health, politics, policy, as well as particular refugee and borders crises.

The four-day workshop will bring journalists together with internationally-recognized scientists, policy experts, and practitioners from the field of early childhood development to discuss the effects of trauma on developing brains, the special early-childhood issues raised by displacement and family separation, and evidence-based interventions that support nurturing care amid adversity. The workshop will also offer journalist-to-journalist discussions of craft and ethics, source development, and collaboration among participants, as well as best practices for telling compelling stories about this profoundly vulnerable population.

The workshop will be conducted in English.”


ASPIRING PODCAST WRITERS (free course) by Bear Guerra

Via Poynter:

“Thinking about writing for #podcasts? Check out this online course, "Writing for the Ear" -- you can take it anytime for free!

The need to write effectively for audio coincides with the industry’s overall shift toward digital storytelling. Audio matters in broadcast and online ― and to every newsroom with a digital presence. Writing well for audio ultimately means telling compelling stories and communicating information to time-pressed listeners ― core skills for a 21st century journalist.

This requires a dramatic shift in the way we have been taught to write. In school, our teachers rewarded long, complex sentences with multiple commas and parenthetical clauses that showed we have mastered the basic rules of grammar, spelling and syntax while exhibiting critical thought, nuanced arguments and SAT-level vocabulary. Great writing, we have been taught, is meant to be read ― silently.

“Writing for the Ear” will teach you that great writing can also be spoken.” 

ASPIRING FREELANCE STORYTELLERS (free workshop) by Bear Guerra

Via Independent Producer Project:

“Join us for an all-day workshop with independent producer Gina Delvac of Call Your Girlfriend and KCRW’s own Don’t @ Me. She'll lead a conversation about best business practices — everything from what's up with the LA City business tax to why you should get a business bank account — and we'll take time to discuss the emotional components of getting paid. Money can be fraught; we'll do a handful of exercises that help us overcome the angst and negotiate for what we're worth.

*This course is intended for audio producers and will focus on best practices for those working in the audio industry.

**Space is limited. Please fill out this form and we will be in touch by May 6 to confirm your spot.

Saturday, May 18
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

KCRW headquarters
1660 Stewart Street
Santa Monica
California, 90404”


JOURNALISTS IN MEXICO (workshop) by Bear Guerra

Via Periodistas de a Pie:

“Journalists, students and activists can apply for this workshop.

Periodistas de a Pie organizes "Geographies of violence or how to cover femicides in Mexico" March 23 in Mexico City.

Journalist Lydiette Carrión will teach participants five basic steps to cover this type of crime in a responsible manner.

The cost of the workshop is MXN800 (US$41). Scholarships are available.”

DEADLINE: March 20.


ASPIRING AUDIO MAKERS (workshops and scholarships) by Bear Guerra

Via Transom:

“This summer we’re headed to three locations across the country where local partners will host our week-long Traveling Workshop. Rob Rosenthal will be the lead instructor for the workshops, along with a teaching assistant at each location. These workshops are geared toward beginners. Scholarships available.

More information, including links to applications:

Catalina Island, California: June 2 – June 8, 2019

Allston, MA: June 10 – June 16, 2019

Austin, Texas: August 4 – August 10, 2019”