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Thomson Reuters offers REPORTING Course in LONDON

Print, broadcast and online journalists from all over the world can apply for fellowships to attend a course in London. TrustMedia, a Thomson Reuters Foundation Service, offers this reporting course about governance and corruption. Participants will learn how to decipher financial documents, use investigative techniques to expose corruption and more.
Applicants must be working as journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organizations. They must have at least two years of professional experience and a good level in spoken and written English.
Full bursaries are available for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition working for organizations with no resources for training. Bursaries include air travel, accommodation and a modest living allowance.
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Thomson Reuters Foundation also offers training for journalists from any region from an organization that has the resources to fully cover the costs of the program.
The course will take place Dec. 15-19. The application deadline is Oct. 3.

This course is designed to assist journalists in combating corruption in all its forms. It offers sessions on defining and recognizing corruption and writing media campaigns on the subject.

What the course aims to achieve:

1. Define and describe common forms of corruption and the media commitment to redress this to increase public good
2. Improve critical thinking, including an ethical, objective approach to investigations
3. Explain in depth a range of financial documents, including government budgets, and published corporate accounts
4. Offer practical advice on how to uncover and report corruption using investigative journalism techniques
5. Deepen awareness of potential legal issues
6. Set guidelines for high-impact news, features and opinion writing.

Course Details:

Start date: Dec 15, 2014

End date: Dec 19, 2014

Location: London, UK – Other

Application deadline: Oct 03, 2014

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Investigative Journalist Awards

EHAD is a campaign that encourages parents and caretakers to guide their children about their health issues. It believes that lack of proper information on issues such as challenges of growing-up, bad influence of peer pressure, sexual abuse, addiction and HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis infections may lead to exploitation, abuse, rights violations, ill-informed decisions and, in extreme cases, untimely deaths.

EHAD, a nationwide awareness campaign that urges parents and caretakers to highlight issues related to health and behavior of adolescence and youth, has launched the ‘2014 Investigative Journalist Awards’ for media persons working in nine Pakistan districts.

 

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The journalist award has been launched for nine districts – Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Lahore, Lodhran, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Jamshoro, Karachi, Quetta and Pishin.
Journalists keen to participate in the contest will have to submit their investigative reports on any of the following five issues: Child  Sexual Abuse, Problems of Growing Up, Influence of Peer Pressure, Addiction and Infectious Diseases like Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.
Awards will be given in three categories: print, TV and radio. The best investigative report from the three categories will receive a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- each to be awarded at an exclusive prize distribution ceremony to be held in Islamabad.
EHAD believes that media, being one of the most important pillars of this society, must come forward and make it a priority agenda to report on vital issues impacting Pakistani youth. EHAD has launched this contest in order to encourage the media professionals reporting on youth health and behavioral issues.
The deadline for submissions is October 20, 2014. Further details of this contest are available at www.ehad.org.pk.

Lung Health Media Training Barcelona, Spain 2014

October 27 – November 1, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

This 6th annual program is a three-day intensive training followed by full access to the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health. This year’s Conference focuses on “Community-Driven Solutions for the Next Generation.”  The training is designed to increase journalists’ knowledge and skills at developing stories on lung health and related issues, including tuberculosis; TB/HIV; asthma, COPD, diabetes and tobacco control.

lung-health-media-trainingJournalists hear presentations from world-class experts on these diseases, the extent and impact of the problems they present (including social, political and economic impacts) and new research, solutions and innovations in the pipeline. The sessions also include practical training in turning scientific information into effective web, print and broadcast stories.

This program is sponsored by The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership and The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Additional funding provided by Aeras and the TB Alliance.

Contact

jenny@nationalpress.org

Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship 2014-2015

September 2014 – June 2015, Washington, DC

The Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship is the National Press Foundation’s signature Washington education program for DC-based journalists. Through nine, daylong seminars – once a month, from September through June – this fellowship program provides a primer on Washington agencies, institutions and organizations, while delivering fresh sources, story ideas and unparalleled opportunities to get to know and learn from other journalists. On-the-record access to officials, experts and seasoned journalists, along with site visits and innovative online tools training, enhance and add insight to the topics journalists cover.

Funded by endowment grants from the Freedom Forum, the Lawrence B. Taishoff Foundation, the Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation and the NPF Programs Fund

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AAJA 2014 Announces Annual Convention in Washington D.C.

