Deutsche Welle offers intensive training

Journalists with knowledge of English, German and other languages can apply for the program.

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its 18-month traineeship. The program offers a mix of academic study and on-the-job learning.

The selected candidates spend the first six months participating in theory and practice-oriented seminars. The next nine months are spent in various Deutsche Welle editorial departments in Bonn, Berlin, and one of the organization’s foreign bureaus in Brussels, Washington or Moscow. Trainees spend an additional month atDeutschlandradio.

Trainees earn a starting salary of EUR1,590 (US$2,014) per month and receive two raises over the course of the program. They also receive one month of vacation.

Applicants must have professional proficiency in English or German. Journalists who are native speakers of another language that is part of DW’s language services – especially Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Russian or Spanish – are encouraged to apply.

The deadline is Oct. 31.

For more information, click here.

AFP seeks editors, correspondents

English-language journalists with more than five years of experience can apply for the vacancies.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is hiring foreign correspondents to join its editing operations at its Paris headquarters and its hubs in Hong Kong and Nicosia, Cyprus. Candidates must have strong multimedia and video skills, knowledge of business and economics and familiarity with social networks.

All candidates must speak French. Applicants for the positions in Cyprus must also speak Arabic.

The applications close Oct. 21.

For more information via, click here.

Columbia University, BuzzFeed offer minority fellowship

In an effort to expand opportunities for journalists of color and other diverse backgrounds, BuzzFeed News and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism are sponsoring a year-long investigative reporting fellowship.

In recent years, diversity in the newsroom has regressed. According to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the percentage of minorities in the newsroom fell from 13.7% in 2006 to 12.4% in 2013. Investigative reporting slots are traditionally considered plum jobs, and our observation is that investigative journalism is even more monochromatic than the rest of the newsroom.

The BuzzFeed News/Columbia Journalism School Investigative Reporting Fellowship aims to give mid-career journalists of color and other diverse backgrounds the opportunity to tackle big, investigative stories and to improve their skills by auditing courses at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. This fellowship is not for students or people just starting out in journalism. Candidates should have at least five years of professional journalism experience.

Most important, candidates must have a well-formed proposal for an investigative story or series that exposes a major abuse of power, betrayal of trust, or systemic problem. Candidates must also demonstrate that they have the sources, skill, and reporting plan to bring the story home. The story or stories will be published by BuzzFeed News and, and we are open to co-publishing with the reporter’s home publication. The investigative reporting fellow will report to BuzzFeed News’ investigative editor.

The fellow will receive a stipend of $85,000, plus benefits and related expenses for one year.

Application Procedure:

Please submit the materials listed below by Nov. 1, 2014 Applications will be considered by BuzzFeed News editors and by Columbia Journalism School professors. The grant will be awarded by Jan. 1. The fellowship is a full-time position and fellows will have the opportunity to audit classes at the Columbia Journalism School. Current and former BuzzFeed and Columbia University employees and students may apply but will not be given special preference. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Materials:

1. Résumé or CV

2. Five stories that represent your best work

3. Project proposal: Please devote separate sections to the following:
a. A one-sentence, compelling summary of your story
b. A description of the story that will make us salivate
c. Your sources (data, documents, and/or humans)
d. How you propose to get to those sources and report the story
e. Why you are the best reporter to do this story
f. Why you want this fellowship and how it will help you as a journalist

4. Three letters of recommendation: Please have your referees email their letters directly to us at using the subject line “Candidate’s Last Name Reference.” Your referees should attest to your journalistic abilities, your character, your ability to work with others, and your capacity to grow as a journalist and writer. Junior Political Reporter/Writer Job

Slate is hiring a full-time junior political reporter/writer. Ideal candidates will be smart, funny, and energetic; have excellent news sense and good judgment; write sparkling copy. Minimum of two years writing or reporting experience required; experience working online strongly preferred. Good humor and menschiness also a big plus. The position is full time, on staff, with benefits. Slate welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The position can be located in New York or Washington, D.C.

