journalists

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

Via IWMF:

“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.

https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/142398/iwmf-hefat-course-september-8-11-2019-slidell-louisiana

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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.

https://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-visiting-fellowships/

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WOMEN JOURNALISTS (fellowship, July 14) by Bear Guerra

Via IWMF:

“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.

https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/141517/adelante-reporting-initiative-fellowship-medellin-colombia-september-to-octo

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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.

https://grist.org/fellowships/

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INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS IN LATIN AMERICA (award) by Bear Guerra

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.

http://ipys.org/periodismo/premio-latinoamericano


JOURNALISTS, ARTISTS INTERESTED IN MIGRATION ISSUES (conference) by Bear Guerra

Via Define American:

“The inaugural Define American Summit invites media makers, new Americans, activists, students, religious leaders, and creative influencers from across the political spectrum to fight for more accurate media narratives in their local communities.

Join us in Louisville from October 10-13 and keep an eye on this page for announcements about speakers, workshops, and evening programming. Let’s keep changing culture for the better!”

https://defineamerican.com/summit/#rsvp

JOURNALISTS (engagement workshop) by Bear Guerra

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Via Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas:

“There is a lot of content fighting for attention in today’s media ecosystem. That’s why it’s special when someone decides to land on your page, flip open your publication or view your program.

But how do you find out who those people are and figure out how to keep them coming back? How do you attract even more people so that your news organization’s reporting can reach more people in a more engaged way?

The next Big Online Course (BOC) from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will help you answer those questions.

Register today for “Knowing your audience: strategies for increasing the reach and engagement of your journalism,” and join instructor Amanda Zamora, chief audience officer for The Texas Tribune, for this four-week course that runs from July 15 to Aug. 11, 2019.”

https://journalismcourses.org/AUD0619.html

JOURNALISTS, STORYTELLERS, NEW MEDIA ARTISTS (fellowship, September 12) by Bear Guerra

Via Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program:

“The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions and creative arts, including journalism.

The institute provides stipends of up to US$77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from September 2020 through May 2021.

Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise.

Visual, film, video, sound and new media artists may apply for either one or two semesters.

Journalism applicants must have worked professionally in the field for at least five years.”

DEADLINE: September 12.

https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/become-fellow

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JOURNALISTS SEEKING REFUGE OR FACING PERSECUTION (residency) by Bear Guerra

Via Reporters Without Borders:

Reporters Without Borders Germany, in cooperation with taz Panter Foundation, will host one journalist September to November 2019, another one March to May 2020 and a third one April to June 2020. 

The Rest and Refuge Scholarship will cover travel expenses, an apartment, pocket money and transportation in Berlin.

Participants must be able to communicate in basic English or German. They must have the intention to return to their country after the fellowship.”

DEADLINE: June 16.

https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/hilfe-schutz/stipendien/auszeit-stipendium/

YOUNG AND ASPIRING JOURNALISTS (prize) by Bear Guerra

Via Global Youth and News Media Prize:

“The Global Youth and News Media Prize, supported by the European Journalism Centre, the Google News InitiativeNews-Decoder and others, celebrates work that serves, supports, attracts and/or learns from young audiences.

The competition is accepting entries for the Journalism Award and the News/Media Literacy Award.

Submissions for the Journalism Award must be stories, especially solutions reporting, that breaks stereotypes or adds important insights about or from young people.”

DEADLINE: June 25.

https://www.globalyouthandnewsmediaprize.net/the-2019-edition

JOURNALISTS INTERESTED IN COVERING CRISIS AREAS (free training) by Bear Guerra

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Via Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma:

“Freelance journalists may apply for scholarships to attend the “Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones” in October at the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma in New York City. Attendees will receive training in risk assessment, digital security, emergency first aid, trauma awareness, and sexual assault prevention.”

DEADLINE: June 24.

http://dartcenter.org/events/2019/10/apply-now-%E2%80%98reporting-safely-crisis-zones%E2%80%99-course

JOURNALISTS INTERESTED IN HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING, FYI by Bear Guerra

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Via USC Center for Health Journalism:

“The Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California will host the webinar "Toxic cities: telling big stories on hidden risks" at 1 p.m. EDT on June 6.

The hourlong webinar will focus on innovative reporting and testing strategies that can result in urgent, high-impact stories. 

The panelists are Wendy Ruderman, investigative reporter for Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer; and Barbara Laker, also investigative Reporter for Philly Inquirer/Daily News. They co-authored the series “Toxic City,”  which exposed the dangers to children in Philadelphia of toxins in their homes, neighborhoods and schools. 