Join more than 850 journalists, news executives, media researchers and community leaders at the 24th Annual AAJA National Convention at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, August 13-16, 2014.

Whether you are a media industry veteran, new to the field or still in school, the convention is a can’t-miss event for media professionals and future journalists looking to network and grow in their careers. The four-day convention includes plenary sessions, panel workshops, seminars and other activities with interactive discussions about industry and community issues. The convention’s Career Fair & Expo features top news and media companies, universities and journalism industry services, along with one-on-one critiques with veteran journalists and other opportunities for professional and student journalists.

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“On behalf of the Washington, D.C. chapter, we are excited to welcome AAJA members and friends to the nation’s capital in 2014,” said convention co-chairs Seung Min Kim, congressional reporter, Politico, and Sherri Ly, reporter, WTTG FOX 5. “With the campaign season for midterm elections in full swing, all eyes will be on Washington, and it will be an exciting time to be in the District.”

The 2014 National Convention will include an unforgettable speaker panel of internationally renowned orators and industry luminaries. The convention will culminate with the AAJA Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 16. AAJA student scholarship recipients will be honored, and national journalism and special awards will be presented to recognize excellence in journalism.

Click here to view on the AAJA website.

On-Air Internship

Scripps-NetworksScrippsnetworks UK are looking for an On Air Intern. This role takes existing promos and reversioning them into a variety of lengths, languages, etc. This is wonderful experience for anyone following a career in either editing or creating on-air promos.

  • The main focus of this role is reversioning promos, you will also be involved in:
  • Updating and Creating Presentation reels
  • Distribution of localised promos
  • Media management
  • Uploading/downloading files to various departments and clients
  • Co coordinating localisation of promos
  • Essential –  Avid Media Composer
  • Desired – Final Cut Pro
  • Desired – Interply

The ideal candidate will be organised, smart, driven, eager and willing to learn You will have good communication skills and a genuine Interest in editing/technology/promo producing within a broadcast environment

Employer:

SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE
Posted:

11 July 2014
Location:

Greater London
Function:

Administration
Level:

Apprenticeship
Contract:

Permanent
Hours:

Full Time

Salary:

Up to £14,000 depending on experience

Internship Offer at Dunya TV Lahore

Dunya TV channel is proposing internship opportunities in Product Development Department at the head office Lahore.

Product Development Department is looking for self-motivated and intelligent interns who can bring effective modification and formulation for the product. The ideal candidate should have verbal and written communication skills as well as must be able to meet the assigned responsibilities. Dunya TV channel is the best workplace for the professionals as it is focusing to train capable and promising students who just have completed their graduation.

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Dunya TV is offering 4-6 weeks internship programs for the fresh graduates who are willing to attain some knowledge and familiarity about the work in Product Development Department. High preference will be given to the recent graduates of Mass Communication to both male and female. Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply in order to get this best internship offer which can bloom their career in this section.

Interested candidates can send their resumes along with profile and cover letter to:

Email: Hashim.khan@dunyatv.tv

 

The Knight-Mozilla Fellowships
Knight-Mozilla-FellowshipsDevelopers, technologists, engineers or programmers interested in journalism can apply for this fellowship. The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship offers developers and technologists in newsrooms worldwide US$60,000 to spend 10 months writing code in collaboration with reporters, designers and newsroom developers.
The following newsrooms will be hosting this year’s fellows: The Guardian in London; La Nacion in Argentina; NPR in Washington; Vox Media in Austin,Texas, Washington or New York; the Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville, California; The New York Times in New York; and The Washington Post in Washington or New York.
Along with the stipend paid over 10 months, the fellowship provides supplements for housing, childcare, health insurance, moving expenses and helps pay for research/equipment and books. The fellowship also covers the costs of required travel for fellowship activities.
Apply by August 16, 2014.

The 2015 Fellowships

Seven news organizations around the world will be hosting our six Knight-Mozilla Fellows in 2015: the Guardian, La Nacion, NPR, Vox Media, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

The Fellowship Experience

Knight-Mozilla Fellows work in some of the best newsrooms in the world: they’re present as news breaks, write code for the day’s headlines, wrangle thorny datasets, and get to take a step back to build better newsroom tools and practices. As a Fellow, you would live and work for 10 months in the city where your host newsroom is located (travel and housing is paid as part of the Fellowship) and work as a member of the newsroom team.

