Sunday, 27 January 2013

Media Conference in Ukraine

Media professionals are invited to attend this conference in Kiev.
The Annual IV International New Media Conference, organized by the Independent Association of Broadcasters (IAB), will address issues related to various Web news formats. The conference will be held March 22.
The program consists of three sections: new media business, new media audience and advertising, and new media convergence.
The conference is free for IAB members. For non-members who register before February 1, the fee is UAH1,000 (about US$125). For those who register after March 2, the fee is UAH1,700 (about US$210).
The deadline is March 19.

Deadline extended: ICFJ fellowship

Journalists of color based in the United States can apply for a fellowship.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is accepting applications for its International Reporting Fellowship, which offers minority journalists in the United States the opportunity to play an important role in covering international developments.
Communities of color rarely receive coverage of global issues that directly affect their lives, from the migration of jobs overseas to wars fought by minorities serving in the U.S. military. This program aims to level the playing field, sending well-briefed journalists of color overseas to report on important issues that resonate in their communities.
In 2012, ICFJ selected 10 journalists for the fellowship. They worked in more than 10 countries, including Mexico, Pakistan, China and Brazil, and contributed stories to both their media outlets in the Unites States
This program is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, with additional funding from the Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.
The application deadline was January 11, but has been extended to February 8.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Youth storytelling competition open Around The World

Students in middle school and high school worldwide can participate in this contest.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, in collaboration with, is accepting entries for its Digital Storytelling Competition.
Participants should tell a great story, focused on one person, addressing one of the following themes: gender, health or education. Submissions can use any combination of writing, photography, audio or video.
Written work must not exceed 2,000 words; video and audio stories must be no longer than five minutes; and photo essays must contain no more than 10 captioned images.
Three winners will have their reporting featured on the Pulitzer Center website, and each will be allowed to select a charity for a US$200 donation in his or her name.
The deadline is February 22.

Journalism innovation fellowship

Media professionals worldwide can apply for a fellowship.
The fellowship program, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI), invites proposals from people who have innovative ideas to improve the practice or understanding of journalism.
Because of the current acute financial challenges to supporting quality journalism, RJI is particularly interested this year in ideas on how to connect citizens with news and advertising more efficiently, to grow revenues, to engage communities or to ensure that the industry is taking full advantage of new and emerging technologies.
RJI welcomes applications from individuals, inside and outside the media industries, and generally select between four and seven fellows each year.
The institute offers both residential and non-residential fellowships. Residential fellows spend eight months on the Missouri campus, taking advantage of the intellectual and technological resources of RJI and the University and interacting with Missouri faculty and students. These fellows receive a US$10,000 monthly stipend, plus a one-time US$10,000 housing allowance.
Non-residential fellowships are designed for employees of a news, technology or related company who have ideas they can develop while continuing in their jobs. These fellows receive a US$20,000 stipend for the year, plus research and travel support.Consideration of applications will begin February 15, 2013 for the 2013-2014 class of Reynolds Fellows. RJI will update application status beginning March 15, 2013.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Investigative journalism contest

Journalists and photographers can enter a contest with a US$5,000 prize.
The Sidney Hillman Foundation seeks entries for its Hillman Prizes honoring investigative journalism and commentary that serves the common good.
Journalists worldwide can apply, but the work must have been published in the United States.
This year's categories include online, multimedia, magazine, broadcast, newspaper, photojournalism, book or opinion.
Along with the cash prize, winners receive a trip to New York City and a certificate designed by New York cartoonist Edward Sorel.
Applicants must submit four copies of a cover letter and four copies of the nominated material by January 31.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Poynter Institute offers fellowship for young journalists

Recent journalism graduates can apply for a fellowship in Florida.
The Poynter Institute's Naughton Fellowship will allow a young journalist to work at Poynter for one year. The fellow will report and write for its website, bring fresh ideas to the institute and industry, while participating in seminars, workshops and discussions about journalism and its future.
The full-time position begins in summer 2013 and lasts about a year, with a salary in the low-30s, plus health insurance and other benefits. Applicants must be college graduates (or finishing final credits remotely) as of July 2013.
Poynter accepts applications from overseas, but international travel will not be covered by the institute.
There is no hard application deadline, but those who are interested are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Photography contest for Ibero-American Countries