Registration is ongoing.”

https://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/content/toxic-cities-telling-big-stories-hidden-risks

GLOBAL JOURNALISTS COVERING DEFORESTATION (funding) by Bear Guerra

Via Mongabay:

“Experienced journalists based in the tropics can apply for a paid reporting initiative.

Mongabay is looking for correspondents to join its Global Forests Reporting Network.

The selected journalists will investigate deforestation alerts and produce stories for the Forest Trackers series. They will also have access to webinars on data-driven environmental journalism.

Reporters in these regions are encouraged to apply: Southeast Asia (Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines); Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands); Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic); West Africa (Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone); South America (Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela); and Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua).”

https://mongabay.org/mongabay-seeks-writers-to-investigate-deforestation-alerts/

JOURNALISTS/NEWSROOMS WILLING TO LISTEN TO COMMUNITY NEEDS (fellowship) by Bear Guerra

Via American Press Institute:

“The American Press Institute has opened applications for a new year-long program to support news organizations that want to build more of their journalism based on community listening.

We’re looking for individuals who want their journalism to be better informed and inspired by their communities’ needs but who need guidance on strategies to make that happen. The goal is to empower more journalists and newsrooms to build the muscle for community listening by completing one long-term project, seeding the opportunity to spread that approach into more aspects of their newsrooms.

Interested journalists can apply by May 24 for a combination of in-person training, an expert visit to their newsroom, and remote support in completing a project designed to build this engagement skillset into one’s news organization. API will select roughly 10 journalists (reporters, editors, producers, etc.) representing different newsrooms to receive this support starting in summer 2019 and running through summer 2020.”

DEADLINE: May 24.

https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/publications/api-updates/apply-now-for-year-long-support-to-build-community-listening-into-your-newsroom/

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JOURNALISTS COVERING CLIMATE ISSUES (workshop) by Bear Guerra

Via Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism:

“The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship, to be held July 6 – July 12, 2019. This program will be held primarily in New York’s six-million-acre park, the Adirondacks.

This July, 12 journalists will gather in upstate New York for six days of study and discussion. We will look at city resilience in the state’s capital region before heading into the mountains. The Fellowship will be an opportunity to learn about the science and practice of resilience while unfettered from the daily demands of journalism.

We will be housed for the majority of the program in Newcomb, along the shores of Rich Lake. Lodging is rustic, with group meals and evening campfires. Canoes are available in the evening, and hiking trails are nearby.

Understanding how systems respond to disturbance is becoming more critical every day. How do cities, states, and countries recover after a hurricane devastates communities? How can a region reduce the effects of climate change? Is it possible to manage natural resources such as fisheries in a way that allows for long-term health of the ecosystem?”

DEADLINE: June 1.

https://www.journalism.cuny.edu/professional-ed/fellowships/resilience-fellowship-program/

JOURNALISTS INTERESTED IN COVERING CRIMINAL NETWORK (workshop) by Bear Guerra

Via International Center for Journalists:

“Join @ICFJ and @OCCRP for an online course on covering criminal financial operations. Apply by 5/15 #LatAm and Caribbean journalists are eligible to apply.

The course "Following the money across borders" will be conducted in English May 20 to June 20.

Participants will learn how to expose criminal financial infrastructures, what money laundering is and how it works across borders, how the international banking system is used to commit crimes and more.”

DEADLINE: May 15.

https://buff.ly/2DY7wGD 

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FREELANCE ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS (grants) by Bear Guerra

Via Society for Environmental Journalists:

“The Society of Environmental Journalists is now accepting proposals for story grants on biodiversity.

Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded in July 2019 to underwrite coverage of biodiversity issues and challenges facing communities around the world. As policymakers prepare for the 2020 Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the need to increase public understanding of biodiversity, protected areas, community-based conservation and international policies is pressing.”

DEADLINE: May 15.

https://www.sej.org/initiatives/fund-for-environmental-journalism

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ASPIRING ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS (prize) by Bear Guerra

Via Society for Environmental Journalists:

“Prizes include first place: $500, trophy and certificate; second place: $250 and certificate; third place and honorable mentions: certificate. In addition, the first-, second-, and third-place winner(s) (or selected representative, if a group project) will receive travel and registration expenses to receive the award at a luncheon during SEJ's 29th Annual Conference in Fort Collins in October 2019 and to attend the five-day conference.”

DEADLINE:

https://www.sej.org/initiatives/awards-fellowships/sej-annual-awards-reporting-environment

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