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03/03/2014

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ICFJ seeks community health reporting fellows [US]

The Community Health Reporting Fellowship will give U.S. journalists and bloggers who cover minority, low-income and rural communities the skills to better produce useful multimedia health news and information on such topics as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, HIV/AIDs and cancer.

Investment firm seeks European- or UK-based business reporter with investigative strengths

Vontobel Asset Management seeks a seasoned business reporter with a strong investigative and enterprise reporting track record to help cover companies in greater Europe and the UK.

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Environmental journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Journalists can submit their work to the Society of Environmental Journalists’ annual awards.

Deadline: 04/01/2017

NED offers grants for media projects [Worldwide]

Independent media organizations, civic groups and associations can apply to this program that aims to advance democracy.

Deadline: 12/22/2017

Deadline extended: global business journalism program in China [Worldwide]

The Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication offers a master's degree designed to bring business journalism in line with top international reporting standards.

Deadline: 03/20/2017

Documentary competition accepting submissions [Worldwide]

The BRITDOC Foundation's PUMA Impact Award celebrates documentaries that have had a societal impact.

Deadline: 04/28/2014

Reporting trip to South Africa accepting applications

Media professionals from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States can apply for a reporting trip focusing on health and development issues.

Writing conference offers scholarships [Worldwide]

Scholarships will cover at least part of the tuition to attend the Wesleyan Writers Conference in Middletown, Connecticut.

Deadline: 03/17/2017

Data journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Media companies, nonprofit organizations, freelancers and staff journalists can compete for the Global Editors Network’s Data Journalism Awards.

Deadline: 03/26/2018

Africa

Deadline approaching: journalism course on natural resources [Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda]

Beginning to midcareer journalists with a demonstrated interest in covering oil, gas and minerals can apply for a six-month training program.

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Europe

Web documentary workshop open [UK]

Journalists interested in interactive storytelling can enroll in this two-day course from the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

Contest for young photographers accepting entries [Russia]

Photojournalists and amateur photographers ages 18 to 35 can compete for a scholarship.

London School of Economics hosts journalism conference [UK]

Anyone can register to attend the POLIS event on media, journalism and elections.

Film journalism workshop open [Spain]

Journalism students and professionals can attend this course in Madrid.

Deadline: 03/10/2014

Fiction writing contest open [Central Asia]

Professional or amateur writers, bloggers and journalists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 04/01/2014

Latin America

Deadline approaching: contest for business reporting [Brazil]

Journalists with works on the industrial sector can compete for a total of BRL310,000 in prizes.

Deadline: 05/29/2016

Sports journalism course open [Brazil]

College seniors and new graduates can participate in a free training to prepare to cover the major sporting events that Brazil will host, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Deadline: 03/11/2014

US and Canada

Food writing contest accepting entries [US]

The Association of Food Journalists invites journalists who have written food criticism in the last year to enter a contest.

Deadline: 03/15/2014

Youth journalism contest open [Canada]

The advocacy group Environmental Defence is inviting aspiring journalists ages 11 to 18 to submit reporting projects about local environmental issues.

Deadline: 03/31/2015

Deadline approaching: fellowship for mental health journalism [US]

The Carter Center organizes the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship For Mental Health Journalism, which aims to train reporters covering mental illness.

Deadline: 04/12/2017

Environmental reporting contest open [US, Canada, Mexico]

Print, television, radio and online journalists can apply for the Knight-Risser Prize in Western Environmental Journalism worth US$5,000.

Deadline: 03/15/2017

Reporting fellowships open [US]

Journalism students can apply for the four-month Student Reporter editorial fellowship.

Deadline: 03/15/2014

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