AIR has pulled talent from StoryCorps and NPR to lead Localore: Finding America, a new network of public media incubation projects launching in spring 2015.
Adriana Gallardo, who serves as Finding America’s network manager, and curating producer Teresa Gorman will dispatch a team of producers to work in intense, collaborative incubators in public radio and television stations across the country.
Gallardo comes from Chicago, bringing more than a decade of experience in public media. She trained dozens of community producers in the Vocalo Storytelling Workshop before spending a year traveling the country with StoryCorps. She will oversee and coordinate the new Localore production.
Gorman will work with independent and station-based talent, supporting their media strategies and story production. She comes to Localore from NPR, where she coached stations on digital strategy. Gorman previously served as social media editor at “PBS NewsHour.”
With 15 new productions, Localore: Finding America will expand on the innovations of 18 experiments created under AIR’s banner between 2010 and 2014. Read more.
Purchase Grist Fellowships online Purchase
Deadline: March 30
Details: Grist seeks early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to “multimedia whizbangery.” Grist fellowships provide a stipend of $2,250 per month and require a six-month commitment.
Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship for Minority Journalists
Deadline: March 31
Details: The International Center for Journalists funds international reporting projects for U.S.-based minority journalists, and provides them with mentors and intensive stateside training before dispatching them on a two-month assignment. Cheap