7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in July

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in July. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Rory Peck Awards Deadline: July 3, 2017 Each year, the Rory Peck Trust recognizes freelance cameramen and camerawomen who display endeavor, initiative and journalistic ability while covering international news. Categories include news, features and the Sony Professional Impact Award for Current Affairs. For…

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PRESS RELEASE     June 26, 2017   U.S. Awards Micro-Grants to Support Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDSLagos— The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria on Friday announced a N2.9 million micro-grant to 50 women caregivers to support the economic wellbeing of their families, particularly the vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in five local communities in Apapa local government area of Lagos. Under the U.S. Ambassador’s PEPFAR Small Grants Program, a local non-governmental organization, Blissful Life for Women and…

EDITORIAL OF THE WEEK

FOLLOWING the quit notice issued by 15 northern groups under the aegis of the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups, asking the Igbo to leave the North by October 1, a move which has been condemned across board, the fragile peace among Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities has become even more delicate. Not only did this hate-provoked notice engender further animosities among the ethnic groups in the country, retaliatory quit notices have since sprung up from different ethnic…

First-time international reporting: Tips from a former foreign correspondent Journalist

This tip sheet is designed for journalists with no experience reporting abroad who want a primer on how to prepare. At the bottom of this page is a list of resources that could be useful to any journalist looking for international data. The key takeaway: Don’t just show up in a new country. Read and do your homework before you go. If you can, go somewhere you speak the language. Knowing the scene will help you…

Opinion Journal: MHNG Opinion Picks of the Week

It is my privilege and honour to give the give the keynote speech at the maiden edition of CKN News Annual Lecture which thematic focus requires us to reflect on the role of the social media in the social, economic and political development of Nigeria. As a global phenomenon and platform for knowledge, information and person to group communications, the social media has come to shape our lives in very fascinating and remarkable ways. Scholars…

EDITORIAL OF THE WEEK

Kidnapping for ransom is becoming something of a career for many bandits in our country today. But the most dangerous dimension to the crime is that it is impacting negatively on the education of our children as the nation’s primary and secondary schools are increasingly under siege. In Lagos State particularly, these criminal gangs now find it very easy to carry away innocent students after which they demand outrageous amounts of money before releasing them…

How an algorithm can decide what news you read online

The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet developed an algorithm guided partially by editors and partially by reader preferences that delivers a personalized home page for each website visitor. Editor-in-chief Fredric Karén credits the technology with a significant boost in online traffic and digital subscriptions Source: ijnet. RJI Futures Lab update #195: A homepage designed by algorithm

Opinion Journal: MHNG Opinion Picks of the Week

“How was your May 29?”   “There was no celebration. We just siddon dey look.” “But the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo addressed the nation.” “I know. I know. But there was no programme in place for celebrating two years of the Buhari government. In the past, we used to have a week-long programme, with military parades, prayers here and there and then a national broadcast to remind the people of how democratic rule has been so…

EDITORIAL OF THE WEEK

  MEDIA hype is an awkward cachet of Nigerian public life. Not surprisingly, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, in its media hype, indict, try and convict suspects in the media, and then, with its shoddy investigations and sloppy prosecution, loses the case in court. In the characteristic media show-off of Nigerian public officials, the Nigerian Army Chief of Staff, Tukur Buratai, told Nigerians that some army officers, in-concert with their political sponsors, were…

7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in June

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in June. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Media in Conflicts Seminar Deadline: June 7, 2017 Journalists ages 21 to 35 can apply for a fully funded conflict reporting seminar in Herzliya, Israel, organized by the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy. Participants will attend expert lectures,…

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