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 with deadlines in June. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
Media in Conflicts Seminar Deadline: June 7, 2017
Journalists ages 21 to 35 can apply for a fully funded conflict reporting seminar in Herzliya, Israel, organized by the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. Participants will attend expert lectures, strategic tours of Israel and surrounding conflict zones and more. For more information, click here.
Online Journalism Awards Deadline: June 8, 2017
The 2017 Online Journalism Awards are looking for the world’s best journalism produced for a digital audience. Thirteen categories are open for entries, with a total of US$58,500 in prize money to be awarded. Winners will be recognized at this year’s Online News Association conference in Washington. For more information, click here.
Reporting Right Livelihood grants Deadline: June 15, 2017
The Right Livelihood Award Foundation has grants for journalists and final-year journalism students to cover real solutions to some of the most pressing global problems. Grants cover travel, accommodation and communication costs, plus a modest honorarium. For more information, click here.
National Endowment for Democracy grants Deadline: June 16, 2017
Independent media organizations and civic groups can apply for a grant to pursue a project that advances democratic ideals from the National Endowment for Democracy. Grants typically amount to US$50,000. Organizations working in transitioning, newly democratic or repressive societies are especially welcome to apply. For more information, click here.
International Reporting Project fellowships Deadline: June 30, 2017
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is seeking journalists from influential media outlets for its fellowships, which support stories on peace-building and conflict resolution in Africa. Special consideration will be given to projects in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mali, Sudan, South Sudan and Zimbabwe. For more information, click here.
TruthBuzz: The viral fact-checking contest Deadline: June 30, 2017
The International Center for Journalists is seeking creative, engaging fact-checking solutions for its TruthBuzz challenge. Entries can take the form of a video, cartoon, graphic, animated GIF, photo, quiz, audio file, game and more. The top three winners will receive US$10,000, US$5,000 and US$2,500, respectively. For more information, click here.
National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest Deadline: June 30, 2017
Photographers across the globe can enter National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year contest, which seeks out photos of nature, cities and people. Winners get up to US$2,500 and a 10-day trip to the Galapogos! For more information, click here.
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