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8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in August

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Call for entries: Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

This year-long fellowship will include two international reporting trips as well as continuing mentoring and several virtual webinars.

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CUNY launches Resilience Journalism Fellowship [Worldwide]

Midcareer journalists interested in climate change reporting can apply for this program in New York.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Bitch Media seeks fellows [Worldwide]

Writers who are interested in feminism and social justice can apply for a remote, three-month fellowship. 

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Photojournalism contest offers investigative grant [Worldwide]

The winner will receive support in the implementation, production and promotion of an in-depth project on threats to the Arctic.

Deadline: 10/15/2017

Deadline approaching: Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship [Africa, Asia, Brazil]

Journalists covering issues of child health and development in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania are eligible for a yearlong program that includes training, mentoring and financial support.

Deadline: 08/06/2017

NewsU hosts free webinar on media analytics [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in audience engagement are invited to attend this one-hour webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on Aug. 10.

Thomson Foundation hosts journalism competition [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 30 and younger working in developing countries are eligible.

Deadline: 08/18/2017

Workshops for documentarians accepting applications [Worldwide]

The European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) will host three workshops in Europe in 2018. Scholarships are available.

Deadline: 09/01/2017

TED2018 fellowships open [Worldwide]

Media entrepreneurs, human rights activists and photographers can apply for a fellowship to attend "The Age of Amazement" conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Deadline: 09/10/2017


Press photo competition open [Uganda]

Photographers and photojournalists can compete for the Uganda Press Photo Award.

Deadline: 09/01/2017

Contest highlights coverage of infertility [East Africa]

Journalists and students can compete for the Merck More than a Mother Media Recognition Awards.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Asia Pacific

Workshops focuses on digital skills [Nepal]

StoryCycle and the British Embassy in Nepal are organizing a series of journalism workshops in August in Kathmandu.

The Statesman seeks journalists [India]

Budding and experienced journalists can apply for sub-editor, influencer and contributor positions at this English-language newspaper in New Delhi.

Travel grants for journalists available [New Zealand]

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

Deadline: 10/02/2017


UNDP hosts Open Data Media Camp [Romania]

Investigative journalists, activists, NGO representatives and bloggers interested in open data, research and watchdog activities are invited to this all-expenses-paid event in September.

Deadline: 08/17/2017

Contest for reporting on new technologies open [Russia]

Print, online and broadcast journalists can apply for cash prizes from the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Film festival seeks journalism entries [Russia]

Filmmakers and broadcast journalists who work at national and regional television newsrooms and journalism students are invited to compete in this festival in Moscow.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Contest highlights coverage of Macau [Lusophone countries]

Portuguese-speaking journalists around the world can compete for a EUR10,000 prize.

Deadline: 09/15/2017

Deadline approaching: call for young investigative journalists [Europe, North Africa]

Investigative journalists ages 20 to 35 from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and Spain can apply to this training program in Tunisia and Germany.

Deadline: 07/31/2017

Latin America

Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship calls for applications [Latin America]

Beginning to midcareer journalists interested in digital media can apply for a three-week program in the United States.

Deadline: 08/08/2017

Contest for social entrepreneurship reporting open [Brazil]

Journalists and students can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 10/11/2017

Online workshop on sports journalism open [Latin America]

Professional journalists and advanced journalism students can register for this online course in Spanish offered by Mexico's University of Guadalajara.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Workshop focuses on photojournalism for beginners [Mexico]

The Citizen Institute for Democratic Governance (ICGD, in Spanish) organizes an intensive introductory workshop on digital photojournalism July 29 and 30 in Mexico City.

Middle East

OSN seeks copywriter  [UAE]

Experienced journalists with excellent knowledge of English can apply for this position in Dubai.

Journalism fellowship focuses on labor migration [MENA]

Media professionals in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates who are passionate about human rights, migration and labor issues can apply for this fellowship from the International Labor Organization.

Deadline: 08/07/2017

US and Canada

State Department offers travel fellowship [US]

The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship provides an academic year of travel abroad to report on themes including people, nature and our changing world.

Deadline: 10/06/2017

Alicia Patterson reporting fellowship open [US]

Full-time print reporters, writers, editors and photographers can apply for a US$40,000 fellowship.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

Pulitzer Center seeks interns [US]

Recent graduates and journalism students can apply for a spring internship in Washington.

Deadline: 10/10/2017

Science of Innovation Summit for Journalists open [US]

Journalists who regularly write about science and technology can apply to attend this all-expenses-paid conference in Chicago.

Deadline: 08/15/2017

Poynter, NABJ organize diversity training [US]

Journalists of color working in digital media can apply for this free leadership academy Dec. 3 to 8 at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Deadline: 08/18/2017

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