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Mongabay is accepting story pitches [Africa]

Mongabay is accepting story pitches [Africa]

Environmental journalists working in French and English can send their feature and video pitches. Mongabay, the popular rainforest information site and source of environmental news, is accepting environmental story pitches from Africa. Mongabay welcomes pitches from experienced journalists for conventional news stories, in-depth features, investigative reports, profiles and case studies. Proposals for fully edited and produced videos up to …

Trust Conference Changemakers program accepting candidates [Worldwide]

Trust Conference Changemakers program accepting candidates [Worldwide]

Journalists and others committed to developing concrete solutions to pressing human rights issues can apply. The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing the Trust Conference on Nov. 17 and 18 online. The free event will cover two main themes: creating inclusive and sustainable economies, and media freedom, technology and society. As part of the conference, the Changemakers Program will select up …

Future of journalism conference to take place online [Worldwide]

Future of journalism conference to take place online [Worldwide]

Undergraduate and graduate students ages 18 to 25 who are committed to a career in journalism can apply to attend this conference. Future News Worldwide 2021, organized by the British Council and media partners, will take place online July 14 and 15. The event aims to help young people develop journalism skills and establish the United Kingdom as a global leader …

Contest focuses on reporting on governance, development [Africa]

Contest focuses on reporting on governance, development [Africa]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can compete for this award. The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) organizes the West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA). Contestants must be journalists from print, electronic and online media in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone countries in West Africa. The contest has eight categories, including telecoms and information technology, human rights, environmental reporting, health, …

Feminist Journalists Program open [Worldwide]

Feminist Journalists Program open [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in feminism and social justice can apply for this program. The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) has launched the Feminist Journalist Project (FJP), which aims to create a cohort of 15 journalists reporting about the ways in which feminists resist oppression. Participants will receive honorariums of US$15,000 and have access to six online sessions between May 2021 and May 2022. The ideal …

Fellowship sends international journalists to US [Worldwide]

Fellowship sends international journalists to US [Worldwide]

Journalism and communication midcareer professionals with limited experience in the United States can apply for this program. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of nondegree graduate-level study, leadership development and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. Primary funding for the Humphrey Program is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs …

Rory Peck Trust offers grants for freelance journalists [Worldwide]

Rory Peck Trust offers grants for freelance journalists [Worldwide]

Freelancers whose main source of income comes from journalism can apply for these grants. Rory Peck Trust is currently offering three assistance grants: The Legal Fund helps journalists cover the costs and fees related to legal action taken against them because of their reporting. The General Assistance Fund supports freelance journalists (and their families) when they need help due …

Global business journalism program in China open [Worldwide]

Global business journalism program in China open [Worldwide]

English-speaking journalists worldwide can apply for a global journalism program in China. The School of Journalism and Communication at Tsinghua University offers a master of arts degree in global business journalism, which seeks to train future journalists who can help the public understand the complexities of global business and the economy. The two-year program, a partnership between Tsinghua, the International Center for …

Contest seeks statistical excellence in journalism [Worldwide]

Contest seeks statistical excellence in journalism [Worldwide]

Print, online and broadcast journalists with works in English can enter this contest. The UK’s Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is accepting entries for its journalism awards, which recognize journalists’ use of numbers to tell a story. Works must have been published or broadcast in 2020. The categories are data visualization; explaining the facts; investigative journalism; and coronavirus reporting. …

Knight Center presents MOOC on newsletter strategies [Worldwide]

Knight Center presents MOOC on newsletter strategies [Worldwide]

Journalists interested in creating or improving their newsletters can enroll in this course. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offers the free course “Newsletter strategies for journalists: how to create, grow and monetize newsletters” Feb. 22 to March 21. The course is divided into four modules covering: choosing the right newsletter, …