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UN organizes journalism competition [Worldwide]

Journalists who cover the United Nations, including its agencies and field operations, are eligible for prizes totaling over US$60,000.

Deadline: 09/15/2018

Youth photojournalism contest open [Worldwide]

Photographers under age 24 and full-time photography students can compete to win GBP3,500 (US$4,568) and international recognition.

Deadline: 07/28/2018

Knight Center hosts MOOC on data journalism [Worldwide]

Journalists and others interested in harnessing data for stories can participate in the free course "Intro to R for journalists: how to find great stories in data" July 23 to Aug. 26.

Documentary film festival accepting entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers and broadcast journalists can participate in the Northern Character Festival in Murmansk, Russia.

Deadline: 09/15/2018

IWMF's fund for women journalists open [Worldwide]

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Howard G. Buffett Fund, which aims to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors.

Deadline: 08/07/2018

Frontline Club hosts journalism awards [Worldwide]

Staff and freelance journalists who have shown integrity, courage and independent spirit in their work can enter this contest in three categories: photojournalism, broadcast and print. 

Deadline: 08/31/2018


Photo competition seeks entries [East Africa]

Visual storytellers in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda can compete for the East African Photography Award.

Deadline: 08/01/2018

KAS media scholarships accepting applications [Sub-Saharan Africa]

Journalists fluent in English ages 30 and younger can apply for the University of Witwatersrand's Journalism Program in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Deadline: 07/13/2018

Asia Pacific

CGTN seeks travel editor [China]

Experienced journalists can apply for this position in Beijing.

Workshop focuses on writing, storytelling [Malaysia]

The KL Writers Workshop organizes a narrative journalism workshop July 14 and 15 in Kuala Lumpur.


Innovative journalism contest accepting entries [Russia]

Journalists and media outlets can compete in the 2018 Tech in Media contest.

Deadline: 09/18/2018

Summer school focuses on investigative journalism [Balkans]

Journalists with at least three years of experience in journalism are eligible for a scholarship to attend this training in Poiana Brasov, Romania.

Deadline: 07/15/2018

Latin America

Documentary photography contest open [Latin America]

Professional and amateur photographers covering the human factor of labor can win cash prizes.

Deadline: 08/31/2018

Globo Network seeks trainees [Brazil]

Recent college graduates and graduate students with advanced English skills can apply for this traineeship in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Deadline: 07/15/2018

Hacks/Hackers Media Party calls for lightning talk proposals [Latin America]

Journalists and others can participate in this three-day event in August in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Deadline: 08/10/2018

Journalism program accepting candidates [Brazil]

Portuguese-speaking graduates can apply for a free, three-month training in São Paulo.

Deadline: 07/31/2018

Middle East

Bloomberg seeks reporter [MENA]

Experienced financial and business journalists can apply for a position covering oil markets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Doha Film Institute offers grants [MENA]

Filmmakers can apply for production and post-production funding for their feature-length projects.

Deadline: 07/30/2018

US and Canada

National Press Foundation hosts workshop on food, agriculture [US]

Journalists interested in agriculture reporting can apply for an all-expenses-paid workshop Sept. 23 to 26 in Kansas City.

Deadline: 07/30/2018

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: 08/17/2018

Genetics and Behavior Journalism Fellowships open [US]

Budding to midcareer journalists can apply for a US$7,500 grant to produce longform stories on the broad theme of genetics and behavior.

Deadline: 09/17/2018

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