Training the Next Generation of Women Citizen Journalists and Grassroots Leaders Shaping Our World
You will find all of your learning materials and assignments for the month-long application process in this classroom. Each week for the next four weeks, we will make a link to the learning materials and assignments live. There are four assignments in total.You must post these assignments in your journal with the correct tag and by the due date, to be considered. A panel of staff and volunteer Listeners will be evaluating and posting comments on your assignments each week. Listeners will be leaving comments on your assignments as well.
We encourage all applicants to be supportive of one another during this process. You can support your fellow applicants by posting and answering questions, asking for feedback on drafts, interacting with each other on the Voices of Our Future Applicants Group page, and inviting other applicants to become part of your community.
Although there are only 30 spaces available in the program, we value each and every one of your voices. We hope that you will continue to build your networks on PulseWire and reach out to women around the globe during and after this application process!
How to Get Started:
Step 1: Click on the links at the bottom of the page for the learning materials and your assignment. We publish (make live) each week's materials separately. You will be able to access each week's materials on the following dates:
Step 2: Read through the materials carefully. You will have approximately one week to complete the reading and writing assignment.
Step 3: Post your final assignment in your Journal on PulseWire, carefully following the directions for tagging. We are able to identify and evaluate your assignment only if you tag it correctly! To do this, go to your Journal (if you are not already logged in, you will be directed to do so). On the right hand side of the page, there will be an orange button that says "Post to Your Journal". Once you click on this button, you will be able to post your assignment. Give your journal entry an interesting title, then follow the instructions given for tagging.
For a description and instructions about tagging, read this helpful journal post by PulseWire Online Community Associate, Breese: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/solutions/43641
We encourage you to solicit feedback from other applicants on your assignment drafts. Try asking another applicant to read your assignment (you can send them a personal email, or post your draft to your journal). Please do not post your drafts in the Voices of Our Future Applicants Group. This group is primarily meant to serve as a space to ask questions about the application process.
Your assignments will be reviewed based on the criteria we have listed in the Voices of Our Future Applicants group*. By October 31st, we will announce the 30 applicants chosen to participate in the full program and become 2011 Voices of Our Future Correspondents.
If you have any questions, go to our Frequently Asked Questions section to the left in the sidebar, or post your question to the Voices of Our Future Applicant Group. If you still aren’t able to find an answer, please contact our team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.