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Weekly Bulletin
08/04/2017

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ICFJ offers webinar on strategies for making digital news startups profitable [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in best practices and trends for digital media in Latin America can participate in a free webinar at 1 p.m. EDT in English and then repeated at 2:30 p.m. EDT in Spanish Aug. 15.

Stigler Center hosts Journalists in Residence Program [Worldwide]

Journalists who have some years of media experience and are proficient in English can apply for this all-expenses-paid program March 19 to June 9 in Chicago.

Deadline: 10/23/2017

Youth photojournalism contest open [Worldwide]

Photographers under age 24 and full-time photography students can compete to win GBP3,500 (US$4,581) and international recognition.

Deadline: 09/01/2017

Webinar focuses on strategies for visual storytelling [Worldwide]

The National Press Foundation hosts the hourlong webinar "How to use technology in visual storytelling" at 12 p.m. EDT Aug. 23.

Thomson Reuters offers conflict reporting lab, grants [Worldwide]

Journalists from the developing world, United States, Canada and Germany can apply for the all-expenses-paid program "Uncovering Security - Story Lab" in West Sussex, U.K.

Deadline: 09/04/2017

Africa

Training focuses on extractive industries reporting [Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), is organizing workshops Sept. 27 to 29, as part of its extractive reporting program. 

Deadline: 08/17/2017

Workshop covers religion and LGBT reporting [Sub-Saharan Africa]

Reporters, editors and bloggers proficient in English can apply for an all-expenses-paid reporting workshop on religion and LGBTQI+ issues in Cape Town, South Africa.

Deadline: 08/15/2017

Asia Pacific

Global Media Asia seeks online editor [Cambodia]

Journalists with at least one year of online experience can apply for this position in Phnom Penh.

Europe

Contest for video on popular science accepting entries [Russia]

Video bloggers, journalists, scientists, students and anyone interested in popularization of science can compete for a chance to be featured on the Russian TV channel Science.

Deadline: 10/02/2017

Media contest on cultural diversity open [Eastern Europe]

TV journalists and film directors from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine working on films, news reports or videos can compete to participate in a two-day workshop in Yerevan, Armenia.

Deadline: 09/20/2017

Media Study Tours open [Central, Eastern Europe]

Journalists from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia who report on environmental issues can apply for climate and energy tours in Germany.

Deadline: 08/20/2017

Latin America

InSight Crime seeks bilingual editors [Latin America]

This investigative think tank focusing on organized crime in the Americas is looking for English and Spanish language editors willing to relocate to Medellín, Colombia.

Master's program in science communication open [Brazil]

Journalists who want to specialize in science communication can apply for a free program in Campinas, São Paulo.

Deadline: 08/25/2017

Documentary photography workshop open [Colombia]

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

Contest highlights coverage of small businesses [Brazil]

Professional journalists can compete for a BRL15,000 grand prize.

Deadline: 09/29/2017

Middle East

Grants for Arab culture projects available [MENA]

Journalists and others whose projects are related to contemporary Arab culture can apply for funding.

Deadline: 08/31/2017

Training in science journalism offered [Egypt]

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Goethe-Institut in Cairo are organizing a three-day workshop for journalists interested in writing about scientific topics.

Deadline: 08/25/2017

US and Canada

Initiative for diversity in investigative reporting on social justice seeks candidates [US]

Women and journalists of color in any type of media can apply for a reporting fellowship from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Deadline: 11/01/2017

The Poynter Minority Writers Workshop open [US]

Budding and midcareer journalists of color are invited to this free training Nov. 2 to 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Deadline: 08/14/2017

Journalists turned authors eligible for book award [US]

Practicing journalists who authored a book can be nominated for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, a US$15,000 award.

Deadline: 10/01/2017

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