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Shameless Wire: Call for Participants

November 23rd, 2009     by Cate Simpson     Comments

A month ago we posted about an exciting new project called Shameless Wire, and we are now ready to accept applications! Details are below, and the deadline for applications is December 31, 2009.

SHAMELESS WIRE CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: A FREE HANDS-ON PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND TRANS YOUTH INTERESTED IN JOURNALISM YOU ARE… …interested in learning how to how to report, write, and get published in magazines, newspapers, or online. …committed to using the media to improve your community and the world. …20 or younger as of January 1, 2010, identify as female and/or trans, and are not enrolled in university or college.

WE ARE… … a progressive magazine for teen girls and young women that has been publishing in Toronto for more than five years. Learn more about us at www.shamelessmag.com/about.

TOGETHER, WE WILL… …meet every second Saturday afternoon from January to April 2010. …learn the basics of reporting, writing and editing. …learn how to come up with story ideas, pitch them to editors, and get published. …meet and learn from professional journalists.

SHAMELESS WIRE IS FREE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. WE WILL PROVIDE TTC TOKENS AND LUNCH FOR EACH MEETING.

TO APPLY: Email wire@shamelessmag.com with your full name, date of birth, and answers to the following questions. Each answer should be 200 words or less - much less is fine. There are no right or wrong answers. We aren’t your teachers, and we don’t care whether you like school - we’re more interested in how you express yourself.

  1. Why do you want to be part of Shameless Wire?
  2. If you are in high school, what school do you go to? Do you like it? Tell us why or why not. If you are not in high school, tell us why that is, and a bit about how you spend your time.
  3. Do you speak, read and/or write in any languages other than English? Explain briefly.

We strongly encourage all eligible youth to apply, especially transgendered and queer youth, youth with disabilities, immigrant youth, youth of colour and First Nations youth.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2009

A PDF of the Shameless Wire call for participants is available here. Please feel free to put it up in your schools/libraries/community centres/etc.

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