Tuesday, 26 March 2013

CNN seeks digital content editor USA

Digital journalists with experience in lifestyle or health and wellness reporting can apply for a position in New York.
CNN is seeking a digital content editor to create, produce and edit content for Turner’s new health and wellness website, as well as contribute to its mobile/tablet website extension.
Duties include pitching and producing digital content and ongoing features related to assigned topic areas; integrating flat content with visual and video components to create an optimal user experience; and pitching and planing content both ad hoc and around the Turner Wellness Media editorial calendar.
Applicants should have at least five years' journalism experience, with at least two years' Web content experience in the lifestyle or health/wellness space. Candidates should also have experience working with Content Management Systems, Search Engine Optimization, social media and other digital promotional strategies.

CBS seeks tech reporter in New York

Journalists with at least three years of experience can apply for a position in New York.
CBS Interactive (CBSi) is seeking a reporter to cover Apple and digital media for its tech website, CNET.
The reporter will be responsible for covering products, people, companies and trends related to the beat. The candidate must to be able to develop sources, break news and write big-picture pieces as well as analyses and profiles.
Applicants should have proficiency in writing and editing for the Web, along with a minimum of three years of related technical or journalism experience. Experience writing for a top tier publication is a plus.

Fellowships for health reporting USA

Print, broadcast and multimedia journalists in the United States who are interested in health reporting can apply for a fellowship.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism's California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships offers journalists an opportunity to explore the intersection between community health, health policy, and the nation's growing diversity.
Fellows will meet in Los Angeles July 14 - 18 for an intensive five-day gathering that comes with a US$2,000 grant to support the reporting of an ambitious health-related project. The program covers all hotel and travel costs.
The application deadline is April 10.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

BBC seeks reporter United Kingdom

Broadcast journalists with English fluency and in-depth knowledge of African current affairs can apply for a position in London.
BBC African English is seeking a multimedia broadcast journalist to produce radio, online and television content.
The successful candidate will originate ideas, research and prepare items, complete programs, and conduct background and analysis. Reporting, interviewing and discussions will also be part of the role, as well as developing BBC Africa's interactivity and social media.
Applicants should have substantial recent and relevant journalistic experience reporting on African issues. An in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of African and international current affairs is essential, as is a passion for telling the African story to a global audience. Candidates must have a good range of contacts for interview purposes.
The application deadline is April 4.

European journalism contest

Journalists who cover issues related to the European Union can participate in this contest.
The Asociación de Periodistas Europeos, in partnership with office of the European Parliament and the Representation of the European Commission, announces the 19th edition of the Salvador de Madariaga European Journalist Award.
The award seeks to recognize the best journalistic pieces that have highlighted the core values, common realities and advanced projects of the European Union through the press, radio and television.
Journalist associations, media outlets, journalism schools and professionals in the humanities can nominate candidates for each of the three categories: press, radio and television.
The entries must have been published in one of the official languages of Spain to be eligible.
Applications must include work samples and the resume of the candidate.
The winner will receive a cash prize of EUR€9,000 (roughly US$11,700).

Deadline approaching: Journalism grants for innovations EU

Media professionals and innovators from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom can apply for a grant.
The European Journalism Centre and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund 25 to 30 projects under the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Program (IDR). The grant program aims to advance creative reporting approaches to issues associated with global development and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal.
The grants will provide a selection of innovative reporting projects with the necessary funds to enable journalists, editors and development stakeholders to perform thorough research and to develop entirely new and experimental reporting and presentation methods.
Funding will cover direct expenses for journalistic research and study trips, possible technical costs for crews and equipment, data acquisition and analysis and visualization. Interested parties may apply for full or partial grants, excluding, however, salaries of permanent staff.
Journalists and media outlets not based in the countries mentioned above, as well as freelancers, are only eligible to apply as cooperation partners of admissible organizations.
The deadline is March 25.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Fellowship for women journalists

Print, broadcast and online women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice can apply for a year-long 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 will spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to MIT's Center for International Studies and media outlets like The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must also have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. Freelance journalists may apply.
A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered.
The application deadline is May 1.

