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04/13/2015

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ICFJ seeks Russian journalists for fellowship in London

The International Center for Journalists will send two Russian journalists to London, where they will spend 28 days at The Times and The Wall Street Journal's London Bureau.

ICFJ seeks journalism professors for Back in the Newsroom fellowships

Journalism professors from historically black colleges and universities or schools with large Latino student bodies can get first-hand exposure to technology in today's newsrooms. Apply by April 24.

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.

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Worldwide

PBS MediaShift offers webinar on 360° news stories [Worldwide]

The hourlong webinar will cover the basics of 360° storytelling at 1 p.m. EST on Feb. 15.

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

Film festival seeks entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers can participate in this festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Deadline: 05/31/2016

NewsU at Poynter offers webinar on video storytelling [Worldwide]

Journalists who want to go beyond video reporting can attend this hour-long webinar.

Young reader contest open [Worldwide]

News publishers who engage young people in journalism are eligible for an award.

Deadline: 06/21/2016

Knight Center offers online course on social media analytics [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in improving their social media strategy can sign up for this four-week course.

Africa

Bloomberg Media Initiative organizes training [Africa]

This program aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa.

Deadline: 05/29/2015

Photo contest highlights energy access [Africa]

Amateur and professional photographers can submit entries for the Power Africa Photo Contest.

Deadline: 04/17/2015

Asia Pacific

SAJA competition open [South Asia, US, Canada]

The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) is accepting entries for the 2015 SAJA Journalism Awards in 11 categories, including the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting for stories on South Asia and/or the South Asian diaspora.

Deadline: 05/30/2015

Europe

BBC offers production traineeship [UK]

Creative people who are passionate about TV and radio can apply to this program in London.

Documentary development workshop open [Turkey, Armenia]

Documentarians ages 19 and older can participate in this free program in Istanbul.

Deadline: 04/23/2015

Latin America

Documentary workshop open [Mexico]

Participants will develop their documentary projects and create a proposal to apply for funding.

Abraji holds investigative journalism conference [Brazil]

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism invites journalism professionals and students to this event June 23 to 25 in São Paulo.

Investigative reporting workshop offered [Ecuador]

Professional journalists and college seniors and juniors can attend this training program in Guayaquil.

Forum to discuss press freedom in the digital age [Brazil]

Journalism professionals, academics and students are invited to this event in Brasilia.

Middle East

Visiting Arab Journalist Program open [MENA]

Reporters, columnists or broadcasters can apply for a US$15,000 fellowship to carry out policy-oriented research and writing in Washington.

Deadline: 07/01/2015

US and Canada

NBC fellowship open [US]

Graduating college seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in political journalism can apply for the Tim Russert Fellowship Program in Washington.

Deadline: 04/17/2015

Associated Press Media Editors hosts workshop [Canada]

Journalism professionals, academics and students can attend a two-day NewsTrain workshop in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Deadline approaching: social justice fellowship [US]

Media entrepreneurs with a project or company dedicated to social justice can apply for six months of incubator membership at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.

Deadline: 04/15/2015

Columbia University seeks research fellows [US]

Research projects may focus in computation, algorithms and automated journalism; data, metrics and impact; audiences and engagement; and experimental journalism, models and practice.

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