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04/04/2016

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This intensive course in New York City trains reporters, editors and producers seeking a comprehensive approach to conceiving, researching and writing investigative stories.

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

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Worldwide

IREX photo contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers worldwide can enter the Make a Better World Photo Contest, featuring US$250 prizes.

Deadline: 04/25/2016

MediaShift offers webinar on how to verify photos, videos [Worldwide]

The hourlong webinar will cover strategies to identify fake photos and video at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 20.

Conference on conflict journalism open [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 21 to 35 can apply to attend a seminar in Israel on conflict journalism, including a fully funded stay, hands-on workshops and tours of surrounding conflict zones.

Deadline: 06/07/2017

Grants fund investigative journalism [Worldwide]

The Fund for Investigative Journalism offers up to US$10,000 reporting grants for journalists whose stories have a U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or businesses. 

Deadline: 09/25/2017

Free course on solutions journalism available [Worldwide]

Poynter's News University, in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network, is offering the self-directed course "Solutions Journalism in Every Newsroom."

Africa

Global Press Institute seeks aspiring journalists [Zimbabwe, Zambia]

The media nonprofit will train promising women journalists to become reporters for the Global Press Journal.

Deadline: 05/01/2016

Asia Pacific

Media fellowship focuses on climate change projects [South Asia]

Journalists working for media based in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka can apply for a fully funded two-day South Asia Media Visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Deadline: 05/15/2016

Europe

Contest for photojournalists seeks entries [Russia]

Staff and freelance photographers can enter the Alexander Efremov Report Photography Competition.

Deadline: 06/30/2017

Workshop on photojournalism open [Spain]

Participants will learn how to take good photos with their cameras or smartphones on the streets of Madrid.

Storytelling workshop accepting applications [Eastern Europe]

Students, graduates and young professionals of all academic fields from Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova can apply for this program in Chisinau, Moldova.

Latin America

Course on urban reporting open [Brazil]

College students can apply to attend a free course in São Paulo.

Deadline: 04/07/2017

FRIDA program seeks innovative projects [Latin America]

The Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA, in Spanish) will recognize, promote and fund projects that use information and communication technologies for development.

Deadline: 06/23/2017

Facebook seeks content strategist [Brazil]

Media professionals with at least seven years of experience can apply for this position in São Paulo.

Middle East

Press freedom contest seeks entries [MENA]

The European Union is accepting applications for the 2016 Samir Kassir Award for the Freedom of the Press.

Deadline: 04/10/2016

Short and documentary films festival accepting entries [Jordan]

The 22nd Franco-Arab Film Festival will take place May 28 to June 2 in Amman.

Deadline: 05/01/2016

US and Canada

Catholic Relief Services offers Egan Journalism Fellowship [US]

Journalists working in Catholic media are encouraged to apply for an international reporting trip to Honduras and Guatemala.

Deadline: 04/22/2016

Council for the Advancement of Science Writing hosts contest [US]

Journalists ages 30 and younger who cover scientific issues can apply for the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award.

Deadline: 06/30/2017

National Press Foundation offers training on aging workforce [US]

Journalists interested in the latest data and research on older workers can apply for an all-expenses-paid fellowship to attend a four-day seminar in Washington.

Deadline: 01/08/2018

ONA17 Student Newsroom open [US]

College students and aspiring mentors can apply to cover the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet Oct. 5 to 7 in Washington.

Deadline: 05/04/2017

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