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"The Institute for Justice and Journalism is accepting applications
for its 2012 professional fellowship program, which will examine the
contentious immigration issues playing out across the country on local,
state and federal levels and their role in the 2012 election campaign. Twelve
Fellows will be selected to participate in the professional development
program, which will help reporters cover legal, political and
demographic developments involving immigration. The program will provide
journalists with facts, figures and perspectives to move beyond the
typical campaign rhetoric on immigration. It also will examine the
anticipated electoral impact of immigrants who have become newly
eligible to vote. “The program’s broader objective is exemplary
journalism that helps the public understand complex, often-contentious
immigration issues,” said Steve Montiel, IJJ board president. The program, “Immigration in the Heartland: the 2012 Elections and Beyond,” will take place April 20-25 at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication and its Institute for Research and Training, which are partnering with IJJ in this program. The deadline for receipt of applications is Jan. 17."
Institute for Justice and Journalism, Oct. 2011.