Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Journalism ethics award United States

Journalists in the United States can be nominated for an award.
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) seeks entries for its Ethics in Journalism Awards.
The award honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical manner demonstrating the ideals of the SPJ Code of Ethics. It also honors especially notable efforts to educate the public on principles embodied in the code or hold journalists ethically accountable for their behavior. Self-nomination is permitted.
The nomination form (.pdf) should be accompanied by at least one letter of recommendation that addresses why the nominee is deserving of this recognition. The winner will be honored at the SPJ National Convention and Journalism Conference.
All nomination materials should be submitted unbound on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Additional supporting materials are welcomed and should be limited to 10 pages.
The application deadline is March 20.

NBC seeks executive producer in New York

Experienced broadcast journalists can apply for a position in New York.
NBCUniversal is seeking a an executive producer for its for MSNBC Dayside show with host Chris Jansing.
The executive producer supervises and oversees the editorial vision of the show. The successful candidate will oversee the editorial planning process, copy edit all scripts, coach and mentor show staff, and act as a control room supervisor.
Applicants must have at least eight years of experience in live television and at least three years of experience managing a team. Candidates should also have demonstrated prowess as a news-hunter, spotting and conceiving of clever, differentiated and relatable story angles off the news. A strong understanding of social media and emerging digital tools for reporting and storytelling is a must

Multimedia journalism fellowship in USA

Recent journalism graduates can apply for a fellowship in Washington.
The Scripps Howard Foundation Wire is accepting applications for a one-year multimedia fellowship for post-graduates with a bachelor's or master's degree.
Fellows will create multimedia projects for the foundation’s website, work with undergraduate interns to develop multimedia projects and provide leadership to a team to produce news stories and projects.
Qualified applicants must have expertise in html and content management systems. They will also have high-level skills in shooting photos and video and editing video.
Along with a stipend of US$22,155, fellows receive free housing in a furnished apartment shared with the program’s undergraduate interns.
Submit an application form, resume, one-page critique of the foundation's website, up to two recommendation letters, up to two references and multimedia work samples.
The application deadline is April 1.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Scholarships for Journalists of Latin America

Journalists, media specialists and students from Latin America can apply for scholarships to undertake postgraduate or doctoral studies in Spain during the 2013-2014 academic period.
The Fundación Carolina has opened the 13th edition of its scholarship program which will offer a total of 582 scholarships for postgraduate, doctoral and short postdoctoral studies in Spain.
The training program aims to facilitate and promote continuing education among university graduates, as well as the specialization and enhanced knowledge of postgraduates, professors, researchers, artists and professionals.
The postgraduate scholarships train participants from member countries of the Ibero-American community who have a strong academic or professional background as demonstrated by an outstanding resume. Scholarships are offered in six thematic academic areas including programs in the area of arts, humanities and communication.
The fellowships are intended to encourage the procurement of doctoral degrees among teachers of the Latin American universities associated with the foundation. Doctoral programs can be undertaken in any academic area in any of the Spanish universities that have signed an agreement with the Fundación Carolina. In all cases, it is the university or the educational institution associated with the foundation that must nominate candidates to the Fundación Carolina.
The deadline is April 7.

Thomson Reuters seeks reporter in India

Journalists with experience in business news can apply for this position in India
Thomson Reuters seeks a correspondent for its Bangalore bureau.
The successful candidate will write headlines and stories accurately, quickly and with high standards of credibility; identify market-moving figures and comments to prepare news stories from sources including electronic news releases, conference calls, webcasts and press conferences; build and maintain contacts and sources to develop deep subject expertise; and coordinate coverage with equities reporters in North America, Asia and Europe.
Applicants should have at least eight years of business journalism experience, along with an ability to write clearly and quickly with a sound command of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. Candidates should also be comfortable handling financial data and facts accurately and quickly.

Grants for Arab investigative reporters

Journalists can submit investigative reporting proposals to compete for a grant.
Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) will offer grants supporting investigative ideas submitted by journalists from Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Bahrain, Iraq, Palestine and Yemen.
Proposals should be original and innovative, and present a specific angle. Applicants must tackle a problem or phenomenon in the community, following a systematic approach supported by facts and documents.
Grants will cover all expenses of enrollment, traveling, accommodation and translation for documents, in addition to scientific and laboratory tests and analyses needed for the report. Candidates must send a budget outlining all expenses, along with the application form.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Tourism reporting Contest open Brazila

Journalists who cover the Brazilian state of Pará can enter.
The Companhia Paraense de Turismo - Paratur is accepting entries for the second edition of the Comendador Marques dos Reis journalism prize.
The competition aims to draw the attention of national and international media to tourism in Pará, promoted as the "Masterpiece of the Amazon" region.
Works must focus on Pará as a tourist destination and have been published or aired between January 1, 2012 and May 15, 2013, in Brazil or abroad.
The award categories are: print journalism, online media, radio, television and photojournalism. The winners will receive a total of BR$115,000 (about US$60,000).
The deadline to apply is May 15.

