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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, …

Contest honors women’s courage, achievement in journalism [Worldwide]

Contest honors women’s courage, achievement in journalism [Worldwide]

Full-time and freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media in any country can be nominated for an award. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its Courage in Journalism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards honor women who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in journalism under difficult or dangerous circumstances. Winners typically receive cash prizes, which have …

Environmental journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Environmental journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Journalists who have completed environmental reporting can submit their work. The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is accepting submissions for its annual recognition of excellence in environmental reporting. The awards honor journalists in 10 categories, including feature story, investigative reporting, explanatory reporting and book. The first place and second place winners in each category will receive US$500 and …

Collective Action in Tech launches fellowship [Worldwide]

Collective Action in Tech launches fellowship [Worldwide]

Journalists, tech workers, researchers and content creators can apply for this fellowship. Collective Action in Tech (CAiT), with support from the Jain Family Institute and others, is offering a fellowship focusing stories of collective actions in the Global South — South and Central America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Fellows will receive US$500 to US$1,000 to work on a story of collective action …

UNESCO organizes press freedom contest [Worldwide]

UNESCO organizes press freedom contest [Worldwide]

Journalists, organizations or institutions that promote press freedom worldwide can be nominated for a US$25,000 award. The UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize will recognize a significant contribution to press freedom, especially in high-risk areas. Member states, international/regional organizations or professional/nongovernmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression can nominate up to …

raining on product immersion for small newsrooms open [Europe, Middle East, Africa]

raining on product immersion for small newsrooms open [Europe, Middle East, Africa]

Journalists from small to midsize local newsrooms can apply for this free program. News Catalyst and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, in partnership with the Google News Initiative, are offering an intensive online training in digital transformation through product thinking. The training will take place April 10 to June 5 and be conducted in English. Participants will cover …

Human rights fellowship seeks women journalists [Worldwide]

Human rights fellowship seeks women journalists [Worldwide]

Print, broadcast and online women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice can apply for a fellowship. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003. The selected journalist …

Operational grants available [Africa]

Operational grants available [Africa]

Media organizations that go beyond stereotypical narratives about Africa can apply for funding. Africa No Filter is accepting applications for its Operational Grants. The grants are intended for programs that demonstrate how their work positively supports contemporary African narratives and empowers young African creatives. Selected organizations will receive up to US$50,000. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling …