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08/03/2015

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Worldwide

NewsU offers webinar on building online communities [Worldwide]

Journalists who want to foster loyal and engaged audiences can participate in this online seminar with Jennifer Brandel, founder of Curious City.

Deadline: 08/06/2015

National Press Foundation hosts webinar on terrorism reporting [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in reporting on violent extremism can attend this free webinar at 12 p.m. EDT on May 11.

Smartphone film contest open [Worldwide]

Films shot on smartphones that tell migrant stories from around the world are eligible for a US$2,000 cash prize.

Deadline: 08/17/2015

Travel scholarship for photographers available [Worldwide]

Aspiring photographers can apply for a mentored trip to capture the quirky and cultural corners of Japan.

Deadline: 12/14/2016

Thomson Foundation hosts journalism competition [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 30 and younger working in developing countries are eligible.

Deadline: 08/28/2016

Africa

InfoCongo offers journalism grants [Africa]

The geojournalism platform of Internews' Earth Journalism Network in the Congo Basin seeks proposals for its Stories, Maps and Data Visualization Grants.

Deadline: 05/20/2017

Code for South Africa organizes Data Journalism Winter School [South Africa]

Journalists can apply for an intensive three-day bootcamp to learn the fundamentals of data-driven storytelling.

Asia Pacific

Reporting grant for women open [India]

Female print journalists ages 25 to 40 can apply for INR100,000 in funding for a long-term reporting project.

Photography competition open [Asia, Europe]

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) seeks images that suggest new perspectives of seeing the differences and similarities between Asia and Europe.

Deadline: 09/06/2015

Europe

National Geographic hosts photo contest [Russia]

Photojournalists and video makers can enter a contest organized by the Russian edition of National Geographic.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Contest recognizes reporting on ethnic issues [Russia]

Journalists from federal, regional and ethnic media can compete in several categories, including television, radio, print, internet and more.

Deadline: 09/04/2016

Latin America

Contest calls for entries on gender, justice [Mexico]

Journalists and others can submit an essay, news story or documentary film to this contest organized by Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice.

Deadline: 11/14/2016

Contest highlights drug policy reporting [Brazil]

Print and online journalists can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 10/31/2016

Narrative journalism contest open [Latin America]

Journalists ages 35 and younger with unpublished works in Spanish can compete for publication and US$2,000.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Online course focuses on access to information [Brazil]

Anyone can attend this free, 20-hour course in Portuguese.

Deadline: 06/02/2017

Middle East

Innovation contest seeks entries [Middle East]

Journalists, writers, media specialists and developers from the Arab world can compete for a chance to win cash prizes.

Deadline: 08/31/2015

ARIJ seeks production/project manager [Jordan]

Media professionals with excellent English and Arabic can apply for this position in Amman.

US and Canada

Center for Investigative Journalism seeks bilingual producer/reporter [US]

Journalists who are fluent in English and Spanish and have two years of radio reporting experience can apply for the position in Emeryville, California.

Deadline: 08/07/2015

Environmental reporting trip available [US]

The Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR) is organizing the weeklong Chesapeake Bay Institute in Maryland.

Deadline: 08/12/2015

Labor journalism contest seeks entries [US]

Journalists with works that contribute to the history of labor can apply for the new Debra E. Berhhardt Labor Journalism Prize.

Deadline: 09/01/2015

Grants for documentary films on social topics available [US]

Production companies and nonprofit organizations with a record of making films that have been broadcast nationally and internationally can apply for the MacArthur Foundation Documentary Fund.

Deadline: 09/01/2015

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