Flintside’s On the Ground program is not meant solely for us to tell stories of neighborhood residents -- it also exists to equip residents with skills and tools to tell their own stories.
We are currently reporting in the Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood in Flint, and are excited to announce our second Flintside Journalism Fellowship. The application period is now open for Brownell-Holmes residents interested in a paid opportunity to attend journalism workshops, receive a laptop, connect with mentors, and ultimately publish an article and receive payment as a freelancer with Flintside. Flintside’s first journalism fellowship included four community correspondents in Civic Park last year.
Brownell-Holmes residents interested in the opportunity can fill out an application online. The deadline for consideration is October 15.
Once selected for the program, participants will attend workshops led by Flintside staff, learn from guest speakers, and will be given a basic overview of news writing, community journalism, interviewing skills, and more. The ultimate goal is to raise up voices of residents, tell new and previously untold stories, and offer long-term paid freelance opportunities for residents who complete the program and are interested in publishing more articles on topics that impact Flint and its residents.
The goal is to launch the program in late October or early November. For more information, contact [email protected].