National Press Foundation hosts journalism contest

Journalists and media organizations can apply for six awards for outstanding use of journalism.

The National Press Foundation is currently accepting applications for various awards.The organization recognizes accomplishments in broadcasting, print and online journalism, as well as editorial cartoons.

Applicants must fill out an online form, including a letter outlining the site’s journalistic achievements from Sept. 1, 2013 to Sept. 1, 2014.

The deadline is Oct. 15.

For more information, click here.

CUNY Graduate School Partners With NABJ To Offer Full-tuition Scholarship

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is offering a new full-tuition scholarship to a National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) member who applies for admission to its M.A. in Journalism program for the fall of  2015.

The scholarship is worth $17,000-$36,000, depending on if the winner is a New York, out-of-state, or international resident.

By funding this scholarship, the CUNY J-School aims to help support an exceptional journalist who might not otherwise have an opportunity to earn a graduate journalism degree.

Candidates for the NABJ scholarship do not have to fill out a separate application.

They simply need to complete the CUNY J-School’s regular application, which is already live on our website, and include their NABJ member number on their resume. The school will verify the applicant’s member status with the NABJ National Membership Office.

The deadline for applying to the CUNY J-School for next fall is Jan. 2, 2015.

Application requirements and supporting information are available, here or through the school’s  Office of Admissions at646-758-7700 or

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism offers multimedia-focused Master of Arts degrees in journalism and entrepreneurial journalism in the heart of the nation’s media capital. It also offers a one-semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism and Summer Intensive Digital Journalism workshop series focused on emerging skill sets.

The school is awaiting New York State Education Department approval to launch an M.A. in Social Journalism program in 2015. For further information about the NABJ scholarship or admission to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, contact Director of Admissions Colleen Marshall at 646-758-7852 or

Documentary fund seeks entries

Documentarians whose work deals with social issues can apply for grants.

The Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund supports smart, strategic outreach campaigns for independent documentary films. Grants are available for completed or almost completed films on social issues.

Examples of funded support include a strategic summit with potential partners including the media, NGOs foundations and campaigners; development and production of school curriculum packs; and analysis, capturing data on the social impact of the film.

Grants range from GBP5,000 (US$8,431) to GBP50,000 (US$84,312).

The deadline to apply is Sept. 1.

For more information, click here.

ICFJ-United Nations Foundation Climate Change Journalism Fellowships: United States



As fluctuating temperatures and destructive natural disasters increasingly create global crises, it is clear that “climate change” is no longer just a phenomenon discussed by scientists. The topic of extreme weather is at the forefront of local and international news coverage.

The Climate Change Journalism Fellowship, a joint program of the United Nations Foundation and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), will give 10 U.S.-based professional journalists who do not regularly cover climate the opportunity to speak with high-level, global experts on climate change and its effects on our environment, health, and economies. The journalists will participate in round-table briefings and other exclusive opportunities from September 15-17, 2014.

This fellowship will help the journalists develop a better understanding of this complex topic and inspire follow-up reporting on the issue during and after the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.

The participants will also hear from prominent environmental journalists who regularly cover the effects of climate change including natural disasters and who often use data to enhance their reports. These mentors will help the fellows develop story ideas, as well as localize the issues for their own audiences.

Participants will be required to arrive in New York by the evening of September 14, 2014, for a three-day fellowship that ends on September 17, 2014. ICFJ will cover all transportation costs, hotel and meal expenses for the selected fellows.

Criteria for the fellowship:
* Journalists based in the U.S. who work full-time for a U.S. or international news outlet (print, online, and/or broadcast)
* Preference will be given to journalists who do not regularly cover climate change and the environment
* Fluency in English is required
* Written commitment from employer to publish at least one story after the fellowship that is related to climate change and its impact
* Written commitment from applicant to participate in the full press tour in New York, Sept. 14-17, 2014

For additional information and to apply:

Grant available for reporting on food waste

Journalists can apply for a grant to take on a reporting project in Sub-Saharan Africa.

As part of its Special Reporting Initiatives program, will commit up to US$15,000 to fund a reporting project that explores the food waste situation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project should assess current problems and explore potential improvements in infrastructure, storage and transportation of food in the region.

The journalist with the winning proposal will receive a US$12,000 stipend and up to US$3,000 for travel and reporting costs. He or she will have two months to complete the report and can work from anywhere in the world.

The deadline for proposals is Aug. 24.

For more information, click here.

Esquire seeks journalists in the UK

Journalists, editors and photographers can apply for the positions based in London.

Esquire UK, a publication of Hearst magazines, is hiring a layout designer, a picture researcher and a deputy style editor.

Candidates for the three positions must have experience in both print and digital media. They must also be comfortable using Apple computers.

For more information on the designer position, click here; for the picture researcher position here;and for deputy style director here.

Huffington Post seeks associate editor


Journalists who are passionate about technology can apply for the position in New York.

The Huffington Post‘s technology section is hiring an associate editor to write for the website’s technology page. The editor will need to be able to write about technology for a broad audience.

Candidates must have one to three years of experience, familiarity with content management systems and site platforms, and excellent writing and editing skills.

For more information, click here.

Health reporting trip sends journalists to Mozambique

New media journalists are encouraged to apply for an all-expense-paid, two-week reporting trip to Mozambique this fall.

The trip, organized by Johns Hopkins University‘s International Reporting Project (IRP), will focus on immunizations and child health in Mozambique. Participants will also explore the role of immunization efforts in maternal health, nutrition, women’s empowerment, governance and access to health care in rural and remote areas.

The IRP will cover roundtrip airfare, visa fees, hotel costs, meals and local transportation costs.

Interested applicants must be citizens of France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States. They must also work with nontraditional media. Bloggers, influential social media practitioners and freelance contributors may also apply.

The trip will take place Oct. 24 to Nov. 6.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 2.

For more information, click here.

Deadline approaching: business journalism fellowship

Full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines and broadcast news organizations can apply to this program in Nairobi, Kenya. Freelance journalists are also eligible.

The Strathmore University‘s Business School, with support from Safaricom, has opened applications for its 2014-2015 business journalism fellowship. The program’s goal is to teach journalists how to cover critical issues related to the global economy.

Journalists must have at least four years of professional experience. The most promising candidates with proven track records will be picked for scholarships.

The application deadline is Aug. 15.

For more information, click here.

LinkedIn seeks news editor

Experienced digital journalists can apply for the position in New York.

The professional social networking site LinkedIn is hiring a news editor. The editor will work on the site’s Pulseand LinkedIn Influencer projects.

Responsibilities include working with top thought leaders on posts about business trends, social impact changes, career guidance and leadership ideas.

Interested candidates should be digital natives who have experience producing both original and curated news.

For more information, click here.