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Foreign Policy Interrupted seeks fellows [Worldwide]

Women academics, entrepreneurs, journalists, students and business professionals ages 25 and older can apply for online training and mentoring at media institutions.

Deadline: 05/15/2017

NewsU presents webinar on editing tools [Worldwide]

Editors and reporters who want to improve their writing can attend this online seminar at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19.

National Geographic Traveler hosts photo contest [Worldwide]

Photographers can enter digital photos to earn a US$10,000 grand prize.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Film festival on sustainable progress calls for entries [Worldwide]

The Another Way Film Festival in Spain seeks films that address sustainable solutions and environmental commitment.

Deadline: 07/05/2017

International Women's Media Foundation organizes trip to Rwanda, DRC [Worldwide]

Women journalists with at least three years of experience and excellent English skills can apply for an all-expenses-paid reporting trip.

Deadline: 02/23/2018

Future of Storytelling summit hosts contest [Worldwide]

Interactive stories, including web-based work, data-driven art, mobile apps, games, multimedia installations, virtual reality and other multi-platform projects are eligible for a US$5,000 prize.

Deadline: 07/07/2017


Chatham House seeks fellows [Africa]

Midcareer professionals from Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa can apply for a 10-month fellowship in London.

Deadline: 04/29/2018

Jacana Media hosts pitch session [South Africa]

Aspiring writers are invited to pitch their manuscripts for a chance of publication.

Deadline: 07/14/2017

Asia Pacific

Thomson Reuters offers news traineeship [Thailand]

Recent graduates who are fluent in Thai and English can apply for an yearlong internship program in Bangkok.

Deadline: 05/15/2017


Documentary festival accepting entries [Russia, CIS, Baltic]

Filmmakers can submit their work to a film festival in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Deadline: 08/10/2018

Environmental journalism contest open [Kyrgyzstan]

Freelance and staff journalists working for print, broadcast and online media can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 05/10/2017

UNAOC Fellowship Program open [Europe, MENA, North America]

Professionals with the potential to shape opinion and engage their communities can apply for this exchange program.

Deadline: 05/21/2017

Latin America

Documentary photography workshop open [Colombia]

Participants will learn creative steps to tell compelling stories through photography at Escuela Zona Cinco in Bogotá.

Online course focuses on fact-checking [Brazil]

Multimedia platform Aos Fatos, in partnership with the Institute of Technology and Society (ITS) in Rio de Janeiro, offers a fact-checking course in June.

Deadline: 05/06/2017

Communication conference open [Brazil]

Media academics, students and professionals can participate in an event that will be held in five cities.

Middle East

Arab Film Festival accepting submissions [MENA]

Documentarians from the Arab world can submit their work to this festival in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Deadline: 05/31/2017

MBN seeks senior producer [Lebanon]

Journalists with at least five years of experience in digital content, series production and documentaries can apply for this position in Beirut.

US and Canada

Writing residency accepting applicants [US]

Writers who focus on social justice, education or the environment can apply for the Alice Judson Hayes Writing Fellowship in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Deadline: 05/15/2017

YES! Magazine fellowship open [US]

Experienced journalists from a community underrepresented by traditional media are invited to apply for the Surdna Reporting Fellowship in Bainbridge Island, Washington. 

Deadline: 05/01/2018

Deadline extended: GroundTruth seeks fellows [US]

Recent graduates from five public universities can apply for a fellowship to join in a reporting journey across the United States.

Deadline: 05/07/2017

Society of Professional Journalists offers conference fellowship [US]

Journalists of color, from the LGBTQ community and/or with disabilities can apply for the Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program to attend the Society of Professional Journalists' annual conference in Anaheim, California.

Yale organizes narrative journalism program [US]

Journalists interested in storytelling can apply for this summer program in New Haven, Connecticut.

Deadline: 05/15/2017

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