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01/04/2016

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New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships open [Worldwide]

International and U.S. journalists covering science, technology, the environment or medicine can apply for this program at MIT.

Deadline: 02/28/2017

Deadline approaching: fellowships for conference on rural poverty, development [Worldwide]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will select journalists to attend the IFAD Governing Council in Rome.

Deadline: 11/30/2016

Religion reporting competition open [Worldwide]

The Religion Newswriters Association offers 19 awards totaling US$10,000 in prizes.

Deadline: 02/01/2016

Documentary film festival seeks entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers can participate in the International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF in Moldova.

Deadline: 02/01/2017

Columbia University hosts business journalism fellowships [Worldwide]

Journalists with at least four years of experience can apply for a US$60,000 fellowship in New York.

Deadline: 02/15/2017

Journalism innovation fellowship offered [Worldwide]

Media professionals with ideas to improve the practice or understanding of journalism can apply to this residential fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) in Columbia, Missouri.

Deadline: 02/01/2017

Asia Pacific

Travel fellowship for journalists open [US, Asia Pacific]

Journalists can apply for a three-week seminar and travel to Honolulu, Hawaii; Beijing and Guiyang, China; and Tokyo and Fukuoka-Kitakyushu, Japan.

Deadline: 01/29/2016

Europe

Internews offers internship program [Ukraine]

Undergraduate journalism students can apply for an internship program in Kiev.

Deadline: 01/20/2016

Latin America

Contest on health journalism accepting entries [Latin America]

Print and broadcast journalists can compete for the Roche Health Journalism Awards.

Deadline: 04/03/2017

Online course focuses on how to write for the web [Latin America, Spain]

Participants will learn to write, structure and optimize digital content in this course offered by the Center for Training in Digital Journalism at the University of Guadalajara.

Deadline: 01/22/2017

Cartoon contest focuses on human rights [Brazil]

Cartoonists from around the world can participate in the International Exhibition of Graphic Humor of Pernambuco.

Deadline: 01/31/2016

Middle East

Deadline approaching: workshop on mobile journalism [MENA]

Journalists interested in producing stories using smartphone apps can apply for this workshop in Amman, Jordan.

Deadline: 01/08/2016

OSN Network seeks quality control editor [UAE]

Journalists with TV experience can apply for this position in Dubai.

US and Canada

Society of Professional Journalists hosts contest [US]

Works published or broadcast in 2016 are eligible for the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

Deadline: 02/13/2017

Harvard competition for fairness in coverage open [US]

Journalists working for newspapers or websites can apply for the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers.

Deadline: 01/22/2016

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