Call For Applications: Reporting Fellowship To Honduras & Guatemala

The IWMF is pleased to announce its first Reporting Fellowships of 2018 to Honduras and Guatemala. A group of six journalists will report on Governance and Civil Society from Guatemala City, Guatemala. Concurrently, six other journalists will cover Labor and Migration from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. These opportunities are part of the Adelante Reporting Initiative. The work of the 80 IWMF Adelante Fellows has been published and aired by leading media outlets around the world. The IWMF will continue to lead reporting trips to Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the Mexico-United States border until 2020.

ABOUT THE REPORTING TRIPS: Both trips will take place February 1-16, 2018, which includes travel dates. All Fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete a four-day, comprehensive security training and an orientation about Latin America and Adelante focus countries from February 2-5. Fellows then depart for a nine-day in-country independent reporting from San Pedro Sula, Honduras or Guatemala City, Guatemala, where they will have the opportunity to network with in-country journalists, collaborate with international peers, and access a wide range of sources and sites relevant to their reporting.

The IWMF reserves the right to change reporting locations based on the real-time security situation in both locations. The feasibility of day trips outside the base locations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols.


  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience;

  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply;
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program;
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Have questions about the application process? Want to hear from IWMF Fellows about their experiences on the ground? Before submitting an application, journalists are encouraged to review the application criteria and frequently asked questions (FAQs). Also check out our most recent Adelante Reporting Fellowship Twitter Chat and a sample application.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND EXPENSES: The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows within the scope of the Fellowship base location and trip dates. The IWMF also covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Visa costs will also be covered. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas, for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

ONLINE APPLICATION: The IWMF will accept online applications from October 3, 2017 to November 6, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (America/NewYork). Apply using the IWMF’s Submittable page.


Call for Applications: Reporting Fellowship to Honduras & Guatemala – February 2018

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Editorial Projects in Education Launches Education Reporting Fellowship

As part of its mission, EPE is accepting applications for the inaugural Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, to be awarded annually to an enterprising journalist in support of a reporting project that illuminates a significant issue in pre-K-12 education.

The annual fellowship aims to support a recipient who undertakes a significant enterprising or investigative journalism project that promises to inform and educate the field and the public about a timely and important issue for pre-K-12 education. The fellowship, which is intended to be completed while the recipient continues his or her regular employment, provides financial support of up to $10,000.

The fellow may examine an issue from a national perspective or from a local or state perspective, as long as the topic has broader implications for American education. Projects with an international focus are also eligible if they can point clearly to implications or lessons for the United States. In addition, the fellow is expected to produce a deeply reported investigative or enterprise package or series of stories that spotlights a pre-K-12 topic through a combination of interviews, site visits, background briefings, the use of databases and academic literature, and/or the fellow’s original data reporting. Topics are at the discretion of applicants but will be considered, in part, according to how well they contribute to Education Week’s own coverage of the field.

Education Week will publish the completed work across its media platforms, as appropriate, upon acceptance by the editors. The work may be co-published, in whole or in part, by the fellow’s regular employer or freelance outlet.

Visit the Education Week website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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Gates Cambridge Scholarship in the UK open

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are:

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • leadership potential
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying

While at Cambridge, Scholars pursue full range of subjects available at the University and are spread through its departments and Colleges.

Our Alumni are pursuing further study or employment across many sectors of society and, despite the relative youth of the programme, are increasingly taking on leadership roles and applying their knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others.

The aim of the Gates Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

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Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation At Havard

The *Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Both organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.

Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.

On campus, Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellows draw upon the wealth of resources available at Harvard and in the surrounding area for their work. Along with the Nieman Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center, Cambridge is home to institutions such as the Harvard Business School, MIT’s Center for Civic Media, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) and other centers interested in journalism’s evolution.

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellows are expected to fully participate in both the Nieman and Berkman Klein fellowship programs and serve as a bridge between them. They also are expected to share the results of their work with other fellows and through the Nieman Journalism Lab.

The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants. Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.

Read about the work of previous Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellows, including Laura Amico, CEO of Glass Eye Media and co-founder of Homicide Watch D.C., and Borja Echevarría de la Gándara, vice president of digital for Univision News.

For more information about the application process, contact Nieman Fellowship administrator Nicole Arias or call 617-495-2238. For questions about the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship itself, contact Ann Marie Lipinski, NF ’90, curator of the Nieman Foundation; or Rebecca Tabasky, manager of community programs at the Berkman Klein Center.

Candidates who want to apply for the 2018-2019 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international fellowship application or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.

Application deadlines:

  • International journalists: Dec. 1, 2017
  • U.S. journalists (U.S. citizens): Jan. 31, 2018

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The Atlantic offers media fellowship

Atlantic Media offers highly ambitious recent college graduates a unique full-time opportunity to participate in our Fellowship Program. This Program is a structured, year-long, paid fellowship for top-tier talent committed to careers in media in business or editorial functions. Additionally, the Atlantic Media Fellows participate in the Atlantic Media Academy, a comprehensive curriculum providing a 360-degree view of the modern media industry covering the editorial, operational, and economic sides of both magazine and digital journalism today.

