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04/20/2015

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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.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Investigative reporting fellowship open [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 22 to 38 can apply to the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative.

Deadline: 05/02/2016

Social innovation fellowship accepting applications [Worldwide]

Journalists who have developed business endeavors that address social needs are encouraged to apply for the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship in Chicago.

Deadline: 06/07/2016

Conference on conflict journalism open [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 21 to 35 can apply to attend a five-day seminar in Israel on conflict journalism, including a fully funded stay, hands-on workshops and tours of surrounding conflict zones.

Webinar on social security for freelance journalists offered [Worldwide]

This free program will feature social security examples and best practices from European countries including Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Norway.

Media conference calls for papers [Worldwide]

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford is seeking abstracts of papers for presentation at its conference, "Negotiating Culture: integrating legacy and digital cultures in news media."

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Funding for documentary projects available [Worldwide]

Documentarians with projects on critical issues in the United States can apply for Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund.

Deadline: 04/27/2015

Asia Pacific

Online courses on writing for social media and politics available [Asia]

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) at the Ateneo de Manila University offers courses aimed at raising the bar for journalism in Asia.

Deadline: 05/15/2015

Europe

Free course on reporting on indigenous communities in Asia, Africa [Eastern Europe]

Journalists, photojournalists and journalism students from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia can take this online course.

Deadline: 04/26/2015

Workshop focuses on travel journalism [Spain]

Participants will learn how to create compelling written and audiovisual stories, combining high journalistic standards with sense-driven narrative writing.

Funding for data journalism offered [Germany]

The Volkswagen Foundation invites applications for science and data-driven journalism projects.

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Scholarships for news literacy program available [Eurasia]

Journalists, scholars and students from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia can participate in this summer school in Poznań, Poland.

Deadline: 04/01/2017

Free training in investigative journalism offered [Ukraine]

Investigative journalists with at least two years of experience can participate in this training in Kiev.

Deadline: 04/24/2015

Latin America

Graduate program in science journalism open [Brazil]

Journalists who want to specialize in science reporting can apply for a free program in Campinas, São Paulo.

Deadline: 04/30/2015

Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship calls for applications [Latin America]

Beginning to midcareer journalists interested in digital media can apply for a three-week program in the United States.

Deadline: 07/06/2015

Photojournalism contest open [South America]

The New Holland Award for Photojournalism honors works that portray rural life and agriculture in the region.

Deadline: 10/28/2016

Middle East

Independent journalism training open [Libya]

The Rory Peck Trust and the Libyan Institute for Advanced Studies invite freelance journalists looking to develop their careers in the news industry and strengthen their safety awareness.

Deadline: 04/25/2015

Agadir contest for regional journalism open [Morocco]

Students ages 30 and younger can submit stories on development issues and compete for a MAD5,000 cash prize.

Deadline: 05/07/2015

US and Canada

Knight Prototype Fund seeks projects [US]

Media makers, technologists and tinkerers can apply for a US$35,000 grant to take ideas from concept to demo.

Deadline: 11/16/2015

Contest highlights coverage of women's issues [US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for a US$1,000 award from the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Deadline: 04/27/2015

Fellowship for editorial writing available [US]

Midcareer editorial writers or columnists can apply for a US$75,000 fellowship to expand their knowledge of a public interest issue.

Deadline: 06/22/2016

Native American Journalists Association hosts contest [US, Canada]

The National Native Media Awards recognize excellence in the reporting, presentation and coverage of stories in Indian Country.

Deadline: 04/30/2015

Deadline extended: ICFJ offers Back in the Newsroom Fellowships [US]

Journalism professors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and schools with large Latino student bodies can apply.

Deadline: 04/24/2015

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