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Weekly Bulletin
05/18/2011

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International nonprofit seeks chief of party for Ukraine media project

IREX seeks a Chief of Party to direct a USAID-funded media sector strengthening project in Ukraine.

ICFJ seeks experienced entrepreneur and business manager to transform a global media development group

The International Center for Journalists seeks an experienced entrepreneur and business manager to transform a global media development group into a self-sustaining network.

ICFJ offers immigration and multimedia training

Journalists in the U.S. are invited to apply for a one-week training program on covering immigration using multimedia tools. The deadline to apply is May 2, 2011.

Seeking trainers for climate change coverage in Africa

The International Center for Journalists seeks four experienced journalists to manage a media project to help journalists report on how governments in Africa are adapting to climate change.

International Journalism MA at City University London's prestigious J-school seeks globally-minded students for the class of 2011/12

The International Journalism MA at City University London's world-renowned Graduate School of Journalism is designed to equip you to start a career in international news reporting, or return to a career with enhanced skills and understanding.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

LinkedIn offers online tutorial for journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in learning more about how to find sources, enterprise story ideas and expand audience reach can sign up for a free seminar.

Deadline: 01/26/2015

Deadline approaching: Media innovation contest [Worldwide]

The IPI News Innovation Contest will award a total of $2.7 million in grants to fund innovative news projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Deadline: 06/01/2011

Journalism course on climate change offered [Germany]

Journalists interested in learning more about the environment can participate in a course in Germany which includes a tour of a polar research boat.

Deadline: 05/27/2011

ICFJ fellowships bring journalists to U.S. [Latin America, Caribbean]

The International Center for Journalists offers fellowships for journalists from Latin America and Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries to enhance and polish their skills in the United States.

Deadline: 07/15/2011

UN launches photo contest on green issues [Worldwide]

The first photo competition on sustainability at the United Nations is accepting entries.

Free webinar on finding YouTube videos for journalists [Worldwide]

The Radio Television Digital News Association is offering a one-hour webinar titled “YouTube for Journalists: Finding Newsworthy Video Online.”

Journalism contest on agricultural issues open [Africa, Caribbean, Pacific]

Journalists from 79 countries can enter this writing competition.

Deadline: 08/15/2013

Deadline extended: OPEC journalism contest seeks nominees [Worldwide]

The yearly OPEC Award for Journalism has been extended to October 3.

Deadline: 10/04/2011

Journalism innovation fellowship offered [Worldwide]

Media professionals with ideas to improve the practice or understanding of journalism can apply to this residential fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) in Columbia, Missouri.

Deadline: 02/01/2017

Deadline approaching: UN fellowship for journalists from developing countries [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 22 to 35 can apply for the 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship in New York.

Deadline: 03/01/2016

Video contest on climate change open [Worldwide]

Short videos on climate change are eligible to enter a new contest for a chance to win US$5,000.

Deadline: 07/31/2011

Africa

Journalists for Human Rights seeks journalism trainer [South Sudan]

Journalists with at least three years of experience can apply for this position in Juba.

Deadline: 02/28/2017

Thomson Reuters offers journalism course for Portuguese speakers [Africa]

Portuguese-speaking African journalists can enroll in a course in financial and economic journalism in Angola.

Deadline: 06/01/2011

Asia Pacific

Digital journalism fellowship open [Worldwide]

The Intajour Fellowship Program in Germany offers 10 months of in-person and online classes on digital journalism.

Deadline: 05/07/2012

Reuters offers free course on reporting crises and disasters [China]

The course, sponsored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Tsinghua University, will provide journalists with techniques for covering large-scale crises and disasters.

Deadline: 06/02/2011

Caribbean

Agricultural journalism awards seek entries [Caribbean]

The Excellence in Caribbean Agricultural Journalism Awards reward excellence in reporting on food and agriculture issues at local and regional levels.

Deadline: 07/01/2011

Europe

Contest open to student journalists [UK]

Journalists and photographers with under two years of experience are eligible.

Deadline: 09/20/2014

Free conference on journalism and politics [London]

The Value of Journalism Conference will bring together top journalists from around the world to discuss revolutions in the Middle East, Wikileaks and more.

Master's course in Media and Diversity launches [UK]

The University of Westminster and the Media Diversity Institute are launching a one-year Master's Course in Media and Diversity in September 2011.

Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network seeks media officer

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network seeks a media and communications officer.

Workshop on film journalism offered [London]

A workshop on film journalism will help writers develop film reviewing and feature-writing skills.

Middle East

Deadline extended: Positive Change In Action Media Contest [Middle East, North Africa]

Journalists, writers, bloggers, photographers and video makers in the Middle East and North Africa are invited to take part in a competition.

ICFJ seeks media partners [Tunisia]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking media partners for a project to develop international journalism standards within news organizations in Tunisia.

Deadline: 09/15/2011

International journalism conference to be held in Switzerland [Worldwide]

An international journalism conference will be held in Zurich, Switzerland.

Deadline approaching: 2011 Arab Media Forum

The Arab Media Forum, hosted by the Dubai Press Club, will focus on the theme “Arab Media: Riding out Storms of Change.”

US and Canada

University offers digital journalism workshops [US]

The journalism school at Arizona State University is offering a number of digital media workshops in summer 2011.

Public Interest Journalism Fellowship open [US]

The Hyphen Public Interest Journalism Fellowship will fund up to US$3,500 for journalists to produce stories about Asian Americans with a focus on pressing social issues, such as immigration or the environment.

Deadline: 08/01/2011

Entrepreneurial media conference for journalists of color [US]

U.S. journalists of color can participate in a conference on entrepreneurial media.

Digital photography competition seeks entries [US]

U.S. photojournalists can enter a digital photography competition.

Journalism fellowship open [Canada]

The Michelle Lang Fellowship gives a student the opportunity to spend six months working at Postmedia News and six months at the Calgary Herald.

Deadline: 06/01/2014

German Marshall Fund seeks communications specialist [US]

Media professionals can apply for this position in Washington, D.C.

Free journalism workshop on rural health offered [US]

U.S. journalists interested in rural health coverage can attend a free workshop in St. Louis.

Deadline: 06/03/2011

Washington Post fellowship open for grad students [US]

U.S. journalists planning to enroll in the graduate program at American University can apply for a paid fellowship with The Washington Post.

Deadline: 05/30/2011

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