Photographers from Ibero-American countries can participate in this contest.
Pictures of the Year Latam 2013 (POY Latam) will accept work from all photographers who are citizens of Ibero-American countries, including Spain and Portugal, or have been residents of any of these countries for more than a year.
The POY Latam was created in 2011 to celebrate excellence in photojournalism and is part of Pictures of the Year International.
The entries submitted to the contest can be pictures, essays, links to multimedia projects, portfolios, photo series, or books.
Applicants can submit entries in the following categories: daily life; news; the environment; sports; holidays, traditions & religion; living with drugs in Ibero-America; multimedia; and the best photography book.
The contest also includes the following special awards: Ibero-American Photographer of the Year (a diverse portfolio including at least four individual photos and two photo essays); Between the Real and the Imaginary (series); and the Our Views on the Middle Class award (series).
The winners of the Ibero-American Photographer of the Year and Our Views on the Middle Class awards will receive US$ 1,500. The winner of the Between the Real and the Imaginary award will receive a trip with all expenses paid to the Ollantaytambo photography festival in Peru, and the winners of all the other categories will receive plaques and certificates.
The deadline is March 4.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Environmental journalism contest

Journalists working in the United States, Canada and Mexico can apply for a US$5,000 award.
The Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism honors the highest-quality environmental reporting about the North American West, which includes the U.S. west of the Mississippi River, Canada west of Ontario, including Nunavut, and all of Mexico.
Entries are open to professional journalists throughout North America, as well as students, citizen journalists and those from startups and nonprofits.
Relevant topics include water and other natural resources, wildlife and habitats, regional planning, energy, environmental change and interstate and transnational environmental issues.
The prize is awarded at the annual Knight-Risser Prize Symposium at Stanford University.
Apply by March 15

Monday, 14 January 2013

Harvard award for fairness in news coverage open USA

Journalists working for newspapers or websites in the United States can be nominated for an award.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is accepting entries for its Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers.
The entry best recognizing fairness in news coverage by America's daily newspapers will receive US$10,000. Second and third place finalists will receive US$1,000 each.
Entries may include single stories, photographs, editorials, a series or an individual journalist's body of work. Submissions will be judged on reporting, writing, editing, headlines, photographs, illustrations and presentation.
All submissions should include an application form and five copies of the entry.
Postmark entries by January 23.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Contest for International Photographer

Professional and amateur photographers worldwide can compete.
The dining guide UP2CHOICE is hosting its "Eat, Drink & Celebrate” contest to recognize the most festive dining atmosphere, delicious dishes and favorite restaurants for celebrating special events and holidays.
Participants can submit photos demonstrating: experience in particular restaurants; celebratory atmospheres; best festive dishes; and unique and exciting restaurants.
The first-place winner will receive US$300. The second-place winner, which will be awarded for the photo that gets the most public votes, will receive US$150. The third-place prize of US$100 will go to the photographer whose work gets the most social media shares.
The deadline is February 25.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

World Press Photo contest open Around the Globe

Photojournalists and professional photographers can submit works to a contest.
The World Press Photo contest seeks single images or stories/portfolios in nine categories: spot news, general news, people in the news, sports, contemporary issues, daily life, portraits, arts and entertainment and nature.
Winning pictures compose a traveling exhibition across 45 countries and are featured in a yearbook published in seven languages and distributed worldwide.
All submissions must have been taken or published in 2012.
The registration deadline is January 11.
The deadline for submissions is January 17.

