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02/01/2016

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Central Asian broadcast journalists can apply for a US media immersion program

Broadcast media professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can apply for the summer program. Deadline February 22. 

South and Central Asia Digital Media Co-Op

Participating journalists will work and train with U.S. newsrooms and multimedia experts to create story projects to help build bridges between South and Central Asia and the U.S.

Report world news. Start here.

Here at City University London, our department of journalism has a range of specialist master's courses allowing you to focus on your preferred discipline within journalism, from international to investigative and magazine journalism.

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.

New Opportunities by Region

Worldwide

Earth Journalism Network offers biodiversity story grants [Worldwide]

Journalists and other expert media practitioners who want to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity can apply for grants ranging from US$1,000 to US$2,000.

Deadline: 02/17/2017

impactAFRICA webinar focuses on reporting on maternal, child health programs [Worldwide]

The webinar "Mother & Child Healthcare: How can journalists use data to accurately measure and explain the success, or failure, of health programs?" will be webcast at 10 a.m. EDT on June 15.

Deadline approaching: International Newspaper of the Year contest [Worldwide]

The 2016 newsawards, celebrating the best in news media in the United Kingdom, have four categories open to international publishers.

International festival on cultural diversity open [Worldwide]

Filmmakers can submit works to a film festival in Yerevan, Armenia.

Deadline: 04/15/2017

IWMF's fund for women journalists open [Worldwide]

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Howard G. Buffett Fund, which aims to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors.

Deadline: 03/07/2017

Summer institute focuses on media policy [Worldwide]

Communication scholars, media lawyers and regulators, Internet governance experts and human rights activists can apply to this program at the University of Oxford, England.

Deadline: 04/04/2016

Pulitzer grant for crisis reporting open [Worldwide]

Journalists who reside outside the United States can apply for a US$5,000 travel grant.

Deadline: 03/01/2017

Africa

Thomson Reuters hosts course on Ebola aftermath [Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone]

Journalists who are fluent in English and have at least one year of experience can apply to attend this free training in Freetown, Liberia.

Deadline: 03/20/2017

Asia Pacific

ICFJ hosts US media immersion program [Central Asia]

Broadcast media professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan can apply for a program aimed at sharpening their broadcast journalism skills.

Deadline: 02/22/2016

Europe

BBC offers journalism traineeship [UK]

Journalists with some experience who want to broaden their broadcasting skills can apply for this program in London.

Deadline: 03/27/2017

Milena Jesenská Fellowship open [Europe]

Journalists from European countries as well as Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan can apply for a fellowship to pursue in-depth research in Austria.

Deadline: 02/06/2017

Latin America

Course covers advanced Spanish writing skills [Mexico]

Journalists interested in improving their writing and avoiding errors and idiomatic vices may register for this course in Mexico City.

Bloomberg seeks news interns [Brazil]

College students who are fluent in English and Portuguese can apply for an internship program in Rio de Janeiro.

Columbia University hosts reporting competition [Latin America, Caribbean, North America]

The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes honor journalists who contributed to inter-American understanding.

Deadline: 03/16/2016

Grants for investigative reporting available [Brazil]

Journalists who want to investigate Brazil's judiciary system can apply for funding.

Middle East

Scholarships to study in Romania available [Jordan]

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Embassy of Romania in Jordan, is accepting applications for scholarships for bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. programs.

Fulbright scholarships open [Jordan]

Students can apply for a scholarship to pursue a master's or Ph.D. program in the United States.

Deadline: 04/30/2016

US and Canada

ProPublica organizes Summer Data Institute [US]

Journalism students and journalists interested in learning how to use data, design and code to help tell stories can attend this free training in New York.

Deadline: 03/31/2017

National Press Foundation hosts contests on mental health, energy reporting [US]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting and the Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing.

Deadline: 03/10/2017

Environmental news fellowship open [US]

This nine-month fellowship brings journalists together with leading environmental specialists at the University of Colorado-Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism.

New America hosts public policy fellowship [US]

Journalists ages 24 and younger with a strong interest in public policy can apply for a fellowship in Washington.

Deadline: 04/03/2017

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