Photo contest on youth employment issues

Professional and amateur photographers from countries that are members of the International Labor Organization can participate in this contest.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is accepting entries for its photography contest, Work4Youth. The aim of the contest is to highlight youth employment issues, as well as their resilience and innovation in overcoming these challenges.
The contest focuses on issues including poor working conditions, gender barriers, discrimination, and precarious work situations.
Participants should submit up to five photos with a title, date shot, location and caption, and submit an official entry form on the organization website.
The winners will be awarded in two categories: global (a selection made from all photo entries) and regional (selection made from the Central and Eastern Europe region). The first-place winners in each category will receive US$1,000.
The deadline is April 15.

UN reporting fellowship

Journalists who are 25 to 35 years old and from developing countries can apply for a fellowship to report on the United Nations.
The fellowship, sponsored by the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists, gives participants the opportunity to report on international affairs during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Fellows will make professional contacts, interact with seasoned journalists and gain a broader perspective on global issues.
The fellowship is open to journalists currently working full time in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the fellowship will not consider journalist applications for 2013 from nations selected in 2012: Argentina, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2014.
The fellowship includes travel, accommodations and a per diem allowance.
The application deadline is April 5.

Free webinar on digital content creation

ournalists interested in learning about digital tools can attend this free online training session.
News University, a Poynter Institute e-learning project, is offering a webinar titled "Content Curation and Creation with Spundge: A Digital Tools Tutorial." The session, sponsored by the American Press Institute and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will take place April 10 at 2 p.m. EST.
Participants will learn how to use Spundge, a curation and publishing platform used by journalists at Digital First Media, Quartz, National Journal, the Vancouver Sun, and other news outlets. It is used to easily track news and topics, and to quickly discover and curate content from social networks and other sources.
The tutorial will address how Spundge can help you save time by tracking RSS feeds and social networks all in one place; ways to increase newsroom collaboration and knowledge sharing that will save time and reduce duplication of tasks; how to use content curated in Spundge to quickly create blog posts, e-mail newsletter and articles that can instantly be published on any website; and how other newsrooms and organizations are using Spundge.
The course will be taught by Craig Silverman, an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog on Poynter.org

Monday, 18 March 2013

Health journalism contest offers US study tour

Journalists have a chance to win a trip to the United States and cash prizes as part of three regional competitions to recognize the best media coverage of vaccines and immunizations.
Stories published or broadcast in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan and the Gulf States between March 15 and May 15, 2013, which includes World Immunization Week (April 24-30), will qualify for the regional contests. The deadline for submitting stories is May 20, 2013.
Each top winner will receive a cash prize and a two-week study tour to the United States.
Entries must relate to diseases that are preventable or treatable with vaccines, such as polio, measles and pneumonia. Possible topics include the discovery of new vaccines, testing of vaccines, public attitudes toward vaccination, innovative approaches to delivery of vaccines, or the efficacy or failure of vaccination campaigns.
The program is administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in Washington, in partnership with the African Health Journalists Association and the Arab Media Forum.
Journalists working in each region for print, broadcast or online media qualify. The contest also is open to affiliated freelance journalists. Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlets based in each region or distributed mainly in the region. Submissions may be made in English, Arabic (Gulf), Urdu (Pakistan), or English, French, Portuguese or Amharic (Africa). Submissions in other languages must include an English translation.
  • Entries may include feature articles, in-depth, investigative or explanatory stories, multimedia reports, documentaries or discussion programs.
  • Stories must be well-researched and well-written or presented, and we encourage stories that use data, mapping and/or citizen voices to support their coverage.
  • We are especially looking for stories that use innovative tools and techniques to engage or reach the public, such as Facebook chats, Twitter feeds, or the use of text messaging to solicit citizen reports on the spread of preventable diseases.
  • Applicants may submit more than one entry.
The deadline for submitting stories for each regional contest is May 20. Winners will be announced on July 1, 2013.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Fellowships for continuing media studies open MENA

