JOURNALISTS IN PHILADELPHIA, PA (training, September 17) by Bear Guerra

Via Resolve:
”Sexual violence is a complex topic for journalists to cover and can be even more difficult for the public to understand.

On Tuesday 9/17, from 10am to noon, the Resolve reporting collaborative is hosting a training by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center on language usage and best practices when reporting on sexual violence. Details and to RSVP:

The program is free but registration is required. The event takes place at the offices of the Philadelphia Inquirer, 801 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107.”

ARTIST-JOURNALIST COLLABORATIONS (grant, rolling deadline) by Bear Guerra

Via Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism:

“The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists and artist-journalist teams producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.

Underwritten by Craig Newmark PhilanthropiesECFJ is the first initiative of its kind to directly facilitate artists’ major media commissions in the realm of journalism. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society.

The funds distributed to grantees assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced.”

DEADLINE: Rolling.

YOUNG ASPIRING JOURNALISTS (bootcamp, August 30) by Bear Guerra


Via The Daily Beast:

“The Daily Beast is seeking talented, motivated students to join our New York newsroom for one weekend this fall to participate in a general assignment reporting boot camp.

Students will pitch and report news briefs and participate in training sessions with Daily Beast editors and reporters. Ideal candidates are flexible, fast-moving news junkies who are eager to contribute to breaking news.”

DEADLINE: August 30.


Via International Center for Journalists:

“ICFJ will offer fellowships for two journalists from Latin America to improve their digital skills in environmental issues and their effects on society.

The 2019 Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship will take place Oct. 7 to 19. Fellows will meet with area investigative journalists, environmental experts, and participate in short embeds with media outlets specializing in environmental coverage.

The selected journalists will conduct reporting based on a specific project or objective that they have proposed in their application

Applicants must be fluent in Spanish and proficient in English and work at a news organization or as a freelance journalist based in the region.”

DEADLINE: August 28.



Via Andean Information Network:

“Intern is responsible for collaboratively researching, writing and editing updates and reports issued by AIN; maintaining the AIN website and social media pages; and assisting with periodic grant requests and reports. Applicants must be committed to moving to Cochabamba, Bolivia for a minimum of 6 months or one semester.
START DATE: Fall 2019
• Assist Director to research, write, and edit political analysis and updates
• Stay up to date on Bolivian news by skimming local newspapers nearly every day and sending
relevant content to Kathryn or posting on social media
• Dynamically maintain and update the AIN website and social media pages
• Assist Director in implementing strategies to cultivate new and current donors
• Assist in writing grant proposals and narrative reports to donors if necessary
• Other tasks as assigned by the Director
1. Fluent English speaker or native speaker proficiency
2. Near-fluency in Spanish, especially skills in reading and writing
3. Commitment to human rights and socioeconomic justice
4. Interest in recent political events in Bolivia and drug policy issues
5. Interest and ability to live in Bolivia and commit to working at AIN for a minimum of 6 months
6. Excellent writing and editorial skills required as well as the ability to write collaboratively
7. Strong computer skills required, previous experience with website management, web hosting, and
mailing systems is highly desired although not required
8. Flexibility and initiative; ability to work in a fast-paced office environment; analytical and problem-
solving skills
• Agreement to not publish articles or other information independently or through other organizations or publications during the contract period
• Commitment to work exclusively at the organization during the contract period
To apply, please send your resume and an English writing sample to Carolina Gálvez:”

DEADLINE: September 7.


JOURNALISTS COVERING ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS (fellowship, August 22) by Bear Guerra

Via New Economy Coalition:

“NEC is pleased to announce the third year of its New Economies Reporting Project fellowship. Starting in October 2019, 10 - 15 reporting fellows will receive training in solutions-based reporting on the economy. Applications are now open!

From the Green New Deal to Medicare For All to Universal Basic Income, the latest wave of progressive proposals each aim to solve significant problems through re-envisioning our economy. Even as popular support grows for more radical change, these big ideas for social programs often are defeated in the public arena because of a single, powerful question: how are we going to pay for it?

This year, the New Economies Reporting Project will support journalists who want to tackle this question head-on. Over the course of eight months, New Economies Reporting fellows will meet monthly and receive personalized briefings from grassroots experts on different topics related to the theme of financial solutions. All fellows will receive travel grants to attend Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy, a conference of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives in Baltimore, October 17 - 20. At the conference, fellows will meet each other and receive a full-day of training on how to report from a solutions-perspective from experts in solutions journalism. Fellows will also receive a $1,000 stipend to honor their time in the program.”

