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ICFJ and IJNet offer webinar series for journalists covering COVID-19 [Worldwide]

April 13 - December 13
Free

Journalists covering the novel coronavirus pandemic are invited to these webinars. As part of its Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and IJNet are hosting a series of video chats with experts on the COVID-19 pandemic in English and Spanish. The webinar series, which launched March 24, focuses on a ...

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First Draft offers online course on coronavirus infodemic [Worldwide]

April 13, 2020 - April 13, 2021
Free

Newsroom and communications professionals tackling the challenge posed by the coronavirus infodemic can access this online course. First Draft has launched “Covering coronavirus: An online course for journalists” to help slow the spread of misinformation and produce credible and reliable coverage. The two-hour course covers how to understand information disorder: how and why false information ...

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COVID-19 emergency fund calls for proposals [Worldwide]

April 15, 2020 - April 15, 2021

Journalists who want to cover COVID-19 within their own communities can apply for this fund. National Geographic has launched the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists. The fund will range from US$1,000 to US8,000 for local coverage of the preparation, response and impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. Proposals must emphasize delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there ...

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Mongabay seeks story pitches on apes [Africa, Asia]

April 16, 2020 - April 16, 2021

Experienced journalists can apply for a paid reporting initiative. Mongabay is accepting story proposals for a special reporting project on apes to raise public attention about the issues facing great apes and gibbons. Possible topics include analyses of threats to apes, conservation solutions, new research and discoveries, particularly findings that could have implications for conservation ...

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ICFJ and the Tow Center launch survey to study COVID-19’s effects on the media industry [Worldwide]

May 17 @ 8:00 am - August 17 @ 5:00 pm

he International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism have launched a global survey to map the impacts of COVID-19 on journalism worldwide, and to help reimagine its future. As journalism faces a potential “extinction event,” this survey is urgently needed. News organizations, journalists and other media workers around the world are ...

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Artists Against an #Infodemic seeks submissions [Worldwide]

May 21 @ 8:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm

Visual journalists can submit works on key public health messages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CatchLight, Dysturb and The Everyday Projects are accepting visual art and storytelling productions as part of the initiative Artists Against an #Infodemic. The collaboration aims to improve public communication and news delivery surrounding COVID-19, particularly in underserved communities. Submissions will be accepted in English, Spanish ...

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Solutions Journalism Network hosts webinar [Worldwide]

May 25 @ 8:00 am - December 25 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists and others interested in solutions journalism can attend this webinar. The Solutions Journalism Nework will webcast "Solutions journalism 101" at 10 a.m. EDT on June 3. The webinar will explore the ins and outs of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story and share tips and resources for journalists interested ...

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The Oxygen Project accepting pitches [Worldwide]

June 1 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm

Environmental journalists can apply for this paid opportunity. The Oxygen Project is seeking proposals for stories covering deep seabed mining, an emerging ocean issue. Possible proposals include conventional news stories, in-depth features, investigative reports, profiles, case studies or opinion pieces. Stories should be between 800 and 2,000 words in length and include quotes from at least two or ...

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Knight Center offers MOOC on equity, ethics in data journalism [Worldwide]

June 4 @ 8:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists interested in data journalism can participate in this four-week course. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), hosts the free course “Equity and ethics in data journalism: hands-on approaches to getting your data right” June 22 to July 19. The course is divided into four modules covering: essential concepts in equity and ...

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Journalism contest accepting nominations [Worldwide]

June 8 @ 8:00 am - August 1 @ 5:00 pm

Journalism organizations and journalists are invited to nominate journalists for this award. Russian philanthropist Gleb Fetisov organizes the Fetisov Journalism Awards. This competition aims to recognize journalists for their contribution to the promotion of universal human values and extraordinary heroism. The contest has four categories: contribution to peace, contribution to civil rights, investigative reporting and environmental journalism. Works must have been published ...

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Writing fellowship available [Africa]

June 11 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists, academics, poets and other writers can apply for this fellowship. The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is organizing its Sixth Writing Semester Feb. 1 to May 31, 2021. The fellowship provides a quiet space for work, reflection and academic community-building in Johannesburg. Fellow will receive accommodation, breakfast and lunch, access to the facilities of the nearby University of ...

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Rhodes scholarship open [Worldwide]

June 11 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

Students from anywhere in the world can apply for a scholarship to study at Oxford University in England. The Rhodes Scholarship, administered by the Rhodes Trust, is accepting applications for its global scholarships. Scholarships are intended for outstanding students who are motivated to engage with the global challenges facing humankind and committed to the service of others and to the promotion ...

