8 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in October

by IJNet
Sep 24, 2021 in Specialized Topics
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With a change in seasons comes a fresh opportunity to get motivated, and start something new. Check out these fellowships, contests and job applications with deadlines next month and open to journalists globally. 

Public policy fellowship

Deadline: October 1, 2021  

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is seeking journalists, scholars and public officials to apply to its nine-month residential fellowship in Washington, D.C. Fellows will conduct research, interact with policymakers and receive a US$90,000 stipend. 

Collegiate fellowship

Deadline: October 4, 2021

Early-career journalists and media scholars can apply for the LSA Collegiate Fellowship, created by The College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan.  Fellows will devote their time to pursuing their independent research, and they will receive a starting salary of $60,000. 

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Story editor job opening

Deadline: October 4, 2021

Global Press is hiring a story editor for the Global Press Journal (GPJ), who will coach, line edit and restructure translated articles in collaboration with reporters. Applicants must be fluent in English and have experience working with diverse global teams. 

Social issues video contest

Deadline: October 7, 2021

Filmmakers and activists who have created videos that inspire activism, compassion and social transformation can submit their work to the Social Impact Media Awards. Films must have been completed between October 2020 and September 2021. Winners will receive cash prizes, media features and distribution opportunities.  

Seminars for business journalists

Deadline: October 8, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School organizes the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. This program helps media professionals improve their reporting skills and gain insights into topics including account principles, financial markets and banking regulation.  

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Travel photography contest

Deadline: October 12, 2021

Professional and amateur photographers can submit their work to the TPOTY competition, which recognizes travel photography in four portfolio categories. Winners will receive cash prizes and sponsors’ gifts. 

Investigative journalism conference

Deadline: October 25, 2021 

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is hosting the 2021 Global Investigative Journalism Conference, which will feature 65 sessions on techniques and issues surrounding investigative reporting. Registration is open now. 

Grants for science journalism 

Deadline: October 30, 2021
Science journalists can submit proposals for funding from the World Federation of Science Journalism (WFSJ). The WFSJ’s Spark Grant Initiative provides grants up to $20,000 for projects that strengthen science journalism.


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