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UN grants available for media projects [Worldwide]

Organizations working in the areas of media, youth, women, democratization, community development, rule of law and human rights can apply for up to US$300,000 in grant money.

Deadline: 12/20/2017

Fellowships available for conference on rural poverty, development [Worldwide]

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will select journalists to attend the IFAD's event in Rome on innovative approaches to inclusive financing for rural transformation.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Courage in photojournalism contest open [Worldwide]

Female photojournalists who reported in dangerous environments can be nominated for an award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Deadline: 01/19/2018

Data journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Media companies, nonprofit organizations, freelancers and staff journalists can compete for the Global Editors Network’s Data Journalism Awards.

Deadline: 03/26/2018

NewsU offers course on audience analytics for reporters [Worldwide]

Journalists and others interested in being more effective on social media can register for this video course.


John Brown Media seeks copy editor [South Africa]

Journalists with at least three years of editing experience can apply for this position in Capetown.

Deadline: 12/01/2017

Call for entries: ICFJ announces storytelling contest [Africa]

English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media in Africa can apply for the 2018 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling, which includes US$5,000 to pursue in-depth reporting, travel to U.S. newsrooms and mentorship.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Asia Pacific

TV program seeks editor [China]

Experienced TV journalists can apply for this position in Hong Kong.

Caixin Global seeks journalists [China]

Experienced journalists can apply for several positions in Beijing.


Journalism scholarships in Germany available [Europe, US]

The International Center for Journalism at the Freie Universität offers two types of journalism scholarships in Berlin.

Deadline: 02/28/2018

Photo contest seeks submissions [Kyrgyzstan]

Photographers who covered topics related to the anemia in the country can enter this contest for a chance to win KGS15,000.

Deadline: 12/10/2017

Contest highlights social impact journalism [Russia]

Journalists and media organizations can submit works to this contest organized by the Alliance of Independent Regional Publishers (AIRP) and Novaya Gazeta.

Deadline: 12/25/2017

Latin America

Workshop on innovation and digital formats open [Peru]

Escuela Convoca offers the workshop "Digital formats to innovate journalistic projects" Dec. 2 in Lima.

Deadline: 12/01/2017

Uranium Film Festival open [Brazil]

Independent documentarians are invited to submit their films on issues surrounding the exploration and uses of nuclear material to this event in Rio de Janeiro.

Deadline: 01/31/2018

Free workshop focuses on Google tools for journalists [Uruguay]

Participants will learn to verify information, search for trends and create maps using free Google tools Dec. 11 in Montevideo.

Thomson Reuters seeks senior correspondent [Brazil]

Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Rio de Janeiro.

Middle East

Residency program accepting candidates [Arab States of the Gulf]

Writers, curators, researchers and artists can apply for this program in Dubai, UAE.

Deadline: 12/30/2017

Scholarships for journalism courses available [Egypt]

Experienced and midcareer journalists ages 30 to 50 years from institutions of higher education or research-focused organizations can apply for the 2018 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs).

Deadline: 12/17/2017

US and Canada

Harvard competition for investigative journalism open [US]

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is accepting entries for the Worth Bingham Prize.

Deadline: 01/19/2018

Competition for journalism students accepting entries [US]

The Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards, honoring the best in collegiate journalism.

Deadline: 01/11/2018

National Press Foundation hosts training on innovations in public health [US]

Selected journalists will learn about health issues such as economic inequity, affordable housing and mental health at a daylong workshop, then cover a health summit sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Nov. 14 and 15 in San Francisco.

Deadline: 09/17/2018

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