Women from various Arab countries who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in journalism can apply for a spot in the master's program at the American University of Cairo.
The Arab Women Professionals Fellowship Program (AWPP), co-funded by The American University in Cairo and the Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs, is accepting applications from the following countries: Cairo, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.
Fields of study include international human rights law, journalism and mass communication, Middle East studies, migration and refugee studies, political science, economics, economics in international development, gender and women’s studies in the Middle East and North Africa.
Fellows are expected to attend workshops on leadership skills and undertake internships that will increase their leadership abilities.
Participants will receive health insurance, a monthly stipend, books, a supplies and equipment allowance, and professional development funds.
Interested candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, with a at least a 3.2 GPA. The AUC graduate admissions requirements can be viewed here.
The application form can be downloaded and submitted here.
Questions about the fellowship should be sent to gradATaucegypt.edu.
The deadline is April 1.

Storytelling award open Middle East

Journalists can participate in this competition to win US$5,000.
The Ghassan Kanafani Award for Storytelling (in Arabic), organized by the International Organization of Palestine, seeks stories that shed light on human rights issues and support the fundamental right for freedom, justice and equality.
The submitted short stories must be original and innovative. Each candidate should submit at least five stories that were published within the last two years. Organizations and institutions are welcome to apply for this award.
Interested candidates can send seven copies of their entries, and a passport size photo to the award's post address, in addition to completing the application form.
The deadline is March 30.

Al Jazeera seeks social media strategist Qatar

Digital journalists with a strong command of English can apply for this position in Doha.
Al Jazeera is searching for a digital media expert to implement social media strategies across the channels within the Al Jazeera Media Network.
This role entails working closely with the newsrooms, Web teams and program departments to understand their requirements in the context of their current workflow, and to present them with feasible solutions involving social media elements.
The duties will include generate new content from the Al Jazeera audience by developing relationships with citizen reporters/NGO’s; using social media platforms to find new content and sources for the newsroom; using those platforms to reach out to new audiences (younger demographic and cross-cultures); and analyzing data from various social networks to produce weekly reports.
The successful applicant will have three to five years of professional experience in digital media. Fluency in verbal and written English is a must. Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, Bosnian or Kiswahili as a second language would be an advantage.
The application deadline is March 18.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Online Spanish-language course on newsroom communication

Spanish-speaking journalists, students and communication specialists can participate in this course.
The Centro de Formación en Periodismo Digital (CFPD) of the Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico is offering an online course on managing communication in the newsroom.
The course will be taught in Spanish by Brisa Barbosa and Alicia Robles Iñiguez May 27 - July 14.
This course aims to teach participants how to manage communication and critical situations in newsrooms.
The course fee MXN$1,200 ($94) for those who reside in Mexico, and US$110 for residents outside of Mexico.
The deadline to apply is May 12.

Grants for journalism training United Kingdom

Journalists from the United Kingdom with socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds can apply for a training grant.
The Journalism Diversity Fund offers grants to journalists attending courses with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).
Candidates must provide proof of application or have secured a place in an NCTJ accredited course taking place from August 2013 to August 2014.
Applicants must be British citizens residing in the United Kingdom with a genuine commitment to journalism.
The first round of applications ends April 3.

Amazon festival inviting documentaries Brazil

Filmmakers can participate in this festival.
The Fourth Amazon Short Film Festival will be held June 3 - 8 in Porto Velho, state of Rondonia. It is organized by a commission created by the General Curator of the Festival.
The event will feature competitive and non-competitive exhibits, as well as debates, seminars, panels, conferences, publication releases, concerts and professional training activities.
The winners of the competitive exhibits will receive the "Blue Macaw" trophy, which pays homage to an endangered bird of the Amazon forest.
Competitive films must have been produced after January 1, 2008, in long, medium or short formats in the genres of animation, experimental, documentary or fiction. There is also a videoclip category. It is not mandatory to include Portuguese subtitles if the movie is in another language.
The application deadline is April 20

