SRI: Covering the New Veterans
FREE — Plus, each attendee to receive $25 gas card and complimentary lunch!
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MAY 8 IN SPRINGFIELD & MAY 10 IN CHICAGO
More than 2 million American troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since the start of American operations there more than a decade ago. Many Veterans of those wars have returned home; many more will return in the months and years ahead, seeking jobs, housing and health care for themselves and their families. What the New Veterans find, however, is that government cannot meet those needs. That’s why a nationwide effort is underway to persuade private agencies and businesses to fill the gap. This day-long program, offered in Springfield on Wednesday, May 8, and in Arlington Heights on Friday, May 10, is designed to help journalists tell the stories of America’s New Veterans and their efforts to fully rejoin their communities.
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SRI Application Timeline
November 15: Deadline to apply. You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.
December 1: Applicants will learn if they are finalists for funding. Finalists may be asked for additional information.
December 15: Deadline for finalists to submit supplemental information.
January 15: Finalists will be notified if they are recipients of funds to host an SRI.
Poynter's Role in the SRI Program
The McCormick Foundation partners with The Poynter Institute to administer the Specialized Reporting Institutes Program. Poynter oversees the application process, answers applicants’ questions, works with McCormick to select SRI hosts and then serves as a resource for hosts as they carry out and evaluate their events. Poynter will also work with hosts to extend the learning from their event through a resource page on News University, a Webinar at Poynter's NewsU, and a live chat on Poynter.org. Through this partnership, McCormick and Poynter hope to ensure a diversity of participants and speakers at each SRI, increase the online reach of the training, build community around the training events, create consistency within the SRI program and enhance the evaluation of the work.
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