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Nominations open for Free Press Awards [Worldwide]

June 18 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists who have a strong commitment to press freedom and independent information can compete for an award. Free Press Unlimited, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, is accepting nominations for the Free Press Awards. The awards aim to honor journalists who risk everything to bring the news to the public, media pioneers who pave the way ...

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Courses cover verification and content for journalists during pandemic [Worldwide]

June 22 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic can access this online course. The Thomson Foundation has launched two more courses in addition to the course "Reporting on COVID-19: Safety." The courses are available in Spanish, Arabic, French, Ukrainian and Russian. "Reporting on COVID-19: Verification," created with the support of First Draft, presents techniques and tools to help identify false information and publish ...

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Alfred Friendly Press seeks fellows [Worldwide]

June 22 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

rint, broadcast and online journalists from developing countries can apply for an annual program that brings journalists to American newsrooms. The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships are aimed at providing fellows with experience in reporting, writing and editing that will enhance future professional performance; transferring knowledge gained during the program to colleagues at home; and fostering ties between journalists in the United ...

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Contest open to video journalists [Worldwide]

June 25 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm

Freelance videojournalists who cover international news and current affairs can apply for an award. The Rory Peck Awards, organized by the Rory Peck Trust, aim at honoring freelance cameramen and camerawomen. The Rory Peck Trust was established in 1995, two years after freelance cameraman Rory Peck was killed while filming in Moscow. There are four awards: news, features, ...

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Allied Media Conference to be held online [Worldwide]

June 29 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists and others interested in social change and inclusion can attend this virtual conference. The Allied Media Conference, organized by the Allied Media Projects, will take place online July 23 to 26. The event explores the intersections of media and communications, art, technology, education and social justice. This year's agenda features workshops, panels, virtual parties and more. Registration is ongoing ...

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DataJournalism.com presents free, online courses [Worldwide]

June 29 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Anyone can access these free online courses. DataJournalism.com, a website created by European Journalism Centre, offers several courses in data journalism. New courses include "Fundamental search for journalists,"Countering hate speech," "Python for journalists," "When to hire a data journalist," and "Going viral with social media analytics," among others. The courses are self paced and can be ...

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Grant available for nonfiction writing [South Africa]

July 2 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

Nonfiction writers and scholars can apply for this grant. The Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa (ANFASA) is accepting applications for the ANFASA Grant Scheme for Authors (AGSA). The grants, which average ZAR30,000, are intended for books rather than articles, although a compilation of essays are eligible. Possible works include biography or an autobiography; a history of a town or ...

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Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship open [Worldwide]

July 6 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists worldwide who wish to learn more about democracy can apply for a fellowship. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, organized by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), aims to enable democratic practitioners, scholars and journalists to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. Fellows are expected to be in residence ...

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Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative open [Worldwide]

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm

Fact-checking organizations that are verified signatories of the IFCN’s Code of Principles and/or organizations that have been regularly publishing non-partisan fact checks over the last three months can apply. The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) and Facebook have launched the second round of the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative, focusing on technology innovation and development. The initiative offers grants of up to US$100,000  to support projects ...

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Registration for online journalism conference open [Worldwide]

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists worldwide can register for this virtual conference. The 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, will take place July 20 to 24 via Zoom due to the pandemic. The program features a keynote sessions, panels, workshops and networking events, gathering journalists, media executives and scholars from ...

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Poynter hosts webinar on language precision [Worldwide]

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm

Anyone who deals with language around any type of news content can attend this webinar. Poynter is offering the webinar "Writing about the world in 2020: dignity and precision in language" at noon EDT July 29. Participants will learn three decision-making tools to find the most precise words to ensure that all subjects and sources are described ...

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One World Media hosts short docs forum [Worldwide]

July 13 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm

ilmmakers of short documentaries with new and original narratives can apply for this program. One World Media is organizing the Global Short Docs Forum online in October and November. Twelve filmmakers will be selected to attend a series of online workshops, mentoring and one-to-one pitches. Applicants must submit a documentary project (up to 30 minutes long), either in production or ...

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TRT World Citizen organizes visual contest [Worldwide]

July 13 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Anyone can enter this international competition. 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. The winner or winners will receive TRT World Citizen Memorabilia, recognition on social media platforms and a publication in its annual photobook. The deadline is Aug. ...

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