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

April 13 - December 13

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

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

Anyone can access these free online courses., 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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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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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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Google Podcasts Creator Program open [Worldwide]

July 16 @ 8:00 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm

Podcast producers from traditionally marginalized groups are invited apply for this program. The Google Podcasts Creator Program, a partnership between Google and PRX, trains, mentors and provides resources to underrepresented voices in podcasting around the world. Participants will receive 12 weeks of online training on topics such as storytelling, sound design and audience building, in addition to up to US$12,000 in funding. The ...

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Thomson Foundation hosts journalism competition [Worldwide]

July 20 @ 8:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists ages 30 and younger working in developing countries can compete for this award. The Thomson Foundation is organizing the 2020 Young Journalist Award, in partnership with the Foreign Press Association (FPA). In previous years, three finalists were flown to London for the gala award night. If traveling is restricted by late November, finalists will be honored in other ways. Journalists ...

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Radcliffe Institute offers fellowship [Worldwide]

July 23 @ 8:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists and film, video, sound and new media artists can apply for this fellowship in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions and creative arts, including journalism. The institute provides stipends of up to US$77,500 for one year with additional funds for ...

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Grants fund investigative journalism [Worldwide]

July 27 @ 8:00 am - September 14 @ 5:00 pm

Investigative journalists can apply for a reporting grant. The grants, sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, are intended to support investigative projects that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors. The maximum award is US$10,000, which should cover out-of-pocket expenses such ...

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Workshop covers environmental journalism [China, Africa]

July 27 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm

African and Chinese journalists can apply for this training. The Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP) and China Dialogue will host an online environmental journalism training workshop on Sept. 28. The training will focus on practical skills to support high quality journalism on Africa-China relations, particularly focused on African climate and environmental issues. Selected applicants will also receive a full pass to Wits Journalism’s African ...

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AU Echo 2021 seeks papers on arts, culture and heritage [Africa]

July 30 @ 8:00 am - August 15 @ 5:00 pm

Journalists and others focusing on arts and culture in Africa can submit an article. AU ECHO, the African Union's magazine dedicated to showcasing African success, is accepting articles for its 2021 edition dedicated to "Arts, culture and heritage." Articles can be in English, French, Portuguese and Arabic and have less than 2.000 words. Possible topics include the ...

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Webinar focuses on Google tools for freelancers [Worldwide]

July 30 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

ournalists interested in freelancing are invited to attend this free webinar. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will host the webinar "SPJ Google tools for freelancers" at 3 p.m. EDT on Aug. 13. The webinar will provide tips on using Google Scholar, Alerts, Trends, Advanced Image Search and Translate to improve freelancing skills. The instructor is veteran journalist Benét Wilson. ...

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