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ICFJ is recruiting applicants for its 2018 Johnson & Johnson global health reporting contest

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Deadline approaching: Foreign Press Association scholarships [Worldwide]

International students who attended or will attend a U.S. graduate journalism program in 2018 can apply for a scholarship ranging from US$2,500 to US$10,000.

Deadline: 09/30/2018

NewsU at Poynter offers webinar on creative on-camera techniques [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in improving their on-camera reports can register for "Creative stand-ups: upping your game as a TV and multimedia reporter" at 12:30 EDT Sept. 28.

Science journalism fellowship launched [Worldwide]

Journalists who cover the environment, health, technology or another science topic can apply for this new fellowship at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Deadline: 12/01/2018

New media contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

Students, bloggers, artists and writers can submit innovative storytelling pieces to the New Media Writing Prize (NMWP).

Deadline: 11/30/2018

Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship open [Worldwide]

Midcareer journalists can apply for a US$75,000 fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Deadline: 12/01/2018

Film contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers can enter short films produced after Jan. 1, 2018 to a festival in Volgograd, Russia.

Deadline: 11/25/2018


Global health reporting contest open [BRIC, Africa]

Journalists from Brazil, Russia, India, China and Sub-Saharan Africa can win a cash prize and a paid trip to the United States, organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Johnson & Johnson.

Deadline: 10/07/2018

Mandela Washington Fellowship accepting candidates [Africa]

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) will bring 700 young leaders to the United States in summer 2019 for academic coursework and leadership training.

Deadline: 10/10/2018

Asia Pacific

PaRR seeks journalist [Indonesia]

Experienced legal or financial journalists can apply for this position in Jakarta.

Contest highlights climate change reporting [Central Asia]

Journalists and bloggers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan can enter a competition that will send five journalists to the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland.

Deadline: 10/10/2018

Think of Living seeks content editor [Thailand]

Journalists with one to three years of experience can apply for this position in Bangkok.


National Geographic Traveller hosts photo contest [UK, Ireland]

Photographers ages 18 and older can submit work in one of five categories: cities, food, nature, people and portfolio.

Deadline: 12/09/2018

Journalism scholarship focuses on climate change [Spain]

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Escuela de Formación de Agencia EFE will select a journalism student for a yearlong practical training on climate change in Madrid.

Deadline: 10/08/2018

Latin America

Online workshop covers opinion writing [Latin America, Spain]

Escuela de Periodismo Portátil will offer this Spanish-language course beginning Oct. 11 and lasting five weeks.

Google hosts internship [Brazil]

College students expected to graduate in December 2019 can apply for this internship in São Paulo.

Deadline: 10/05/2018

Photojournalism contest open [South America]

The New Holland Award for Photojournalism honors works that portray rural life and agriculture in the region.

Deadline: 12/15/2018

Middle East

Grants available for films projects [MENA]

Journalists and filmmakers from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Libya can submit their projects to the MedFilm4all.

Deadline: 10/18/2018

Nominations open for Sheikh Zayed Book Award [MENA]

Arab writers and intellectuals can enter a contest that will distribute AED7,000,000 (US$1,900,000) among nine categories.

Deadline: 10/01/2018

US and Canada

TruthBuzz Fellowship seeks media professional [US]

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, is looking for an experienced and driven media professional to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience.

Deadline: 10/08/2018

Solutions Journalism Network organizes fellowship [US]

Journalists interested in solutions journalism can apply for this virtual program to spotlight high-caliber journalism and engage communities around solutions-focused and results-oriented news stories.

Deadline: 10/15/2018

Health journalism fellowships open [US]

Journalists with a project on health care performance can apply for a yearlong fellowship offered by the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Deadline: 10/26/2018

Magazine offers internships, fellowship [US]

Journalism students and recent graduates who want to report on natural resources, the environment and community issues can apply for a stint at the High Country News in Paonia, Colorado.

Deadline: 11/01/2018

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