DEADLINE: August 22.

WOMEN JOURNALISTS (safety training, September 15) by Bear Guerra



The International Women's Media Foundation is thrilled to offer its second security training for journalists based in the United States. We are committed to helping improve the ability of journalists to report safely in an increasingly complex world. This initiative is supported by the Grant for Equity in Reporting from the CBS Corporation. The four day HEFAT course, offered with RPS Partnership, will take place in Phoenix, Arizona from November 13-16, 2019. It will be designed for US-based, women-identifying journalists with at least one year of full time professional journalism experience and a special emphasis will be placed on how to report safely from the United States' southern border. The IWMF will select up to 20 journalists to participate and seeks to support journalists who have not had the opportunity to receive security training, especially journalists from underrepresented backgrounds, and journalists who report from the United States' southern border. The IWMF will arrange travel and lodging for all participants.”

DEADLINE: September 15.


Via Fast Company:

Co.Design, Fast Company’s award-winning design news channel, is looking for a staff writer to cover the intersection of design, technology, and business.

Co.Design provides rigorous coverage of the businesses and individuals applying design to products, communities, workplaces, user experiences, data, mobility, and more. The world’s largest, most powerful companies use design to push their agendas, sometimes for the benefit of their customers but often to the detriment of users, other businesses, and society at large. Your job would be to tell these stories in a clear, evocative style.

You should have daily reporting experience at a newspaper or an online publication, preferably covering the technology industry, and you should be a critical thinker who’s as comfortable writing short news posts as you are crafting a 2,000-word feature. Experience writing about design is a plus.”




Via Center for Health Journalism:

“The USC Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund provides reporting support to journalists who think big and want to make a difference in their communities. We welcome applications from journalists or newsrooms that want to tackle ambitious investigative or explanatory projects – by themselves, as a newsroom-wide undertaking or as a collaboration with other media outlets in their communities. 

The Fund invites proposals that illuminate our national and state debates on health care policy and the impact of ongoing or proposed changes to the social safety net. The Fund also supports groundbreaking reporting on the health of underserved communities. It helps journalists bring untold stories to light and to investigate promising approaches to chronic ills.

Explorations can range from a look at environmental conditions where people live and work to the impact of race and ethnicity on health, or how poverty and education can shape wellbeing. We are especially interested in investigative or explanatory reporting projects that advance public understanding and health policy for underserved or vulnerable populations, which could include people living in low-income neighborhoods, rural areas, prisons, foster homes, juvenile detention centers or homeless encampments.

Depending on the scope of the project, competitively selected grantees receive grant funds of $2,000 to $10,000. We also provide six months of mentoring while grantees work on their projects, providing guidance on everything from story development to mapping out how to tackle reporting, to ways to improve storytelling.”

DEADLINE: September 15.


Via The Institute for Southern Studies:

“The Julian Bond Fellowship program is a new initiative to promote emerging voices in Southern media and support early-career journalists and researchers seeking innovative approaches to promoting equity and democracy in the South.

The Julian Bond Fellowship is a nine-month, full-time residential position for public interest journalists or researchers based at the Institute’s offices in Durham, North Carolina. Fellows will be provided office space, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and additional resources for training, conferences and research expenses.

During their time at the Institute, fellows will write regularly for the Institute’s online magazine, Facing South. Fellows will also have the opportunity to conduct and publish in-depth writing and research projects, such as investigative stories or policy reports, in areas of mutual interest to the Fellow and the Institute. Fellows will join the Institute’s dynamic, multi-racial team of journalists, researchers and nonprofit leaders, and have the opportunity to engage with the Institute’s network of change-makers across the South and country.”

DEADLINE: August 19.


COLLEGE JOURNALISTS OF COLOR (fellowships, September 8) by Bear Guerra

Via ProPublica:

“The Emerging Reporters Program provides a $9,000 stipend, along with mentoring and trips to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference and our New York office, for five students each year who work or want to work at college journalism outlets: newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. Check out our previous fellows, and apply here.

Why does ProPublica’s Emerging Reporters Program exist?

People of color are underrepresented in our nation’s newsrooms. A survey by the American Society of News Editors suggests that people of color make up just a quarter of U.S. newsrooms — and that itself is only among newsrooms that chose to respond to the survey. Often, those numbers are even smaller in newsrooms focused on investigative reporting.

