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06/14/2013

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New resources, advice for citizen journalists

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Deadline extended: Journalists can enter a US$10,000 story contest for best coverage of infectious diseases [US, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa]

Journalists from the United States, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa can win international reporting trips worth up to $10,000 for submitting the best stories on infectious diseases.

RNTC social media course for journalists: sourcing information, reaching more people and building communities. Scholarships available.

International Journalism MA. One-year professional master's degree for the globally-minded journalist. Starts September 2013

Journalists – both experienced and at the start of their careers – are invited to apply for the International Journalism MA at City University London.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

UN holds contest for digital professionals [Worldwide]

Contestants for the World Summit Youth Award must be under age 30 and from member states of the United Nations.

Deadline: 07/16/2014

Investigative journalism conference calls for papers [Worldwide]

Journalism academics can submit their papers to be presented at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference.

Deadline: 07/15/2013

Travel photography scholarship open [Worldwide]

Aspiring travel photographers can compete for a mentored trip to Greenland.

Deadline: 07/05/2013

IJNet Live: how to win a $10,000 international reporting trip

If you're an African, European or U.S. journalist interested in winning an international reporting trip worth $10,000, bring your questions to our live chat 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 27, about ICFJ’s story contest for the best coverage of infectious diseases.

Asia Pacific

Environmental reporting contest open [Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand]

Journalists covering environmental issues can apply for the Green Technology Journalism Awards.

Deadline: 06/30/2013

Journalism competition for women open [Japan]

The Yayori Journalist Award is open to female journalists and artists who vividly describe and express the situation of women in the world through the lens of gender.

Deadline: 08/25/2014

Bloomberg seeks energy markets reporter [India]

Journalists with a knowledge of energy markets and fluent English can apply for this position in Mumbai or Delhi.

Europe

Scholarships available for journalists to cover health forum [Europe]

European journalists interested in health reporting can apply to cover a major conference in Italy.

Deadline: 07/14/2013

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship open [Eastern Europe]

Journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply for this nine-month program with RFE/RL.

Deadline: 06/06/2016

Journalism contest seeks nominations [Europe]

Journalists with talent, originality and the courage to promote freedom of expression can be nominated or nominate themselves.

Deadline: 07/01/2013

Fellowships for journalists available [Kazakhstan]

Professional broadcast and print journalists and photographers can participate in this Soros Foundation program.

Deadline: 08/15/2013

Latin America

Contest for transportation, environmental reporting open [Brazil]

Professional journalists who work in print, online and broadcast media can apply for the CNT Journalism Prize.

Deadline: 08/12/2014

Environmental journalism contest open [Argentina]

Journalists, students and the general public can enter a contest recognizing excellence in environmental and sustainable development reporting.

Deadline: 10/16/2014

Science journalism contest open [Mexico]

Journalists, communication professionals and students can participate in a contest that recognizes works on science, technology and innovation.

Deadline: 08/09/2013

Online course on new Portuguese orthography open [Brazil]

Journalists and students can take a free course offered by Rede Senai.

Middle East

Wilson Center offers research grant [MENA]

Journalists, media scholars and researchers can apply for a three-month fellowship in the United States.

Deadline: 07/01/2015

US and Canada

The Nation seeks student essays on politics [US]

College and high school students are eligible for a US$1,000 prize and a lifelong Nation subscription.

Deadline: 06/30/2013

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing hosts contest [US]

Journalists ages 30 and younger who cover scientific issues can apply for the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award.

Deadline: 06/30/2016

ProPublica offers news applications fellowship [US]

Journalists, developers and designers with knowledge of Ruby, Javascript or Python can apply for a position in New York.

Deadline approaching: UN press fellowship in Uganda [US]

Journalists interested in international development can apply for a press trip focusing on reproductive health in Uganda.

Deadline: 06/30/2016

Medical science reporting contest open [US]

Journalists whose work has brought attention to advancements in medical science can apply for the Victor Cohn Prize.

Deadline: 07/31/2013

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