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03/14/2011

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Worldwide

Are you IJNet's journalist of the month? [Worldwide]

We are looking for an outstanding journalist who has used IJNet to further his or her career. The journalist will be interviewed and featured on IJNet. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 24.

Deadline: 06/25/2011

Poynter Institute offers fellowship for young journalists [Worldwide]

Student journalists and recent graduates can apply for a yearlong fellowship.

Deadline approaching: Berkeley offers free digital journalism class [Worldwide]

UC Berkeley is offering a free, four-day workshop on digital journalism and Internet publishing. The Web 2.0 Training provides participants with hands-on, newsroom-focused training on innovative reporting tools.

Deadline: 04/15/2011

Washington internship program for journalism students accepting applications [Worldwide]

This internship program brings two international students to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester in Washington, D.C.

Deadline: 04/30/2011

From Tip to Story: Chat with Pulitzer winner Ryan Gabrielson [Worldwide]

Journalists looking to improve their investigative skills can ask Pulitzer Prize winner Ryan Gabrielson for tips on Twitter.

Deadline: 03/25/2011

University of California, Berkeley Journalism School offers investigative fellowships [Worldwide]

Outstanding investigative journalists can apply for a fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism. The program aims to develop a new generation of investigative reporters in an era of extensive cutbacks.

Deadline: 04/25/2011

Africa

Reporting award for young journalists [South Africa]

The Anthony Sampson Foundation Award is given to a writing project of interest and relevance to South Africa, to be published in South Africa. It is designed to encourage new, young voices among journalists.

Deadline: 03/31/2011

Europe

The Guardian seeks culture bloggers [Europe]

The Guardian is looking for bloggers in France, Germany, Poland and Spain who write about arts and culture.

European Journalism Centre seeks managing editor [Europe]

Experienced editors and Web reporters can apply.

Contest open for World Youth Day coverage [Madrid]

Young journalists covering World Youth Day in Madrid are encouraged to submit print, video, television or web stories for a contest.

Deadline: 05/15/2011

The Guardian offers master class in investigative journalism [London]

A weekend class taught by two award-winning journalists from The Guardian will give students new investigative skills.

Latin America

Free webinar on China with Pulitzer winner Sheryl WuDunn [Worldwide]

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn will host a free webinar about China. The speaker won the prize with her husband Nicholas D. Kristof for their reporting on the Tiananmen Square protests.

Columbia University hosts reporting competition [Latin America, Caribbean, North America]

The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes honor journalists who contributed to inter-American understanding.

Deadline: 03/16/2016

Free worldwide summit on political communication [Ecuador]

The event will be held on April 13-15 in Quito, Ecuador, bringing together over 50 speakers from 12 countries.

Deadline: 03/21/2011

Middle East

Fellowship for young Iraqi journalists [Brussels]

The Kamel Shiaa prize, sponsored by the European Journalism Centre, offers a young Iraqi journalist a three-month fellowship in Brussels.

Deadline: 04/30/2011

US and Canada

Funds available for independent investigative journalists [US]

The Fund for Investigative Journalism seeks grant proposals from independent and freelance reporters investigating issues in the United States. Projects involving government accountability, the environment, or local issues with national implications are of particular interest.

Deadline: 04/11/2011

Award honors stories on children and families [US]

The Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism will recognize coverage of disadvantaged youth.

Deadline: 03/01/2013

YouTube competition seeks content creators [US]

Video storytellers and content creators in the United States can enter a YouTube competition to attend a new media course.

Deadline: 03/25/2011

CBS Diversity Institute offers mentoring program for writers [US]

The CBS Writers Mentoring Program, sponsored by the CBS Diversity Institute, will give 10 participants the opportunity to get their first foothold in being hired in television.

Deadline: 04/01/2011

Program for reporting on Alzheimer’s issues accepting applications [US]

U.S. journalists interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s can apply for a four-day program. It will feature experts on topics such as the latest research in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, health care and ethical issues.

Deadline: 03/21/2011

Science journalism competition calls for entries [US]

Journalists who write about astrophysics are invited to submit their stories for an award.

Deadline: 04/08/2011

Deadline Approaching: Multimedia training scholarship for teachers [US]

Journalism professors are encouraged to apply for a week-long multimedia training workshop.

Deadline: 03/25/2011

Journalism competition for construction industry coverage open [US]

U.S. journalists and photographers covering the construction industry can enter a competition sponsored by the Construction Writers Association.

Deadline: 04/20/2011

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