Apply For The Neuffer Fellowship

 

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The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice issues. Journalists working in print, broadcast and/or Internet-based media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years professional experience working full-time in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a complete online application form with the following information:

  • Current resume or CV
  • Statement of Interest with Fellowship Goals
  • Two work samples (links preferred)
  • Two letters of recommendation

WHERE WILL THE FELLOWSHIP TAKE PLACE?

The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the first several months of the fellowship. Working with the IWMF, the fellow will design a program that will enable her to pursue academic research while improving her ability to cover human rights and social justice issues. She will complete internships at The Boston Globe in the Fall semester and The New York Times in the Spring semester.

HOW WILL THE FELLOWS BE SELECTED?

The fellow will be selected by a committee made up of family and friends of Elizabeth Neuffer and IWMF Advisory Council members. Consideration of candidates will be based on their complete applications, the caliber and promise of their reporting on human rights and social justice issues, and their personal statements explaining how the fellowship would be a transformative experience for their careers. Finalists for the fellowship may be interviewed by the IWMF and the Fellowship selection committee.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE NEUFFER FELLOWSHIP?

The seven-month program begins in the Fall and concludes in the Spring every year. The program will include both an orientation session at the start of the fellowship and a wrap-up at the end. The fellow must complete the entire seven-month program.

WHAT EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED?

A fixed monthly stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals, and ground transportation during the fellowship. Round-trip economy airfare will be purchased from the fellow’s place of residence to Washington, D.C., and from Washington, D.C., to the fellowship city. The fellow will receive health insurance during the program. The fellowship does not include a salary. For fellows residing outside of the United States, the fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa. The fellow will be fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.

WILL FAMILY MEMBERS BE ABLE TO ACCOMPANY THE FELLOW?

Family members are welcome to accompany the fellow. However, the IWMF will not be responsible for any arrangements or expenses related to the travel and residence of family members, including support of visa applications.

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Open Call for Proposals: Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

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The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights.

We are eager to see proposals that use open data to reveal new perspectives on property rights issues related to land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights, or overlapping land use rights—just to name a few.

We are seeking data-driven stories that utilize the tools of the trade—satellite imagery, 360° cameras, drones, sensors, data visualizations, and interactive maps/graphics—but ultimately how to tell the story is up to you.

We encourage applicants to experiment with open data from a variety of sectors, for example: health data, investment data, law enforcement data, data from offshore and illicit financial flows, agribusiness data, development aid data, or population data to reveal new stories and under-reported issues related to land tenure and property rights. We will also welcome proposals that seek to vet or verify datasets related to property rights generated by NGO’s, governments, or multilateral development banks. After publication, when possible, the datasets created during this grant period will be released for the public good.

During this special opportunity, we will select three separate data-driven story proposals for grants. We will consider projects of any scope and size. We will award three grants for a total of $75,000. Please choose a team leader to submit the proposal, and submit only one project per journalist, data design team, or newsroom.

This grant opportunity is now open, and applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals for this opportunity by May 1, 2017. Apply here. Be sure to select the box marked “Data Journalism and Property Rights” on the application.

To apply, please include the following:

  • A description of the proposed project, including distribution plan, no more than 250 words. If you have a letter from interested producers or editors please include it.
  • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Include travel costs, software and hardware costs. Please do not include stipends for the applicants.
  • Three samples of published work—data visualizations, infographics, and/or data-driven stories.
  • Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation.
  • A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Applications may also include a more detailed description of project but this will be considered as optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.

http://pulitzercenter.org/blog/open-call-proposals-data-journalism-and-property-rights-grants

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Post Ebola Reporting Workshop

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Journalists who are fluent in English and have at least one year of experience can apply to attend this free training.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing the workshop “Reporting after the epidemic” to help journalists investigate what happened after the Ebola outbreak. The course will take place June 5 to 9 in  Freetown, Liberia.

The workshop will cover investigative and storytelling skills, provide practical approaches to reporting and help participants develop hard-hitting story ideas. Reporters will then receive ongoing support from project editors to produce original stories. Modest reporting funding will be available.

The foundation covers travel expenses and subsistence costs.

The deadline is March 20.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/thomson-reuters-hosts-course-ebola-aftermath-liberia-guinea-sierra-leone

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BBC Brazil Job Opening

BBC Brasil provides news and current affairs to Portuguese-speaking audiences in Brazil and around the world on digital. Its multimedia content, distributed to various partners in Brazil, available on www.bbcbrasil.com and Social Media platforms, reaches around 20 million unique users monthly.

We have vacancies for Multimedia Broadcast Journalists to work in our team in London. All producers may be required to travel outside the UK on reporting trips and assignments and to spend long periods of time in the target area.

