Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions open to journalists worldwide.
Human rights program open for journalists Deadline Nov. 1
Journalists from low-income countries can apply for this program at Columbia University. The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is accepting applications for its Human Rights Advocates Program. Through workshops, seminars, Columbia University classes and meetings with policy makers and potential funders, participants will share their experiences, reflect critically on their strategies and plan future campaigns. The institute attempts to cover all program costs, including travel and housing. Click here for more information.
Travel scholarship for filmmakers open Deadline Nov. 6
Aspiring documentary makers can apply for a working trip to New Orleans. World Nomads is accepting applications for a travel documentary scholarship. The winner will receive round-trip airfare from the country of residence to New Orleans, enrollment in a travel filmmaking course, mentoring, video gear and accessories and travel insurance. Click here for more information.
Nieman Foundation offers journalism research fellowships Deadline Nov. 8
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard offers three short-term visiting fellowships for research projects designed to advance journalism. Fellows will have access to the resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including scholars, research centers and libraries. Publishers, programmers, Web designers, media analysts, academics and journalists can apply. Click here for more information.
Photography grants available Deadline Nov. 11
Photographers who work in conflict situations can apply for a grant. The Aftermath Project is offering a US$20,000 grant for photographers who tell the other half of the story of conflict. Proposals should include an explanation of the specific aftermath issues related to the project being proposed, as well as an overview of the applicant’s plans for covering the story during the course of the grant year. Click here for more information.
Environmental journalism grant open Deadline Nov. 15
Journalists can apply for a US$3,500 grant to report on environmental projects and entrepreneurial ventures around the globe. The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) offers grants to provide incentives and support to journalists who are building an environmental platform and are struggling financially to complete the project. Click here for more information.
Free online course on data journalism open Course begins early 2014
Journalists who want to learn how to tell stories with data can register for this free course. The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is offering registration for its online data journalism course “Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools.” This five-module introductory course consists of the following topics: data journalism in the newsroom, finding data to support stories, finding story ideas with data analysis, dealing with messy data and telling stories with visualization. Click here for more information.
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