Fact-checking competition open


Print, broadcast and online journalists whose works held public figures accountable can compete for cash prizes.

Africa Check and the AFP Foundation are accepting applications for the African Fact-Checking Awards. The awards honor journalism that exposes misleading claims made by public figures and institutions.

Works must be original pieces of fact-checking journalism first published or broadcast between Sept. 1, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2015 by a media house based in Africa.

Entries may have been published or broadcast in any language, but must include a translation into either French or English.

The winner will receive a cash prize of EUR2,000 (US$2,248). The two runners-up will receive a prize of EUR1,000 (US$1,124) each.

The deadline is Aug. 31.

For more information, click here.


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Fellowship available for reporting on cancer in Europe


Early and midcareer journalists, freelance or staff, with an interest in health stories can apply for a fellowship to attend the European CanCer Organization Congress (ECCO2015) in September in Vienna.

The European School of Oncology (ESO), in collaboration with the European CanCer Organization (ECCO), is offering grants up to 15 European health journalists to attend the 18th ECCO – 40th ESMO European Cancer Congress.

The Congress will focus on practical issues of concern to health professionals and patients. Topics include whether innovations are affordable and tips and pitfalls of reporting on clinical trials. Journalists will also be able to meet with patient advocates.

Fellows will receive hotel, up to EUR500 for travel and a daily stipend.

The deadline is July 15.

For more information, click here.


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Journalism contest on disability issues open

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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 have been published or aired between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

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 US$500 may be given at the discretion of the judges.

The deadline is July 31.

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Investigative reporting fellowships open


Journalists from the United States and Japan can apply for a fellowship.

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects.

Applicants can submit proposals on one of four themes: threats to personal, societal and international security; growth and sustainable development; social, scientific and cultural trends and transformations; and governance, empowerment and participation.

The program provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. The maximum stipend is US$23,500, which includes one round-trip air ticket.

The application deadline is Sept. 15.

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Next City seeks fellows


Journalists of color with a demonstrated interested in urban development can apply for a one-year reporting fellowship.

Next City is accepting applications for the Equitable Cities Fellowship, a freelance-based reporting fellowship program that will begin Aug. 3.

Fellows will write two to three articles a week, covering some of the most pressing economic issues affecting urban communities. Compensation will depend on journalism experience and number of weekly contributions.

Candidates must have journalistic experience covering economic development, economic policy and social mobility.

The deadline is July 6.

For more information, click here.


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Journalism fellowship on aging open

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Journalists who cover issues surrounding aging can apply for a fellowship.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and New America Media (NAM) are accepting applications for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program from journalists who cover issues in aging and/or who work for ethnic media outlets serving U.S. communities.

Selected journalists will receive a stipend of US$1,500 to attend GSA’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting Nov. 18 to 22 in Orlando, Florida. Fellows will commit to completing one short-term story about any aspect of the meeting and a long-term in-depth project of their own design.

The deadline will be announced at a later date.

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Associated Press seeks data journalists


Journalists with superior data and investigative journalism skills can apply for these positions.

The Associated Press is hiring a data reporter in Washington and a data journalist in one of its domestic bureaus.

The data reporter will develop, pursue and write original stories based on sources, documents or data to drive the most significant and impactful journalism. The data journalist will prepare the data sets behind AP’s national stories for distribution to its customers.

Candidates must have experience with data acquisition, management and analysis, as well as visualization techniques for data exploration.

The deadline to apply is July 16.

For more information about the data reporter position in Washington, click here. For more information about the data journalist position, click here.


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Wilson Center offers research grant


Journalists, media scholars and researchers from the MENA region can apply for this research grant in the United States.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, through its Middle East Program, is accepting applications for the 2015 Visiting Arab Journalist Program.

One selected candidate will spend three months carrying out his or her own policy-oriented research in Washington between September 2015 and May 2016.

The visiting journalist will receive US$5,000 per month as a stipend. He or she will have to pay approximately one-quarter of the total cost of health insurance.

Interested candidates must be working as reporters, columnists or broadcasters within the Arabic media, have at least five years of professional experience and possess written and spoken proficiency in both English and Arabic.

The deadline to apply is July 1.

For more information, click here.


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New Europe College offers journalism fellowships


Researchers, media professionals and artists ages 40 and younger from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine are eligible.

The New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania, in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study and with the support of Volkswagen Foundation, is launching the Pontica Magna Fellowship. Candidates can apply with projects on the topics of their choice.

Fellowships for one to two semesters are available. Fellows are expected to take part in weekly seminars and other scientific events organized by the institute. The institute’s working languages are English, French and German.

The scholarship provides a monthly stipend of EUR750, accommodations and travel expenses. In addition to their residence in Bucharest, fellows are offered a one-month research trip abroad to an institution of their choice.

The deadline is June 28.

For more information, click here.


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Free workshop focuses on rural health journalism

Journalists interested in covering health stories in the rural United States can attend this event.

The Association of Health Care Journalists is organizing the Rural Health Journalism Workshop on June 19 in Fort Worth, Texas. Journalists and health care and policy experts will gather to discuss the medical challenges of rural areas.

Topics include what journalists need to understand about rural residents and health issues, challenges facing rural hospitals, pinpointing underserved places and people near you, mental health needs and more.

The workshop is free and includes breakfast and lunch. Some travel assistance is available for journalists in need.

Registration is ongoing, but spots are limited.

For more information, click here.


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