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Look at Our Upcoming Events

* AWJ Executive Committee meeting first Tuesday of every month.

* AWJ Annual Meeting - January 24, 2002 at the Chicago Sun-Times, 7th floor atrium.

Other Opportunities

* The National Arts Journalism Program deadline - February 5 of each year

* Pew Fellowships in International Journalism deadline - October 1 and April 1 of each year

* AWJ Executive Committee meeting
DATE: First Tuesday of every month.
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Chicago Sun-Times, 7th floor atrium, 401 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago

* AWJ Annual Meeting
DATE: January 24, 2002
TIME: 6 to 8 p.m. (Meet and Greet starts at 6 p.m. - Program begins at 7 p.m.)
WHERE: Chicago Sun-Times, 7th floor atrium, 401 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago
RSVP: Due to increased security concerns, the Chicago Sun-Times is requiring an RSVP list. Please RSVP to this event by January 17, 2001 at 312-660-3700, extension 3256.
GUEST SPEAKER: Lynn Sweet, the Washington Bureau Chief of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Before moving to Washington, she was the Sun-Times political writer. Sweet writes a column for the paper and spends most of her time following stories about politics and government. She spent a month in Tallahassee after the 2000 election covering the presidential recount.
She also reports often on campaign finance related stories and is a frequent panelist and lecturer at seminars aimed at training reporters in this specialty.
Sweet started at the Sun-Times in 1976 and has been in Washington since September, 1993. In addition to politics, she's covered Cook County government, the civil courts, the State Legislature and put in a short stint on a celebrity column before returning to the newsroom.
She has a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley after attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Visit the Sun-Times Website (http://www.suntimes.com/index/sweet.html) to read some of Ms. Sweet's Commentaries.
As always, the AWJ Annual Meeting is free and open to the public. 2002 membership dues payable at the meeting.

* The National Arts Journalism Program
WHERE: The program is based at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in association with the School of the Arts.
WHAT: The program offers fellowships to mid-career and senior journalists specializing in arts and culture. NAJP mid-career fellows spend an academic year at Columbia, engaged in a blend of academic study and work with arts organizations. Research fellows, in addition to pursuing classwork at Columbia, work on research projects leading to NAJP-sponsored publications or conferences. Mid-career applicants must be working critics, reporters or editors with at least five years of experience and a demonstrated dedication to arts and cultural journalism. Senior fellows must have achieved singular and measurable distinction in a field of arts of cultural journalism.
AWARD: Tuition, fees and stipend ($40,000 for a nine-month period for mid-career and research fellows, $10,000 monthly for senior fellows)
DEADLINE: February 5
CONTACT: 212.854.1912
EMAIL: najp@columbia.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.najp.org

* Pew Fellowships in International Journalism panel
DEADLINE: October 1 and April 1 of each year
WHAT:The Pew Fellowships brings two groups of journalists to Washington, D.C., to study international affairs and then travel overseas to report from a country of their choosing.
CONTACT: Director, Pew Fellowships in International Journalism, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
ADDRESS: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
TELEPHONE: (202)663-7761
FAX: (202)663-7762
EMAIL: pew@mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu
WEB SITE: http://www.pewfellowships.org

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