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05/26/2015

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Eight journalism opportunities to apply for in June

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Attend the 5th Annual GEN Summit

The fifth annual GEN Summit, organized by the Global Editors Network, will be held in Barcelona from 17-19 June under the title “Prototyping the Future of News”. The Summit will bring together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss and challenge the future of media. Learn more here.

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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Worldwide

Global health reporting contest open [BRIC, Africa]

Journalists from Brazil, Russia, India, China and Sub-Saharan Africa with the best coverage of maternal, child health and other urgent health matters can win a cash prize and a paid trip to the United States.

Deadline: 07/31/2017

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.

Earth Journalism Network launches Climate Communications Innovation Fund [Worldwide]

Media outlets, networks and associations that need additional funding to pursue innovative or experimental approaches can submit a project. Individuals and new ventures are also eligible.

Deadline: 06/15/2015

Fellowship for science conference open [Worldwide]

Journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience can apply to visit the Falling Walls Lab and attend its conference in Berlin.

Deadline: 06/25/2017

Accelerator Lab seeks documentary projects [Worldwide]

Women filmmakers can apply for US$35,000 in funding and mentorship from Chicken & Egg Pictures.

Deadline: 06/10/2015

Knight Center offers online course on math for journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists and other professionals interested in learning about the basics of using numbers and statistics in journalism can participate in this free four-week course.

Deadline approaching: UNDP Equator Prize [Worldwide]

Environmental journalists who work with local and indigenous organizations can submit a nomination to this award from the United Nations Development Programme.

Deadline: 03/08/2017

Africa

Grants available for investigative journalists [Africa, Europe]

Intercontinental teams consisting of at least one Sub-Saharan African and one European journalist can apply for a grant to investigate financial governance in Africa.

Deadline: 06/05/2015

Asia Pacific

Funding for stories on human rights violations open [Afghanistan, Pakistan]

Civil society organizations interested in projects and publications in journalism and art can apply for funding from the Open Society Foundations.

Deadline: 06/30/2015

Panos South Asia seeks fact-checkers [Nepal]

Journalism graduates who are fluent in Nepali and English can apply for this position in Kathmandu.

Deadline: 06/05/2015

Europe

Workshop on photojournalism projects open [Spain]

Participants will have the opportunity to channel their ideas, set up goals and plan the production of a photojournalism project.

New Europe College offers journalism fellowships [Eurasia]

Researchers, media professionals and artists ages 40 and younger from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine are eligible for this program in Bucharest, Romania.

Deadline: 06/28/2015

One World Media organizes workshops on international reporting [UK]

Journalism professionals, students and recent graduates interested in the processes and problems of delivering international content can attend workshops Sept. 28, Oct. 3, Oct. 10 and Nov. 10 in London.

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship open [Eastern Europe]

Journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply for this nine-month program with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Deadline: 05/31/2017

Latin America

Google organizes 10-city mobile training [Brazil]

The Mobile Day will take place simultaneously in movie theaters across the country, featuring a documentary with leading Brazilian and international experts on the mobile era.

Deadline: 05/27/2015

Course on interviewing open [Mexico]

Participants will learn all the required steps and techniques for producing, conducting and editing an interview.

SporTV seeks correspondents for 2016 Summer Olympics [Brazil]

Journalists who are fluent in English and graduated after 2012 can apply to cover the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Deadline: 05/31/2015

Middle East

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies seeks media officer [North Africa]

Media professionals can apply for this position in Tunis, Tunisia.

Deadline: 06/15/2015

US and Canada

ProPublica seeks assistant social editor [US]

Socia media enthusiasts with at least two years of journalism experience can apply for this position in New York.

AP-NORC Center seeks fellow [US]

Journalists with at least five years of experience with an interest in reporting on issues related to the aging population can apply for a 10-month fellowship in Chicago.

Deadline: 05/16/2016

Deadline approaching: National Press Foundation offers reporting fellowship [US]

U.S. and international journalists who cover politics in Washington can apply for a nine-month seminar program.

Deadline: 06/28/2017

Free workshop focuses on rural health journalism [US]

Journalists interested in covering health stories in the rural United States can apply for travel assistance to attend this event in Fort Worth, Texas.

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