Short-film festival open Brazil

Filmmakers who create nonfiction work can participate in this contest.
The International Short Films Festival, organized by the Kinoforum Cultural Association, is scheduled for August 22 - 30 in Sao Paulo.
The program is divided into three categories: international, Latin American and Brazilian films. Works under 35 minutes long iin any genre will be accepted.
This is not a competitive festival, but the public will evaluate production and partnerships will be fostered.
The submission deadline for films made ​​in 2012 is March 31. The deadline for films produced in 2013 is May 31. If dialogues are not in English, Spanish or Portuguese, films must include subtitles in one of these languages​​.

Blog and website contest open Journalist

Online journalists and bloggers worldwide are eligible for an award.
The German media company Deutsche Welle is accepting entries for its BOBs contest - Best of Online Activism. The aim of the contest is to promote freedom of expression and human rights activism on the Internet and around the world.
Submissions to the contest can be in the any of the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian. Websites must be accessible to the public.
Each of the 14 languages has a best blog category and best person to follow category of its own. The remaining six categories are multilingual, which means nominees in different languages are evaluated against each other. Those categories are: best blog, best innovation, best social activism, most original, the Reporters Without Borders Award and the Global Media Forum Award.
All winners will be announced on the BOBs website on May 7. Winners will receive their prizes at a ceremony in Bonn on June 18 as part of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.
The application deadline is March 6.

NewsU at Poynter offers free webinar on religion reporting

Journalists worldwide who are interested in reporting on religion can register for this online course.
News University, the Poynter Institute e-learning project, is offering the course "Religion, Culture and Society: Getting Beyond the Cliches." It is a self-directed course, and can be started and completed at any time.
In this course, participants will see how religion touches stories about politics, ethics, science, sexuality and more. The course will explore "guiding questions" that will help dig deeper into a story, and find resources to get specific answers to questions about religions and religious movements.
Course instructors Diane Winston and Nick Street will identify challenges involved in reporting on religion and hot-button topics, and give participants guidance on finding resources that are available to help shape in-depth reporting on religion and current social issues.
The course is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and is free to attend.

Thomson Reuters offers course in multimedia journalism Asia

Journalists from the Asia region can apply to attend a course in Hong Kong.
TrustMedia, a Thomson Reuters Foundation Service, offers a five-day course in multimedia journalism April 15 - 19.
Sessions include blogging, multimedia storytelling, social media tools, ethics in online journalism, and audience development.
Guided by professional training editors, participants will be given deadlines by which to write stories of specified length. Everyone's work is then reviewed by experienced journalists and comments are discussed by the whole group.
Applicants must be from Asia and have a minimum of five years' professional experience, preferably with management experience. Applicants have to be fluent in spoken and written English.
The application deadline is March 3.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

BBC Kyrgyz seeks broadcast journalist Central Asia

Experienced broadcast journalists fluent in English and Kyrgyz can apply for this position.
BBC Kyrgyz, part of BBC Central Asia and BBC Global News, is seeking a broadcast journalist to research, write, translate, edit and adapt items, stories or program material on various platforms.
The successful candidate will find contributors and interviewees, as well as other sources of material, while maintaining professional journalistic standards. The journalist will also undertake pre-and post-production and studio work, live and pre-recorded, as well as perform on air, conduct interviews and chair discussions.
Applicants must have excellent written and spoken Kyrgyz skills, and thorough knowledge of English. Candidates should have significant and recent experience as a journalist, with good knowledge of production techniques. The ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media is required.
The application deadline is February 28.

Voice of America photo contest Worldwide

Professional and amateur photographers outside the United States can enter a contest.
Voice of America is accepting entries for its VOA Photo Contest, which recognizes photography that provides a glimpse into people's everyday lives.
Participants should submit photos that help capture the spirit or the essence of the people and places in their lives.
Photos may depict an everyday scene or a landmark. It could be something that shows life's struggles, or it may express the joy found in the simplest things. VOA’s judges will look for beauty, composition, quality and the content of the photo's subject matter. Photos will be scrutinized for originality. Copyrighted work is ineligible.
The winner will announced on or around April 11, and will receive an Apple iPad with retina display.
The deadline is March 1.

