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Thursday, August 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Using a Fellowship or Grant to Get to the Next Level in Your Career

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Seize the opportunity to elevate your career to the next level or to pursue a passion. Learn about fellowships and grants from the decision makers and get started in the search process by uncovering different types of fellowships. This session will help you better understand what the decision makers are looking for in the application process, and become inspired to get the most out of these programs.

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Colleen Leigh

Director of Admissions, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Former journalist turned higher education administrator with more than 10 years experience in enrollment management, admissions, recruitment, retention, marketing, diversity outreach, and community outreach. A Jersey girl and proud Pinay excited to meet talented journalists at #AAJ16... Read More →

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Sandy Bergo

Executive Director, Fund for Investigative Journalism
Sandy Bergo has been the executive director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism since 2010. Before that, she was an investigative producer at WBBM-TV (Chicago) for twenty years, and also freelanced investigative articles for the Washington Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, and the... Read More →
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Burt Herman

Director of Innovation Projects, Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Burt Herman is director of innovation projects for the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, parent organization of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com. Previously, he co-founded social storytelling platform Storify, and also co-founded Hacks/Hackers, the largest global grassroots... Read More →
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Dominique De Leon

Program Coordinator, International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)
Dominique Deleon is a program coordinator with the IWMF. She is responsible for supporting IWMF fellows and facilitating reporting trips with the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative. Additionally, she supports many of the programs that IWMF established to advance the voices of... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT