Contest honors mental health reporting

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Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for a US$10,000 prize.

The National Press Foundation launched a journalism award to honor excellence in mental health reporting.

The Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting recognizes exemplary journalism that illuminates and advances the understanding of mental health issues and treatments for the illness.

Works must have been published or broadcast between March 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016.

The deadline is March 15.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/contest-honors-mental-health-reporting-us

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Environmental news fellowship open

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U.S. journalists interested in environmental issues can apply for a nine-month fellowship in Boulder, Colorado.

The Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado is accepting applications for the Ted Scripps Fellowship.

The program brings professional journalists together with leading environmental specialists. Seminars, field trips, classes and in-depth research will help participating journalists better understand key environmental issues.

Five fellows will each receive a US$50,000 stipend. The fellowship begins mid-August and continues into mid-May.

Applicants must have at least five years of journalism experience. Prior experience in covering the environment is not required.

The deadline is March 1.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/environmental-news-fellowship-open-us

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New America offers fellowship

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Academics, journalists, independent scholars and public policy analysts with big ideas can apply for a fellowship in New York.

The New America’s Fellows Program seeks unconventional perspectives on the major challenges facing our society.

Possible ideas include writing a book, developing a series of articles, making a documentary or working on a project that would be accessible to a broad audience.

Precise terms and stipend levels of fellowships vary widely. Some fellows work full time at New America in pursuit of their research, while others have other professional commitments during their fellowship, which runs from September 2016 to August 2017.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

For more information, click here.

https://www.newamerica.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-2017-new-america-fellow/

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Mongabay Reporting Network seeks stories on great apes and industrial agriculture

Journalists can apply for a paid reporting initiative.

The Mongabay Reporting Network is a program that provides opportunities for journalists around the world to report on key conservation stories.

The reporting initiative is commissioning stories on the innovative researchers who are facilitating the successful integration of great apes into the changing agricultural landscapes of Asia and Africa.

Selected journalists will produce articles guided by the Arcus Foundation’s book, “State of the Apes 2015: Industrial Agriculture and Ape Conservation,” that challenges the notion that the goals of industrial agriculture and ape conservation are mutually exclusive. They must supplement this research with phone/email interviews with primatologists, conservationists, NGOs and/or officials on the frontlines of great ape protection.

Contributors can work from anywhere in the world. No travel is required.

The deadline is March 15.

For more information, click here.

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Media and diversity program offers scholarships

Journalists interested in furthering their studies on media and diversity can apply to a graduate program.

The University of Westminster and the Media Diversity Institute seek applicants for a one-year master’s program in media and diversity.

The program will give students an opportunity to analyze the role of the media in social construction and understand journalistic practices that impact upon these processes.

Scholarship applicants must be admitted to the program to be eligible.

The deadline for scholarships varies from April 1 to May 3.

For more information on the scholarships, click here; for information on the master’s program, here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/media-and-diversity-program-offers-scholarships-worldwide

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International Women’s Media Foundation organizes trip to Africa

 

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a reporting trip.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for reporting trips to South Sudan and Tanzania.

Six women journalists will report on development and humanitarian issues in South Sudan. Concurrently, another group of six journalists will cover stories related to conservation in Tanzania. Both trips will take place May 1 to 14, 2016.

Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation about the African Great Lakes region and focus countries.

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 Feb. 12.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/international-womens-media-foundation-organizes-trip-africa-worldwide

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CNN seeks digital producers, writers

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Journalists with at least five years of experience and strong connections to Africa can apply for these positions.

CNN International is looking for freelance digital producers and writers to work in the digital features team in London.

The selected candidates will work primarily on CNN’s primetime feature Africa programming such as African Voices, Inside Africa and Marketplace Africa among others.

CNN is also seeking entry-level freelance digital journalists who have at least six months to one year of experience to work as a production assistant in the department.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the European Union.

The deadline is Feb. 8.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/cnn-seeks-digital-producers-writers-uk

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Deadline extended: ICFJ fellowship for minority journalists

 

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Minority journalists can apply for a fellowship.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is accepting applications for its Bringing Home the World Fellowship, which helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet underreported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news.

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 early 2016 in Washington and depart for their reporting assignments between June and August.

The 2016 fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

The application deadline is March 13.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/deadline-extended-icfj-fellowship-minority-journalists-us

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AAJA/NBC Summer Internship open

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Journalism students can apply for a paid summer internship in New York.

NBC Universal, in partnership with the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), offers four summer internships with some of the network’s top programs and channels.

Each intern will also connect with a professional journalist mentor through the AAJA Broadcast Mentoring Program.

Interns work full time. A US$2,000 housing stipend is available to candidates who live outside a 50 mile radius of the NBC Tri-State area offices.

AAJA student membership is encouraged for all applicants and required for the selected partnership recipients.

The deadline is Feb. 19.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/aajanbc-summer-partnership-open-us

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Arthur F. Burns exchange program seeks applications from US, Canada, Germany

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Young journalists from the United States, Canada, Germany can apply for this fellowship.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks applications for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, an exchange program that gives media professionals from the United States, Canada and Germany an opportunity to report from and travel in each other’s countries.

The purpose of the program is to increase public knowledge and understanding about the two countries through mass media. Successful applicants will spend August and September living, working and reporting for their home and host news organizations from across the Atlantic.

Applicants must be between 21 and 40 years old, and be print, online or broadcast journalists. German language proficiency is not required, but it is encouraged. Selected Fellows not fluent in German will spend the first two weeks of the Fellowship in intensive German language classes.

Each fellow will receive a US$4,000 living stipend and an additional US$1,200 for airfare. The program also covers lodging in Washington for a joint one-week group orientation session in July.

The deadline for German applicants is Feb. 1; for U.S. and Canadian applicants is March 1.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/arthur-f-burns-exchange-program-seeks-applications-us-canada-germany

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