Associated Press seeks interns [Worldwide]

Full-time students and recent graduates worldwide can apply for a summer internship.
The Associated Press offers its Global News Internship Program - a 12-week paid, individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists.
Internships are offered in eight U.S. cities - Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. - and 10 international locations - London, Jerusalem, Seoul, Mexico City, Rome, Bangkok, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.
Interns will contribute to AP’s text, video and photo reports. Responsibilities include tracking down information, conducting interviews, monitoring social media and covering breaking news stories, either by phone or going to the scene. Assignments may include covering general, sports, business or entertainment spot news or features.
Interns must show proof of legal authorization to intern in the assigned country prior to the start of the internship.
Candidates must send a 300-word autobiographical essay, a resume, a cover letter, three to five work samples and two recommendation letters by January 16.

ICFJ offers fellowship for minority journalists US

Journalists of color based in the United States can apply for a fellowship.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is accepting applications for its International Reporting Fellowship, which offers minority journalists in the United States the opportunity to play an important role in covering international developments.
Communities of color rarely receive coverage of global issues that directly affect their lives, from the migration of jobs overseas to wars fought by minorities serving in the U.S. military. This program aims to level the playing field, sending well-briefed journalists of color overseas to report on important issues that resonate in their communities.
In 2012, ICFJ selected 10 journalists for the fellowship. They worked in more than 10 countries, including Mexico, Pakistan, China and Brazil, and contributed stories to both their media outlets in the Unites States and to the fellows' Tumblr blog.
This program is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, with additional funding from the Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.
The application deadline is January 11.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Innovative Journalism open World wide

Journalists worldwide working for news organizations in a business, technology, or leadership capacity can apply for a US$60,000 fellowship at Harvard.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society will host one fellow for an academic year to carry out a research project on journalism innovation.
Candidates must propose a project relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples might include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting or research into news consumption patterns.
Fellows receive additional allowances for housing, childcare and health insurance.
Applicants must submit a personal statement, project proposal, work samples, four recommendation letters and a leave of absence letter by January 31.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Webinar on digital reporting tools open Worldwide

Journalists worldwide who want to learn more about digital reporting tools can attend this webinar.
"Using DocumentCloud: A Digital Tools Tutorial," offered by Poynter's News University, will be aired on January 31 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and costs US$9.95 to attend.
During this online course with IRE's Jaimi Dowdell, participants will learn how to use DocumentCloud to analyze, annotate and publish primary source documents.
The course will address topics including how to upload a variety of file formats from PDF to scanned images; how to make documents fully searchable; how to visualize information on a timeline; how to search across multiple documents; and how to publish documents online.
This training event is part of a series on digital tools sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with the American Press Institute.

Data journalism contest open in London

Journalists working for media companies and non-profit organizations, freelancers or individuals can enter a competition.
The second edition of the Data Journalism Awards (DJAs), run by the Global Editors Network (GEN) and sponsored by Google, has been launched in London with a EUR€15,000 (US19,860) prize to be shared among eight winning entries.
The awards feature four categories: data-driven investigative journalism, data-driven applications, storytelling with data, and data journalism website or section.
Submissions can be made in any of four categories, and must have been published after April 10, 2012. Two prizes will be given in each area - one for small media organizations and individuals, and another for large media organizations and their projects.
The award ceremony will take place in Paris during the News World Summit, an annual event hosting 400 editor-in-chiefs worldwide.

The deadline is April 5.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

MIT journalism fellowships open For Journalists in USA

Mid-career journalists covering science, technology, the environment or medicine can apply for a nine-month fellowship.
The Knight Science Journalism Fellowships host international and U.S. journalists for a year of personalized study, auditing courses at MIT and Harvard, attending lectures and interviewing faculty members.
Fellows receive a US$65,000 stipend plus tuition. Additional benefits include health insurance, research trip stipends, conference stipends and access to MIT and Harvard resources.
Applicants must have English proficiency and at least three years' experience as reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators or photojournalists. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio or the Web.