Role Responsibility

As Producer you will report in the field, originate and research items, produce and present items in Brazilian Portuguese.  Producing articles, packages, interviews, discussions, complete programmes, background, analysis and features, for radio, video, the internet and other media forms will also be part of your role.   You will broadcast and write online pieces in Portuguese and sometimes in English on news topics and events (political, economic, social, cultural, scientific and sport) in a manner which is timely, authoritative, lively and interesting, and readily understandable by a non-specialist audience. You will be responsible for adapting content to a variety of formats, including mobile-friendly video.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a full command of Brazilian Portuguese as first (or equivalent) language, as well as a complete comprehension of English and the ability to communicate effectively.  You’ll have relevant full-time experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others, and experience of reporting on international and Brazilian issues.  In addition, you will have wide and up-to-date knowledge of current affairs in the target area as well as strong experience of Social Media for Journalism. You should have the ability to suggest ideas for coverage that engage the audience in different topics. Ability to present in front of a microphone or camera in Portuguese (and English, if required) will be advantage.

Package Description

Grade: 7D

3 x Continuing positions and 1 x 12 month attachment

London based

Salary for this role will be between £36,554 and £38,000 (inclusive of allowances)

http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Multimedia-Broadcast-Journalist-BBC-Brasil-Americas-region/19999

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Guardian News & Media seeks arts fellow

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Summary and purpose of role: We believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better. Our independent journalism holds power to account across the globe and brings information that’s suppressed into the public domain. This openness allows us to provide our readers with the broadest possible perspective: the whole picture.

Guardian News & Media is now seeking an enthusiastic Arts Fellow to work with the Arts & Culture team, to produce content in a variety of formats across our digital platforms.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Key responsibilities and duties:

• Pitching ideas for exciting and interesting stories to the Guardian US arts desk
• Writing news articles, reviews, features and conducting interviews
• Producing clean, accurate material on breaking news to deadline
• Ensuring that published material is kept up to date with the latest information
• Monitoring social media for conversation-starting stories and reactions, and developing these as news stories or in other formats for theguardian.com

Skills and behaviors:
• Experience as a reporter on a college and/or local newspaper, or blog or news website
• Sound experience in a variety of digital storytelling formats
• Excellent knowledge of news sources and social media
• Ability to work to deadlines and deliver stories and work on time
• Interested and passionate about key arts areas (film, TV, music) and ideally with knowledge of others (books, stage, art and design)
• An understanding of the Guardian US’s arts coverage and editorial values of the Guardian

The fellowship program will run from May through November 2017 (approximately 6 months depending on start date) and is open to graduates of undergraduate and graduate schools.

This is a paid internship, and you will work approximately 40 hours per week.

All fellows must be authorized to work in the United States and live within a commutable distance from the area in which the role is based.

Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, March 10, 2017.

Guardian News & Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, or citizenship.

This job description is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It summarizes the main aspects of the job but does not cover all the duties that the job holder may have to perform. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your contract of employment and as your Experience grows, you will be expected to broaden your tasks, suggest improvements, solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the role.

https://workforus.theguardian.com/jobs/new000054

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Open Society offers grants for independent journalism

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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 also supports those enterprises that seek to further engage their audiences, experiment with storytelling, develop new sources of revenue, or network with peers across borders or invisible frontiers set up by extremist groups or organized crime. We prioritize initiatives that offer transferable and replicable models in the field.

Eligibility Criteria

Local and international organizations, networks, startups and informal groups involved in the production of journalism under difficult circumstances, investigative reporting, or freedom of expression and the protection of journalists are eligible for support.

Ineligibility Criteria

We are not able to provide support to the following:

  • individual journalistic projects such as documentaries, books, personal study courses, specific story proposals, or training for journalists
  • specific investigations or individual projects
  • project-based organisations targeting countries where journalists are deemed at risk

Nor do we support country-specific conferences, journalists’ safety training, first aid or digital security trainings, labor-rights issues, or media law reform.

Individuals in need of emergency assistance or legal support as a result of their journalistic work should contact the Committee to Protect Journalists or Media Legal Defence Initiatives, respectively.

Purpose and Priorities

We support 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. Our priorities include: the development of new ideas, breaking new ground, and taking advantage of digital revolution.

We wish to secure a free and safe environment for journalism, focusing on activities that protect journalists, citizens practicing journalism, and sources or information from physical and legal harassment. Our aim is to improve global and regional connections, facilitate knowledge circulation, exchange ideas, and learn from various contexts.

Guidelines

Please complete the grant inquiry form to briefly describe your organization or media outlet, current work, and main challenges, as well as what you expect to achieve with our support. Please define clearly what best describes your work.

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/supporting-independent-journalism-and-innovation-20160212

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ProPublica Data Institute Seeks Applicants

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ProPublica is proud to announce our second Data Institute, a 11-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and code for journalism. The workshop will be from June 7 to June 21 in our NYC offices. The deadline to apply is March 31.

