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…

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

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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U.S. Embassy Honors Nigerian TechWomen   “Nigerian women are highly talented like the American women in the movie Hidden Figures,” Ambassador W. Stuart Symington said, prior to screening of the movie at Genesis Cinemas, in Abuja on Tuesday, in honor of Nigerian TechWomen.  Hidden Figures details the story of three female African-American mathematicians employed by NASA in the 1960s.  Working as human computers but denied recognition or promotion, they would go on to play crucial…

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U.S. Provides $9.5 Million in Assistance to WFP to Ensure Good Health of Pregnant Women, Children under Five ABUJA –The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided an additional $9.5 million to the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) to ensure more than 175,000 mothers and children under five do not suffer from malnutrition during this year’s “lean” season. The grant from USAID’s Health, Population, and Nutrition Office, augments ongoing support…

THE ART OF INTERVIEWING

  Interviewing is the cornerstone of good journalism, and the stories you tell, whether in text form, by way of video or through audio are only as good as the information you get. MHNG Network (Mediahangoutng) in partnership with the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University will be taking 25 Nigerian Journalist through a one-day extensive training on mastering the Art of Interviewing. The session will offer participants guidelines on how to get the…

7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in May

  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 May.fellowships and competitions with deadlines in May. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program Deadline: May 1, 2017 Scholars and academics from any discipline can apply to this residency in Bellagio, Italy, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Participants spend four weeks establishing…

Why Africans worry about how Africa is portrayed in western media by Remi Adekoya

On a Polish TV station last weekend, I was asked to comment on a documentary depicting life in the slums of Katanga, Uganda, aired in the context of what was described as a “demographic ticking bomb” facing the east African nation. The documentary was a Polish journalist’s take on the latest UN projections, which forecast an impending population boom in Africa. The number of people on the continent is expected to double from 1 to…

Contest calls on journalists to make fact-checking go viral

Society is in the midst of a truth crisis. We now live in a world in which citizens are more likely to trust a haphazard meme that pops up in a search engine than the news media itself. Readers often measure an article’s trustworthiness based not on who wrote it, but on who shared it with them. TruthBuzz, a new contest from the International Center for Journalists and the Craig Newmark Foundation, wants to encourage…

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