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11/09/2015

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This six-week documentary-making course brings together the ground-breaking theory of RNTC’s Online Academy modules with a full two weeks of face-to-face training and coaching. 

Journalism.co.uk organizes conference on digital journalism trends

Hear from digital media experts from The Wall Street Journal, The Times and Sunday Times and the BBC at Journalism.co.uk's news:rewired event Dec. 1 in London.

Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

Minority journalists: apply by March 27 to report overseas in a country of your choosing.

One-year journalism fellowship at Stanford with emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership

Join the journalism revolution. Become a JSK Fellow at Stanford. Each year we select eight international journalists, along with 12 from the U.S., to spend a year exploring a particular industry challenge. Fellows have the resources of a great university and Silicon Valley as they develop ideas to meet those challenges.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

ICFJ, WHO offer webinar for journalists on road safety [Worldwide]

Journalists worldwide can join a free webinar featuring the latest information on road safety around the world.

Deadline: 11/12/2015

Restorative Narrative Fellowship open [Worldwide]

Media practitioners interested in telling stories of how people and communities are recovering after experiencing difficult times can apply.

Deadline: 11/28/2016

Student film festival focuses on women’s issues [Worldwide]

College and high school students can submit their short films and win cash prizes from the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative and Connecther.

Deadline: 01/20/2017

ICFJ offers webinar to show journalists simple, affordable ways to use 360° video [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in creating 360° video stories can participate in a free webinar at 10 a.m. EDT Nov. 2.

Columbia University offers journalism fellowships [Worldwide]

Journalists, educators and education policy researchers can apply for a US$75,000 fellowship.

Deadline: 02/01/2017

Hearst journalism fellowships accepting applications [Worldwide]

The Hearst Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on multimedia journalism. Fellows take part in two 12-month rotations at its top metro papers.

Deadline: 01/13/2017

Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters offers editorial judgment training [India]

Journalists with at least four years of experience can apply for a fellowship to participate in a four-day course in Bengaluru.

Europe

Meeting for young journalists accepting applications [Central and Eastern Europe]

Young journalists can apply to participate in the program "Close-up in Auschwitz 2016," which aims to raise awareness of threats against democracy and the danger of extremism.

Deadline: 11/30/2015

Journalism competition accepting entries [Europe]

Journalists from the 47 countries in the Council of Europe can compete for the European Press Prize worth EUR10,000.

Deadline: 12/16/2016

Thomson Reuters seeks correspondent [Russia]

Reporters with at least three years of journalism experience can apply for this position in Moscow.

Latin America

Knight Center hosts MOOC on data visualization, infographics with D3 [Latin America, Spain]

Journalists and other professionals interested in data visualization can participate in this five-week course.

Free seminar on innovation open [Ecuador]

Participants will explore the development of the new journalism narratives in today's digital environment.

International Committee of the Red Cross seeks communication aide [Brazil]

Media professionals with at least four years of experience in digital communication can apply for this position in Brasilia.

Deadline: 11/20/2015

Environmental journalism workshop open [Mexico]

Participants will learn to employ at least two journalism genres when addressing environmental problems, such as pollution in the city of Mexico and climate change.

Petrobras organizes journalism contest [Brazil]

Professional journalists and photographers can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 05/31/2017

Middle East

Contest seeks videos promoting 'freedom' [MENA]

Amateur videographers from the Arab region can compete in this contest organized by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information.

Deadline: 11/25/2015

Info Times hosts data journalism workshops [Egypt]

Journalists who want to strengthen their data journalism knowledge can apply for workshops in Cairo Nov. 10, 12 and 20.

Mostafa EL Housseiny essay contest accepting entries [MENA]

Arab journalists ages 35 and younger can apply for a US$3,000 prize.

Deadline: 01/08/2016

US and Canada

Travel scholarship to Japan available [US]

Full-time undergraduate journalism students can compete for a 10-day guided tour to Japan co-sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Indiana University School of Journalism.

Deadline: 01/10/2017

Knight Prototype Fund seeks projects [US]

Media makers, technologists and tinkerers can apply for a US$35,000 grant to take ideas from concept to demo.

Deadline: 11/16/2015

ICFJ fellowship for minority journalists open [US]

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news.

Deadline: 03/20/2017

Journalists for Human Rights offers scholarships [Canada]

Students of indigenous background can apply for scholarships worth CAD3,000 (US$2,278) from the Indigenous Reporters Scholarship Fund.

Deadline: 11/13/2015

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