Basic Journalism

Basic Journalism


Online course on news judgment open [Worldwide]

This free, six-week course from the University of Hong Kong will help participants identify reliable information in news reports and become better informed about the world.

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.

Ten tips for reporters covering elections worldwide

Sullivan rounds up tips from a recent election-reporting workshop held in Yangon, Myanmar, though the advice is applicable to covering elections around the world. 

Marguerite Hoxie Sullivan | April 27, 2015

Deadline approaching: DW Akademie has 10 full scholarships for journalists [Worldwide]

Young journalists, media managers and communication professionals from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe who speak English and German can apply for a program in Germany.

Fellowship sends international journalists to US [Worldwide]

Journalism and communication midcareer professionals with limited experience in the United States can apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

CNN seeks entries for journalism contest [Africa]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for a chance to win cash prizes and attend an all-expenses-paid program.

Visiting Arab Journalist Program open [MENA]

Reporters, columnists or broadcasters can apply for a US$15,000 fellowship to carry out policy-oriented research and writing in Washington.

NBC fellowship open [US]

Graduating college seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in political journalism can apply for the Tim Russert Fellowship Program in Washington.

How to pitch story ideas: tips from journalists

Ricchiardi rounds up tips from editors and freelancers on crafting the perfect sell for your next piece. 

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 09, 2015

Tips for using narrative story elements in your reporting

Buttry urges journalists to think beyond the lede and embrace storytelling techniques to give your next piece some color.

Steve Buttry | April 07, 2015