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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

Nominations open for Free Press Awards [Worldwide]

Journalists who have a strong commitment to press freedom and independent information can be nominated as newcomer or most resilient journalist of the year.

Deadline: 07/01/2018

UN fellowship available for journalists from developing countries [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 22 to 35 can apply for the 2018 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship in New York.

Deadline: 05/07/2018

Travel funds for freelancers available [Worldwide]

Freelance journalists who want to report solutions journalism stories can apply for small travel grants from the Solutions Journalism Network.

Social innovation fellowship accepting applications [Worldwide]

Journalists who have developed business endeavors that address social needs are encouraged to apply for the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship in Chicago.

Deadline: 05/31/2018


Essay contest seeks submissions [Africa]

Individuals ages 18 to 25 are invited to write an essay about development and transformation for this year’s Leadership Essay Contest organized by the UONGOZI Institute.

Deadline: 05/18/2018

Asia Pacific

Environmental journalism competition seeks entries [Asia]

Professional and citizen journalists who cover environmental issues can apply for an award from the Singapore Environment Council.

Deadline: 07/17/2017

Thomson Reuters hosts course on climate change reporting [Asia]

Journalists interested in investigating climate funding can apply to attend this free training in Indonesia.

Deadline: 07/10/2017


Transatlantic Media Fellowships open [US, Europe]

Journalists who offer new perspectives on transatlantic policy debates and come from diverse communities are invited to apply to conduct research in the European Union or the United States.

Deadline: 06/02/2017

Summer school for investigative journalists open [Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia]

Journalists from the Baltic and EU Eastern Partnership countries can apply for a scholarship to participate in this program in Riga, Latvia.

Deadline: 06/28/2018

Barcelona hosts Mobile Journalism Conference [Spain]

The MoJoBCN is a free event on May 24 that will bring together leading media professionals and academics to share the latest trends in mobile journalism.

Deadline: 05/17/2017

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship open [Eastern Europe]

Journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can apply for this nine-month program with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Deadline: 06/01/2018

Latin America

BuzzFeed seeks video producer/editor [Brazil]

Videomakers with four to six years of experience can apply for this position in São Paulo.

OjoPúblico offers seminar on journalism projects [Peru]

Journalists and entrepreneurs can attend this workshop May 23 to 25 in Lima.

Knight Center offers free online course on Python programming [Brazil]

Journalists and others can participate in this four-week course in Portuguese.

Middle East

Fellowship for political journalism in Germany available [MENA]

Young journalists from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Palestine can apply for a two-month reporting fellowship.

Deadline: 06/16/2018

Documentary film contest open [MENA]

Documentarians from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen are invited to submit their work to the DOX BOX Residency Fund.

Deadline: 05/20/2017

US and Canada

Poynter Institute relaunches fellowship for young journalists [US]

Recent journalism graduates interested in visual journalism can apply for a yearlong fellowship in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Deadline: 05/31/2017

Overseas reporting fellowship open [US, Germany]

The McCloy Fellowships, sponsored by the American Council on Germany, provide journalists with the opportunity to travel to Europe or the United States to conduct on-site research and pursue stories of their own design.

Deadline: 06/01/2018

Journalism fellowship on poverty open [US]

Journalists and journalism students interested in writing a story about families living in poverty can apply for the Marguerite Casey Foundation Equal Voice Journalism Award.

Deadline: 10/15/2018

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