The Fellowship will begin in January 2018 and will run through December 2018. All Fellowship opportunities will be located in Washington, D.C. or New York, NY. Editorial Fellowship opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blogging
  • Branded Content
  • Copy Editing
  • Event Content Creation
  • Fact-Checking
  • Multimedia Editing
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Video Production

Who an Atlantic Media Editorial Fellow Is:

As a world-renowned enterprise that thinks and acts like a digital media startup, we place a premium on finding exceptional talent. We seek individuals with fresh perspectives who constantly push us to be at the forefront of an increasingly digital, mobile and social world.


Attributes Particular to the Role:

  • Passionate: Having a strong interest in publishing and online media
  • Conscientious: Concerned with detail and possessing effective time management and organizational skills
  • Mature: Poised and adept at exhibiting “grace under pressure”


Atlantic Media Values – at Least by Aspiration:

  1. Force of Ideas:  At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing.  We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence.  Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.
  2. Spirit of Generosity:  Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.


Atlantic Media is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities.

We will be reviewing applications on a continual basis and encourage candidates to apply in advance of the deadline. We will no longer accept applications after midnight on October 2nd.

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Pulliam newspaper fellowships available

Join us for the summer of 2018. The Arizona Republic and Indianapolis Star, two of the largest papers in Gannett Co.’s USATODAY NETWORK, are seeking college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, news design and graphics, social media, or photo- and video journalism for an exciting and demanding journalism fellowship program.

Why should I apply?

You’ll be a member of our newsroom, work hard and gain valuable journalism experience. You get paid, too. Our Pulliam Fellows earn $650/week for the 10-week program. You’ll also get to participate in writing workshops and learn over lunch from some of the best minds in journalism.

Am I qualified for this journalism program?

College juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or related degree program as of Nov. 1, 2017, are eligible. Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or experience as a journalist on a college newspaper are preferred. You need to be committed to a career in news journalism. You must have reliable transportation and arrange for your own housing. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its journalism fellows.

What’s the deadline for this journalism application?

All application materials must be postmarked by Nov. 1, 2017. (We may accept some journalism candidates after the deadline.)

When should I be there?

June 4, 2018 – Aug. 10, 2018

How do I apply?

You can apply online or download the journalism application and send it anytime between now and Nov. 1, 2017.

Russell B. Pulliam
Pulliam Fellowship Director
The Indianapolis Star
130 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Send your completed journalism application materials to the above address. These materials comprise the following:

1. A completed application form. Download the form here.

2. Samples of your best published writings, at least half of which were written under deadline.

3. A transcript of your college credits (or have your school send it).

4. A recent photograph of yourself.

5. Three letters of recommendation from people who know the most about you and your work, such as editors, supervisors, teachers and colleagues.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Russ Pulliam in Indianapolis at or (317) 444-6001, or John D’Anna in Phoenix at or (602) 444-4373.

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National Press Foundation hosts journalism contest


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

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

Works must have been published or broadcast between Oct. 1, 2016 to Oct. 1, 2017 by at any U.S.-based news organization.

Winners receive cash prizes ranging from US$2,500 to US$5,000.

The deadline is Oct. 6, except for the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award and the Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, which is Sept. 29.

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Texas A&M photojournalism program accepting proposal

Deadline: September 30, 2017


A grant for student photojournalists to cover difficult topics in conflict-affected countries through compelling photo stories 

About the Grant

ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have traveled to and produced photography highlighting issues in TurkeyNigeriaKenyaHaitiEthiopiaPerú, and other conflict-affected regions.

Student Media Grant

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The Washington Post offers paid internships

You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program on Oct. 6, 2017. You must have had at least one professional news media job or internship.

Application deadline

The application deadline for the 2018 program, noon ET Friday, October 6, 2017.

Application form

Complete the online application and attach all relevant materials, including résumé, work samples and autobiographical essay. All work submitted must be in English.

