Contest for financial reporting open

Journalists who covered personal finance can submit their work for consideration.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Endowment for Financial Educationwill present awards for the best online, radio and television pieces.

Winners will receive a US$1,000 prize, complimentary registration to the Excellence in Journalism 2014conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Airfare and hotel will also be provided.

In order to be eligible, reporting must have been broadcast or published between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

The registration fee is US$50 for non-RTDNA members and US$25 for members.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 1.

For more information, click here.


Online course provides introduction to journalism

Anyone interested in learning more about the basics of journalism can take this free, online course.

The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, will offer its “Introduction to Journalism” course through the FutureLearnwebsite. The course will begin Sept. 29 and last six weeks.

Topics of instruction will include news writing, opinion writing, feature writing, investigative journalism and politics reporting.

Registration is open and free.

For more information, click here.

Journalism contest on disability issues open

Journalists from print, radio or television outlets and online-only publications can submit their stories.

The Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability is the national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage. It is administered by the National Center on Disability and Journalism, headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Entries must be published or aired between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.

The first place winner will be given an award of US$5,000 and receive an invitation to speak at the Cronkite School. The second place winner will receive a US$1,500 award, and additional honorable mention awards of $500 may be given at the discretion of the judges.

The deadline is July 31.

For more information, click here.

Grants fund investigative journalism

Investigative journalists can apply for a reporting grant.

The grants, sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, are intended to support investigative projects around the world.

The average award is US$5,000, which should cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs. The Fund does not cover grantees’ salaries or equipment. The first half of the grant is given once an application is approved and the second half is paid when the project is complete.

Recent grants include investigations on abusive labor brokers in Thailand, an American abroad who refused to be an FBI informant and the burning of trees as a renewable energy source in Canada.

All proposals must be submitted in English and include a detailed budget.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 8.

For more information, click here.

Film festival on human rights seeks entries

Documentarians who have made a feature-length or short film on the theme of human rights can submit their work.

The Paris Human Rights International Film Festival is accepting submissions for its 2015 program.

All films must have been produced after Jan. 1, 2013. Feature-length films must last at least 52 minutes, while short films may not exceed 20 minutes. Films must be in English or French or subtitled in English or French.

While the festival is primarily dedicated to documentaries, the 2015 program will be the first to accept fiction and animated films for consideration.

The submission deadline is Sept. 30. There is no entry fee.

For more information, click here.

World Health Organization offers fellowship in India

Indian journalists based in New Delhi, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam can apply for a fellowship.

The World Health Organization‘s mission in India, with help from the CMS think tank, will grant up to 15 fellowships to journalists willing to investigate and report on road safety in India. The part-time, four-month program will include two workshops, two field trips and a stipend of up to INR100,000.

Applicants should be working in print or broadcast media produced in Hindi, English or Telugu. Fellows will be expected to produce a minimum of eight stories for both print and broadcast media during the duration of the program.

The deadline to apply is July 25.

For more information, click here.

Environmental reporting contest open in Peru

Journalists working in Peru can submit their work to the competition.

The Swiss Embassy/Cooperación Suiza, the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) and Peru’s Ministry of Environment (MINAM) organize the contest.

Three journalists will each receive US$3,300 to report on topics including water and mountains, forests, energy and sustainable cities.

Applications will be accepted until July 31.

For more information (in Spanish), click here.

Thomson Reuters seeks photography editor in Russia

Journalists fluent in English and Russian can apply for this position.

Thomson Reuters is hiring a pictures editor to be based in their Moscow bureau. The position entails organizing, editing and captioning pictures from the whole CIS region.

The successful candidate will have strong and proven editing skills, at least two years of experience, familiarity with CIS affairs and a basic knowledge of photo editing software.

For more information, click here.

Knight Foundation seeks program associate

Media professionals interested in the evolution of the journalism industry can apply for the position in Miami.

The Knight Foundation seeks a program associate to serve in a consultative role for the foundation’s grant recipients. The selected candidate will help the Knight Foundation ensure that the grantees’ projects will be successful.

The application deadline is July 18.

For more information, click here.

The Politician seeks journalists

Journalists who are fluent in English and have at least one year of experience can apply.

The Politician, a South African publication, is seeking journalists to expand its coverage in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, France, Germany, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Candidates must have a journalism degree or equivalent. Duties include tracking news and developing contacts and in-depth research in a specific coverage area.

The application deadline is July 31. The deadline for U.S. applicants is July 18.

For more information, click here.