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Media Justice Fellows
Telecommunication and Film Partnership
The College of Communication and Information Sciences, and the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at the University of Alabama has partnered with Lawson State Community College, Jefferson State Community College and Trenholm State Technical College to establish a “Media Justice Fellows” program.
Creating an academic bridge between two-year certificate programs in Radio and Television Broadcast Technology and the UA Department of Telecommunication & Film, the Media Justice Fellows program permits talented and committed certificate recipients to continue their education in broadcasting and production at The University of Alabama. By providing a special focus on the use of film and video to document and analyze the many dimensions of culture and social experience, the Media Justice Fellows program seeks to encourage critical thinking and active participation in society through just and independent media-making.
Summer Term Fellows
During the summer term between the first and second years of their film/broadcast technology programs, two outstanding students will be provided the opportunity to enroll in two courses within the Department of Telecommunication & Film at the University of Alabama. Although course offerings are subject to change, participating students will select from courses such as TCF100: Introduction to Telecommunication, TCF112: Motion Picture History and Criticism, TCF150: Intro to Video Production and TCF241: The Documentary Form.
Students participating as Summer Term Fellows will receive a tuition scholarship for two courses, free housing, and a $750 stipend.
Selection Process: Two outstanding students enrolled in the first year of the participating Radio and TV Broadcast Technology programs will be nominated each year by their respective faculty and administration to receive a summer term fellowship. Nominated students will complete an application to be reviewed by at least one member of the faculty from the UA Telecommunication & Film Department as well as the director of the CESR. Selected students will be admitted to the University of Alabama and be enrolled in the College of Communication and Information Sciences.
Full Time Fellows
The College of Communication and Information Sciences and CESR will provide scholarships to Media Justice Fellows providing for the cost of tuition and books for two years of study. Fellows will be given preference to enroll in Documenting Justice, a specialized year-long interdisciplinary course in ethnographic filmmaking and critical journalism sponsored by the CESR. Additionally, fellows will be provided assistance with internship opportunities with entities such as the Center for Public Television & Radio which produces programs for the Alabama Public Television Network and operates Alabama Public Radio.
Selection Process: Outstanding students enrolled in the second year of the Radio and TV Broadcast Technology programs at the participating two-year colleges will be nominated each year by their respective faculty and administration. Nominated students will complete an application and interview with a panel including at least two members of the faculty from the UA Telecommunication & Film Department as well as the director of the CESR. Upon completion of a certificate in Radio and Television Broadcast Technology, two selected students will be admitted to the University of Alabama and be enrolled in the College of Communication and Information Sciences.