Investigative journalism contest open Africa

Investigative journalists in Africa can apply for a grant.
The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is accepting applications for the 2013 African Investigative Journalism Grants Fund.
Supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the fund's objective is to allow media outlets in Africa to act as watchdogs over actions of governments and special-interest groups.
The program offers 40 grants of US$ 1,000 each, which are meant for expenses only. An advisory committee will extend these grants to deserving journalists who cannot find time and resources to follow up on important stories.
Those who are interested can send email applications to, or complete the online application form here.
The application deadline is Feb. 27.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

BBC Persian seeks broadcast journalist Washington DC

Experienced journalists who are fluent in English and Farsi can apply for this position.
BBC Persian is seeking a broadcast journalist for its Washington office.
The successful candidate will carry out pre-and post-production work, both live and pre-recorded, as well as voice and edit packages at the desktop. The journalist will also suggest new angles and formats on existing stories and help media production across the Persian Service, possibly revising material for radio, television and online.
Applicants should have Farsi as a first or equivalent language, and as well as a full comprehension of English and a familiarity with the United States. Candidates should possess an in-depth understanding of international and local affairs. Experience as a journalist in a relevant journalistic environment is essential, as is proven translation skills, strong IT skills and the ability to type in Farsi.

Workshop for Arab documentary filmmakers open [MENA]

Midcareer filmmakers can apply to attend free training in Cairo, Tunisia and Leipzig.
Documentary Campus and the Goethe-Institut Cairo are inviting submissions for the Documentary Campus MENA Programme 2013. The successful applicants will develop their documentary projects for the regional and international nonfiction market.
Documentary filmmakers who are nationals and residents of Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon can apply for this opportunity.
The workshop will include sessions about developing your story, storytelling, budgeting, legal aspects of international co-productions, trailers, project presentation and pitching.
The organizers will offer grants that cover tuition fees, travel expenses, accommodation and allowances for 15 selected participants (team members will have to cover their own expenses). English proficiency is a must.
Interested candidates can apply by sending a two-page treatment, budget outline, CVs, profile of the production company and show reel to To complete the application form click, here (.pdf).
The deadline is March 1.

MTV seeks style editor USA

Journalists with entertainment and/or style reporting experience can apply for a position in New York.
MTV Style is seeking a senior editor to lead production efforts from managing daily creation of content to long-term strategy and planning to grow traffic and maintain an active readership base.
Responsibilities include: dentifying objectives and helping to shape the strategic direction of MTV Style; setting and managing the MTV Style editorial calendar and daily agenda; maintaining editorial voice and content quality; managing a team of external writers on a daily basis as well as an internal production and editorial team; and conducting interviews with designers, stylists, and celebrity talent.
Applicants must have a minimum of five years' experience in online media that includes managing a writing staff and creating digital content for a major entertainment and/or fashion brand.
The idea candidate will be a fashion expert who has a background in covering celebrity fashion, shopping and beauty, but is equally well-versed in all aspects of pop culture with a genuine interest in media and the evolution of technology and social networks.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Environmental journalism fellowshship

Early to midcareer journalists from across the globe who are interested in environmental reporting can apply for a fellowship in Rhode Island.
The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is sponsoring a six-day science immersion fellowship at the University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography.
The fellowship, which will run from June 9 - 14, will emphasize basic methods of environmental research, the principles and ethics guiding scientific inquiry and opportunities to cultivate scientific sources and deepen participants’ understanding of how environment and the public interest intersect. Field and lab work as well as lectures by prominent environmental researchers will be included.
A 2013 Metcalf fellowship will include room, board, tuition and travel support of up to US$500 paid after the completion of travel. Fellowships are available for approximately 10 professional journalists from all media.
The deadline is February 25.

National Geographic contest for Photographers

Professional and amateur photographers can enter a contest.
Photographs submitted for judging have the chance to appear in an upcoming edition of National Geographic. The complete guidelines for submitting photos are available here.
Each day, editors pick a dozen top photos that are then voted on by readers of the website to arrive at the best photo of the month.
Photographers from all over the world may participate, but they must be over the age of 18. Photos can be digital or digital scans and only one entry is permitted per person in the monthly contest. All winners retain ownership of copyright.
The submission deadline is March 14.