The kinds of projects Fellows work on day-to-day are dictated by the news organization and the Fellow, and include projects focused on data, mapping, research, and impact analysis. If you already have ideas of things that interest you, whether it be news games or civic data crunching, that’s great. We’re looking for people who want to experiment with technology in journalism, and Fellows get plentiful room to figure out what those experiments should be.

Why Newsrooms?

Our Fellows’ work is rooted in developing open projects that help us all better understand our world via journalism. But embedding Fellows in newsrooms does more than contributing to journalism.

News is at the center of many people’s web use, and the technology decisions news organizations are currently making will shape the way we experience the entire web for years to come. As advocates of the open web, we are especially invested in making open technology options a realistic and attractive option for newsrooms, technically and culturally.

Working in the Open

Knight-Mozilla Fellows share their work beyond their host newsrooms. By blogging their experiences, pushing code to open repositories, and taking part in other OpenNews initiatives, our Fellows help strengthen the entire journalism-developer community and contribute to a more transparent, secure, and accessible internet.

Who Should Apply

The Knight-Mozilla Fellowship program is designed to engage people who like to code and bring them—and their varied expertise—into newsroom. If you have a knack for coding and an interest in contributing your skills to journalistic projects, you are the type of person we are looking for.

There is no “typical” Fellow, and previous Fellows have come from a variety of backgrounds including academia, software engineering, open source coding, and newsroom development. Most of our Fellows did not major in Computer Science, and many had never visited a newsroom before their Fellowship. We are an inclusive program and seek Fellows who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Women and other under-represented participants in technology are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply now!

Fund for Journalism on environmental reporting Projects

Journalists from all over the worldwide can apply for a US$3,500 grant to report on environmental projects and entrepreneurial ventures around the globe. he Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) offers grants to provide incentives and support to journalists who are building an environmental platform and are struggling financially to complete the project.

The funds should serve to cover project-related travel, training, research materials, environmental testing and other direct expenses that pertain to the completion of the project.

Both SEJ members and non-members are able to apply for the grants, as long as their work is within the journalism field.

Applications must be submitted by July 15.

journalism_jobsWHO MAY APPLY?
Any qualified journalist working independently or on the staff of either a for-profit or non-profit news organization worldwide is eligible to apply for a FEJ grant. SEJ membership is not required, but all applicants must meet SEJ’s eligibility requirements: your work must be in journalism or closely related to journalism, and your responsibilities must not include public relations work on environmental issues or lobbying on environmental issues. If you’re not sure, please review SEJ’s eligibility requirements.

HOW ARE THE FUNDS TO BE USED?
Grant funds can be used for expenses of a project, but not for time spent doing the project. Examples of eligible expenses include project-related travel, training, research materials, database analysis, environmental testing, and other direct non-personnel costs required for success of the reporting project or entrepreneurial venture. Equipment will not be considered for funding. Funds may not be used to reimburse expenses on a project; only expenses projected to be incurred after receipt of a grant will be considered.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT APPLICANT AND PROJECT ELIGIBILITY
Please read the FEJ Program Guidelines. We urge applicants to pay particular attention to the section titled Criteria for Selection. Please note that at this point in time, only online applications in English are being accepted; and international applicants must give advance consideration to how they expect to receive funds, as SEJ cannot arrange international wire transfers and no more than 10% of a grant may be spent on its delivery.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Summer Cycle: July 15; winners announced mid-September
Winter Cycle: November 15; winners announced mid-January

APPLICATION FEES
SEJ Members: Fee waived
Non-members: $40 (Please see below)*

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE FUND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM

SEJ Member Grant Application Form (free for SEJ members)

Non-member Grant Application Form ($40 application fee applies. See instructions below.)

* The cost of first-year membership is only $40. Membership includes a year’s subscription to SEJ’s quarterly magazine, SEJournal, access to the online directory of members, subscription to members-only discussion lists, discounts to SEJ’s annual conferences, and more. To join:

1. Apply to be a registered user of SEJ’s website. Go to www.sej.org, then click the “Need help?” link in the burgundy bar at the right near the top of the page. Once your user profile has been activated, you can access the online membership application. (New user accounts are usually activated the same day.)

