CNN seeks interns

Journalism students who are college juniors, seniors or are enrolled in graduate school can apply for paid internships in Washington.

CNN is seeking candidates for its 2015 summer internship at CNN Español,, Inside Politics, Newsource, Situation Room, Newsgathering, The Lead and more.

Applicants should have a strong academic record (GPA 3.0 or above strongly preferred) and must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship. Students seeking college credit are strongly encouraged to apply.

All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to the beginning of the internship if accepted to the program.

For more information, click here.

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Webinar on mobile storytelling open

Anyone can register to attend this online program.

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism offers free online trainings, interactive live streams, videos and tutorials.

The next program “Mobile Storytelling: Creating Engaging Video on an iPhone” will be webcast noon to 12:45 p.m. (PST) on April 24. Richard Taylor, BBC technology correspondent, will share his techniques for capturing video on his iPhone for the BBC.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with participants.

Registration is ongoing.

For more information, click here.

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Future Oceans Story Grants open

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Journalists and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on oceans, conservation, and/or technology can apply.

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is seeking stories that explore disruptive innovations likely to affect marine conservation, providing a multidimensional, global look at the people, technologies and policies that are creating a new future for the world’s oceans.

Competitive proposals should identify leading initiatives and individuals in engineering, science, NGOs or business. Possible topics include ocean food, ocean energy and resources, ocean tech, ocean policy, and ocean’s perceived value.

Applicants can choose one of the following story formats: longform narrative (2,500 to 5,000 words), news article (500 to 1,200 words) and multimedia package.

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 30.

For more information, click here.

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Deadline extended: ICFJ accepting applications for trip to Japan


U.S. journalists can apply for the trip as part of the “Illuminating Today’s Japan for American Audiences” program.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applicants for a 19-day trip funded by the United States-Japan Foundation. The program will help to make independent coverage of neglected issues possible. As a result of this program, American audiences will receive fresh, innovative coverage of topics that highlight Japan.

Candidates will be selected based on the quality of story ideas. Examples of issues that journalists can explore include business, trade, energy, culture, immigration and climate change.

Other key considerations will include the journalists’ professional qualifications, level of experience and their media organization’s audience.

The program consists of three phases: orientation to discuss each journalist’s story ideas; individual reporting travel and tours around Japan; and return and completion of reporting for publication or broadcast.

ICFJ program staff will assist with travel arrangements, visas and other logistics.

The deadline is April 6.

For more information, click here.

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Visual storytelling workshop offers scholarships


Journalists interested in visual storytelling can attend a workshop in Rochester, New York.

The Kalish Workshop is a five-day training on visual communication across a variety of platforms, such as mobile, tablet, web and print. It was named after pioneering photo editor Stan Kalish.

The workshop has a “digital first” focus, meaning that print sessions have been replaced with digital discussions, or placed in a crossplatform context. The priority of the week is how to establish narrative, select media mix and post-production for multimedia and interactive storytelling in nonlinear editing.

Participants should have basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere and InDesign.

The cost to attend is US$750, but there are two full-tuition scholarships and registration stipends available. Apply by April 1.

For more information, click here.

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International reporting opportunity for U.S.-based minority journalists

U.S.-based minority journalists selected for ICFJ’s Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists can travel to a country of their choice to cover compelling yet under-reported stories. Apply by March 31, 2015.

The program aims to level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

Fellows participate in an orientation in May 2015 in Washington and depart for their reporting assignments between June and August.

The 2015 fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the Scripps Howard Foundation.

For more information, click here.


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UN fellowship for journalists from developing countries open

Journalists ages 22 to 35 from several developing countries and countries in transition can apply for a fellowship.

The Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Program, established by the United Nations, provides journalists with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the work of the United Nations in New York. It is also an opportunity to meet journalists from other countries and exchange ideas with U.N. communication professionals.

The 2015 fellowship will take place Sept. 10 to Oct. 8. The program is open to journalists from 35 countries, with the intention of selecting 15 candidates, each from a different country. Participants will receive airfare and a daily allowance.

The deadline to apply is March 31.

For more information, click here.

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IWMF seeks applicants for trips to Africa

Women journalists with at least three years of experience and excellent English skills can apply for reporting trips.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is leading five trips to Africa over the course of 2015 as part of its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative. The first round will take participants to Tanzania and DR Congo.

Each reporting trip will begin with three days of comprehensive security training and briefings by regional experts. The selected journalists will participate in one week of in-country independent reporting as well as group activities, and will have the opportunity to interact with key multisector stakeholders as well as local journalists.

The IWMF pays for fellowship-related expenses including travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters unless the fellow’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.

The deadline to apply is March 29.

For more information, click here.

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Investigative reporting grants available




Freelance journalists working on investigative projects can apply for US$1,000 fellowships.

Investigative Reporters and Editors awards fellowships to journalists who make their living primarily as freelancers.

Proposals will be judged in part on the breadth, significance and potential impact of the investigative project. Topics including whistleblowers, business ethics and/or privacy issues will receive priority.

The freelance projects must be published or aired primarily in U.S. outlets. Winners will be announced at the annual IRE Conference.

The application deadline is March 27.

For more information, click here.

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Foreign policy fellowship accepting applications

Women academics, entrepreneurs, journalists, students and business professionals ages 25 and older can apply.

Foreign Policy Interrupted‘s fellowship program aims to diversify voices and opinions in the foreign policy space, offering media training and mentoring at partnering media institutions.

The program has two core components: a six-week online module, followed by a nonresident “externship” with a major media outlet, lasting one to three months.

Candidates must be fluent in English and demonstrate engagement in foreign policy matters.

The deadline to apply is March 22.

For more information, click here.

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