Daniel Pearl Awards,Investigative journalism contest seeks entries

nvestigative journalists reporting across borders can enter a competition.
The Daniel Pearl Awards, sponsored by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), reward excellence in cross-border investigative reporting.
The award was created in honor of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was slain in 2002. Past ICIJ award winners have reported about abuses faced by immigrants in American workplaces and the involvement of Sweden in the CIA secret renditions program.
The competition is open to journalists of any kind of media who have reported in at least two countries on a topic of world significance. Two US$5,000 first-place prizes will be awarded, one to a U.S.-based journalist or news outlet and one to a non-U.S.-based reporter or outlet. Five finalists will receive US$1,000. In addition, the judges at their discretion may award a special citation for work that is unusually enterprising or done under especially challenging circumstances.
The deadline has been extended to April 30.

Business reporting contest in Africa

Journalists and editors who cover the business environment in Africa can apply for an award.
The Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards (DABRA), presented by Diageo, is accepting entries.
The aim of the awards is to promote a more balanced view of financial issues and business opportunities across Africa and, in a broader context, encourage a more balanced view of Africa in the media.
Entries are open to reporters and editors working on all media platforms. All entries are judged by an independent panel. The awards ceremony will be held July 11 in central London.
Submissions for DABRA 2013 are being accepted in the following categories: best information and communication technology (ICT) feature, best finance feature, best Infrastructure feature, best agribusiness/environment feature, best tourism feature, and best business news story, best business feature, best newcomer media of the year and journalist of the year.

Film festival accepting entries for video Editors Egypt

Filmmakers, animators and video artists can submit their work to be featured in this festival.
The 3738life Group organizes the third round of its Moscars Al-Hurria Film Festival at Heliopolis Library April 10 - 19.
Categories include: long films, short featured films, documentaries, animation, cartoons and video art. Submissions will be judged based on directing, cinematography, screenplay and acting according to public votes to identify the film award winners.
Interested filmmakers must submit their films either online or send in a DVD and film trailer. The films must have been produced after January 2010. If the film is not in English, it should be translated.
The deadline for submission is March 28.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Fellowship for journalists in Germany

Journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and other Commonwealth of Independent States countries can apply for this fellowship.
Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) offers the Marion Gräfin Dönhoff Fellowship for young journalists. The aim of the program is to give young journalists an idea of the politics, economy, culture and social life of Germany, and give them an opportunity to gain work experience in foreign newsrooms.
Staff or freelance journalists ages 23 to 35 can participate in the program. Applicants must have excellent knowledge of the German language.
Fellows will intern in German newsrooms and work as foreign correspondents covering events in Germany for their countries’ media.
Participants will receive stipends of EUR€3,900 (about US$5,300) each, which will cover travel expenses, health insurance and accommodations.
The deadline is April 15.

Hackers Meetup on multimedia journalism Mexico

Journalists interested in multimedia journalism can attend this event.
Hacks/Hackers Mexico City is organizing a gathering to discuss the challenges of interactive and digital journalism.
The event will be led by Alba Mora Roca, digital journalist for The Associated Press (AP) in Mexico City, who will talk about the challenges of practicing interactive and multimedia journalism for some of the most important news organizations in the world.
The event will take place from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on March 20 in Mexico City.

Al Jazeera seeks correspondents in 5 Countries

Journalists can apply for a correspondent position in one of five locations.
Al Jazeera is seeking correspondents for its audiences in the Asia Pacific, China, India, Russia and the Gaza Strip/West Bank/Israel regions.
Correspondent duties and abilities include delivering insightful, well-constructed news and feature packages from the field on deadline; ability to service several platforms with compelling content; ability to develop good regional contacts and sources; and live-reporting skills.
Correspondents will have proven knowledge of each region. Through reports and live coverage, they will provide audiences with news about political, economic and social challenges. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and possess excellent people skills.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Workshop on empowerment of women in media Lebanon

Journalists working in Arabic and foreign media organizations can take part in these series of workshops that will take place in various Lebanese provinces.
The Program for Empowering Women Financially (in Arabic), part of the Collective for Research and Training on Development Action, organizes an interactive training workshop under the theme, "the economic empowerment of women and the crucial role of the media."
The program consists of two phases. Participants will write articles on one of the topics discussed in the first phase to continue the second phase. All submitted articles will have the chance to be published on several websites.
Interested candidates must work for a media organizations and possess impressive writing skills.
Interested applicants can send their CV and a letter of identification, no later than five days from the date of their workshop of interest, to