Submit a professional autobiography, resume, project proposal, work samples and four recommendation letters by March /1/2013

Journalist Hurry up ......Knight course on food reporting open

Journalists interested in food-related reporting can apply for a spot in this course.
The Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is accepting applications for its 2013 Food Boot Camp, which will take place at MIT's campus in Cambridge March 26 - 29.
Ten to 12 journalists will be chosen to attend the course. Those selected will be reimbursed for up to US$750 in travel expenses, and will be provided accommodations and most meals.
The boot camp will explore topics including obesity and malnutrition, farming and food-borne illnesses. The course will address the underlying science and the overlying social, economic and political factors behind these issues.
Applicants may be freelance or staff reporters, writers, editors or producers, and must have at least three years of full-time experience in journalism.

The application deadline is February 1.

Columbia University journalism fellowships open

Journalists, educators and education policy researchers can apply for a US$75,000 fellowship.
Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism presents the Spencer Fellowship for Education Journalism, supporting long-form journalism that enhances the public's understanding of the American education system.
Three fellows will be selected for one year of academic research at Columbia University with hands-on advising from education writing experts. Journalism projects must be published after completion.
International journalists may apply but their projects must cover the American education system and be published and distributed in the United States.
Applicants must submit a resume, writing samples, a reporting project proposal, at least three

recommendation letters and a coursework proposal by January 31.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Photo Journalism grant open All Over The World

Photojournalists, graduate students and undergraduates can apply for a grant.
The Alexia Foundation is seeking applicants for its cultural and student photography grants, which aims to help photographers produce substantial picture stories that further the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.
The winner of the professional grant will receive US$15,000 for the production of the proposed project photo story, picture essay or photo-documentary project.
Awards for the graduate and undergraduate grants include tuition for study at Syracuse University in London and cash grants.
Grants will be awarded to applicants who can further cultural understanding and world peace by conceiving and writing a concise, focused and meaningful story proposal, and who can demonstrate the ability to visually execute that story with compelling images.
There is no mathematical formula for determining grantees, but the proposal and photography must both be considered of the highest quality.

The application deadline is February 1.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Pulitzer grant for crisis reporting open Arround The World

Journalists interested in crisis reporting who reside outside the United States can apply for a US$7,500 travel grant.
The Persephone Miel Fellowship will fund a reporting project that focuses on a global crisis under-reported in the mainstream American media.
The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in consultation with Internews, is designed to enable media professionals outside the United States to bring their work to a broader international audience. The fellowship will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships or international distribution of their work.
The fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lancers and media professionals who are seeking to report from their home country. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be proficient in English.

The application deadline is February 15.
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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Journalism fellowship on immigration open [Europe, US]

Journalists interested in immigration and integration issues can apply for a fellowship.
With the support of the Ford Foundation, the French-American Foundation is offering its 2013 Immigration Journalism Fellowship.
This program aims to provide media professionals with the financial means to produce objective and challenging material on one of the most heated and controversial contemporary issues. Fellows will be awarded up to US$10,000 for their work, to be completed over a four-to-six month period.
The fellowship is open to journalists with a minimum of three years of professional journalism experience and outstanding achievements in the field. Candidates should have the ability to work in English or French (the final work must be published in either language). When applying, candidates must have already secured a commitment from a European or United States media outlet to publish the work produced.
Journalists can apply individually, but teams of up to three journalists can also apply for a single fellowship and share the funds towards completing their project. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
The foundation will pay special attention to innovative and groundbreaking material. All types of stories will be considered--local, global, cultural and economic--as long as they comply with journalism ethics of fairness and responsibility.
The deadline is January 14.

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Reuters offers class on covering rural poverty for Journalist

Journalists can apply for fellowships to attend a course in Rome.
TrustMedia, a Thomson Reuters Foundation Service, offers a rural reporting course February 12 - 14.
Applicants must be currently working as a journalist or regular contributor to media organizations. They must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English.
Full bursaries are available for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition working for organizations with no resources for training. Bursaries include return air travel (economy class), accommodation and a modest living allowance.
Thomson Reuters Foundation also offers training for journalists from any region from an organization that has the resources to fully cover the costs of the program.
The application deadline is January 4.