Happy November! Here are some top journalism & writing opportunities from IJNet

A new month is upon us, and here’s a good load of opportunities from IJNet to start off November:

Street photography contest open UNTIL TOMORROW (Nov 2)

Street Reverb Magazine and Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Studio present ‘Reality Remade,’ a contest recognizing street photography that captures art in everyday life.

“Five finalists will be chosen from applicants who submit a project proposal, short biography and a portfolio supporting the proposal…

“‘One overall winner will receive UK£2,200 (about US$3,509) and one community-voted winner will receive UK£500 (about US$798).”

Deadline: November 2, 2011.

Click HERE to view more information on the IJNet website

Year-long knight journalism fellowship open at Stanford University

“The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship enables international and U.S. journalists to conduct research at Stanford University.

“Twenty fellows will be chosen to receive a US$60,000 stipend, plus all tuition, housing, moving, health insurance, books and childcare expenses will be covered.

“Ideal candidates will have at least five years experience and an interest in journalism entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.”

Deadline: December 1, 2011

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Reagan-Fascell democracy fellowship open for journalists and civil society professionals

“Journalists and other civil society professionals from developing and aspiring democracies are invited to apply for a full-time residential fellowship.

“Also open to democratic practitioners and scholars, it is organized by the National Endowment for Democracy at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington. The Forum hosts 16 to 20 Reagan-Fascell Fellows every year.”

Deadline: November 8, 2011

Click HERE to view more information on the IJNet website

Opportunities in specialized journalism

Reuters opens fellowship for business news workshop

“The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing a course about writing financial and business news. The course begins with five days in London and continues with ten units of online study.

“Applicants chosen from developing countries or countries in political transition working for organizations with no training resources will have travel expenses, accommodation and living costs covered. Reuters will waive tuition fees for applicants from developing countries with only limited training resources available.

“Journalists must have at least two years professional experience and have a good level of spoken and written English. Journalists from other countries are welcome to apply but chosen participants must cover all tuition fees and costs.”

Deadline: November 25, 2011

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Investigative reporting award seeks entries from young journalists

“Emerging journalists can apply for an investigative reporting award of up to US$10,000.

“The Investigative Fund announces the I.F. Stone Award, a new effort to support graduate journalism students, recent graduates, journalism interns and entry-level reporters at least 21 years old.

“Reporters based outside of the United States can apply, but the grants go to stories that will appear in U.S. media outlets. However, organizers are also open to co-publishing arrangements in which a story appears both in a U.S. and a foreign outlet.

“Recipients will receive between US$2,000-10,000 in funding to undertake an in-depth reporting project, editorial guidance, access to subscription-based research services and publishing assistance in print, broadcast or online outlets.”

Deadline: November 25, 2011

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UNICEF opens two-year New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) recruitment program for mid-career professionals

“NETI participants will spend one year at UNICEF’s New York headquarters working in a functional areas of need. Participants will then be deployed internationally on assignments related to their projects.

“Applicants must have an advanced university degree, proficiency in English and another official UN language, at least 2-5 years relevant work experience and must be willing to accept an assignment to any UNICEF office worldwide.”

Deadline: November 4, 2011.

Click HERE to view more information on the IJNet website

New this week: Fellowships, grants, scholarships, and competitions for journalists and media practitioners

I thank my weekly IJNet email subscription for this list, but to make it easier for journalists and media practitioners from my side of the globe (and with similar interests as me) to filter through the clutter, I’ve narrowed the opportunities to these:

Competitions

National Geographic’s 2011 photography contest

“In addition to the ($10,000) cash prize, the grand prize winner will receive a paid trip to National Geographic’s photography seminar including airfare, hotel accommodation and a behind-the-scenes tour of the magazine’s headquarters.” Sounds cool? Click on the link above and find out how to enter. Deadline is November 30, 2011.

Multimedia journalism contest asks, “Which are the next walls to fall?” 

According to the post in the IJNet website, “‘Today there are still many ‘walls’ that should be knocked over to achieve a better life for individuals and communities as well. They can be actual and real walls, or even invisible, walls but nevertheless they are cumbersome,’ organizers note.