Friday, 15 March 2013

Knight Center offers Spanish-language course on election coverage

Spanish-speaking journalists interested in electoral coverage can participate in this online course.
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas' first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish, "How to Improve Electoral Coverage," will take place March 8 - April 19 with renowned Colombian journalist and electoral coverage expert María Teresa Ronderos.
The course will teach students how to cover an electoral process in the most efficient and useful way for their audiences. The class will cover topics like basic democratic concepts, new watchdog methods, and the best examples of electoral journalism in the continent.
The six-week course is free of cost.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Facebook offers fellowship USA, Canada

College junior, senior and graduate journalism students can apply for a fellowship to attend Confab Minneapolis, June 3 to 5.
The Facebook Content Strategy Fellowship offers three promising students the opportunity to attend Confab Minneapolis, one of the world’s leading content strategy conferences. Participants will learn from top-notch speakers, spend time with the Facebook content strategy team and enjoy being part of the international content strategy community. The conference is June 3 - 5.
Applicants must be pursuing a related degree, such as English, communications, information design, journalism or literature.
Fellows will each receive a full pass to Confab, round-trip airfare to Minneapolis, four nights at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, an invitation to a private-industry reception and a US$300 stipend for meals and other expenses. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship on the Facebook content strategy team.
The application deadline is March 29.

Bloomberg seeks reporters for Middle East bureaus

Financial journalists who are fluent in Arabic and English can apply for a position.
Bloomberg News is seeking reporters to cover a range of beats from its Middle East bureaus.
The successful candidates must be able to perform under pressure to meet real-time deadlines, write market-moving headlines and breaking news stories on business and finance topics. Areas of focus will include company earnings, market reports, news about mergers and acquisitions, and the world of money in all of its forms.
Reporters must have the ability to identify stories worth expanding on, and work with other beat reporters to build on these stories. Overall responsibilities include attending press briefings and evening events, monitoring other media and writing spot news as well as feature stories.
Previous financial journalism experience is essential. Experience working in a real-time news environment, along with a bachelor's degree in journalism, is desirable.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Film festival on immigration open

Filmmakers worldwide can participate in this festival.
The Festival of Migrant Film, organized by the Slovenian Philantropy and nonprofit organization Zavod Voluntariat, is accepting entries. It is scheduled for June 10 - 21 in Ljubljana.
The festival will accept both documentary and feature films that highlight diverse topics related to immigration, asylum/refugees and integration of migrants into multicultural societies.
Films may be in any language, but if the language of the film is one other than Slovene or English, it must include subtitles.
Interested participants should submit the following materials: a copy of the film or video in DVD format; a completed registration form (short biography and filmography included); a photo of the director/author (electronic file); and up to three still shots from the film/video (electronic files).
The deadline is March 31.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Getty grants open to photojournalists arround the Globe

Photojournalists looking to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance can apply for a grant.
The Grants for Editorial Photography, sponsored by Getty Images, support compelling social, political and cultural stories. A total of five grants of US$10,000 will be provided.
Both professional and student photojournalists are encouraged to apply. There is also an opportunity for young photographers to receive mentoring and support through the emerging talent award. Applicants must be under the age of 25 or currently enrolled in a full-time photojournalism program.
Applications will be accepted beginning April 1, and will require a 500-word summary of the project proposal, a short bio, and 20-25 images. Specific uploading instructions will be made available when the application portal is opened on April 1.
The deadline is May 1.

Photojournalism program in Spain offers scholarship

Photographers from around the world can apply for a scholarship to study photojournalism at the graduate level at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) (UAB).
Fira de Barcelona and the Dirección de la Diplomatura de Postgrado en Fotoperiodismo dpF‐UAB are offering the Sonimagfoto Scholarship, which is open to graduates of any nationality who have acquired photographic skills.
The scholarship will cover the tuition of one student to participate in the Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism DPF-UAB, which will be taught in Spanish and take place October 2013 - June 2014 on the campus of the UAB.
Interested participants should submit a photo essay of 20 images that follow a particular theme. They must also attach a resume that includes their personal and contact information, as well as academic training and professional experience.
The deadline is April 12.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Contest on industrial sector reporting open Brazil

