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05/05/2014

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Don’t miss the deadline. There are full scholarships available for media professionals from 50 different countries. Apply before 6 May!

United Nations Journalism and Public Information Program on New Threats

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) organizes two new workshops in Turin: Biosecurity Masterclass June 21-22, 2014, and Cyber Threats Workshop June 27-29, 2014.

Deadline extended: global health reporting contest [BRIC]

Journalists from Brazil, Russia, India and China with the best coverage of maternal and child health can win a US$1,000 cash prize and a paid trip to the United States.

International Journalism MA. One-year professional master’s degree for globally minded journalists. Starts September 2014

The International Journalism MA is a one-year practice-based course in which you will develop skills in print, radio, TV and online journalism. You will learn to research and report as well as understand the global context of contemporary journalism.

News Corp offers journalism fellowship [Mexico]

The International Center for Journalists will select five Mexican journalists for a News Corp Fellowship at The Wall Street Journal in New York.

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Worldwide

NOAA launches photo contest [Worldwide]

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to showcase the breadth of ocean and atmospheric research that occurs across the globe.

Deadline: 07/03/2014

Knight Center offers investigative journalism course [Worldwide]

The free, online course will be open to anyone interested in learning about investigative journalism in the digital age.

CUNY offers business journalism fellowship [Worldwide]

Fellows will receive US$5,000 a month for one to three months to complete an investigative project.

Deadline: 12/15/2016

Hackathon on environmental data open [Brazil, Spain, US]

Journalists, scientists, digital storytellers, software engineers, designers and other hackers can join the EcoHack in São Paulo, Madrid, New York and San Francisco.

Short film festival open [Worldwide]

Filmmakers with short films completed in 2014 can compete for cash prizes in 13 different categories.

Deadline: 05/17/2014

ICFJ Anywhere offers webinar for environmental journalists on mapping data [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in covering the environment can participate in this free, hourlong webinar on how to create news applications with geotagged content.

Africa

Internews offers data journalism training [Kenya]

The weeklong program will teach journalists how to better source, analyze and incorporate data in their reporting.

Deadline: 05/14/2014

Goethe-Institut hosts music and culture journalism workshop [Nigeria]

Ten journalists will be selected to participate in this five-day course in Lagos.

Deadline: 05/10/2014

Asia Pacific

Canon hosts photo contest [Australia]

The winning image will appear in a national ad campaign and be displayed at the New South Wales State Library in Sydney.

Deadline: 05/26/2014

Training for sports journalism open [Pacific Islands]

Sports journalists and budding commentators can apply for bursaries to attend a two-day course in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Deadline: 05/09/2014

Journalism prize accepting submissions [Australia]

Journalists who have published or broadcast reports on the topic of food security can submit their work to receive a fully funded visit to a developing country.

Deadline: 06/03/2014

Europe

Bloomberg seeks editor [Russia]

Experienced journalists fluent in Russian and English can apply for this position based in Moscow.

Journalism contest focuses on integration [Europe]

Journalists can submit articles and broadcast reports that help to overcome prejudice and encourage dialogue among European nations.

Deadline: 07/31/2015

Latin America

Investigative journalism contest accepting submissions [Latin America, Caribbean]

Journalists who published or broadcast investigative reports in English, Spanish or Portuguese can compete to win up to US$15,000.

Deadline: 10/31/2016

US and Canada

American Press Institute seeks research analyst [US]

Journalists with three to five years of experience can apply for a research position in Arlington, Virginia.

Funding for poverty reporting available [US]

The Marguerite Casey Foundation will award up to US$3,250 to a professional journalist and US$1,300 to a student reporter.

Deadline: 06/20/2016

Columbia University holds data journalism conference [US]

The daylong program will include panel discussions and presentations from academics, practitioners and technologists.

Journalism conference offers scholarships [US]

The Society of Professional Journalists grants scholarships for minority, professional and student journalists to attend its annual conference in New Orleans.

Deadline: 06/05/2016

Workshop on rural health journalism open [US]

The free workshop will bring together journalists and health care and policy experts in Portland, Oregon.

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