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03/23/2018

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Online panel to share engagement strategies [Worldwide]

DigitalEd, MediaShift's online training series, will webcast "How to get better engagement metrics" at 1 p.m. EDT on April 18.

Wildlife photo contest open [Worldwide]

Categories include documentary photo, new technologies in wildlife photo, photographer of the year and more. The winner in each category will receive US$10,000. The prize for the photographer of the year is US$20,000.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

Open Society Foundations seek photography projects on migration [Worldwide]

Photographers and media makers who document migration issues can submit their work to the "Moving Walls 25" exhibit and compete for a US$30,000 to US$$60,000 fellowship.

Deadline: 04/20/2018

Mobile journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Anyone age 18 and older can submit works using a mobile device for a chance to win a mojo kit and attend the Mojofest conference in Galway, Ireland.

Deadline: 04/10/2018

Knight Center hosts free online course on trust and verification [Worldwide]

Anyone interested in the dynamics of trust and transparency in digital journalism and how to verify and debunk online misinformation can attend this course April 9 to May 6.

Busabout organizes travel reporting competition [Worldwide]

Aspiring travel writers ages 18 and older will explore Europe on its Busabout's Hop-on Hop-off door-to-door bus network from early June to early September. 

Deadline: 04/17/2018

Environmental photo contest open [Worldwide]

The winner of WorldEcoPhoto contest will receive an expedition to the Arctic for two people.

Deadline: 04/09/2018

Africa

WAN-IFRA hosts contest for women editors [Africa, Middle East]

Women in senior editorial roles can be nominated for the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award. The winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the World News Media Congress June 6 to 8 in Cascais, Portugal.

Deadline: 04/08/2018

Asia Pacific

East-West Center organizes seminar for senior journalists [Asia, US, Canada, Europe, MENA]

Journalists from the U.S. and countries with substantial Muslim populations can apply for this study program and travel to Washington, Detroit and Honolulu as well as Yangon, Myanmar and Tunis/Djerba, Tunisia.

Deadline: 04/18/2018

Europe

Scholarships for journalism bootcamp available [Europe, US]

University students who are citizens of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States can participate in this summer program in Prague.

Deadline: 05/06/2018

Latin America

Knight Center, IWMF offer free online course on journalists' safety [Latin America, Spain]

The course “Risk and safety in journalism in Latin America: practical steps for self-protection" will take place March 26 to April 22.

Grant available for reporting on abortion, health and human rights [Brazil]

Journalists interested in investigating abortion-related issues can apply for up to BRL10,000 from Instituto Patrícia Galvão, Abraji and Global Health Strategies.

Deadline: 05/02/2018

Gabriel García Márquez journalism contest open [Americas, Spain, Portugal]

Journalists with works in Spanish and Portuguese can compete in four categories: features, images, news coverage and innovation.

Deadline: 05/24/2018

Free training in financial journalism offered [Brazil]

Recent journalism graduates and seniors in Brazilian universities can apply for a fellowship in business journalism in São Paulo.

Deadline: 03/27/2018

Middle East

Thomson Reuters seeks bureau chief [Iraq]

Experienced journalists who reported in sensitive or hostile news environments can apply for this position in Baghdad.

Culture Trip seeks freelancers [MENA]

Journalists with at least one year of experience can apply for this freelancing opportunity to write about local stories on travel, food, art, fashion, literature, film, TV, music, architecture, health, sports and more.

Writing residency accepting applicants [MENA]

Fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, critics or curators, artists and academics can apply for a writing residency in Brussels, Belgium.

Deadline: 04/15/2018

US and Canada

National Press Club contest open [US]

Journalists can enter a contest featuring 14 categories with prizes ranging from US$750 to US$1,000.

Deadline: 04/16/2018

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

Investigative reporting conference offers fellowships [US]

Investigative journalists and college students can apply for fellowships to attend the IRE conference in Orlando, Florida.

Deadline: 04/23/2018

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