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

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Center for Health Journalism presents free webinar [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in the ways geography and discrimination affect physiology and health can attend the webinar "How our environment gets under our skin" at 2 p.m. EDT on Oct. 9.

Logan Nonfiction Program open [Worldwide]

Journalists, documentarians, photographers and multimedia producers working on longform, deeply reported nonfiction projects can apply for a fellowship in Rensselaerville, New York.

Deadline: 10/15/2018

Masterclass covers disruptive design method for climate solution reporting [Worldwide]

The Solution Hack for Journalists, organized by The Lookout Station in partnership with Disrupt Design, will take place Nov. 14 to 16 in Barcelona, Spain.

Deadline: 10/21/2018

Iceland Writers Retreat open [Worldwide]

Writers interested in developing their skills and contacts can apply for full or partial funding for this program in Reykjavik in April 2019.

Deadline: 10/31/2018

Contest seeks photos of human rights issues, anti-corruption efforts [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers can enter the Allard Prize Photography Competition.

Deadline: 11/01/2018


UN seeks communications officer [Kenya]

Communications professionals with at least five years of experience can apply for this position in Nairobi.

Deadline: 11/03/2018

Workshop covers election, governance [West Africa]

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is organizing this all-expenses-paid workshop Dec. 4 and 5 in Cotonou, Benin.

Deadline: 10/17/2018

Asia Pacific

Free media training on risk communication in health care open [Kazakhstan]

The training "Risk communication during health care emergencies," organized by the Central Asia Regional Office of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/CAR), will take place Dec. 4 and 5 in Almaty.

Deadline: 11/10/2018

BBC seeks producer [China]

Experienced journalists can apply for this position in Beijing.

Deadline: 10/09/2018

NewBase Content seeks social media editor [Singapore]

Experienced journalists can apply for this position in Singapore.


ICFJ, Connectas host investigative journalism conference [Caribbean]

Bilingual journalists from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana. Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname can attend this conference Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 in Panama City.

Deadline: 10/28/2018


Seminar for environmental journalists offered [Russia, Europe]

This all-expenses-paid seminar will take place Feb. 11 to 14, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Deadline: 10/31/2018

Exchange program for German-Northern European journalists available [Europe]

Journalists ages 18 to 40 from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania can apply for a scholarship organized by the International Journalists' Programmes.

Deadline: 10/15/2018

Latin America

Chicas Poderosas hosts Design Sprint Weekend [Brazil]

Aspiring women entrepreneurs and their teams will learn human-centered design for their independent media project Nov. 3 in São Paulo, Nov. 4 in Rio de Janeiro and Nov. 11 in Florianópolis.

Online course focuses on how to write for the web [Latin America, Spain]

The Center for Training in Digital Journalism at the University of Guadalajara offers this course in Spanish Nov. 12 to Dec. 16.

Deadline: 10/28/2018

Master's program covers science, tech and health communication [Brazil]

Casa de Oswaldo Cruz offers a free graduate program starting March 2019 in Rio de Janeiro.

Deadline: 10/31/2018

Middle East

Student Leaders Program accepting candidates [MENA]

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

Deadline: 12/31/2018

UN photography contest seeks entries [Yemen]

Young and amateur photographers can compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 10/15/2018

US and Canada

Journalism fellowship on poverty open [US]

Journalists and journalism students interested in writing a story about families living in poverty can apply for the Marguerite Casey Foundation Equal Voice Journalism Award.

Deadline: 10/15/2018

The Texas Tribune seeks fellows [US]

Aspiring journalists and programmers can apply for data visualization, reporting, copy editing, photo editing, art, engagement, media relations and events fellowships in Austin, Texas.

Deadline: 11/15/2018

Writing residency accepting applicants [US]

Journalists, essayists, economists, naturalists, screenwriters and other writers can apply for a two- or four-week session at the Mesa Refuge in Point Reyes Station, California.

Deadline: 12/01/2018

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