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12/04/2017

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Understanding social media in China

By Damian Radcliffe

Kenya's Mercy Juma shares lessons learned from inaugural Elliott Award win

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Journalist of the month: Nikita Mandhani

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The Washington Post's Project Veritas debunk raises questions of proof, digital manipulation

By Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab

A student's perspective: solutions journalism can help foster engagement, trust

By Morgan Theophil, Catalyst Journalism Project

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Worldwide

TruthBuzz webinar: learn how to make facts go viral [Worldwide]

Anyone interested in making facts spread wider than falsehoods can attend this online seminar at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Associated Press seeks interns [Worldwide]

Full-time students and recent graduates can apply for the AP Global News Internship Program in six U.S. cities and nine international locations.

Deadline: 12/10/2017

Immersive storytelling accelerator program open [Worldwide]

Journalists and producers with little experience in 360° video and who cover climate change-related topics can apply to Lookout360°, a six-month Climate Change Immersive Story Accelerator project.

Deadline: 12/18/2017

NYU journalism fellowship open [Worldwide]

Journalists with at least two years of experience and fluency in English and at least one other language can apply for a fellowship at New York University.

Deadline: 01/04/2018

UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize seeks nominations [Worldwide]

Journalists, organizations or institutions that promote press freedom can be nominated for a US$25,000 award.

Deadline: 02/15/2018

Africa

Contest seeks stories on regional integration projects [Africa]

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) organizes the COMESA Media Awards for works in Arabic, English or French in four categories: print journalism, radio journalism, television journalism and online/new media.

Deadline: 01/31/2018

Filmmaking academy accepting applicants [South Africa]

Film and TV graduates can apply for an internship program at M-Net in Gauteng.

Deadline: 01/31/2018

Asia Pacific

Dow Jones seeks social media editor [China]

Journalists with a comprehensive knowledge of social media can apply for a position in Beijing.

Photo contest highlights diabetes in pregnancy [China, India, Nigeria]

Women Deliver and the World Diabetes Foundation are organizing the "Diabetes in Pregnancy Photo Contest."

Deadline: 01/17/2018

Europe

Mama Youth Project offers TV training [UK]

Aspiring TV professionals ages 18 to 25 can apply for this free program in Isleworth.

Deadline: 01/28/2018

Journalism contest highlights nature [Russia]

Journalists and bloggers can enter a contest for a chance to win up to RUB100,000.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Free workshop focuses on data visualization [Eastern Europe, Central Asia]

Designers, illustrators and animators, among other creative professionals, and authors of sociological studies can apply for this free workshop in Prague.

Deadline: 12/07/2017

Latin America

Contest recognizes economic reporting [Latin America]

Journalists whose works are published or broadcast in Spanish or Portuguese can compete for the Ibero-American Economic Journalism Award, worth US$4,000.

Deadline: 01/30/2018

Miroslava Breach Award calls for entries [Latin America]

Media professionals, researchers and activists connected to one of the member centers of the CLACSO Network are eligible for this award that aims to call attention to the impunity for crimes against journalists.

Deadline: 12/27/2017

Contest seeks videos on Afro-descendant communities [Latin America, Spain]

Anyone residing in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay can enter the contest "Afro-descendant communities: recognition, justice and development."

Deadline: 02/15/2018

Turner seeks executive producer [Brazil]

Media professionals with experience in digital projects can apply for this position in São Paulo.

Middle East

Grants program accepting applications [MENA]

Journalism and communication students can apply for grants from the Arab Council for the Social Sciences.

Deadline: 12/31/2017

Student Leaders Program open [MENA]

Undergraduate students from Algeria, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia are eligible to apply for this training in the United States.

Deadline: 12/14/2017

US and Canada

Grist Fellowship Program open [US]

Budding journalists interested in environmental issues can apply for news, justice and video fellowships in Seattle.

Deadline: 12/29/2017

Marquette University offers fellowship in public service journalism [US]

Journalists with five years of experience can apply for the O'Brien Fellowship.

Deadline: 01/26/2018

Livingston journalism competition seeks entries [US]

Journalists ages 34 and younger can apply for a US$10,000 award.

Deadline: 02/01/2018

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