ProPublica has a vested interest in developing more minority journalists. Our mission is to shine a light on abuses of power, producing stories of moral force that provoke change. There are currently few reporters of color who specialize in investigations. Without their voices and points of view, there is every reason to believe that important stories are being overlooked. We believe the best way to bring about meaningful change is to take a holistic approach, tackling the obstacles to entering careers in journalism — especially investigative journalism. These include financial barriers and limited access to early-career opportunities. That is what this program aims to address.”

DEADLINE: September 8.




Via National Association of Black Journalists:

“The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is accepting applications for the Ethel Payne Fellowship after a 10-year hiatus. The U$5,000 travel award provides an opportunity for an NABJ member to gain foreign correspondence experience in Africa. Proposals should tell the untold and dynamic stories of Africa and African people, beyond the common storylines of HIV/AIDS, famine and war.

The travel award provides an opportunity for an NABJ member to gain foreign correspondence experience in Africa and the necessary assistance to complete a project or singular report on Africa. The fellowship is named for the first female, African-American commentator employed by a U.S. network when CBS hired her in 1972. Known as the “First Lady of the Black Press,” Payne, a Chicago native, was a lecturer and columnist whose eloquent advocacy while reporting on the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s gained her national fame.”

DEADLINE: August 2.



Via Connectas:

“¡Periodistas de América Latina: pueden postular a una nueva edición de estas becas de @icfj y @connectaslab. ¡Presenta una propuesta de investigación y gana financiación + asesoramiento!

Postúlate al ICFJ/CONNECTAS Fellowship que otorga un apoyo de hasta $3.000 dólares para investigaciones en América Latina que aporten en la transparencia y en una mejor gestión pública en la región.

WOMEN JOURNALISTS (security training, July 18) by Bear Guerra


“The International Women's Media Foundation is thrilled to launch its first security training for journalists based in the United States this fall. We are committed to helping improve the ability of journalists to report safely in an increasingly complex world. This initiative is supported by the Grant for Equity in Reporting from the CBS Corporation. The four day HEFAT course will take place in Slidell, Louisiana from September 8-11, 2019 before ONA19 in New Orleans.”

DEADLINE: July 18.


MEDIA ACADEMICS, ANALYSTS AND JOURNALISTS (fellowship, September 27) by Bear Guerra

Via Nieman Foundation:

#Fellowship opportunity! Publishers, programmers, journalists and more can now apply for the 2020 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship from @niemanfdn. Fellows receive access to resources at @Harvard.

Fellows receive a stipend of US$1,350 per week if not supported by an employer during the fellowship, as well as free housing for the length of their stay at Harvard.”

DEADLINE: September 27.


WOMEN JOURNALISTS (fellowship, July 14) by Bear Guerra


“As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, six journalists will travel to Medellin, Colombia from September 26 to October, 11 2019. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on September 26, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training (HEFAT) from September 27 to 30. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting in Medellin, Colombia and the surrounding area. The focus of this reporting trip is to generate media coverage of under-reported issues in Colombia and promote new narratives in the international media. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of trips outside of the base location in Colombia will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols. Any travel must be within a three-hour radius of the base location. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. 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.”

DEADLINE: July 14.


ASPIRING ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS (fellowship, July 22) by Bear Guerra

Via Grist:

“The Grist Fellowship Program is a paid opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and innovators of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional homemade croissant. Fellows have gone on to land jobs at Mother Jones, The New York Times, Wirecutter, Pacific Standard, Oceana, Greentech Media, The Stranger, and (of course) Grist.

The fellowship pays $2,750 per month. Fellows must make a six-month commitment.”

DEADLINE: July 22.



Via Instituto Prensa y Sociedad:

Instituto Prensa y Sociedad and Transparency International, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Open Society, organize the Latin American Investigative Journalism Award "Javier Valdez."

The award's purpose is to encourage greater transparency in government, business and media as well as to promote investigative reporting on matters of public interest.

Investigative stories published or broadcast between Sept. 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019 in Spanish, Portuguese or English are eligible. Print, online, television and radio reports may compete, and reporters can submit work done independently or in teams.

The first place winner will receive US$10,000, and the second and third places, US$5,000. Authors of the best investigative reports will also be invited to the Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference (COLPIN 2019) in November in Mexico City.”

DEADLINE: August 4.