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11/06/2013

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Journalism Fellowships at the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford 2014/15

The program gives visiting journalists from around the world an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an academic specializing in that area, and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford.

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

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New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Photography competition open [Worldwide]

Photographers ages 18 and older can compete for the Terry O’Neill Photography Award.

Deadline: 11/30/2014

Fellowships available for conference on rural poverty, development [Worldwide]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will select journalists to attend the IFAD's event on innovative approaches to inclusive financing for rural transformation in Rome.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Mobile photography contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Photographers with strong photos shot with their mobile devices can enter the Mobile Photo Awards.

Deadline: 12/11/2017

Kiplinger journalism fellowships open [Worldwide]

Journalists with five or more years of experience can apply for this short-term fellowship to explore new online tools at Ohio State University.

Deadline: 10/30/2014

Smithsonian photo contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers can enter for a chance to win US$2,500.

Deadline: 11/30/2017

Photojournalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Freelance photographers reporting under risky conditions can apply for the Lucas Dolega Award. The winner will receive an endowment of EUR10,000 (US$11,839).

Deadline: 10/30/2017

Africa

Deadline approaching: training on regional reporting offered [East Africa]

Journalists from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda can apply for this training in Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 11/08/2013

Asia Pacific

Reporting competition on indigenous peoples open [Asia]

Print, radio, TV and online journalists and documentary filmmakers based in Asia can apply for this award.

Deadline: 11/25/2013

Europe

Investigative journalism competition open [UK]

Individual reporters, teams or publications can apply for an award of GBP5,000.

Deadline: 11/11/2014

Media internships in Berlin available [Central Asia, Eastern Europe]

Journalism students fluent in German from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are eligible.

Deadline: 12/01/2014

Online course on video editing offered in Spanish [Latin America]

Journalists can learn how to make and publish videos in this course organized by Universidad de Guadalajara.

Deadline: 12/08/2013

Photography competition launched [Ukraine]

Professional and amateur photographers ages 18 and older can submit pictures.

Deadline: 01/15/2014

Fellowship sends journalists to Russia [Germany, UK, US]

Journalists ages 25 to 35 can apply for the Alfa Fellowship Program, a professional development exchange program that places qualified candidates at leading organizations in Russia. 

Deadline: 12/01/2017

Latin America

Contest recognizes human rights reporting [Brazil]

Journalists and students can submit works on this year's theme, "Human rights and the fight against all forms of violence."

Deadline: 11/20/2017

Workshop on news writing offered [Venezuela]

Journalists and journalism students are invited to attend this workshop in Caracas.

Deadline: 11/10/2013

International TV festival open [Brazil]

The festival will feature a competitive exhibition of TV pilots and free activities, including audiovisual workshops and panels on the challenges of broadcast journalism, virtual reality and measuring audience.

Deadline: 10/07/2015

Middle East

ICFJ offers exchange program on media business models [MENA, US]

Professional and citizen journalists, media business managers, digital media entrepreneurs and technologists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the United States can participate in this 18-month program.

Deadline: 12/31/2013

Seed funding available for media, technology projects [MENA]

Journalists, technology experts and programmers from Egypt and Tunisia are invited to submit projects.

Deadline: 12/15/2013

US and Canada

Deadline approaching: crime reporting contest [US]

Crime and justice reporters working for newspapers, magazines or online outlets can apply for the 10th Annual John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Award.

Deadline: 11/07/2014

Investigative Fund hosts journalism contest [US]

The I.F. Stone Award will provide up to US$10,000 in funding to emerging reporters.

Deadline: 10/30/2015

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