Cancer Issues Forum For Journalists

The National Press Foundation is pleased to offer our 6th all-expenses-paid Cancer Issues program this year, delving once again into the latest research and policy around this disease.

Program dates: December 7 – 10, 2014

Program location: Washington, DC

Application deadline: 5:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Our experts will include scientists, scholars, and journalists, in on-the-record sessions with plenty of time for questions from our fellows. Among planned topics are cancer screening policies, access to care, and a look at how the U.S. pays for cancer research.

16 U.S. journalists will be awarded fellowships for this four-day program in Washington, DC. Journalists from all media—web, print, radio & TV broadcast and photography—are eligible to apply. The fellowships will cover travel, lodging and most meals.

The deadline for applications is 5:00PM EDT Tuesday, October 14. Only online applications are accepted.

This program is funded with generous support from Bayer.


Here’s what previous fellows have said:

“Very informative and clear; even though I knew some of the material, it was nice to have a well-organizer refresher… A nuanced and extremely detailed, clear presentation about breast cancer screening; he answered all the questions I had and more.”
Jacque Wilson |

“Rebecca Goldin’s talk on reporting on journal articles was so helpful I wish she had another hour! Every science reporter should get a handbook on this topic. Subha Madhavan’s talk on using biomedical informatics to treat cancer was also incredible. It was a whirlwind of information; I’m glad I recorded the lecture so I can go back and listen to it again.”
Sarah Clune | PBS NewsHour

“Subha Madhavan, Ph.D’s presentation was especially enlightening: It updated our understanding/knowledge of key bio-medical developments!  She answered all questions clearly and when she didn’t have all the answers, she would let us know!  Dr. Lucile Campbell-Adams, likewise, presented essential information about the latest research in healthcare disparities, in cancer diagnoses and across other aspects of the medical and scientific spectrum.  Her data and concentration (on closing both rates of cancer diagnoses and treatment/access gaps for people of color and women) is vitally important as the US demographics continues changing at a rapid pace – stellar line up!”
Katti Gray | Freelancer

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Fellowships for journalism professors available

Journalism professors can apply for a seminar on how to teach an undergraduate course in business journalism.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is offering fellowships for four days of intensive study in how to teach an undergraduate course in business journalism. It will be held at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, Arizona, on Jan. 5 to 7, 2015.

This seminar will cover the essentials of teaching a hands-on course, including deciding what to teach, organizing your course, keeping students interested, plus how to teach financial statements and the use of data.

Fellowships cover the full cost of training, lodging, materials and most meals. Fellows must cover their transportation costs.

The deadline is Nov. 1.

For more information, click here.

The Wall Street Journal seeks interns

Undergraduate and graduate students who want to pursue a career in journalism can apply to the programs.

The Wall Street Journal offers paid internships that last 10 weeks over the course of the summer.

Interns work closely with reporters and editors to deliver prompt, accurate reporting of news, features and multimedia material relevant to their beat. They are expected to generate their own story ideas and assist reporters and editors with story research and other assigned tasks.

The paper is looking for interns to work in its bureaus across Europe, and in some cases the Middle East. The New York bureau is also seeking interns.

Deadlines vary, but most are in mid-November.

For more information, click here (Americas) and here (Europe).

Fellowship funds science reporting

Working journalists who report on science can apply for the SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South.

SciDev.Net, with support from the Association of British Science Writers, has established the fellowship for a journalist in living and working in a non-OECD country to carry out a detailed investigation.

The program will provide a GBP3,500 (US$5,837) cash prize, a laptop computer, mentoring support from experts in science journalism, a training/conference opportunity and mentoring sessions.

The selection process will occur in two phases. First, three candidates will be shortlisted and be presented with GBP500 (US$834) to further develop their projects over the course of one month. After that, one candidate will be selected to receive the fellowship.

