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New Opportunities by Region


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: 01/31/2018

Photojournalism contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Professional photojournalists ages 18 to 33 can compete for cash prizes of up to RUB700,000 (US$12,005).

Deadline: 02/28/2018

World Press Photo hosts visual storytelling contest [Worldwide]

Professional visual journalists and photographers can submit digital projects and photos produced in 2017.

Deadline: 01/04/2018

Documentary film festival accepting entries [Worldwide]

The international film festival CinéDOC will take place May 11 to 16, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Deadline: 01/31/2017

Investigative journalism contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is seeking nominations for its prizes recognizing journalism produced, published or broadcast in 2017.

Deadline: 01/30/2018

NYU journalism fellowship open [Worldwide]

Journalists with at least two years of experience and fluency in English and at least one other language can apply for a fellowship at New York University.

Deadline: 01/04/2018


International Health Reporting Network seeks women journalists [Africa]

The Population Reference Bureau is accepting applications for Women’s Edition-Africa, a network of women journalists from developing countries who report on population and health issues.

Deadline: 01/31/2017


Thomson Reuters offers course on economic, political reporting [Southeast Europe]

Journalists with at least two years of experience can attend a training program in London and Berlin.

Deadline: 02/13/2017

Workshop focuses on reporting on Islamic State [Spain]

The Escuela de Periodismo UAM/El País is organizing the workshop "Journalism and the Islamic State" on Dec. 2 in Madrid.

Latin America

FNPI launches free storytelling training for journalists [Latin America]

The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for a New Ibero American Journalism (FNPI) will host the Five Senses Program, a series of online workshops that will provide participants with storytelling and research tools to produce stories about human rights issues.

Deadline: 01/25/2017

Environmental film festival calls for entries [Latin America]

Films produced after 2015 can compete for cash prizes at the Ecofalante Film Festival in São Paulo.

Deadline: 01/15/2017

Illustration contest accepting entries [Brazil]

Cartoonists, illustrators and comic artists can compete for a three-month contract with newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

Deadline: 01/13/2017

Middle East

Film residency open [MENA, Germany]

Goethe-Institute Lebanon, Beirut Art Residency (BAR) and Metropolis Art Cinema Association are inviting submissions for an all-expenses-paid film residency in Beirut.

Deadline: 11/15/2017

ARIJ seeks online community manager [MENA]

Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Amman, Jordan.

Deadline: 09/15/2017

US and Canada

National Council on US-Arab Relations seeks interns [US]

Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for a summer internship in Washington. 

Deadline: 02/24/2017

Scripps Howard journalism contest open [US]

Journalists working for U.S. print, broadcast or online outlets can enter a competition with US$170,000 in prizes awarded across 16 categories.

Deadline: 02/02/2018

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