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06/01/2015

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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.

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

Contest highlights audio documentaries, stories [Worldwide]

The Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition will honor the best audio work produced between July 2015 and July 2017.

Deadline: 07/11/2017

AJ+ seeks video journalists [Worldwide]

Video journalists with two to three years of experience can apply to work for Al Jazeera's digital-only channel.

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

Deadline approaching: Thomson Reuters course on religion reporting [Worldwide]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply to attend a workshop in London.

Deadline: 06/01/2015

NewsU at Poynter offers webinar on video storytelling [Worldwide]

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

Pulitzer Center offers travel grants for journalists [Worldwide]

Journalists of any nationality can apply for US$5,000 to US$15,000 travel grants to cover issues that go unreported or underreported in the mainstream American and European media.

Africa

Mozilla Festival accepting proposals [Africa]

Journalists, coders, filmmakers, designers, educators and gamers can pitch session ideas to present at this free event in Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 06/05/2015

Asia Pacific

SAJA funds reporting on earthquake aftermath [Nepal, North America]

The South Asian Journalists Association is offering up to US$5,000 for freelancers and staff journalists to cover issues related to health, children, women and infrastructure in Nepal.

Deadline: 07/01/2015

BuzzFeed seeks editor [India]

Experienced digital journalists can apply for this position in Mumbai.

Europe

Documentary festival accepting entries [Russia, CIS, Baltic]

Filmmakers can submit their work to a film festival in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Deadline: 07/20/2017

Hacks/Hackers Connect launched [Europe, US]

The program will offer a series of free one-day events for journalists and technologists, starting on June 27 in Berlin.

Summer school for investigative journalists open [Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia]

Journalists from the Baltic, EU Eastern Partnership and CIS countries can apply for a scholarship to participate in this program in Riga, Latvia.

Deadline: 06/20/2017

Latin America

ICFJ Anywhere offers webinar on best practices for digital media innovation [Latin America]

Entrepreneurial journalists in Latin America working at digital media startups can participate in a free webinar organized by ICFJ Anywhere with the support of the Dow Jones Foundation.

Deadline: 06/04/2015

Workshop on photojournalism projects open [Peru]

Participants will learn the principles, techniques and essential tools for creating a good photo story or photojournalism piece.

Twitter seeks interns [Brazil]

Students who are expected to graduate between June 2016 and June 2017 can apply for a new internship program in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Deadline: 06/05/2015

Political journalism course open [Argentina]

Participants will learn tools and techniques to interpret current political issues and produce substantive analysis.

Deadline: 06/12/2015

College journalism contest open [Brazil]

Journalism students can submit radio stories to the CBN Radio University Journalism Award.

Deadline: 07/31/2016

Middle East

Shems FM seeks producers [Tunisia]

Radio producers with two to three years of experience can apply for this position in Tunis.

Ahram Online seeks political reporters [MENA]

Journalists with a good understanding of Egypt’s political scene and excellent written English can apply for this position in Cairo.

Deadline: 06/05/2015

US and Canada

Free conference to discuss best mobile media practices [US]

Anyone interested in the power of mobile media can attend MobileMe&You: A Mobile-First Conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

NBCUniversity workshop open [US]

The one-day intensive workshop in broadcast journalism will take place during AAJA’s 25th Annual National Convention in San Francisco.

Deadline: 07/17/2015

Code for America organizes National Day of Civic Hacking [US]

Urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and others are invited to this event on June 6 in several cities across the country.

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