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…

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…

How digital media sites can monetize their social capital

Lately, I have been reading a lot about a new way of valuing media that would benefit entrepreneurial journalism ventures, which nearly always lack capital to launch and sustain themselves. Sociologists and economists have been writing about it for years — social capital — and I am embarrassed to say that I have just started learning about it. Social capital is a value that media entrepreneurs possess through their social, professional and business networks. It…

8 Top Twitter Tips for Journalists

 We look at how journalists can cleverly use Twitter to enhance their reporting.  In a piece for Wired last year, journalist Mat Honan argued that Twitter has become too big to fail. By that, he meant fail technically, by disappearing behind the cartoon ‘fail whale’ which appears less and less as Twitter grows older. He had a compelling argument as to why. “Twitter is no longer simply a place where people come to make jokes and…

Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation Scholarships for Masters Students in UK, 2017

  A generous grant from the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation has secured further scholarships for students applying to the MA Financial Journalism course at City, University of London, as well as enhanced funding for the programme’s unique summer school based in New York and Shanghai. The foundation is also continuing its support for an endowed professorship in financial journalism. In total, it has pledged to contribute £550,000 over the next three years. From September…

UN Video Competition Accepting Entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers ages 25 and younger are invited to submit films on migration, diversity and social inclusion. PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival is a competition sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Videos must be less than five minutes long and include English subtitles. There are three age-based categories. The winner of each category will receive US$1,000 and have his or her video widely distributed on a variety of platforms. In addition, this year there is the new Award for the…

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