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 open to journalists worldwide.
John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Deadline Dec. 1 for international applicants; Jan. 15 for U.S. applicants
Experienced international and U.S. journalists looking to hone their skills can apply for a 10-month fellowship at Stanford University. The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships enable 20 journalists to conduct research on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership. At least 20 fellows will receive a US$65,000 stipend. In addition, all tuition, housing, moving, health insurance, books and childcare expenses will be covered. For more information, click here.
Nieman Fellowships at Harvard Deadline Dec. 1
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University will host up to 12 international fellows for a year of research and scholarship. Fellows will participate in Harvard courses, weekly seminars and writing and multimedia workshops. The international fellowships program is for citizens of nations other than the U.S., including non-U.S. citizens working at media organizations in the U.S. English fluency is required. For more information, click here.
Thomson Reuters offers course on business reporting Deadline Dec. 9
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering a course in London on financial and business news for print, broadcast and online journalists. The course begins with five days in London from March 3 - 7, and continues with 10 units of online study. Applicants chosen from developing countries or countries in political transition working for organizations with no training resources will have their travel expenses, accommodation and living costs covered. For more information, click here.
Magnum Foundation offers photography fellowships Deadline Dec. 9
Photography students and experienced professionals can apply for this program at New York University. The Magnum Foundation and the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts are offering courses in photography and human rights. The six-week program is comprised of three courses and explores multimedia and traditional presentation strategies for documentaries on human rights. For more information, click here.
GlobalPost offers reporting fellowships on unemployment Deadline Dec. 31
The GlobalPost seeks applications from young journalists for its GroundTruth reporting fellowships. Individual journalists or teams will create mobile-optimized multimedia projects that tell human stories related to the youth unemployment crisis. The work will be done in ten countries where the issue of youth unemployment is dramatically unfolding, such as Brazil, Egypt, Kosovo, Nigeria and Spain. For more information, click here.
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