7 worldwide journalism opportunities with deadlines in August

byIJNet
Jul 28, 2020 in Journalism Basics
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Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these opportunities with deadlines in August. Each opportunity is open to journalists worldwide.

Contest for freelance videojournalists

Deadline: August 3, 2020

Rory Peck Trust will recognize freelance videojournalists that cover international news and current affairs. In all categories, the awards recognize the quality of camerawork, but also take into account individual endeavor, initiative and journalistic ability. Click here to learn more. 

Forum for filmmakers of short documentaries

Deadline: August 12, 2020

Twelve filmmakers will be selected to attend the Global Short Docs Forum from One World Media, which includes a series of online workshops, mentoring and one-to-one pitches. Submissions must be less than 30 minutes long. Learn more here

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Award for young journalists in developing countries

Deadline: August 14, 2020

Journalists 30 and under in developing countries can compete for the 2020 Young Journalist Award from the Thomson Foundation, in partnership with the Foreign Press Association. Entrants must submit three published pieces of work, which can be print, audio, video, multimedia or a combination. Click here for more information. 

TED2020 fellowships

Deadline: August 24, 2020

Media entrepreneurs, human rights activists and photographers can apply for a 2020 TED fellowship. Fellows will participate in virtual workshops and webinars, and attend the TED2021 conference scheduled for June 2021 in Monterrey, California. Participants will also give a TED Talk (at a virtual or live event, depending on the state of the pandemic). Click here to learn more.

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Fellowship to work in U.S. newsrooms

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Print, broadcast and online journalists from developing countries can apply for the Alfred Friendly Press fellowships, which bring journalists to U.S. newsrooms. Applicants must have three years of experience, current full-time employment as a journalist, be between 25 and 35 years old and have strong English language skills. Learn more here

Contest for short documentaries about megacities

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Megacities Shortdocs hosts an international contest to support the making of documentaries under four minutes that raise awareness about urban challenges and solutions. Possible topics include mobility, energy, health, accommodation, supply, business and more. Winners receive cash prizes. Click here to learn more.

Visual contest to highlight COVID-19 frontline workers

Deadline: August 31, 2020

TRT World Citizen is hosting a visual contest to highlight frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. The contest seeks cartoons, illustrations and photos covering key workers in the pandemic. Learn more here.


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This article was updated on August 3 to reflect deadlines that have already passed.