Transatlantic Media Fellowships



The Transatlantic Media Fellowships support well-researched transatlantic journalism. Each year, the HBF sponsors a select number of journalists from the US and Europe for a five-day transatlantic trip to research stories relevant to the foundation’s work on climate and energy policy, democracy and social policy, or foreign and security policy. Fellowships are selected annually and are open to journalists in any medium.

The application deadline for fall 2017 fellowships is midnight (EST) June 2nd, 2017.

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Nominations sought for Percy Qoboza Award

Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 1.18.54 PMNABJ is inviting nominations for its annual Percy Qoboza Award, which honors the groundbreaking, and sometimes life-threatening, work done by foreign journalists covering the Diaspora. The award is named for the late Percy Peter Tshidiso Qoboza, editor of The World newspaper in Soweto, South Africa, whose powerful columns ranged from coverage of the 1976 Soweto riots to the tragic horror of apartheid and the white minority government’s treatment of millions of black Africans. Please send recommendations (with a short statement of rationale) to ASAP. You can visit to learn about the award as well as the Ethel Payne Fellowships and other training opportunities. Let’s honor those who rise above to honor their commitment to our industry!

For more about Percy Qoboza, read his New York Times obituary here.

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Nominations sought for Sadiq press award

AHMEDPUR EAST –  The Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) has invited nominations for its annual Sadiq Press Freedom Award.

This year, RMNP Sadiq Press Freedom Award has been instituted with the support of journalists, media consultant and former director of International Press Institute (IPI) Alison Bethel McKenzie. It will be given on May 3, 2017 on World Press Freedom Day in a special ceremony. It carries a cash award of PKR 50,000.

Sadiq Press Freedom Award is intended to honour an individual, organisation or institution that has made a notable contribution to defend and /or to promote press freedom in Pakistan.

The award is named after late Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Khamis Abbasi, the last ruler of former Bahawalpur State, who had given right of adult franchise to the inhabitants of former Bahawalpur province in 1954 while other citizens of Pakistan were given the right in 1970.

Individuals and non-governmental organizations working in the field of media and human rights are invited to nominate themselves or other candidates for the annual award by April 20, 2017. The jury, to approve the nominee for Sadiq Press Freedom Award, will include six senior journalists, academics and human rights experts. The members of the jury will be chosen by RMNP.

For more information, contact:

Rural Media Network Pakistan
246-C, Sattelite Town, Block Z
Ahmedpur East
District Bahawalpur

Phone +92 62 2272253
Fax +92 62 2272560
Cell +92 301 7740405


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Apply For The Neuffer Fellowship


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Off the Coast of Gorée Island

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice issues. Journalists working in print, broadcast and/or Internet-based media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years professional experience working full-time in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.


Submit a complete online application form with the following information:

  • Current resume or CV
  • Statement of Interest with Fellowship Goals
  • Two work samples (links preferred)
  • Two letters of recommendation


The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the first several months of the fellowship. Working with the IWMF, the fellow will design a program that will enable her to pursue academic research while improving her ability to cover human rights and social justice issues. She will complete internships at The Boston Globe in the Fall semester and The New York Times in the Spring semester.


The fellow will be selected by a committee made up of family and friends of Elizabeth Neuffer and IWMF Advisory Council members. Consideration of candidates will be based on their complete applications, the caliber and promise of their reporting on human rights and social justice issues, and their personal statements explaining how the fellowship would be a transformative experience for their careers. Finalists for the fellowship may be interviewed by the IWMF and the Fellowship selection committee.


The seven-month program begins in the Fall and concludes in the Spring every year. The program will include both an orientation session at the start of the fellowship and a wrap-up at the end. The fellow must complete the entire seven-month program.


A fixed monthly stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals, and ground transportation during the fellowship. Round-trip economy airfare will be purchased from the fellow’s place of residence to Washington, D.C., and from Washington, D.C., to the fellowship city. The fellow will receive health insurance during the program. The fellowship does not include a salary. For fellows residing outside of the United States, the fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa. The fellow will be fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.


Family members are welcome to accompany the fellow. However, the IWMF will not be responsible for any arrangements or expenses related to the travel and residence of family members, including support of visa applications.

Apply for the Neuffer Fellowship

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Open Call for Proposals: Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

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The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights.