The application deadline is Oct. 10. The shortlist will be announced Oct. 24.

For more information, click here.

Bloomberg seeks reporter Brazil

Experienced journalists who are fluent in English and Portuguese can apply for this position in Brasília.

Bloomberg News is seeking a reporter to cover Brazil’s economy, policy making and politics.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to break news using well-sourced government officials, have written in-depth features on Brazil’s economy, and be a self-starter who can perform to the highest standards without close supervision.

For more information, click here.

High Country News Fellowship

High Country News is looking for informed and enthusiastic editorial interns and fellows to report on natural resource, environmental and community issues in the 11 Western states.

High Country News, published twice-monthly in Paonia, Colo., is a nonprofit newsmagazine and website “for people who care about the West.” The magazine reaches 25,000 subscribers — an estimated 60,000 readers — and the website reaches thousands more, including grassroots activists, public land managers, tribal officials, government policymakers, educators, students and interested citizens.

The Los Angeles Times has written that High Country News is “the most influential environmental journal in the Mountain West,” and according to Newsweek, “High Country News is a must for anyone following land use issues west of the 100th meridian.” Our hard-hitting coverage has won many major journalism awards during the past few years, including:

  • Utne Independent Press Awards for Best Environmental Coverage and Best Local/Regional Coverage
  • Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism
  • George Polk Award
  • First Person Narrative award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Science Journalism Award from the American Association for Advancement of Science
  • Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism
  • James V. Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism

Every year, High Country News offers four to six internship positions, each six months long, starting in June and January, and a yearlong fellowship, starting each January. We provide free housing and a $220-per-week stipend for interns and free housing and a $375-per-week stipend for fellows. To help defray moving costs, an additional $500 travel stipend is available upon successful completion of the internship.

Our interns and fellows are a key part of the HCN team; aside from a few minor tasks such as sorting the mail and answering phones, interns spend most of their time researching, interviewing, writing, and developing content — both for print and online. We pride ourselves on fairness, accuracy and good writing, and we expect no less of our interns.

For all of our positions, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and some prior journalism experience and/or education is preferred. We also prefer applicants who are familiar with High Country News and who have lived in the West and know its environmental and community issues. Photographic experience and familiarity with audio and visual programs such as Final Cut Pro and Flash, as well as radio or video experience are all pluses. We strongly encourage Native American journalists, Hispanic journalists and those from other under-represented backgrounds to apply. Our fellowship is designed for journalists with experience that may preclude them from an internship and who may have something extra, in terms of experience, to bring to High Country News.

All interns and fellows work with the staff editors to write news stories for the website and for the newsmagazine, ranging in length from 250 to 1,600 words. Depending on their experience and ability, they may also get the opportunity to write a 2,500- to 5,000-word feature story. Our editing process is rigorous — all copy goes through two layers of editing and it is not unusual for a story to see six or eight drafts. Reporting is generally conducted over the phone and the Internet, but we do have money to send interns and fellows into the field at least once to do on-the-ground work.

Our interns and fellows go on to become leaders in journalism and politics. They pursue careers as reporters, editors, educators, lawyers, policymakers and freelance writers.

Upcoming start dates and application deadlines are as follows. Applications must be received in our office by the deadline date.



Starts mid-January
Ends mid-June
(Applications must be received by Nov. 1)


Starts mid-July
Ends mid-December
(Applications must be received by March 31)


Starts mid-January
Ends mid-December
(Applications must be received by Nov. 1)

Applicants should send an email with attached cover letter, résumé, contact information for three references (phone and email), and three writing samples (plus multimedia samples, if applicable) to Associate Editor Brian Calvert at brianc (at) Please be sure to include “internship application” or “fellowship application” in the subject line.

If emailing an application is not an option, candidates may also mail their materials to:

Associate Editor Brian Calvert
High Country News
P.O. Box 1090
Paonia, CO 81428

Call 970-527-4898 or email brianc (at) for further information.