Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

The goal of the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is to provide a woman journalist with a transformative experience that will impact her career by offering her the opportunity to conduct research at leading academic institutions and build journalistic skills.

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must also have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

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 research component of the fellowship.

Deadline for applications: April 30th 2012.

For more information, visit http://iwmf.org/pioneering-change/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/neuffer-fellowship-faq.aspx#11

Marguerite Casey Foundation Journalism Fellowship

Journalists worldwide interested in reporting on poverty issues can apply now for this fellowship opportunity!

The Marguerite Casey Foundation Journalism Fellowship Programme on Poverty aims to increase the public’s and policymakers’ understanding of poverty through journalism. Fellows and scholars selected will write at least one in-depth story or a short series from the point of view of families living in poverty and illustrate how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people.

The 2012 journalism fellowship is open to print, electronic and new media journalists with a minimum of three years of professional experience. Each fellow will receive a stipend of US$4,000 and up to US$1,000 for travel expenses. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2012.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.caseygrants.org/pages/resources/journalism_fellowship_scholarships.asp

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Borderlands: Call For Proposals

The modern national border is a European invention that has been exported around the globe, providing a ready source of conflict and bloodshed. In Africa and the Middle East, borders drawn by imperial hands no longer make sense–they are wars waiting to happen. The Korean DMZ has outlived the Cold War as a nuclear flashpoint. Even in relatively peaceful and stable parts of the world, borders remain problematic. Think Kosovo, where Europe’s newest hostile border has been drawn. Or the US-Mexico border.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is partnering with Foreign Policy magazine to commission a series of reports on borderlands, culminating in the publication of three e-books on the topic. The Foreign Policy reports and e-books will be a core part of a broader Pulitzer Center initiative addressing this topic on multiple media platforms and with a variety of approaches. The Pulitzer Center is offering a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses for each of the three e-book projects, which will be selected and edited by Foreign Policy. The Pulitzer Center will serve as consultant and will promote further discussion of these topics through our Campus Consortium and Global Gateway outreach programs.

For the e-books project, the Pulitzer Center are looking for experienced writers who can deliver rich narrative and thoughtful analysis on how borders shape the way people in various parts of the world experience their lives. The reporting should focus on one border or one region. Proposals of no more than 500 words and a travel budget should be submitted online to travelgrants@pulitzercenter.org or editor@foreignpolicy.com by Feb. 6th.

World Press Institute Fellowship Program 2012

The World Press Institute’s Fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from countries around the world. It provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.

The 2012 fellowship will begin August 10th and end in mid-October.

Selection is competitive. Each year hundreds of journalists apply to the program. Fellows are picked by the WPI selection committee, composed of journalists and corporate communications specialists, all with international experience. Finalists for the fellowship will announced in early April.

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least five (5) years full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism.
  • Journalists can work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, web sites, online publications or magazines of general public interest.
  • Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers are also eligible.
  • Those who supervise journalists are eligible providing that they also have at least five years as a working journalist.
  • Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.
  • Must be currently employed as a non U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.
  • Potential for leadership

Application deadline: 31st January 2012

To learn more and to apply, visit http://worldpressinstitute.org/apply.htm

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2012

The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2012 aims to reinforce the importance of journalists’ role in Africa, and to recognise and develop journalistic talent across all disciplines. Prizes will be awarded to African journalists in 16 categories, including a Radio General News Award category.

Each finalist will receive a cash prize, with each category winner also receiving a laptop computer and printer. The CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Award winner will be selected from the category winners, will receive an additional cash prize, and will have the opportunity to participate in the CNN Journalism Fellowship at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta. The deadline to apply is January 26th 2012.

For more information and to apply, visit  http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/africanawards/index.html

News University Webinar on Mobile Reporting

News University, the Poynter Institute e-learning project, is offering a Webinar entitled “Reporting and Publishing News with Mobile Tools.”

 

During the course, participants will learn about mobile tools, sites and applications to aid in reporting and publishing content.

The Webinar will take place on December 1st 2011.

The course costs US$30, and scholarships are available.

For more information and to apply for a scholarship, visit https://www.newsu.org/courses/reporting-publishing-news-mobile

Find more opportunities by visiting http://www.yipekenya.org/News.htm

AfriCOG Investigative Journalism Fellowship – Call for Applications

AfriCOG is an independent non-profit organisation whose governance and anti-corruption reform initiatives are aimed at addressing the structural causes of Kenya’s governance crises.

AfriCOG’s Investigative Journalism is a competitive fellowship aimed at supporting talented journalists to investigate topical public interest cases and publish a compelling story in the area of governance and anti-corruption reform through print or broadcast media.

AfriCOG invites qualified journalists to apply for the Investigative Journalism Fellowship. Interesting themes could fall under:

  • Misuse of public resources
  • Electoral issues e.g. political party and campaign financing
  • Organised crime and money laundering
  • Environmental governance issues
  • Regulatory failures.

AfriCOG will consider any other area of interest that falls within the mandate of anti-corruption and good governance.

Eligibility

Journalists with either print or broadcasting journalism experience, and a keen interest in developing their investigative journalism skills. Both full time and freelance journalists are encouraged to apply.

Application

The application form is available by visiting www.africog.org

Deadline for submissions of entries is November 17th 2011 at 4PM.