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Elisabeth [userpic]
Stand up against VAW! Get published!
by Elisabeth (iremos)
at August 1st, 2007 (11:11 pm)

Hi there,

In this community, there are young 'uns who are into art, writing, design, editing, or are just concerned with the plague of violence against women, especially young women, in the United States, where more than three out of four women will become a victim of sexual violence at some point in their lives. I thought I'd post two projects I'm pulling together related to VAW and the arts, since I could use all the help, energy, and creativity you have to offer to pull both off!

Let me introduce myself. I'm Elisabeth Wilhelm, a 20-year-old youth advocate, rabid feminist, and freelance writer, published over 120 times online and in print. I've put together youth newspapers as far away as Barcelona and Kuala Lumpur and am a columnist for Voice of Youth Advocates magazine. I've edited for Moondance.org, an award-winning women's ezine, interned for Girl Scouts of America (yes, you can giggle), and in my spare time, bellydance will cool chicas at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

In support of November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a UNIFEM campaign, I'm launching two projects:

Literary Magazine, named Unlaced

A young women's e-lit mag dedicated to celebrating the power of the human spirit, particularly women who have done great things and those who will do g reat things. Special attention will be paid to publishing women-positive pieces, as well as combining statistics and factual information about VAW. The magazine will also include a toolkit, with an activist emphasis. We're open to publishing anyone under 25, male, female, or other.

Unlaced Writing Class

A girl-positive online writing workshop given to a group of fifteen young women co-taught by Elisabeth Wilhelm and a co-instructor, lasting four weeks and covering women's history, education on violence against women, and writing in a variety of forms and genres, culminating in a piece of writing to be published in the literary magazine.

But I can't pull this off by myself. Right now, I'm looking for writing class participants and lit magazine staff. We also have submission guidelines up! The website URL is http://unlaced.absynthemuse.com

Please pass it on to anyone you think might be interested. If you're interested or have questions, please post below or email me at elisabeth[at]sent[dot]com.

Thanks so much!

Lis

x-posted in a few places

Elisabeth [userpic]
Wanna go to Spain?
by Elisabeth (iremos)
at March 23rd, 2006 (03:36 pm)
current song: Hotline

I'm the Editor-in-Chief of the first Model United Nations newspaper in Spain. I'm looking for a few good college student journalists to join our staff! The Catalonia Model United Nations, a student-run simulation of the real United Nations, will be held from May 3rd to the 6th. We're looking for photographers, reporters, layout editors, and cartoonists!

The CMUN Clarion showcases the very best young journalistic, artistic, and editorial talent Europe has to offer, producing a quality daily English-language newspaper, both in print, and online, for the CMUN 2006 conference. The newspaper’s name, CMUN Clarion, reflects the strong, bold call to action the conference delegates will be undertaking in their work. This is your chance to join this pioneering group of talented student journalists and learn the joys of the MUN press room!

MUN experience is a plus, but not required. Conference fees and hotel fees are covered, and a roundtrip flight goes for about $400 from JFK in New York to Barcelona.

If you're interested, post here, and I can send you an application. Also, post if you've got questions!

Please pass this on if you know of someone who may be interested!

Thanks.

Lis

x-posted to a couple places

doubletruck [userpic]
Newspaper Poll
by doubletruck (doubletruck)
at February 13th, 2006 (10:44 am)
current mood: restless

Okay, I have a free account so I can't make an actual poll, but I'd like to get all of your opinions on this important matter.

Adviser
OR
Advisor

 

Please respond in the comments with which one your newspaper uses, and why

-August


doubletruck [userpic]
by doubletruck (doubletruck)
at December 20th, 2005 (04:48 pm)

Hello, just discovered this lovely community. Hope to see it more active!

I am the EIC of my college newspaper (the SFCC Communicator)and have been scouring the web for ways to improve my and my staff's skills. My adviser pointed me to newsu.org and I have greatly enjoyed it.

Some of the courses are really useful, especially the "clean your copy" one. I learned that I need to learn a lot more about grammar and such ;)

Anyway, I'm glad I found this community. I was hoping there would be one dedicated to us crazy campus newspaper staff members.

Are any of you in positions of power within your paper? This last quarter was my first quarter as EIC, and I would love to meet others in the same position.

Also, how many of you are doing the conference in LA this March?

-August
You can reach me at com_eic@yahoo.com

majormeg7 [userpic]
by majormeg7 (majormeg7)
at October 18th, 2005 (11:55 pm)

Hiya! I work at my school newspaper, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian and I just found this site. It doesn't appear that we have too many members here, but I figured I'd add one more.

by Stephen (yearginsm)
at August 6th, 2005 (03:09 am)

I founded this little corner of LiveJournal for anyone who has ever worked on their college newspaper staff. This will be my third year as Executive Editor of The Pacer at the University of Tennessee at Martin, and have an unhealthy love for my job. I'm sure there are other communities with similar aims, but I couldn't find them.

Join this community to share your thoughts on current trends in media, ask questions or socialize with people that know a pica from a hole in the ground.

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