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Learn investigative reporting skills at Boston University

Based at Boston University, NECIR’s Investigative Journalism Certificate Program is aimed at recent graduates and working journalists who are interested in pursuing a career in investigative journalism.

Full scholarships available for RNTC Art of Reporting course

This online course turns reporters into artists. Instead of peddling information, you will learn to craft well researched stories with impact using formats that take audiences on remarkable journeys of discovery and insight. The deadline to apply is March 27.

ICFJ offers six-week online course for Pakistani journalists on “Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age”

Join a select group of Pakistani journalists in an online seminar covering the practical aspects of digital journalism and its influence on freedom of expression.

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.

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NewsU offers free training series on community journalism [Worldwide]

Freelancers who want to make themselves more marketable to local publications and editors interested in training contributors can enroll in two self-directed courses.

Photo contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Professional, amateur and student photographers can enter a contest with a US$10,000 grand prize.

Deadline: 04/30/2017

ICFJ seeks Knight International Journalism Fellow [Worldwide]

Senior journalists with experience in the Global South and a deep knowledge of technology can apply to help spearhead the Code for Africa data journalism initiative in four “hub” countries: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania.

Fellowship for reporting in the Middle East available [Worldwide]

The GroundTruth Project seeks applicants for a reporting fellowship to cover youth and culture in the Syrian refugee crisis.

Deadline: 04/03/2016

Deadline approaching: scholarships for journalism courses

Midcareer journalists from the Middle East and several developing countries can apply for scholarships to attend courses at the Radio Nederland Training Centre in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 03/27/2015

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

Summer school for filmmakers open [Worldwide]

Students in film direction, cinematography, animation, multimedia and computer graphics can participate in this summer school in Russia.

Deadline: 05/10/2017

Environmental journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

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

Deadline: 04/01/2017


Free photography training open [Africa]

The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg is organizing training courses and a curriculum development meeting on photography training, as part of the project Centers of Learning for Photography in Africa (CLPA).

Deadline: 04/06/2015

Asia Pacific

Deadline approaching: online course on freedom of expression in the digital age [Pakistan]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) invites journalists with three to 10 years of professional journalism experience to apply for a six-week online course.

Deadline: 03/27/2015


Journalism contest seeks entries [Ukraine]

Print and online journalists working in Ukrainian and foreign media can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 05/06/2015

Deadline approaching: journalism fellowships [EU]

The Nico Colchester Journalism Fellowship will place reporters at the Financial Times and The Economist.

Deadline: 03/31/2017

Latin America

President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship calls for applications [Latin America]

Fellows will travel to New York and participate in several activities at The New School.

Deadline: 05/25/2015

Environmental film festival open [Brazil]

Documentarians worldwide can compete for cash prizes in an event that includes audiovisual courses and training workshops.

Deadline: 04/22/2015

Gabriel García Márquez journalism contest open [Americas, Spain, Portugal]

Journalists with works in Spanish and Portuguese can compete in four categories: features, images, news coverage and innovation.

Deadline: 05/17/2017

Communication conference open [Brazil]

Media academics, students and professionals can participate in an event that will be held in five cities.

Middle East

Media and Digital Literacy Academy hosts training program [MENA]

Digital media academics and students can apply for a two-week fellowship in Beirut, Lebanon.

Deadline: 04/06/2015

US and Canada

NPR fellowship open [US]

Journalists with at least six years of experience can apply for a fellowship with NPR’s Education Team in Washington.

Contest for ethnic, community media open [US]

Journalists with stories based in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can apply for the Ippies Awards 2015.

Deadline: 04/27/2015

Columbia University offers lifetime achievement award [US]

Journalists whose body of work shows courage and integrity can be nominated for the John Chancellor Award and win up to US$25,000.

Deadline: 04/29/2016

Investigative journalism fellowships open [US]

Professional journalists and journalism students can apply for fellowships to attend the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Philadelphia.

Deadline: 04/04/2015

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