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12/16/2011

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How the Arab revolutions moved citizen journalists to use more maps, HTML5 video instead of text

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Investigative Reporting Certificate Program at Boston University (U.S.) is accepting applications for June 2012 sessions

Spend two weeks at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting--on the Boston University campus--learning investigative reporting research skills, computer-assisted reporting, interviewing techniques and much more.

Pakistan: Create an online mapping platform and train journalists to track crime and corruption

Create an online platform that maps citizen-generated reports on crime and corruption. Train journalists to identify trends, verify and investigate citizen reports for stories about crime and corruption.

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.

India or Pakistan: Launch an online network of women citizen journalists reporting on women's issues

Launch a network of women citizen journalists who report on issues that affect women for a website hosted by a morning TV show and a women’s magazine.

Brazil: Launch a data blog and develop new technology for data journalists

Create a team of journalists who use new digital technology to collect and analyze data for investigative stories about taxes, the environment and other major issues.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Deadline approaching: Sony World Photography Awards

The 2012 World Photography Awards, organized by Sony and the World Photography Organisation, is open to students, enthusiasts and professionals.

Deadline: 01/05/2012

International Association of Religion Journalists seeks members

The International Center for Journalists will launch the International Association of Religion Journalists, the world's first global association of journalists who cover religious issues.

Art journalism course open [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in writing about art can participate in a 14-week online course.

Deadline: 01/21/2012

One World Media hosts competition [Worldwide]

The One World Media Awards honor stories on social, political or cultural life in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East or the former Soviet republics.

Deadline: 02/02/2017

NewsU, Poynter course on video storytelling offered [Worldwide]

The self-directed online course on video storytelling is for photojournalists, producers or multimedia and TV reporters.

Photographers Giving Back contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Amateur and professional photographers worldwide can enter a contest.

Deadline: 01/25/2012

Europe

BBC launches innovation award for journalism students

The BBC College of Journalism launches its first award for innovative graduates of journalism schools in the United Kingdom.

Deadline: 04/30/2012

Investigative reporting grants open [Eastern Europe]

Investigative reporters in Eastern Europe can apply for grants.

Deadline: 05/01/2012

Middle East

Scholarship for media and communication students available [Middle East]

The fellowship program funds graduate study for Middle Eastern students in media or communications studies in the United States.

Deadline: 01/20/2012

Yahoo seeks chief editor [Dubai]

Experienced journalists with English fluency and a working knowledge of Arabic can apply for a position in Dubai.

US and Canada

USA Today seeks editor, reporter

Journalists can apply for a full-time position in McLean, Virginia.

Urban journalism workshop offered

High school students can participate in a free journalism-immersion program.

Deadline: 01/17/2012

Guardian America seeks social media editor

Guardian News & Media (GNM) seeks a social media editor for Guardian America to be based in New York.

Deadline: 12/20/2011

Nieman journalism fellowships open [United States]

Journalists in print, broadcast, photography, film or online media in the United States can apply for a US$60,000 fellowship at Harvard.

Deadline: 01/31/2012

Agence France-Presse seeks editor [US]

Experienced editors who are fluent in French can apply for a full-time position in Washington.

Harvard competition for fairness in coverage open [US]

Journalists working for newspapers or websites can apply for the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers.

Deadline: 01/22/2016

Competition open for Pulitzer Prizes in journalism [US]

Journalists who work for newspapers or websites that publish at least weekly can win US$15,000.

Deadline: 01/25/2018

Exchange program open for journalists [United States, Russia]

The International Center for Journalists seeks journalists in the United States for its Young Media Professionals Exchange Program with Russia.

Deadline: 01/20/2012

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