Grist Envirnomental Reporting Fellowship Program

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Budding journalists interested in environmental issues can apply for this position in Seattle.

Grist, a nonprofit media organization, is launching the 2016 Grist Fellowship Program.

Beginning in August, fellows work full time, making daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations including (but not limited to) research, reporting, story ideas, writing and multimedia experiments.

The fellowship pays US$2,600 per month. Fellows must make a six-month commitment, with the possibility of an extension.

Writers, reporters, and editors, as well as all-stars in fields such as video, audio and data visualization, are encouraged to apply.

The deadline is May 2.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/grist-fellowship-program-open-us

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Deadline approaching: Ruth First Fellowship South Africa

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Journalists, writers, researchers, filmmakers and photographers can apply for this fellowship.

The University of Witwatersrand’s Journalism Department offers the Ruth First Fellowship to support a new generation of public intellectuals to pursue an in-depth project.

This year’s topic is “violence and rage” in South Africa. The project should be groundbreaking and politically and socially relevant.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend and research costs. They will be expected to devote at least 50 percent of their time between May and August 2016 to the fellowship.

The deadline to apply is April 22.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/deadline-approaching-ruth-first-fellowship-south-africa

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impactAFRICA launches data-driven storytelling contest

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Journalists who report on water and sanitation issues in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Zambia can win a study trip to major newsrooms in the United States.

The impactAFRICA initiative from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Code for Africa will select three journalists to spend 10 days visiting and learning from some of the world’s top media outlets.

Candidates must submit a reportage on water or sanitation issues published or broadcast in the target countries from March 30 to June 30, 2016.

The categories are: best community impact; best audience engagement; and best use of data.

The water/sanitation contest is the second of four impactAFRICA competitions. The first contest, which closes on April 15, focuses on in-depth investigative reportage into hidden or neglected health and development issues.

The deadline is June 30.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/impactafrica-launches-data-driven-storytelling-contest-africa

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CUNY offers business journalism fellowship

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Journalists with at least five years of experience can apply for a fellowship.

The McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism offers a fellowship program to support in-depth coverage of business and the global economy. The fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to tackle complex, time-consuming stories.

The program is accepting applications for longform print or radio pieces. Fellows will receive grants of US$5,000 a month for one to three months.

Freelance journalists as well as reporters and editors working at news organizations may apply. International journalists are also eligible as long as their reporting is completed in English and targeted to a U.S. media outlet and audience.

The application deadline is May 31.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/cuny-offers-business-journalism-fellowship-worldwide

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Orange Magazine seeks journalists for DW Global Media Forum

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University students in journalism, communication or related fields who are citizens of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States can participate in this program.

The Journey Program is an intensive summer course organized by the Bakala Foundation. The training will take place Aug. 6 to 16 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The program offers interactive seminars conducted by professional journalists, editors and media personalities on topics including new trends and tools used in reporting, data collection and analysis, investigative journalism and more. This year’s theme for individual projects is “Nationalism.”

Successful candidates will receive full scholarship covering travel expenses, room and board, cost of visa and study materials.

Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of two academic semesters and be proficient in English.

The deadline to apply is May 6.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/scholarships-journalism-bootcamp-available-europe-us

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The Investigative Fund offers Ida B. Wells Fellowship

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Journalists of color can apply for fellowship to produce investigative reporting.

The Investigative Fund launched Ida B. Wells Fellowship to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests to their work.

The one-year fellowship provides a US$10,000 award, editorial advice and legal assistance. Fellows will receive funds to cover travel and other reporting costs, and the costs associated with attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference.

The deadline is April 18.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/investigative-fund-offers-ida-b-wells-fellowship-us

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National Press Foundation offers training on retirement reporting

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Journalists interested in reporting on the aging population can apply for this program.

The National Press Foundation is accepting applicants for a fellowship to attend “Aging and Retirement” on June 12 to 15 in Washington.

Participants will learn how to report on retirement finances; the fate of the public safety net for the elderly; health advances that can affect longevity; and the different ways different generations deal with these issues.

The fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals.

The deadline is April 19.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/national-press-foundation-offers-training-retirement-reporting-us

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Investigative reporting conference offers fellowships

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Investigative journalists and college students from minority groups, females or those from low-circulation papers can apply for scholarships to attend a conference in New Orleans.

The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference, to be held June 16 to 19, will feature more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations where speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations across all media.

Fellowships typically include a one-year IRE membership, conference or seminar registration fees and reimbursement for hotel and travel expenses.

The Jennifer Leonard Scholarships are available to female college students or professional journalists. The James Richard Bennett Scholarships are intended for college students in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma or Louisiana.

The Godfrey Wells Stancill Fellowships support a limited number of journalists working for newspapers with Sunday circulation under 50,000. The David Dietz Fellowships are open to journalists with less than 10 years’ professional experience and a demonstrated interest in financial investigative journalism.

The Diversity Fellowships invite applicants who identify themselves with one of the following minority groups: black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan, Native American, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino.

The deadline to apply is April 24.

For more information, click here.

 

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/investigative-reporting-conference-offers-fellowships-us

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Documentary photography program accepting applications [MENA]

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Photographers working on documentary projects in the Arab region can apply for a US$5,000 grant and mentorship.

The Arab Culture and Arts Fund (Afaq) and the Netherlands’ Prince Claus Fund, in partnership with Magnum Foundation, are running the three-year Arab Documentary Photography Program, which started in 2014.

The program aims to enhance documentary photography in the Arab region, training photographers, sharing stories and discovering new methods for engaging the audience.

Ten photographers will be selected to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects. Grantees are expected to work on their projects in their country over a period of eight months.

The deadline to apply is May 1.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/documentary-photography-program-accepting-applications-mena

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Human rights fellowship for women journalists open

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Print, broadcast and online women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice can apply for a yearlong fellowship.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003.

The selected journalist will spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets like The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must also have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. Freelance journalists may apply.

A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare, housing and health insurance, will be covered.

The application deadline is April 29.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/human-rights-fellowship-women-journalists-open-worldwide

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