Journalists who cover business and the economy in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul can compete for a prize.
The Federation of Industries of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul is accepting entries for its Prêmio MS Industrial de Jornalismo.
The prize will award outstanding coverage of the industrial sector in Mato Grosso do Sul. Works must highlight the industry as a new force in the economy of the state.
The categories are print, radio, television and photo, with subcategories for media in the capital and media in the rest of the state. A total of BR$65,000 (about US$30,000) will be distributed among the winners.
Articles must have been published or broadcast between September 3, 2012 and March 29, 2013. The deadline to enter is April 15.

Contest for young photographers in Russia

Russian professional and amateur photographers ages 18 to 35 can participate in this contest.
The Russian Union of Art Photographers, in collaboration with The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, launches its annual photo contest, Young Russian Photographers 2013.
Applicants may submit photo projects, reports or stories (three to six photos), united by a general theme.
Participation for members and alternate members of The Russian Union of Art Photographers is free. The entry fee for other participants is RUB400 (about US$13) for one project, RUB700 (about US$23) for two projects and RUB900 (about US$30) for three projects.
Ten winners will be awarded scholarships for young authors in the field of culture and art in the amount of RUB36,000 (about US$1,200) each.
The deadline is April 15.

Knight Center symposium on online journalism

Journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world can attend this symposium.
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the UNESCO Chair in Communication invite journalists to attend the 14th International Symposium on Online Journalism, which will be held at the University of Texas at Austin April 19 - 20.
The program will focus on strategies media companies should adopt to face the advanced stage of the digital revolution, the impact of social media on journalism, the use of responsive design by news sites, the challenges and opportunities created by the widespread use of mobile devices and the importance of data visualization in online journalism.
Registration costs US$80, but students and faculty members pay a discounted rate of US$30. This includes access to all ISOJ sessions, the print program of the event, and breakfast, lunch and snacks on both days.
Registration is now open. Seats are limited.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Photo contest seeks entries Worldwide

Professional, amateur and student photographers worldwide can enter a contest with a US$10,000 grand prize.
The 11th edition of the International Photography Awards (IPA) is accepting entries in 10 professional categories - advertising, architecture, deeper perspective, editorial, photography book, fine art, moving images, nature, people and special (for submissions that include night photography and digitally enhanced work).
The winner of each category will compete for International Photographer of the Year and the grand prize. Student and amateur winners in non-professional categories will compete for the title of the Discovery of the Year, a Lucie Statue and a US$5,000 cash prize.
IPA will invite an established curator to select 45 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of first, second and third place winners to be exhibited in an exclusive show in Los Angeles, during the week leading up to the 10th Annual Lucie Awards event.
Entry fees range from US$10 to US$60 with a discount for entries submitted by April 30. The regular deadline is May 31.

Scripps Howard Semester in Washington

Undergraduate journalism or communications students worldwide who are fluent in English can apply for an internship in Washington.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will select two international students for the fall 2013 Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Internship Program, designed to give students abroad an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.
Interns will work at the Scripps Howard News Service September - December. Stories written by Scripps Howard interns may be published in newspapers across the United States.
ICFJ will pay for round-trip economy airfare to and from the United States, housing, a per day meal/living/transportation allowance, and health insurance for the duration of the program.
Apply by April 13.

Journalists invited to submit personal stories

Media professionals worldwide can compete to have their work published in a book and to receive a cash prize.
John Dale Publishing Ltd. is seeking entries for its 24 Hours in World Journalism book project, which aims to promote journalistic excellence, freedom of expression and the recognition of journalistic courage and integrity through first-person storytelling.
Journalists, or those involved in journalism in any way, are invited to submit a written snapshot of their day, starting on March 11 at 6 a.m. GMT and ending March 12 at 6 a.m. GMT.
Applicants should cover the usual questions of who, what, when, where and why. The document should be written in the first person, and should contain plenty of color and dialogue. Authors should state their motivations, hopes and fears. Reports from photographers and videographers – including paparazzi – are welcome.
Entries should be 500 - 1,000 words, but can be longer if the author wishes. Submissions can be written in any language.
Cash prizes will be awarded to seven individual contributors as follows: one award of US$5,000; one of US$2,500; and five of US$500 each.

