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05/18/2015

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Three-week investigative reporting intensive at Columbia Journalism School

Journalists and editors worldwide can apply for Columbia Journalism School's investigative journalism course in New York City. Participants will study topics such as data reporting, source development and multimedia storytelling.

Contest seeks reporters' stories on maternal and child health

Journalists from Brazil, China, India, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa who cover maternal and child health can submit their work to Johnson & Johnson and ICFJ for a US$1,000 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States.

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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Environmental journalism grant open [Worldwide]

Journalists can apply for grants up to US$5,000 to report on environmental projects and renewable energy.

Deadline: 06/15/2016

Rory Peck Trust provides assistance grants [Worldwide]

Freelance journalists and their families who find themselves in a critical situation can apply for help covering medical costs, legal advice, emergency subsistence or relocation costs.

Travel essay contest open [Worldwide]

Writers anywhere can submit travel articles, anecdotes and reflections to the blog I Must Be Off!, based in Germany.

Deadline: 07/15/2015

Getty Images, Instagram launch photography grant [Worldwide]

The grant aims to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. Three winners will each receive US$10,000 and mentorship.

Deadline: 06/04/2015

Agenda for International Development seeks contributors [Worldwide]

Freelancers with a focus on social policy and international development can apply. Special regards will be given to contributions on China, East Asia and Central Africa.

Photo contest highlights corruption impact [Worldwide]

Two winners will take part in an all-expenses paid photojournalism workshop held by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and travel to the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Malaysia.

Deadline: 06/12/2015

2017 Online Journalism Awards launched [Worldwide]

The Online News Association will recognize online journalists, digital news organizations and students for excellence, offering US$58,500 in prize money.

Deadline: 06/08/2017

Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters organizes course in business news [Southeast Asia]

Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply to attend a free course in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Deadline: 05/22/2015

Europe

German Parliament offers program for journalists [Europe, MENA, US]

Young professionals, including journalists, who are proficient in German can apply for an internship and training in Berlin.

Deadline: 06/30/2017

Science journalism fellowship open [UK]

The Association of British Science Writers established a fellowship to enable a journalist experienced in investigative journalism to carry out a detailed investigation.

Deadline: 05/31/2015

Science journalism workshop offered [Spain]

Participants will learn principles and techniques to communicate scientific information in an accessible, entertaining fashion.

Competition for investigative journalism open [Europe]

Journalists from Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine are eligible.

Deadline: 05/30/2015

Latin America

Proceso hosts photojournalism workshop [Mexico]

The investigative news magazine will hold this 10-session training for photographers, students and journalists in Mexico City.

Symposium on mobile technology calls for papers [Brazil]

Academics, students and journalists are invited to this international conference in Recife, Pernambuco state.

Abraji offers online course in data journalism [Brazil]

Journalists who want to learn how to access and analyze public data can enroll in this three-week course from the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism.

Middle East

Screen Institute Beirut offers film funds [MENA]

Arab filmmakers can submit their documentary project to receive funding.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Media development funds available [MENA]

The Aswatona Fund for Media Development will provide grants to media organizations in the Maghreb and the Mashreq.

Deadline: 09/09/2016

US and Canada

National Press Foundation offers workshop [US]

The workshop "Farm to table: where your food comes from" is an all-expenses-paid program in Des Moines, Iowa, which aims to give journalists an in-depth and balanced look at all facets of food and agriculture.

Deadline: 03/20/2017

Wired magazine seeks editorial fellows [US]

College graduates with professional reporting and writing experience can apply for these positions in San Francisco.

Deadline: 11/30/2016

AJ+ seeks social media editor [US]

Journalists with at least two years of experience managing large scale social communities can apply for this position in San Francisco.

Contest for social justice journalism open [US]

Journalists whose projects reflect a concern for social justice can apply for a US$5,000 award, along with a one-month residency in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

Deadline: 07/01/2016

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