“Those walls can be identified and described through a number of online storytelling formats: video, audio, photos, drawings, comics or essays. Anyone with a videocamera, a cell phone or a computer is welcome to tell his/her own story. Video entries should be under three minutes; all entries should submitted in English or Italian.

“The contest is part of the Falling Walls Conference, an annual global gathering of forward-thinking individuals and world’s leading scientists presenting their current research projects.”  Deadline is October 28, 2011. Click on the link for more information.

Fellowships, Grants, Scholarships, and Free Classes

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships now open for 2012-2013

“The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships (at Stanford University) is an ambitious program embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Accomplished journalists from the U.S. and overseas spend a year at Stanford, absorbing knowledge, honing skills and developing ideas for the betterment of journalism. They set their own course, leveraging the resources of a great university, Silicon Valley and the widely diverse group of journalists in their fellowship class.

“Fellows receive a stipend of $60,000, plus Stanford tuition and supplements for moving expenses, health insurance, books, housing and childcare. All program activities, and most classes are open to spouses and partners of Fellows.”

Deadline for international applicants is December 1, 2011. Click on the link above for more information.

Deutsche Welle Fellowship accepts applicants for 18-month fellowship in Bonn, Germany 

Deutsche Welle is hosting a fellowship program worth approximately EU€27,500 (about US$37,500) for young journalists to receive professional editorial training for radio, television and online media.

“Applicants must have native fluency in Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Kiswahili, Spanish, Portuguese, Pashto, Dari, Urdu or English, as well as good working knowledge of German with language certification.”

Deadline is October 31, 2011. Click on the link above for more information.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism opens applications

“The average award is US$5,000, which should cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs. The Fund does not cover grantees’ salaries or equipment. The first half of the grant is given once an application is approved and the second half is paid when the project is complete.

Recent grants include investigations on the effects of federal stimulus money in Florida schools, tobacco harvesting in Malawi and India’s ‘Berlin Wall.‘”

Deadline: November 1, 2011.

Fellowships to MA Journalism (Ateneo de Manila University) open

“Asian journalists with a strong commitment to journalism, leadership qualities and an excellent professional and academic record are encouraged to apply for a fellowship for the 2010-2011 M.A. in Journalism at the Philippines’ Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ).

“A grant covers tuition and other expenses for the two-year M.A. Journalism program, which is offered by the Ateneo de Manila University with ACFJ’s support. Since the program’s inception in 2003, 126 journalists from 15 Asian countries have received grants. Among them are mid-career and senior journalists from Asia’s largest dailies including the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Star (Malaysia), Kompas (Indonesia) and news agencies such as Malaysia’s Bernama and the Indonesia’s Antara.”

Deadline: January 14, 2012.

Berkeley J-School offers free multimedia reporting class 

“The Digital Storytelling Workshop, sponsored by the Knight Digital Media Center and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, offers intensive training that covers all aspects of multimedia news production; from basic storyboarding to hands-on instruction with hardware and software for production of multimedia stories. Fellows will work on structured training to learn skills for multi-element stories and then apply new skills to a story for his or her publication.

“The workshop is open to professional print, broadcast and web journalists who want to develop multimedia skills to support their publication’s web publishing effort. The deadline for applications is November 7; The course will be held December 11-16.

Nominations to Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards now open

This is reposted from the official press release of the the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards

Image by Riley Kaminer, under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Image by Riley Kaminer, under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards are now formally open. Conceived in 2011 by the Inter‐Agency Committee (IAC) for the Celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines (December and December 18, respectively every year) chaired by the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW) and co‐chaired by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), MAM Awards aim to recognize the significant role of the media in the promotion and advocacy of migration and development.

Eligible for the Awards are works by government and private media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of print, radio, movie and television, advertising and internet based in the Philippines and abroad. Entries must have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas, or/and promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas, and migration and development.

Entries must be submitted on or before September 30, 2011 to MAM Awards’ Secretariat, Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue cor. Osmeña Highway (South Superhighway) Manila, Philippines 1007.

For more information on the Awards, please call the MAM Secretariat at (632)561‐8291 (telefax), (632)552‐4766 or email at info@cfo.gov.ph.

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