We are eager to see proposals that use open data to reveal new perspectives on property rights issues related to land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights, or overlapping land use rights—just to name a few.

We are seeking data-driven stories that utilize the tools of the trade—satellite imagery, 360° cameras, drones, sensors, data visualizations, and interactive maps/graphics—but ultimately how to tell the story is up to you.

We encourage applicants to experiment with open data from a variety of sectors, for example: health data, investment data, law enforcement data, data from offshore and illicit financial flows, agribusiness data, development aid data, or population data to reveal new stories and under-reported issues related to land tenure and property rights. We will also welcome proposals that seek to vet or verify datasets related to property rights generated by NGO’s, governments, or multilateral development banks. After publication, when possible, the datasets created during this grant period will be released for the public good.

During this special opportunity, we will select three separate data-driven story proposals for grants. We will consider projects of any scope and size. We will award three grants for a total of $75,000. Please choose a team leader to submit the proposal, and submit only one project per journalist, data design team, or newsroom.

This grant opportunity is now open, and applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals for this opportunity by May 1, 2017. Apply here. Be sure to select the box marked “Data Journalism and Property Rights” on the application.

To apply, please include the following:

  • A description of the proposed project, including distribution plan, no more than 250 words. If you have a letter from interested producers or editors please include it.
  • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Include travel costs, software and hardware costs. Please do not include stipends for the applicants.
  • Three samples of published work—data visualizations, infographics, and/or data-driven stories.
  • Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation.
  • A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Applications may also include a more detailed description of project but this will be considered as optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.

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Post Ebola Reporting Workshop


Journalists who are fluent in English and have at least one year of experience can apply to attend this free training.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing the workshop “Reporting after the epidemic” to help journalists investigate what happened after the Ebola outbreak. The course will take place June 5 to 9 in  Freetown, Liberia.

The workshop will cover investigative and storytelling skills, provide practical approaches to reporting and help participants develop hard-hitting story ideas. Reporters will then receive ongoing support from project editors to produce original stories. Modest reporting funding will be available.

The foundation covers travel expenses and subsistence costs.

The deadline is March 20.

For more information, click here.

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BBC Brazil Job Opening

BBC Brasil provides news and current affairs to Portuguese-speaking audiences in Brazil and around the world on digital. Its multimedia content, distributed to various partners in Brazil, available on and Social Media platforms, reaches around 20 million unique users monthly.

We have vacancies for Multimedia Broadcast Journalists to work in our team in London. All producers may be required to travel outside the UK on reporting trips and assignments and to spend long periods of time in the target area.

Role Responsibility

As Producer you will report in the field, originate and research items, produce and present items in Brazilian Portuguese.  Producing articles, packages, interviews, discussions, complete programmes, background, analysis and features, for radio, video, the internet and other media forms will also be part of your role.   You will broadcast and write online pieces in Portuguese and sometimes in English on news topics and events (political, economic, social, cultural, scientific and sport) in a manner which is timely, authoritative, lively and interesting, and readily understandable by a non-specialist audience. You will be responsible for adapting content to a variety of formats, including mobile-friendly video.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a full command of Brazilian Portuguese as first (or equivalent) language, as well as a complete comprehension of English and the ability to communicate effectively.  You’ll have relevant full-time experience as a journalist, both in originating material and editing the work of others, and experience of reporting on international and Brazilian issues.  In addition, you will have wide and up-to-date knowledge of current affairs in the target area as well as strong experience of Social Media for Journalism. You should have the ability to suggest ideas for coverage that engage the audience in different topics. Ability to present in front of a microphone or camera in Portuguese (and English, if required) will be advantage.

Package Description

Grade: 7D

3 x Continuing positions and 1 x 12 month attachment

London based

Salary for this role will be between £36,554 and £38,000 (inclusive of allowances)

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Guardian News & Media seeks arts fellow

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Summary and purpose of role: We believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better. Our independent journalism holds power to account across the globe and brings information that’s suppressed into the public domain. This openness allows us to provide our readers with the broadest possible perspective: the whole picture.

Guardian News & Media is now seeking an enthusiastic Arts Fellow to work with the Arts & Culture team, to produce content in a variety of formats across our digital platforms.