The Nation seeks paid interns USA

College students in the United States who have completed their junior year can apply for an internship in New York or Washington.
Weekly magazine The Nation is seeking interns for the summer of 2013.
Seven editorial interns work with The Nation magazine. These interns' primary responsibilities include fact-checking and research, and are based in the magazine's New York City offices. Two additional interns, also based in the magazine’s New York City offices, work as Web editorial interns for
One more editorial internship position is available in The Nation's Washington office. Two additional internship positions are also offered at the non-profit Nation Institute. One intern works primarily with the Institute’s progressive book imprint, Nation Books, while the other intern works with the Institute’s Investigative Fund. Both of these interns will also work on Institute-related projects and will be based at the Institute’s New York City offices.
All interns have the opportunity to write for and participate in career seminars with journalists, politicians and activists.
The internship is full time, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., five days a week. The summer 2013 session begins June 4 and ends August 16. There is a $150/week stipend.
The deadline for postmarked applications is March 1.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Training for European journalists open

Journalists from Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Ukraine who are fluent in German can participate in this opportunity.
The Institute to Promote Journalistic Talent (IFP) will host East Course 2013, a three-week seminar designed for journalists from Central and Eastern Europe. The seminar will be held July 14 - August 2 in Munich.
Journalists from ages 19 to 32 who are working in print, radio or TV media are eligible to attend.
The event will address issues from information-gathering and reporting styles to press photography.
The seminar will be conducted in German.
Organizers will cover tuition fee, costs of meals and accommodation for participants. Transportation expenses may be partially covered.
The deadline is March 1

Research fellowship for journalists open Europe

European journalists interested in pursuing in-depth research projects can apply for a fellowship.
Sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences (IMW), the Milena Jesenská Fellowship enables journalists who write about culture to take time out of the newsroom for research projects.
Fellows receive a EUR€7,500 stipend (about US$10,000) and spend three months at IWM in Vienna, Austria. Travel grants of up to EUR€1,900 (about US$2,500) can be paid for research trips to neighboring countries.
Applicants must have several years of experience in print, broadcast or online journalism. Project proposals must be in English.
European journalists from both in and outside the EU-27 can apply. Applications are also accepted from journalists in Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The application deadline is February 15.

Contest for social-issues investigations open Russia

Russian journalists and activists can participate in this contest.
The Press Development Institute-Siberia and the Mass Media Defense Center announces the Russian contest for public investigations.
Participants should be conducting investigative projects on poorly understood social issues with the aim of publishing the findings in a media outlet.
One applicant (individual or group) may submit no more than two applications.
During the competition, several micro-projects with a budget of up to RUB50,000 (US$1,664) each will be supported.
Submissions are accepted until February 22.

Global Forum for Media Development seeks coordinator Belgium

Professionals with experience in media development who are fluent in French can apply for this position in Brussels.
The Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), is seeking a coordinator to manage and shape its global profile.
The coordinator will develop GFMD as a global network of media development organizations and make it a reference for quality, innovation and influence in all aspects of media development and media support.
The successful candidate will foster GFMD as a platform to raise, discuss debate and research on the problems that are confronting the media sector, thereby promoting a vibrant and free environment for media.
Applicants should have an excellent understanding and experience in the field of media development, information society, the media and development aid; strong personal communication and negotiation skills in an intercultural global setting; a track record in fundraising and grant management; experience in writing articles, key notes, external communications and coordination of publications; and experience organizing major events and conferences, and management of international networks.
Professional English is required, and other languages will be an asset (Arabic, Russian, Spanish).
Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to with “GFMD coordinator application” in the title by February 17.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Grants for documentary photographers for 2013

Professional photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia and Pakistan can apply for these grants.
The Open Society Documentary Photography Project, organized by Open Society Foundation, offers grants for professional documentary photographers. The grant term runs December 2013 - June 2014.
Ten photographers will receive US$3,500 each to produce a photo essay on a critical human rights or social issue in the region. Along with the stipend, fellows will participate in two master-level workshops on visual storytelling through photography and multimedia.
The program will pay travel and hotel expenses, and provide a per diem to cover meals and incidentals for the workshops.
The deadline is March 5.