2. Access the online membership application, complete, and click submit. SEJ staff will fast-track your application and, if you are accepted for membership in SEJ, send you the payment link for new members.

You do not have to be a member to apply for a grant from the Fund for Environmental Journalism. The fee for non-members to apply is $40. This may be applied to SEJ membership (complete separate SEJ membership application on the SEJ website); however, if you are not already an approved member of SEJ at the time of application, use the Non-member Grant Application Form.

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Short Film Festival on War & Conflict

imw-film-festivalOpen to all, IWM’s Short Film Festival 2014 is a showcase of imaginative and challenging films inspired by our collections and our role – to explore the causes of war and conflict, and its impact on people’s lives.

Submissions are now open and will be accepted until 31 July 2014.

The award categories are Best Documentary and Best Creative Response. There will also be an award for the Audience Vote and a Special Award that will be presented to the film that best responds to the First World War.

The judging panel for the IWM Short Film Festival includes experts from different creative disciplines. Journalist, author and playwright Bonnie Greer and film producer Richard Melman, from Spring Studios, will judge each category alongside IWM’s Short Film Festival Director Matt Lee and Founding Director Toby Haggith. Prizes include £10,000 worth of production time at Prime Focus and a paid 12-month internship with October Films.

We will be showing a shortlist of the films at IWM London from 23 October 2014 – 10 November, and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at IWM London in December 2014. Following the announcement, all winners and runners-up will be shown at IWM North.
Awards will be given in two categories: best documentary and best creative response. An audience award and an award for the best film about World War I will also be given. Prizes include GBP10,000 (US$16,930) worth of production time at Prime Focus and a paid, 12-month internship with October Films.

The short-list of films being considered for awards will be screened at the museum’s London location from Oct. 23 to Nov. 10.

Fill in the submission form

Sheila Pimentel, Jury Member 2013

United Nations Contest for Multimedia Professionals

Take a chance, show how you contribute to the UN MDGs and be seen on an international stage
Designers, producers, application developers, journalists and writers interested in digital media and development can submit their work.

You are younger than 30?
You have developed a social project with Internet or Mobile Technology?
You want to make a difference in the world, your country or community?
You are a committed social entrepreneur and are eager to give your project a new drive?

Then you should apply for the World Summit Youth Award and get the chance to bring your project on a global stage!

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) seeks young multimedia professionals who use Internet and mobile technology to put the UN Millennium Development Goals into action and make a difference. Categories for competition include poverty, education, gender equity, culture, environment and social justice.

The WSYA Categories:

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Sheila Pimentel, Jury Member 2013
Sheila Pimentel, Jury Member 2013

Participants must be under 30 years old and citizens of U.N. member states. The submitted product, project or application may be in any language. Registration information must be in English.

Eighteen winners will be invited to the WSYA Winners’ Event from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in São Paulo. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers.

 

Click Here to Apply

2014 SAJA Journalism Awards

The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) is accepting entries for the 2014 SAJA Journalism Awards in 11 separate categories, including the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, for stories on South Asia and/or the South Asian diaspora.  According to SAJA Awards Chair Anup Kaphle the deadline for entering the awards is June 30, 2014. The winners will be announced at SAJA’s 20th Annual Awards Gala in November in New York City. 

sajaThere is a $50 entry fees for each category (student category is free), which requires your name, title of your entry, and full permanent URL of your work. Please read the instructions for each award category and to apply, click on the categories. and in case of any questions, any body can email SAJA Awards Chair Anup Kaphle at awards@saja.org

Full information on the categories and how to apply is available here: http://saja.org/awards

Annual Competition for Digital Documentary

Documentarians worldwide can participate in a festival in Amsterdam.

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) seeks interactive and new media projects for its annual competition for digital documentary storytelling. The festival will take place from Nov. 19 to 30.

The event will showcase more than 250 documentaries, from international audience favorites to artistic experiments. IDFA also includes interactive documentaries and other nonfiction forms of digital storytelling, including games, apps, installations and media art.

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The deadline to submit a documentary has been extended to Aug. 1. Projects must have been completed after April 2014. Prizes range from EUR1,500 (US$2,048) to EUR12,000 (US$16,389).

