Five journalism opportunities to apply for in August

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Journalism Basics

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 August. Each is open to journalists worldwide.

AJ+ offers reporting fellowship. Deadline Aug. 1

AJ+, Al Jazeera's new digital channel, seeks six budding journalists from across the globe to take part in its first fellowship program. The one-year fellowship will allow the chosen journalists to hone their crafts autonomously while also receiving support from Al Jazeera's structured newsgathering organization.

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Free online course in slideshow storytelling Starts Aug. 4

The MulinBlog Online J-School is offering an online course designed for those seeking to produce engaging visual stories using consumer equipment and free software programs. The school is a free program for people of all backgrounds, especially those who are "absolute beginners," seeking web-based training in digital skills. The course will cover how to record an interview, take pro-style photos, edit audio and create slideshows, edit a slideshow and share it on the web.

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ICFJ, UN Climate Change Fellowship Deadline Aug. 12

Professional journalists who are fluent in English and do not regularly cover the environment can apply to the program. The Climate Change Journalism Virtual Fellowship, a joint program of the United Nations Foundation and the International Center for Journalists, will give 10 journalists from Africa, Asia and Europe the opportunity to speak with climate change experts in virtual briefings on Sept. 3. The three journalists with the best story ideas will each receive a US$1,000 grant to pursue reporting on the topic of climate change.

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Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship Deadline Aug. 16

The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship offers developers and technologists in newsrooms worldwide US$60,000 to spend 10 months writing code in collaboration with reporters, designers and newsroom developers. The following newsrooms will be hosting this year's fellows: The Guardian in London; La Nacion in Argentina; NPR in Washington; Vox Media in Austin,Texas, Washington or New York; the Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville, California; The New York Times in New York; and The Washington Post in Washington or New York.

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Thomson Foundation hosts journalism competition Deadline Aug. 29

The Thomson Foundation is sponsoring the “young journalist from the developing world” category at the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) Awards. Journalists younger than age 30 working in developing countries with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of less than US$20,000_per_capita#sthash.P199BrSC.dpuf) are eligible. Three finalists will be flown to London for the gala award night in November along with a host of leading figures from the world of journalism.

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