Updated on March 25, 2015 at 9:01 a.m. EST
Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in April. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
Society of Environmental Journalists Excellence in Environmental Reporting, Deadline April 1, 2015
The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is accepting submissions for its annual recognition of excellence in environmental reporting. International journalists are also encouraged to enter, but if their work is written in a language other than English, they must include an English translation with their entry. Click here for more information.
GroundTruth Project Fellowship, Deadline April 3, 2015
The GroundTruth Project, with support from the Correspondents Fund, seeks applicants for its third annual reporting fellowship. Proposed story angles should cover themes that often go unreported amid the war, such as life, education and culture in the region. Budgets for reporting projects should not exceed US$10,000. Click here for more information.
National Endowment for Democracy media project grants, Deadline April 3, 2015
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking proposals for projects that advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around US$50,000. Click here for more information.
Global Editors Network (GEN) Data Journalism Awards, Deadline April 10, 2015
The fourth annual Data Journalism Awards (DJAs), run by the Global Editors Network (GEN) and sponsored by the Knight Foundation and Google, will be awarding a EUR1,500 prize to each of its 10 categories. Click here for more information.
Orange Magazine reporting fellowships, Deadline April 12, 2015
Orange Magazine, a project of European Youth Press (EYP), will select 10 journalists to produce and write articles from the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum for their home media as well as for Orange Magazine. Click here for more information.
Matter media project program, Deadline April 24, 2015
Matter, a media startup accelerator, is looking for multidisciplinary teams building scalable media ventures to move to San Francisco for a five-month, collaborative experience. Participants receive mentorship, office space and a US$50,000 investment. Click here for more information.
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