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Examining the precarious nature of freelance journalism

The risks of freelancing, journalists leaving traditional media organizations and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | September 12, 2014

World Media Summit hosts contest [Worldwide]

Journalists and media organizations that have covered public welfare and met the challenges of the digital age can compete for the WMS Global Awards for Excellence.

The Washington Post offers paid internships [US]

Journalism students who have had at least one professional news media job or internship can apply for a summer internship program.

German companies offer internships for journalists [Balkans]

Young journalists with good knowledge of English or German from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia can apply.

Journalists turned authors eligible for book award [US]

Practicing journalists who authored a book can be nominated for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Travel video contest launched [Worldwide]

Students ages 18 and older can submit a video to win US$4,000.

Media internships in Berlin available [Central Asia, Eastern Europe]

Journalism students fluent in German from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are eligible.

The New York Times accepting internship applications [US]

College seniors and graduate students can apply for various internship programs at the newspaper to take place next summer.

Australian Broadcasting Company hosts cadetship [Australia]

Cadets receive comprehensive training in multiplatform reporting and may be hired by the organization upon successful completion of the yearlong program.

Business Insider seeks reporters, editors [UK]

The publication is hiring at several levels to staff its new London newsroom.

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