Apply for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for IJNR's Lake Country Institute!
As SEJ’s 19th Annual Conference  winds down and hundreds of people are catching cabs to the airport, a small group will be boarding a bus to the wilds of northern Wisconsin. The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources, widely considered the premier organizer of expedition-style journalism fellowships in North America, has agreed to conduct SEJ’s Post-Conference Tour,  October 11-14, 2009.
The Lake Country Institute will focus on several newsworthy destinations in the state's forested lake country, just as fall colors should be at or near their peak. Leading the program will be IJNR president Frank Allen and Peter Annin,  IJNR’s associate director, who is also a co-chair of SEJ’s 2009 Annual Conference.
In a break from SEJ tradition, this year’s tour will be offered as a competitive fellowship program  instead of on a basis of first-come, first-served. Journalists who are SEJ members in good standing and who are registered to attend the 2009 SEJ conference in Madison will be eligible to submit an application to IJNR. The application deadline has been extended to August 31, 2009. All eligible candidates will be considered by IJNR for participation. In an unprecedented arrangement, IJNR will cover all travel, lodging and meal costs for those journalists who are selected to participate in this year’s post-conference tour.From the pool of candidates, IJNR intends to select up to 20 journalists for the trip. A description of the fellowship program, including detailed application procedures and contact information, can be found here.