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03/10/2015

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One-year professional master’s degree for globally minded journalists

Journalists – both experienced and at the start of their careers – are invited to apply for the International Journalism MA at City University London. Places are available starting in September 2015.

International reporting opportunity for U.S.-based minority journalists

U.S.-based minority journalists selected for ICFJ's Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists can travel to a country of their choice to cover compelling yet under-reported stories. Apply by March 31, 2015.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Knight News Challenge seeks projects on data [Worldwide]

Nonprofits, for-profits or individuals of any age can submit innovative ideas and projects that use data to inform and empower people to make decisions about their lives, their communities and democracy.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Data visualization competition open [Worldwide]

The United Nation's Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is inviting submissions based on its human development data.

Deadline: 03/20/2015

ICFJ seeks program managers

Professionals with at least two years of experience in media, international development and/or project management may apply for these positions in Washington.

Deadline: 03/23/2015

Knight Center offers online course on data visualization [Worldwide]

Journalists and journalism students with some infographics experience can register for this intermediate-level course.

Photography, documentary grants available [Worldwide]

Photographers and filmmakers can apply for a US$5,000 grant to support a project on a social issue.

Deadline: 03/31/2016

Scholarships for foreign correspondent program available [Worldwide]

The program, sponsored by Finland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, provides an opportunity for students to learn about the work of a correspondent in a foreign country and learn more about Finnish society.

Deadline: 03/15/2015

Africa

Thomson Reuters offers training on elections reporting [Zambia]

Journalists with at least two years of experience can apply to take a free course in Lusaka.

Deadline: 04/10/2016

Asia Pacific

Journalism competition open [Pakistan]

Journalists and photojournalists can apply for the Agahi Awards.

Deadline: 03/22/2015

Contest for young journalists open [Kazakhstan]

Journalism students with works on business, finance and the economy can compete in a contest organized by 7kun.kz.

Deadline: 03/15/2015

Europe

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty seeks journalist [Europe]

Experienced journalists who are fluent in Ukrainian and English can apply for the position in Prague.

London School of Economics hosts journalism conference [UK]

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

Digital journalism congress open [Spain]

Spanish, English and American journalists will discuss the most important challenges facing digital journalism worldwide.

Latin America

IDB launches MOOC on pensions and regional economy [Latin America]

Journalists and other professionals in any field can register for this Massive Open Online Course in Spanish offered by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Investigative journalism seminar calls for papers [Brazil]

Journalism academics, students and professionals can submit research papers to this event, which is part of the 12th International Congress of Investigative Journalism in São Paulo.

Deadline: 04/30/2017

Contest on labor rights reporting seeks entries [Brazil]

Web, print and broadcast journalists can apply for cash prizes totaling BRL400,000.

Deadline: 05/05/2017

Middle East

Junior Scholars Book Development Workshop open [MENA]

Post-PhD and pre-tenure scholars who have a book manuscript on the contemporary politics of the Middle East can apply for this workshop at Princeton University.

Deadline: 04/24/2015

Visualizing Impact seeks communications manager [Lebanon]

Journalists and other media professionals with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Beirut.

US and Canada

Fellowship on digital media and learning available [US]

Researchers can apply for a yearlong fellowship at the Sesame Workshop in New York.

Deadline: 04/04/2016

Total Newsroom Training open [US]

Small to medium-size news organizations can apply for in-house investigative training from the Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Deadline: 07/02/2017

National Press Foundation offers health fellowships [US]

This four-day program will educate journalists on the latest research on individualized medicine, human genome mapping, government regulation, economic growth potential and privacy concerns.

Deadline: 03/30/2015

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