Roles for interns

  • Reporters: Clear, concise, energetic writing is highly valued. Conventional coverage of news events should be demonstrated, but a higher value is placed upon enterprise reporting that shows creative, inventive or investigative skills. Writing for the web is also highly valued. Please indicate your reporting assignment preference: General Assignments (includes national and health/science), Foreign (assignments would be in the Washington newsroom), Arts, Entertainment and Culture, Local, Sports or Editorial. No more than five clips.
  • Visual Journalists: For digital photographers, candidates must be proficient in Photoshop CS, photo management software, and Mac and PC platforms. Your application must include a portfolio. Videographers must be proficient in all aspects of digital video/audio and editing software, including Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. Experience with voiceover narration and HTML is helpful. Required portfolio must be attached. Please indicate your assignment preference: Photography or Video.
  • Multiplatform Editors: Successful editors must be able to edit for multiple platforms, writing headlines that are tailored for print and digital audiences. Editors must also have a keen understanding of style, grammar and sentence structure, and must be able to edit for clarity. We also value editors who can detect problems in stories and work with others to make them better. Writing captions for photo galleries, proofing pages and the ability to work calmly under intense deadlines are also requirements, as is strong news judgment. Include up to six examples of news or feature stories you have edited, preferably files that include a headline and caption(s) for web or print.
  • Multiplatform Producers: The producer will be responsible for updating the web and mobile sites with fresh content and making sure article pages have critical web elements. We are looking for interns with solid news judgment, the ability to write smart headlines and blurbs and experience at packaging web stories, photo galleries and videos. An ideal candidate also will be adept at analyzing traffic data and web trends, understanding search engine optimization, be a quick and effective problem solver and be able to quickly learn to use new web publishing tools.
  • News Designers: The designers craft the visual presentation of our content across platforms. Assignments will include design of National, Foreign, Financial, Metro and Features pages in print, as well as related online content. Strong news judgment, photo editing and copy editing skills are required. Designers often commission freelance illustrations and collaborate with other editors. Photoshop, InDesign, CSS and HTML skills are key. Send a portfolio that includes five to 10 examples of your print and/or digital design work. The portfolio should be contained in one PDF or link on your application form.
  • Digital Designers: The designers make high-impact digital news experiences come alive. From conceiving novel story experiences to designing innovative pages, the interns will work closely with senior designers and editors to create advanced storytelling forms across all our products. A candidate must be a strong visual designer and should be proficient in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Experience working with photography and video is preferred. Send a portfolio that includes five to 10 examples of your digital design work. The portfolio should be contained in one PDF or link on your application form.
  • Graphics Reporters: The graphics reporters tell visual stories and present data on the web. A candidate should be able to utilize the entire storytelling toolbox — writing, reporting, charting, mapping and data visualization — and know how to weave it all together to tell engaging stories. Send a portfolio that includes five to 10 examples of your graphics work. The portfolio should be contained in one PDF or link on your application form.
  • Graphics Developers: The successful candidate will be a self-starter who thrives in a deadline-oriented environment. The position calls for design and programming skills, a passion for news, and an understanding of the inner-workings of the web. The developer is a member of a larger technology team and plays a key role in supporting content production. The candidate will create, or assist in creating, news applications such as data-driven maps, databases, social media apps, widgets and mobile tools that will either stand alone or be paired with other digital content. They will work closely with reporters and editors in the newsroom, either through mining existing data on the web, taking in feeds, or working with digital producers to imagine new ways to present information. They will work with the design and development team to indicate, design and help develop tools digital producers can use to enhance engagement. They will work closely with The Washington Post development team as they write code and manage application services across the site. Candidates must be proficient in CSS(3), HTML(5), JQuery, JavaScript and must have experience in developing with databases, XML, JSON, PHP and/or Django. Send a portfolio that includes five to 10 examples of your development work. The portfolio should be contained in one PDF or link on your application form.
  • Social Media Producers: The producers foster engaging and useful conversation on and social media platforms. We are looking for students who have an ability to identify and participate in online communities, big and small. Familiarity with web publishing and basic HTML is required. Please send at least one sample of an online discussion you’ve led and include links to your personal social media handles and/or accounts you have managed. The most successful candidates live and breathe the Internet and can write well, too.
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2017 California Data Fellowship


Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to Saturday, October 28, 2017
Program Description:

The California Data Fellowship introduces 10 competitively-selected California journalists to a wealth of data sources that can inform and elevate their health reporting. The all-expenses-paid program, funded with generous grants from the California HealthCare Foundation and The California Endowment, includes a $2,000 reporting stipend. Up to three of the 10 Fellows will also receive community engagement grants of $2,000. The Fellowship is designed for reporters who want to harness and analyze data that can shape health care decision-making, policy and legislation across California and beyond. It will help skilled journalists to mine health data to reveal key insights essential to high-impact journalism.

Over the course of four days, Fellows also will learn how to integrate the growing wealth of California health data – on procedures, providers, costs, conditions and demographics — into reporting about health issues in their communities.  Editors will be invited to participate in a half-day project brainstorming session with other Fellows and editors. Over the six months after the training, our highly skilled Senior Fellows, Paul Overberg, a distinguished data journalist at the Wall Street Journal, and Cheryl Phillips, Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism at Stanford University and a member of the California Civic Data Coalition, will provide guidance as each Fellow works on a substantive data-informed health journalism project of importance to his or her community.

The Center prioritizes joint applications from partnering mainstream and ethnic media teams.

The California Health Data Reporting Fund, a competitive grants program, underwrites substantive data-informed health reporting. Fellows receive $2,000 to support research and reporting. The Fund supports projects on health policy topics including mental health and substance abuse; healthcare costs and healthcare financing; the performance of California’s safety net; the patient experience; the healthcare workforce; health care coordination; the use of opioid drugs; end of life and palliative care; telemedicine and the use of technology in health care delivery; data transparency and the health care industry; maternity care and cancer care.

The Community Engagement Fund provides grants of $2,000 to three of the California Data Fellows to underwrite innovative community engagement strategies.

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