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09/14/2015

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How reporters are using social media to cover the refugee crisis in Europe

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Four tools from the 2015 Media Party that journalists should check out

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On data’s role in investigative reporting: “It’s all about the evidence”

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New data journalism tool highlights domestic worker salaries in South Africa

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Journalists from 100 countries will mark the global spread of investigative reporting

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference will take place Oct. 8-11 in Lillehammer, Norway. Register today to attend the conference, which will feature more than 150 sessions, top journalists and other experts in the media field.

HIV Prevention Reporting Fellowship

Develop a story idea on Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) throughout this Gates Foundation-sponsored fellowship, and get the opportunity to work with health reporting mentors, interview experts and take part in a story lab in Nairobi, Kenya in February 2016.

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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NewsU hosts webinar on writing with music [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in finding their distinctive voice can attend the webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on April 20.

Photography grants available [Worldwide]

The Aftermath Project offers a US$20,000 grant for photographers with stories from conflict areas.

Deadline: 11/02/2015

Documentary film festival on human rights seeks entries [Worldwide]

Documentarians who focus on human rights can submit their works to this contest in Kiev, Ukraine.

Deadline: 11/30/2016

National Geographic hosts photo contest [Worldwide]

Photographers can enter to win up to US$7,500 and a trip to a National Geographic's photography seminar in Washington.

Deadline: 11/16/2015

Deadline approaching: cultural journalism fellowship in Colombia [Worldwide]

Print and digital journalists who are fluent in English can apply to travel to Colombia and explore the relationship between journalism and fiction with García Márquez’s "One hundred years of solitude" serving as a roadmap.

Deadline: 03/21/2017

Courses for reporting on science, statistics available [Worldwide]

U.K.’s Royal Statistical Society offers two free online courses for journalists.

Mobile Film Festival seeks videos on climate change [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur filmmakers are invited to make a one-minute video about how to act on climate change. The grand prize winner will receive EUR30,000 (US$33,529).

Deadline: 09/28/2015

Nieman Foundation offers journalism research fellowships [Worldwide]

Publishers, programmers, web designers, media analysts, academics and journalists can apply for short-term fellowships at Harvard.

Deadline: 10/14/2016

Africa

Webinar focuses on HIV Prevention Reporting Fellowship [Africa]

Aspiring fellows can improve their proposals and learn more about Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), HIV prevention and the fellowship program in an upcoming webinar available in English and Portuguese.

Asia Pacific

FactWire seeks journalists [China]

Hong Kong’s new investigative news agency is hiring for several positions: investigative editor, senior investigative reporter, investigative reporter, senior news reporter, news reporter and researcher.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Thomson Reuters offers course on multimedia reporting [Sri Lanka]

Sri Lankan journalists with at least one year of experience can attend a five-day workshop in Colombo.

Deadline: 11/13/2015

Europe

Free conference on science journalism open [Europe]

The European Union of Science Journalists (EUSJA) and the Club of Hungarian Science Journalists are organizing the European Conference for Science Journalists (ECSJ 2015) on Nov. 3 in Budapest, Hungary.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

Deadline approaching: drone journalism seminar [Spain]

The daylong training will cover technical, legal and ethical aspects of the use of drones to report and investigate.

Deadline: 09/15/2015

Exchange program sends journalists to Berlin [Eastern Europe]

English-speaking journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine with at least one year of professional experience can apply for this program in Germany

Deadline: 09/20/2015

Latin America

Military reporting workshop open [Brazil]

Journalism students can participate in this free training in São Paulo.

Deadline: 10/02/2015

Abraji hosts online course on access to information law [Brazil]

Journalists and journalism students can apply for this free course offered by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

Deadline: 02/17/2017

Middle East

Training program focuses on documentary filmmaking [Lebanon, Syria]

Aspiring filmmakers interested in documentary film directing can apply for this training.

Deadline: 09/30/2015

American University seeks content writer [UAE]

Budding writers who are fluent in English and Arabic can apply for this position in Dubai.

US and Canada

Fulbright program in Germany accepting candidates [US]

Students or young professional journalists with a few years of experience can apply for the Beginning Professional Journalist Program in Germany.

Deadline: 10/13/2015

The Washington Post offers paid internships [US]

Journalism students who had at least one professional news media job or internship can apply for a summer internship program.

Deadline: 10/21/2016

Journalists turned authors eligible for book award [US]

Practicing journalists who authored a book can be nominated for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, a US$15,000 award.

Deadline: 10/01/2016

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