 

Investigative Reporting Fellowship

Journalists between 22 to 38 years can apply for a fellowship. Moment magazine organizes the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative to encourage reporters to write in-depth stories about deeply ingrained prejudices. Apart from providing the selected fellow with US$5,000 to complete the project, the initiative will offer mentoring from experienced journalists.

The final stories from the project will be published in Moment and potentially with another media outlet partner. Fellows will be mentored by a group of prestigious journalists, including Wolf Blitzer, Linda Feldmann, Martin Fletcher, Glenn Frankel, Bill Kovach, David Lauter, Charles Lewis, Clarence Page, Robert Siegel, Paul Steiger, Lynn Sweet and David Wessel.

The program honors Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was slain by terrorists in 2002.

 

moment-investigative-reportingMoment launched the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative in 2010 in honor of the 38-year-old Wall Street Journal reporter slain by terrorists in 2002 to encourage young journalists to write in-depth stories about a modern manifestation of anti-Semitism or another deeply ingrained prejudice. With the help of our prestigious panel of journalists, Moment select and mentors the writer, providing her or him with journalistic as well as financial support. The fellowship offers $5,000 to cover the costs of the project—$2,500 up front, and $2,500 upon completion of the story. The edited stories will be published in Moment, perhaps in conjunction with another media outlet. Applicants must be between the ages of 22 and 38; international applicants are welcome to apply.

 

Fellows will be mentored by a group of prestigious journalists, including: Wolf Blitzer, Linda Feldmann, Martin Fletcher, Glenn Frankel, Bill Kovach, David Lauter, Charles Lewis, Clarence Page, Robert Siegel, Paul Steiger, Lynn Sweet and David Wessel. The DPIJI project director is Mary Hadar.

Our son Danny has come to symbolize both the power and nobleness of principled journalism and the rising dangers of the hatred that took his life. The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative will harness the former to combat the latter and will lead us a step closer to Danny’s ideal of a hate-free world.”–Judea Pearl

The DPIJI fellowship provided me the stability, feedback and guidance critical to developing a complex story about a charged issue. This web of professional and personal support is rare these days and was crucial to my growth as a journalist.
–Emily Keeler Alhadeff, 2011 DPIJI winner. Read her story, An Olympian Struggle here.

 

To apply, please send an email to dpiji@momentmag.com including:

  • Your name, date of birth and contact information
  • Your resume
  • Three clips from a print or digital publication, including at least one long-form story
  • A description of your story proposal, including how you plan to execute it
  • Two recommendations, one from an editor about your work as a journalist, and one from a journalist or scholar about the content of your proposal.

DEADLINE: June 7, 2014

 

Past Winners:

2012: Eve Fairbanks is a writer living in Johannesburg and completing a book about South Africa. Her piece “A House Divided” (published in May/June 2013) tells the story of demographic transformation and racial anxieties at an iconic historically white university in South Africa. The University of the Free State story is an unsettling one, because, in the beginning — as it began to integrate in the early 1990s after South African liberation — integration went exceptionally well. As the school’s demographics shifted, however, strange changes began to emerge in the university community’s feelings about integration — culminating, a decade later, in a completely re-segregated society, in which dorms, classes, social activities had re-divided into white-only and black-only, like a new apartheid. Fairbanks investigates  what caused social progress to surge forward and then reverse course?

2011: Emily K. Alhadeff is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the associate editor of JTNews, Washington State’s Jewish newspaper. Her story, “An Olympian Struggle,” (published in Moment’s July/August 2012 issue) details the collision of deeply held worldviews in Olympia, Washington, home of Rachel Corrie, the International Solidarity Movement activist killed by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza in 2003. Two years after the Olympia Food Co-Op launched its boycott of Israeli products, the first—and only—of its kind in the United States, the community remains sharply divided. Alhadeff conducted interviews with both sides of the boycott battle and examined the conspiracy theories that continue to tear Olympians apart, as well as tracking local, national and international organization funding sources. She also explores the causes that have led Olympia to become a fulcrum of anti-Israel sentiment and activism.

Design & Fine Art Fellowships 2014 – Kingston University

Where: Kingston University – London

Awards: £12,000

Deadline: 23rd June 2014

Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is seeking to appoint two innovative contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2014.

Each Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, to support a practice-based research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery.

Visit  for information on how to apply.

Deadline for applications: Midday Monday 23 June 2014

Interviews: Week commencing 14 July 2014