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Hi All!

Leia here. As you have undoubtedly read by now, Pam is off to new climes and opportunities and although I’m sad to see her go I am sure we are going to hear of all sorts of wonderful things happening from her, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, I’ve taken on the task of handling this site and, hopefully, revitalizing the more social aspects of Mewsie as time moves on. I hope you’ll be patient as I work out any kinks moving forward. Gracious comments and help will be welcomed! (If you find yourself overcome by a need to be snarky, surly or curmudgeonly, pray go expend that energy more usefully by killing someone off in a piece of fiction.)

With that said, on to 2015, shall we? And stay warm!

MEWS Moving On

Hi, fellow MEWSies.  Pam Satran here.  More than a decade after founding MEWS, I’m moving on and away to LA.  Taking over Montclair Editors & Writers will be Leian Welch, the wonderful writer who with her husband JP built and hosts the MEWS website and transformed the way we communicate. So long, everyone!

Need Panelists for Media Event

Robert Bugai from the NJ Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists is looking for Media Panelists.

We are seeking panelists for an upcoming Meet The Media event at Montclair State University, looking at the evolution of news coverage, how news is created, and changes in reporting. The event is presented by the New Jersey chapters of the Public Relations Society of America and Society of Professional Journalists, and the Montclair State chapter of the Public Relations Students Society of America, and sponsored by PR Newswire/MultiVu.

Preferred panelists are pros that work at national outlets or large regional media, covering beats, staff assignment desks, serve as editors, or are news directors. The event is Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., and includes a light breakfast. Interested media should contact Robert Bugai, New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, at robertbugai@cs.com or 201-889-5202 by March 6.

The School of Communication and Media (SCM) at Montclair State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Multiplatform Journalism. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching students effectively in the school’s new digital multiplatform newsroom which is under development. This tenure track position requires the ability to teach students hands-on news gathering and production skills using all key mobile devices in the field as well as newsroom-based technology. Considerable personal experience in use of social media tools is also required. Candidates should have familiarity with web site creation and editing. This faculty member will also develop an innovative research program and applied projects focused primarily on current and future multi-platform news gathering and production trends. The successful candidate will be a key member of the SCM group planning the future of instruction in this area at MSU.

The School of Communication & Media has 760 majors in undergraduate tracks that include journalism, television and digital media, communication studies, communication and media arts, and filmmaking,. The School also offers an M.A. degree in Public & Organizational Relations. Faculty work closely with students to provide guidance for organized academic, project-based, and entrepreneurial activities through the Montclarion newspaper, the radio station (WMSC-FM), the Dumont Television Center, the WiredJersey Website, the Lambda Pi Eta Chapter, the PRSSA Chapter, and a thriving Internship program that connects students to a vast network of placements in larger metropolitan areas.
Qualifications & Requirements
For this tenure track faculty position, a Ph.D. or Master’s degree with both teaching and professional experience is desired. Applicants with significant professional experience in the field will also be considered. In addition to teaching and scholarship, the faculty member will also have a strong service responsibility, including advising of students, supervising of student internships and participation in other initiatives in the School of Communication and Media and throughout the University.

Please send Letter of application addressing qualifications, research agenda, and goals, vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript to: SCMSearchCom@mail.montclair.edu

https://app1.montclair.edu/xf/hr_jobpostings/details.php?id=663

Friends of the late Clem Taylor, the beloved award-winning producer who lived in Montclair, will be establishing an annual scholarship for a deserving journalism student at Montclair High School.

To honor Clem’s memory, there will be a special tribute and fundraising event at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on March 21, 2015 (the one-year anniversary of his passing).

If you’d like more details, please send your contact information to Jess Michaud at jessmichaud@verizon.net or Dave Kaplan at david.yogi@montclair.edu.

A generous mentor to young people and fantastic friend and family man, Clem Taylor was a brilliant journalist. having won a Peabody Award and eight Emmy Awards during a highly accomplished career. He spent almost 20 years at CBS News, including the last four at 60 Minutes, and also worked for ABC News and NPR.

Opportunity to meet face-to-face with 8 literary agents and a publishing lawyer. Upon registration, will receive an information packet that lists each agent’s interests, contact info, and personal tips, as well as link to online appointment sign up.

November 8, NYC, International Women’s Writing Guild Conference

For more details, and to register, visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1622909

The Writers Circle 2014-15 Speaker Series presents
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN with Macmillian Publishing’s BRENDAN DENEEN
November 9, 2014, 2:00-4:00 PM, at MONDO, 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Ever wonder how a book becomes a motion picture or television series?
Executive book editor, film/television producer and author Brendan Deneen knows the answers – and will share them with you!
Brendan will tell us how books are acquired by major publishing companies, and then optioned and adapted by Hollywood.

Seats are limited. Advance Registration is strongly advised!

$35 Advance Registration | $40 at the Door
To register, or for more information, visit http://www.writerscircleworkshops.com

Grant Writer Wanted

Little Falls ABC is looking for help in writing grants. If interested contact 973 812 7916 or littlefallsabc@aol.com ..Thank you

Montclair Write Group Sampler 2014

The Write Group is proud and delighted to announce the availability of the Montclair Write Group Sampler 2014. It contains works by 33 Write Group members in categories such as essays, fiction, memoirs, poetry and plays.
The Sampler is available via this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/463737
The download will be available in number of formats such as .epub, .mobi and .pdf.

Writing Workshop in Millburn-Short Hills

A few spots are open in a writing workshop in Millburn taught by Laura Zinn Fromm. Fromm, the author of the forthcoming Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, has been teaching writing workshops through New York Writers Workshop in Manhattan for seven years and in Millburn for two.

The class runs 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. for ten weeks, beginning Monday, September 16.

Writers will have the opportunity to share their work, receive written critiques, and discuss assigned readings by such authors as Raymond Carver, MFK Fisher, Karen Joy Fowler, Ken Follett, Vivian Gornick, Mary Karr, Katherine Heiny. Phil Klay, Anne Lamott, Alice Munro, Philip Roth, and Dani Shapiro, among others. Students can submit short stories, essays and/or sections of novels and memoirs. Coffee will be served and a friendly yellow dog may sit in. Instructor’s approval required prior to registering. Please email a 3–5 page writing sample to zinnfromm@gmail.com.

Zinn Fromm holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. A former editor at Business Week magazine, she is the winner of the Clarion Award and the Newspaper Guild’s Page One Award for Labor Reporting. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Business Week, Huffington Post, Ducts.org, New Jersey Life & Leisure, and Wellesley magazine, among other places. Her book, Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking & Coping, is due out from Greenpoint Press in September. For more information, please visit Flawedmom.com and Greenpointpress.org.