CNN seeks producer in China

Journalists with experience in television news production who are fluent in Mandarin can apply for this position in Beijing.
CNN is seeking a producer to work with correspondents and TV crew to cover breaking news in China.
The successful candidate will produce feature and enterprise stories, and perform other responsibilities in Beijing or Shanghai as needed.
Responsibilities include monitoring news in China, informing the Hong Kong news desk, Atlanta International desk, correspondents and producers of important developments; producing stories and live shots for the correspondents covering breaking news and doing news and feature stories in the region; writing copy for CNN wires and; and setting up DNG equipment for live interviews with local guests for CNN Hong Kong, London and Atlanta.
Applicants must have at least five years' relevant experience in an international news environment, knowledge of TV production procedures and must have thorough knowledge of China and its history.
Fluency in Mandarin is mandatory (both written and spoken). Ability to speak another Asian language is a plus.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Business journalism fellowships open in New York

Business and economics journalists worldwide with at least four years of experience can apply for a fellowship in New York.
The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is accepting applications for its Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, which aims to enhance journalists' understanding of business, economics and finance.
Fellows will take courses at Columbia's schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics; and attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions.
Conducted during Columbia’s academic year from August through May, the fellowship accepts up to 10 fellows each year. Fellows receive free tuition plus a stipend to offset living expenses. For the 2014 academic year, a stipend of US$55,000 will be granted to each fellow. Housing is available in a Columbia-affiliated facility.
All materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, must arrive by March 1.

Religion reporting fellowships in USA

Journalists who reside outside the United States and cover religion-related topics can apply for a fellowship.
The International Reporting Project (IRP) will grant up to five reporting fellowships for international journalists. The fellowships will support nine-month-long religion reporting projects from April 1 to December 31.
Fellows can propose both long- and short-form projects in a variety of media, such as in-depth stories that will appear in print, online, radio or television media, as well as blog posts, tweets, slideshows and video documentaries.
A stipend of US$12,000 will be provided to each of the five international journalists selected for these reporting fellowships. Fellows may use part of their annual stipend to travel, but in general these fellowships are intended for fellows to report on religion from their country of residence in 2013.
The application deadline is March 8. Religion reporting grants will be offered to journalists in the United States at a later time.

Fellowships for freelance journalists

Freelance journalists worldwide can apply for a fellowship.
The University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs invites specialized freelancers to apply for one of 15 Fellowships in Global Journalism. The university is seeking top individuals with advanced knowledge of a specialty, who wish to cover that specialty as full-time or part-time reporters for media around the world.
Fellows will spend September 2013 to April 2014 reporting on their respective beats as stringers for major media around the world, while being mentored by leading journalists. Participants will learn editorial disciplines and freelance tradecraft to become full-time specialty reporters.
Curriculum topics include broadcast and mobile journalism, investigative journalism, global dynamics and new media platforms. Fellows will also participate in a one-month bootcamp that will aid in the transition from freelancing to full-time reporting.
The application deadline is February 11.

BBC Looking Broadcast journalists in Africa

Journalists with experience in radio broadcasting who are fluent in Somali can apply for a position in Nairobi, Kenya.
BBC Somali Service seeks a broadcast journalist to originate, research, prepare, produce and present a range of output for radio, online and other media forms.
The successful candidate will also write, translate and adapt material swiftly and accurately for broadcasting and online publication. In addition, the reporter will conduct interviews and reports, undertaking live, pre-recorded, scripted and unscripted work.
Applicants must have native fluency in Somali and full comprehension of English. A strong microphone voice and radio presenting skills are also required.
The deadline to apply is February 10.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Fellowship for US, Asia Pacific journalists

Journalists in the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands can apply for a fellowship.
The East-West Center presents the Jefferson Fellowships, a three-week seminar and travel program for journalists to broaden their understanding of Asia Pacific issues and build a professional network.
Approximately four to five U.S. journalists and seven to nine from Asia Pacific will travel to Honolulu, Tokyo, Beijing and Myanmar with airfare, lodging, per diem and most other program expenses covered. .
Working print, broadcast and online journalists with at least five years' experience and English fluency are eligible.
The U.S. Embassy Islamabad Public Affairs Section will provide funding for two Pakistani journalists. All participants are responsible for a US$500 program fee and all visa-related expenses.
Focusing on the theme "New Leadership in the Asia Pacific: Resolving Old Problems, Managing New Realities," this year's program takes place June 9 - 30.
Submit a letter of interest, references, one recommendation letter and an employer's letter of support by February 28.