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UN organizes journalism competition [Worldwide]

Journalists who cover the United Nations, including its agencies and field operations, are eligible for prizes totaling over US$60,000.

Deadline: 09/15/2018

Contest highlights audio documentaries, stories [Worldwide]

The Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition will honor the best audio work produced between January 2017 and July 2018.

Deadline: 06/19/2018

Reynolds Center offers email course on financial reporting [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in better covering public companies’ financial performance can receive this free course in their inbox.

2018 Online Journalism Awards launched [Worldwide]

The Online News Association will recognize online journalists, digital news organizations and students for excellence, offering more than US$50,000 in prize money.

Deadline: 06/07/2018

Travel writing scholarship available [Worldwide]

Three aspiring writers will take part in a workshop in Buenos Aires, followed by a 10-day trip around Argentina.

Deadline: 02/28/2018


InfoCongo Feature Stories Fund open [Central Africa]

The geojournalism platform of Internews' Earth Journalism Network in the Congo Basin is commissioning stories on forests, water, climate change, wildlife, extractive industries, conflicts and crimes.

Deadline: 06/30/2016

Mongabay seeks story proposals on conservation [Madagascar]

The reporting initiative is commissioning stories that aim to explore the effectiveness of conservation spending and interventions in Madagascar.

Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters seeks correspondents [China]

Journalists with good written English and fluency in Mandarin can apply for two positions in Beijing.


Deadline extended: free workshop on media development research [UK]

Media scholars are invited to participate in a one-day workshop at the University of Westminster in London.

Deadline: 06/15/2016

Course focuses on humanitarian journalism [Spain]

The UAM/El País School of Journalism will offer this intensive training Feb. 10, 2018 in Madrid.

Free webinar on interviewing available [Russia]

Russian-speaking journalists interested in strengthening their interviewing skills can attend this free webinar.

New Diplomacy journalism fellowship open [Eastern Europe, Central Eurasia]

Full-time and freelance journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine can apply for a program including a placement with a media organization, mentoring and exchanges with fellows in other EU countries.

Deadline: 06/20/2016

Amnesty International organizes journalism contest [UK]

Professional and student journalists can submit works on human rights to the 2016 Amnesty International Media Awards.

Deadline: 07/31/2016

Latin America

Bloomberg seeks editor [Brazil]

Experienced journalists who are fluent in English and Portuguese can apply for this position in Brasília.

Radio Ambulante seeks pitches [Latin America, US]

Spanish-speaking journalists can submit their ideas for an audio story.

Sustainability reporting contest open [Brazil]

Journalists whose work focuses on environmental issues can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 09/02/2016

Middle East

Training program for female journalists open [MENA]

Women journalists from Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan are invited to this training in Amman, Jordan.

Deadline: 06/15/2016

Reuters Institute offers fellowship [Middle East]

Journalists from Lebanon, Palestine and Syria can apply for the Asfari Fellowship at Oxford University in England.

Deadline: 09/05/2016

US and Canada

Contest for social justice journalism open [US]

Journalists whose projects reflect a concern for social justice can apply for a US$5,000 award, along with a one-month residency in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

Deadline: 07/01/2018

Journalism exchange fellowship accepting applicants [US, Austria]

Print, broadcast and freelance journalists ages 21 to 38 can apply for a seven-week fellowship in Austria or the United States.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Grants available for health care journalism [US]

Journalists covering health issues can apply for funding from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation.

Deadline: 07/15/2016

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