Key responsibilities and duties:

• Pitching ideas for exciting and interesting stories to the Guardian US arts desk
• Writing news articles, reviews, features and conducting interviews
• Producing clean, accurate material on breaking news to deadline
• Ensuring that published material is kept up to date with the latest information
• Monitoring social media for conversation-starting stories and reactions, and developing these as news stories or in other formats for

Skills and behaviors:
• Experience as a reporter on a college and/or local newspaper, or blog or news website
• Sound experience in a variety of digital storytelling formats
• Excellent knowledge of news sources and social media
• Ability to work to deadlines and deliver stories and work on time
• Interested and passionate about key arts areas (film, TV, music) and ideally with knowledge of others (books, stage, art and design)
• An understanding of the Guardian US’s arts coverage and editorial values of the Guardian

The fellowship program will run from May through November 2017 (approximately 6 months depending on start date) and is open to graduates of undergraduate and graduate schools.

This is a paid internship, and you will work approximately 40 hours per week.

All fellows must be authorized to work in the United States and live within a commutable distance from the area in which the role is based.

Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, March 10, 2017.

Guardian News & Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, or citizenship.

This job description is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It summarizes the main aspects of the job but does not cover all the duties that the job holder may have to perform. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your contract of employment and as your Experience grows, you will be expected to broaden your tasks, suggest improvements, solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the role.

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Open Society offers grants for independent journalism

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The Program on Independent Journalism supports promising initiatives led by individuals or collectives that strive to improve their journalism under difficult circumstances, such as autocracy, violence, repression, or poverty—or in moments of great opportunity, such as first democratic elections, peace agreements, or massive social mobilizations.

The program also supports those enterprises that seek to further engage their audiences, experiment with storytelling, develop new sources of revenue, or network with peers across borders or invisible frontiers set up by extremist groups or organized crime. We prioritize initiatives that offer transferable and replicable models in the field.

Eligibility Criteria

Local and international organizations, networks, startups and informal groups involved in the production of journalism under difficult circumstances, investigative reporting, or freedom of expression and the protection of journalists are eligible for support.

Ineligibility Criteria

We are not able to provide support to the following:

  • individual journalistic projects such as documentaries, books, personal study courses, specific story proposals, or training for journalists
  • specific investigations or individual projects
  • project-based organisations targeting countries where journalists are deemed at risk

Nor do we support country-specific conferences, journalists’ safety training, first aid or digital security trainings, labor-rights issues, or media law reform.

Individuals in need of emergency assistance or legal support as a result of their journalistic work should contact the Committee to Protect Journalists or Media Legal Defence Initiatives, respectively.

Purpose and Priorities

We support creative, talented, and open-minded groups or media organizations working on any platform, especially in the places where verified, trustable information is not only scarce but also difficult to produce. Our priorities include: the development of new ideas, breaking new ground, and taking advantage of digital revolution.

We wish to secure a free and safe environment for journalism, focusing on activities that protect journalists, citizens practicing journalism, and sources or information from physical and legal harassment. Our aim is to improve global and regional connections, facilitate knowledge circulation, exchange ideas, and learn from various contexts.


Please complete the grant inquiry form to briefly describe your organization or media outlet, current work, and main challenges, as well as what you expect to achieve with our support. Please define clearly what best describes your work.

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ProPublica Data Institute Seeks Applicants


ProPublica is proud to announce our second Data Institute, a 11-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and code for journalism. The workshop will be from June 7 to June 21 in our NYC offices. The deadline to apply is March 31.

Over 11 days, we’ll cover the basics of brainstorming, reporting, designing and building interactive graphics and data-driven news applications. By the end of the course you should be able to:

Data Journalism

  • Conduct data research and evaluate the reliability of your data.
  • Clean data and analyze data sets for interesting trends and outliers.
  • Bulletproof data against common pitfalls and inconsistencies.
  • Perform the most commonly used statistical techniques in journalism.


  • Sketch and prototype multiple designs for a single project and evaluate the best approach.
  • Learn how to use color, typography and layout.
  • Understand how to test designs with real-world users and to incorporate feedback.
  • Create clear and clean visualizations to help readers understand complex information.


  • Understand basic programming concepts.
  • Create your own website from scratch, using HTML/CSS and Javascript.
  • Scrape a website, using either Ruby or Python.
  • Know how to continue learning on your own.

The workshop will be project-centered. You will work on an interactive data journalism project — with real data — from beginning to end. Ready to apply?

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