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Spanish-speaking journalists can enroll in a variety of online courses offered by Escuela Argentina de Comunicación. Registration is ongoing. The courses will cover a variety of themes including sports education, cultural journalism, interview techniques and editorial writing. Every 15 days, students can participate in an online chat with an instructor.
Women journalists interested in information, communications and technology (ICT) can join an online community related to the topic. The website, Women in ICT’s Shared Excellence Network, is sponsored by the U.S.-based Federal Communications Commission. The site aims to create a space for women worldwide to share views and professional information on the media field and ICTs.
Young journalists from across Iraq are invited to apply for the Kamel Shiaa Prize competition, offered by the Netherlands-based European Journalism Center (EJC). The competition is offered in recognition of Iraqi journalist Kamel Shiaa Abdullah, who was assassinated in Baghdad on August 23, 2008.
Media entrepreneurs offering new business models for online publishing are invited to enter a festival in Warsaw. The Startup Fest, sponsored by the Polish media group Agora, will allow new companies to pitch their ideas and compete for a prize. Agora is interested in helping startups formulate long-term plans and sustainable business models.
Spanish-speaking journalists can register for online courses through the Argentinean School of Communication. Registration is ongoing. Some of the courses offered include sports reporting, cultural journalism, interviewing techniques and op-ed writing. Every fifteen days, students can participate in chat sessions with a professor.
Three new courses for South African journalists are being offered in October at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg. The first course, “How to be an Effective Freelancer,” will help journalists break into the business, and will provide information on networking, finding a niche and negotiating rates. Dates: October 6 and 7.
Mid-career journalists interested in press freedom and international networking will soon have the opportunity to enroll in an online journalism academy. The academy plans to enroll 20 journalists by the end of 2011.