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Webinar features winners of health reporting contest [Worldwide]

The winners of ICFJ’s Early Childhood Development Reporting Contest will talk about how they developed their story ideas and the health-and-development challenges children in their countries face during a webinar at 2 p.m. UTC on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Youth journalism contest open [Worldwide]

Student reporters, cartoonists and photographers ages 19 and under can compete for the Youth Journalism International’s annual contest.

Deadline: 02/03/2017

Society of Professional Journalists hosts contest [Worldwide]

Works published or broadcast in 2017 are eligible for the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

Deadline: 02/19/2018

Scholarships available for writing residency [Worldwide]

Fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, freelance critics or curators, artists and academics can apply for a monthlong journalism residency in Alberta, Canada.

Deadline: 02/28/2018

Open City Documentary Festival calls for entries [Worldwide]

Documentary films of all lengths completed after Jan. 1, 2016 are eligible to be selected for this festival in London.

Deadline: 04/13/2017

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: 02/28/2018

Nominations open for Knight International Journalism Awards [Worldwide]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks pioneering journalists whose work has made an impact on the lives of people in the developing world.

Deadline: 02/18/2018


Jazz festival organizes journalism workshop [South Africa]

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival will present programs in arts journalism and photojournalism.

Deadline: 02/15/2018

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

Asia Pacific

VOA seeks correspondent [China]

Journalists fluent in English and Mandarin with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Beijing.

Travel grants for journalists available [New Zealand]

Journalists can apply for three-week reporting grants anywhere in Asia.

Deadline: 10/02/2017


Documentary workshop offered [Spain]

The MiradasDoc Festival will host the workshop "Alleys of documentary cinema" Jan. 28 to 31 in Tenerife.

Contest for tech journalists open [Russia]

Bloggers, staff reporters and freelance journalists can submit works on technological trends, innovative technologies and services development.

Deadline: 03/30/2018

Contest on economic reporting seeks entries [Russia]

Print, online and broadcast journalists can compete in a contest highlighting Russia's economic recovery.

Deadline: 02/01/2018

Central European University offers course on media, power relations [Europe]

Journalists, students, activists and others can apply for this summer course in Budapest, Hungary.

Deadline: 03/11/2017

Latin America

Contest highlights human rights photos [Mexico]

Photojournalists, filmmakers, human rights advocates and photographers residing in Mexico are invited to submit images about the promotion or the violation of human rights.

Deadline: 02/12/2017

International semiotics congress open [Brazil]

The Brazilian Association of Semiotic Studies organizes its international congress April 4 to 7 at the Fluminense Federal University, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

Instagram seeks community editor [Brazil]

Journalists with at least four years of experience can apply for this position in São Paulo.

Middle East

Health news website seeks digital media executive [Lebanon]

Experienced journalists can apply for this position at Sohati in Beirut.

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism offers fellowship [Middle East]

Midcareer journalists fluent in English can apply for a six-month fellowship at the University of Oxford, in England.

Deadline: 01/31/2017

US and Canada

Arthur F. Burns exchange program seeks applications [US, Canada, Germany]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks applications for an exchange program that gives media professionals from the United States, Canada and Germany an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries.

Deadline: 01/31/2018

FiveThirtyEight seeks interns [US]

College students and recent graduates can apply for summer internships in New York. Positions include data reporter, copy editor, podcast and video, and visual journalist.

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