Training for Central Asian journalists

Young journalists from Central Asia are invited to compete for a chance to attend a 10-week certification program.
OSCE Academy in Bishkek announces the Central Asian school of Contemporary Journalism, which will be held June 24 - August 30 in Kyrgyzstan. This program aims to give professional journalists the tools and knowledge to produce in-depth reports for media that make news relevant to their Central Asian audience.
Applicants must be journalists from Central Asia under 30 years old with experience in the media.
Submit a resume, a cover letter and three work samples.
Participants will receive a stipend of EUR€200 (about US$270). Nonresidents of Bishkek will receive an extra EUR€150 (about US$200) for accommodations.
The working language of the program is Russian.
The application deadline is April 1.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Journalism exchange fellowship open USA, Austria]

Print, broadcast or freelance journalists in the United States and Austria ages 21 to 38 can apply for a six-week fellowship.
The International Center for Journalists and the Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung (KfJ) seeks applicants for their U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships, which gives journalists an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries.
The program is open to journalists who are employed by or freelance for a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station or news agency. Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent with at least three years of experience, and a strong interest in U.S.-European affairs. Foreign language proficiency is not required, but it is strongly preferred and will be taken into consideration during the selection process.
Fellows receive adequate living stipends during their fellowship assignments. The program also pays directly for international and domestic travel expenses, living expenses in Washington and Vienna, as well as insurance costs and cultural and transportation allowances.
After receiving a joint orientation session in Washington, the American fellows travel to Vienna and the Austrian journalists begin their fellowship in Florida at the GOP National Convention to report for their home media organizations. For six weeks, fellows will work at host newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations under the supervision of an editor. The program ends with all fellows reuniting in Vienna for a reception and final program evaluation.
The fellowship program is funded by donations from Austrian government and U.S. government agencies, and private-sector corporations and foundations.

Thomson Reuters seeks paid interns Europe, Asia

Journalism students or recent graduates can apply for a paid internship.
Thomson Reuters is seeking summer interns for its London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing locations.
These internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance. They are expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment.
Interns will receive several days of formal training before they start work, focused on writing skills, journalism ethics and basic financial knowledge. They may also be able to take advantage of other, regularly scheduled training opportunities during the summer, depending on where they’re based.
Six interns will be selected to train in Europe and Asia, respectively. London internship sessions are six weeks long, and Asia internships last eight weeks.
Fluency in English is required.
The deadline to apply is March 31.

Digital reporting workshop open USA, Middle East

Journalists and bloggers from the United States and MENA region are invited to attend this workshop in Amman, Jordan.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNACO and Google are inviting 25 journalists for a two-day training session, “Digital Tools for Newsgathering and Reporting Across Cultures.” The workshop will be held by the Jordan Media institute April 21 - 22.
The session will aim to empower journalists and bloggers to acquire new knowledge and skills in Web, social analytics and data skills, with a focus on Google tools.
Applicants must have basic knowledge of digital tool, Web journalism and the use of social media. Proficiency in English or Arabic is required. Transportation and accommodation will be provided for applicants outside of Jordan.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Grants for Arab investigative Journalists

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.

UN seeks communications officer in New York

Communication professionals can apply for this position in New York.
The United Nations is seeking a communications officer for its Department for General Assembly and Conference Management.
Job responsibilities include the implementation of information programs; development of public relations outreach strategy; identifying and cultivating new sources of potential funding; and promoting media coverage.
Applicants should have a minimum of five years' progressively responsible experience in the area(s) of public information, communication, training, administration or human resources at the international level. Experience in developing and maintaining websites is desirable, as is experience in conference services.
Advanced degree in communications, journalism, public relations, human resources, management, administration or other related area is preferred. A first-level university degree, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
The application deadline is April 5.