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John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program at Stanford open for applications for the 2014-15 academic year

Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism applications are open for the four-month fellowship, January - May 2014

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NewsU offers webinar on building online communities [Worldwide]

Journalists who want to foster loyal and engaged audiences can participate in this online seminar with Jennifer Brandel, founder of Curious City.

Deadline: 08/06/2015

Contest open to editorial cartoonists [Worldwide]

The United Nations is accepting entries for the Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards. Winners can receive up to US$10,000.

Deadline: 11/15/2017

Travel video contest open [Worldwide]

Students ages 18 and older can submit a video to win US$4,000.

Deadline: 10/09/2018

Human rights program open for journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists and others from low-income countries can apply for this program at Columbia University in New York.

Deadline: 01/31/2018

Urban photography contest open [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers ages 18 and older can compete for cash prizes. Photos become part of the collection of One Shot Hotels.

Deadline: 10/20/2013

Energy essay contest open [Worldwide]

Students and recent graduates with an interest in energy and sustainability can compete for a chance to attend the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris.

Deadline: 10/12/2015

Philanthropy photo organization hosts competition [Worldwide]

Professional, amateur and student photographers can apply for the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards.

Deadline: 11/15/2013


Contest honors investigative reports [Africa]

Print, online, radio and TV journalists employed by the local media in African countries are invited to submit an application individually or in a group.

Deadline: 12/15/2013

Asia Pacific

Deadline approaching: video storytelling course offered online [India]

Communications professionals, bloggers and students can apply for a full scholarship to take this six-week course.

Deadline: 11/25/2013

Environmental journalism competition open [India]

Staff and freelance journalists ages 21 to 35 from print, online, national and regional media can apply.

Deadline: 12/15/2013


Writing contest open [Latin America, Spain]

Journalists of any nationality can submit unpublished work in Spanish to the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz competition.

Deadline: 11/01/2014


Documentary scriptwriting residency open [Armenia, Georgia, Turkey]

Documentary filmmakers can apply for a two-week program in Gyumri, Armenia.

Deadline: 10/30/2013

Photo contest promotes disability awareness [Russia]

Professional and amateur photographers can compete in this contest organized by the Russian Society of People with Disabilities and the Russian Union of Art Photographers.

Deadline: 12/01/2014

Seminar for journalists offered [Europe]

Reporters specializing in foreign affairs are encouraged to apply for this seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Latin America

Health journalism contest launched [Brazil]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can compete for a cash prize.

Deadline: 11/08/2013

Deadline approaching: free workshop on crisis reporting [Brazil]

College students can participate in this workshop to be held by Doctors without Borders in Rio de Janeiro.

Deadline: 10/17/2013

Middle East

Thomson Reuters offers course on TV news production [North Africa]

Broadcast journalists from the Maghreb countries can apply for this five-day training course in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Deadline: 10/21/2013

Social leadership program for women open [MENA, Sweden]

Female social entrepreneurs and journalists between the ages of 20 and 32 from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, West Bank-Gaza or Yemen can apply.

Deadline: 11/01/2013

Crowdfunding contest seeks entries [MENA]

Filmmakers, photographers, cartoonists, writers and Web developers can submit projects that encourage innovation in the Arab world.

Deadline: 11/01/2013

US and Canada

Bloomberg News offers paid internships [US]

Interns selected for this paid 12-week program will be based in a Bloomberg News bureau in the United States.

Deadline: 11/15/2013

International reporting fellowship available [Canada]

Journalists and journalism students working in any medium can apply for the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship.

Deadline: 10/23/2017

Deadline approaching: National Press Foundation offers journalism awards [US]

The foundation presents six awards for accomplishments in broadcast, print and online journalism, as well as editorial cartoons.

Deadline: 10/15/2013

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