Over 11 days, we’ll cover the basics of brainstorming, reporting, designing and building interactive graphics and data-driven news applications. By the end of the course you should be able to:

Data Journalism

  • Conduct data research and evaluate the reliability of your data.
  • Clean data and analyze data sets for interesting trends and outliers.
  • Bulletproof data against common pitfalls and inconsistencies.
  • Perform the most commonly used statistical techniques in journalism.

Design

  • Sketch and prototype multiple designs for a single project and evaluate the best approach.
  • Learn how to use color, typography and layout.
  • Understand how to test designs with real-world users and to incorporate feedback.
  • Create clear and clean visualizations to help readers understand complex information.

Programming

  • Understand basic programming concepts.
  • Create your own website from scratch, using HTML/CSS and Javascript.
  • Scrape a website, using either Ruby or Python.
  • Know how to continue learning on your own.

The workshop will be project-centered. You will work on an interactive data journalism project — with real data — from beginning to end. Ready to apply?

https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/summer

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Asia Society hosts reporting competition

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Asia Society is currently seeking applications for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. The $10,000 prize is awarded annually to a reporter or team of reporters who has produced the best example of journalism about Asia during the calendar year. Applications must be received by March 16, 2017.

The next winner of the “Oz Prize” will be announced at a special program at the Asia Society in New York City in May 2017.


Now in its fourteenth year, the “Oz Prize” is the premier award for reporting on Asia. The Prize honors the late Osborn Elliott, a legendary journalist and longtime Newsweek editor.

Elliott set new standards for reporting and editing and became one of the earliest practitioners of “civic journalism” — the deliberate focusing of the journalistic enterprise on urgent issues of public policy.

http://asiasociety.org/about/osborn-elliott-prize

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New York University hosts reporting award

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The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University is now accepting applications for The Reporting Award of 2017 for a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest. The deadline for applying is February 21, 2017 and a decision is expected on or about April 30, 2017. The completed project must be delivered no later than November 1, 2017. The Institute expects that the completed work will be published in a reputable media outlet of wide circulation.

Ineligible to apply are NYU affiliates, NYU graduates with degrees dated 2014 and thereafter, and journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets that are in a position to fund such projects on their own.

The total award will be provided in the following way:

  • The Institute will select up to two winners of the Reporting Award. Each winner may receive a different amount of money, at the discretion of the Committee. The maximum award is $12,500. The award is divided into two payments. Each winner will receive an advance of $2,500 on acceptance of the proposal and the signing of the agreement, and is eligible to receive the balance of the agreed-upon award on completion and acceptance of the Work by the November 1, 2017, deadline, provided the Institute’s Awards Committee judges the Work acceptable. Please see the Competition Terms for more guidance on how we define “a significant work of journalism.”
  • NYU ID and full online and onsite NYU Bobst Library research and reference privileges.
  • Workspace (space permitting) at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The Institute is a wi-fi, fully equipped multimedia environment, but the Institute cannot provide personal computer or audio or video equipment.

On completion of the work, the author may be asked to present the work to the NYU journalism community in a mutually agreeable format to be decided and scheduled later.

Before creating your application, please read the Competition Terms of Agreement and Eligibility Requirements carefully.

Please direct any questions to thereportingaward@nyu.edu

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The Boston Globe hosts Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship

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WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Investigative project proposals from experienced journalists with substantive bodies of published or produced work that have appeared in major print, broadcast, radio, or online outlets. Story leads must have a U.S. domestic focus and be of public interest. Particular consideration will be given to proposals that investigate serious wrongdoing and abuse of power in the public or private sector. The project may focus on events happening in one area of the country but should have national resonance and should show the likelihood that similar problems will be found in other places, including Massachusetts.

The selected journalist(s) will work as resident or nonresident fellow(s) at The Boston Globe and receive support, mentoring, and editorial guidance from the Globe editorial team.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors working at a news organization, may apply.
  • Investigative project proposals must be focused on a United States domestic issue.
  • Applicants must be U.S. residents and the age of majority in state of residence.
  • To accept the fellowship, the selected fellow(s) must sign an acceptance letter agreement, to be provided by The Boston Globe, that confirms the approved project, budget, and timeline.

FELLOWSHIP EXPECTATIONS
The fellowship may be awarded by The Boston Globe in its sole discretion as either a single $100,000 award to one selected fellow or team or as two $50,000 awards to two selected fellows or teams. The fellow or fellows must be willing to team up with reporters and editors from The Boston Globe Spotlight Team and accept Globe editing for the story or project. The fellow or fellows must be available to Globe editors for guidance and adhere to the standards of the Globe, both in pursuit of the story and in what is published. Reporters with existing publications will be considered, and the Globe will be willing to work with editors from that publication and copublish the work. The Globe will own all rights, including the copyright, to any editorial content created and published by the Globe resulting from this program, and the applicant will agree to execute any requested written assignment of rights. Fellow(s) will be given appropriate story credit consistent with the Globe‘s editorial guidelines.

https://www.spotlightfellowship.com/application/

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