7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in January

by IJNet
Dec 27, 2021 in IJNet News
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From reporting grants to awards to job openings, 2022 brings a wide range of options for journalists around the globe to advance in their careers. Here we collect some of these opportunities with deadlines in January. All are open to journalists worldwide.

Travel writing grant

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2022

The Gabo Foundation and the Cartagena Hay Festival are accepting candidates for the Michael Jacobs Grants. The program seeks to benefit journalists and writers who are working on articles or travel books on Latin America and/or Spain. The winner will receive US$7,500 to finance the research and writing of a long-form article or book.

Data journalism contest

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2022

The Sigma Awards, sponsored by the Google News Initiative, are accepting entries. This year's competition aims to highlight the best data journalism done about the pandemic as well as other topics such as politics, sports and the environment.

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Solutions journalism fellowship

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2022

Climate Tracker, in partnership with One Earth, is offering the Local Sustainability Solutions Journalism Fellowship. This program promotes storytelling focused on local solutions to environmental issues.

Visual storytelling contest

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2022

The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest is seeking entries that include professional photography in combination with, but not limited to, audio and visual elements like video, animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text.

GIJN manager job opening

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2022

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is hiring a manager to oversee and coach its extraordinary multinational team of 12 regional editors. Journalists with five years of experience in managerial roles can apply for this remote position.

[Read more: Crafting a winning pitch to attract funding]

Investigative journalism grants

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022.

Investigative journalists can apply for a reporting grant sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ). These grants are intended to support investigative projects that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.

Logan Science Journalism Program

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022.

The Logan Science Journalism Program at the University of Chicago's Marine Biological Laboratory organizes two intensive workshops for journalists interested in learning the process of basic biomedical and environmental research in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Science and environmental journalists with at least three years of experience can apply.

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