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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]

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

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Youth photojournalism contest open [Worldwide]

Photographers under age 24 and full-time photography students can compete to win GBP3,500 (US$4,568) and international recognition.

Deadline: 07/28/2018

Fellowships for reporting on conflict, violence open [Worldwide]

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will select journalists to attend a seminar in New York on covering violence, conflict and tragedy.

Deadline: 09/22/2017

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation photo contest open

Professional or amateur photographers can participate in this contest.

Thomson Reuters offers course for journalists on women’s issues [Worldwide]

This five-day seminar in London will help journalists refine their skills, including storytelling and ethics, with particular emphasis on the coverage of women’s issues.

Deadline: 10/02/2013

Fellowship sends reporters to health conference [Worldwide]

The National Press Foundation will cover all expenses for fellows to attend a six-day event about lung issues in Cape Town, South Africa.

Deadline: 09/08/2015

Science journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards recognize outstanding coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Deadline: 08/01/2018

Knight Center offers online course in Spanish on critical journalism

Journalists from print, digital and broadcast media and journalism students in their last semester of college can apply.

Deadline: 07/12/2013

Contest highlights digital news stories [Worldwide]

Multimedia journalists can compete in a contest organized by the Visa pour l’Image - Perpignan’s international photojournalism festival in France.

Deadline: 07/27/2017

Asia Pacific

Reporting grant for women open [India]

Female print journalists ages 25 to 40 can apply for INR100,000 in funding for a long-term reporting project.

Photography competition open [Asia, Europe]

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) seeks images that suggest new perspectives of seeing the differences and similarities between Asia and Europe.

Deadline: 09/06/2015


Youth journalism contest open [Russia]

Journalists ages 25 and younger can submit articles on socially important issues.

Deadline: 08/15/2018

Latin America

Sustainability reporting contest open [Brazil]

Journalists whose work focuses on environmental issues can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 09/02/2016

Online course on journalism and creativity open [Latin America]

Working journalists interested in developing their creative writing for different journalistic genres can apply for this online course.

Deadline: 09/01/2013

Course focuses on conflict reporting [Brazil]

College students interested in news coverage of armed conflicts can register for this free course in São Paulo.

Deadline: 07/16/2018

Middle East

Tropfest Arabia hosts short films contest [MENA]

Amateur and professional filmmakers in the Middle East and North Africa can submit their works to this film festival in Abu Dhabi.

Deadline: 09/01/2014

Arab media contest open [MENA]

Staff and freelance journalists working for print, online or broadcast media outlets in the Arab region can apply.

Deadline: 08/01/2013

US and Canada

Fellowships for journalism professors available [US]

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is organizing a seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, on how to teach an undergraduate course in business journalism.

Deadline: 11/01/2014

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