Young Art Journalism Awards

Posted on October 13th, 2016 in ContestsRespond to this post »

Deadline: 31 October 2016 Open to: a current student or fresh graduate from any recognised University Award: opportunity to receive donations from their sponsors


The Young Art Journalism Awards (YAJA) are looking for entries from students who are documenting or storytelling (e.g. journalism, filmmaker, photographer, arts). YAJA is a new innovative awards concept giving journalism, media and art students the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way. YAJA is designed to offer students and fresh graduates media opportunities, industry mentoring, networking opportunities and a large audiences reach as well as awards recognition. 


To qualify and enter for the YAJA Global Award, applicant must be:

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Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships

Posted on October 5th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 14 October 2016 Open to: individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way Fellowship: fellows will have access to the extensive resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including local scholars, research centers and libraries


The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.

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Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship

Posted on October 4th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 8 October 2016 Open to: recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide Fellowship: USD 55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits


Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered. Fellows typically work full-time for one year in Human Rights Watch’s New York or Washington, D.C. office. In some instances other locations may be considered. The Fellowship... Read More »

Nominations for Free Press Awards

Posted on August 25th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 September 2016 Open to: journalists who have a strong commitment with press freedom and independent information Award: media scholarship for the newcomer of the year and EUR 15,000 (USD 16,970)


Free Press Unlimited, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, is accepting nominations for the Free Press Awards. The awards aim to honor journalists who risk everything to bring the news to the public, media pioneers who pave the way for equality and justice and those who persevere under the most difficult circumstances. The awards will be conferred at the International Day to End Impunity conference on 2 November 2016 and will recognise exceptional work in the following two categories: Newcomer of the Year and Most Resilient Journalist.

Eligibility Journalists who have a strong commitment... Read More »

Grant for Supporting Independent Journalism and Innovation

Posted on July 25th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 July 2016 Open to: local and international organizations, networks, startups and informal groups involved in the production of journalism Award: supporting grant


The Program on Independent Journalism supports promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations.

The program supports creative, talented, and open-minded groups or media organizations working on any platform, especially in the places where verified, trustable information is not only scarce but also difficult to produce. Main priorities include: the development of new ideas, breaking new ground, and taking advantage of digital revolution.

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Science Journalism Student Award

Posted on July 18th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 16 September 2016 Open to: both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in or have recently completed (within the past calendar year) formal education in science or medical journalism Fellowship: recipients get complimentary meeting registration; four nights lodging; USD 750 to help defray the expenses of attending the meeting


The Science Journalism Student Award enables students pursuing a science or medical journalism degree to attend the SfN annual meeting. Two awards are granted each year. Recipients are assigned a mentor who is an experienced professional journalist covering the annual meeting. SfN makes every effort to pair awardees with a mentor based on mutual interests in print or broadcast journalism. SfN media staff are also available to advise... Read More »

Regional School on Biodiversity in Ohrid

Posted on July 8th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 July 2016 Open to: Master students in journalism, environmental biology, ecology, conservation biology and environmental sciences Venue: 18-25 September 2016, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia


The GIZ project Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity at Lakes Prespa,Ohrid, and Shkodra/Skadar (CSBL) invites Masters students to participate in its 2nd Regional Summer School on Biodiversity focused on bringing environmental topics into the media and presenting them in a founded and accessible manner. The training aims to bring together journalists and conservationists interested in the environment and improve the understanding of biodiversity issues and professional reporting skills.  The workshop will be discussing different subjects and will be led under the supervision from international and regional senior lecturers with expertise in the respective fields.

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Global Health Reporting Contest 2016

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 24 July 2016 Open to: Professional journalists and freelance journalists Award: 12-day study tour in the United States and a cash prize


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applicants for its 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest with an aim to increase the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe. ICFJ’s 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest aims to build on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligibility Journalists employed by print, broadcast, or online media; Freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor; Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly... Read More »

The European Journalism Centre Innovative Development Reporting Grants

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 7 September 2016 Open to: journalists and media outlets that target audiences in Western Europe Grants: average grand support is EUR 18,000


The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is accepting applications for the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR).  The program aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues.

The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme was launched in January 2013 by the EJC with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project aims to reward quality journalism and advance a new and distinctive agenda for development coverage through awarding funding to a selection of state-of-the-art reporting projects of great impact and high visibility. Since 2013 the programme granted funding to 82 projects.


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Poynter Launches International Fact-Checking Fellowships

Posted on July 7th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 15 July 2016 Open to: fact-checkers who want to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country Fellowship: two fellowships each worth USD 2,500


With support from the Shuttleworth Foundation, the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter is offering two fellowships. 

Applicants must specify the organization they want to visit, pitch a detailed plan including the duration and what they seek to learn from the experience. They ought to spend at least one week with the partner organization.

The exchange must take place by 31 January 2017.


Applicants must hail from a fact-checking organization with a public working method, transparent funding sources, and a commitment to non-partisanship.


Though the preference is to award two fellowships worth USD 2,500 each,... Read More »