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✍️ Journalism Awards, Events and Fellowships Deadlines ✍️ — September 22
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Hello folks, it’s that time of the week! I’m getting ready for a weekend in the Spanish mountains, so I’ll keep this short and sweet.
Thanks to some great feedback from you all, I’ve altered the format of our listings to categorize them by type, instead of only date and deadline. Hopefully this makes it easier and quicker to identify what you’re looking for, whether it’s fellowships, events/training or awards.
Some of my favourites added this week include OCCRP’s first ever Research & Data Fellowship Program, the American Copy Editors Society’s scholarships, and the Oxford Climate Journalism Network. Check them and dozens more out below.
Also check out Tuesday’s media news roundup, as we looked at Gannet’s new Taylor Swift and Beyoncé reporting roles; UK broadcasters’ new free streaming app; how Australian politicians are rallying around Julian Assange; the creator of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series leaving NPR; essential tips on the art of salary negotiation; and lessons learned from The New York Times Print Hub.
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That’s all from me this week, enjoy your weekends everybody! 👋
✍️ Job Corner ✍️
🚨 Premium Postings 🚨
Location: Remote, U.S.
Requirements: 5+ years in a leadership role at a journalism organization; Track record of success overseeing high-caliber journalism with impeccable integrity; Experience managing, motivating and inspiring staff; Excellent editorial judgment and skills, and detailed understanding of different forms of journalism; Ability to work effectively and eagerly across departments, promoting a collaborative and inclusive newsroom; An understanding of the importance of the latest audience engagement strategies and methods; Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; Superior organizational skills and ability to balance many different priorities.
Deadline: October 22, 2023
🗓️ Awards, Events and Fellowships Calendar 🗓️
💵 Fellowships 💵
Pulitzer Teacher Fellowship
Students today are confronted with a complex media ecosystem and a host of pressing global issues that can be overwhelming to navigate. As part of this paid, virtual program, a cohort of up to 16 educators will explore this challenge over the course of the school year in a community with other passionate Fellows and award-winning journalists.
By: Pulitzer Center
Black Public Media’s Annual Open Call
Each year, BPM issues an open call for feature-length documentaries and shorts (nonfiction or scripted) that are currently in research and development, pre-production, production or post-production. The focus of the 2023 Open Call is climate stories. They’re looking for traditional media projects that present the voice of the Black community as it relates to our changing environment.
By: Black Public Media
FRED Advanced Data Workshop
Journalists chosen to be a Fellow will have the opportunity to: Visit the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to learn about economic data; Discover how to graph differing types of FRED data; Learn about new data releases; Explore data and special reports that can help you create new stories; Hear from speakers who will discuss how they take the pulse of the American economy, feed that information to the Federal Open Market Committee and influence interest rate decisions.
Where: St. Louis, MO
When: September 28-29
Local Media for Democracy
This pilot media funding scheme will inject €1.2m in financial support to local, regional and community media who are struggling to serve the public interest in the so-called “news deserts” areas in Europe. The Local Media for Democracy project is an 18-month project co-funded by the EU and launched by a consortium of partners.
By: Journalismfund Europe
Where: European Union
🆕 2023 OCCRP Research & Data Fellowship
OCCRP has announced its first ever Research & Data Fellowship Program. They don’t care if you’re a beginner eager to dive into data journalism, someone looking to enhance your OSINT skills, or an experienced researcher, what matters is that you’re excited about investigative journalism and want to take a step forward.
When: November 1
McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism
This fellowship provides experienced journalists with grants up to $15,000 and the editorial support needed to produce deeply reported enterprise and investigative stories that delve into critical economic, financial or business issues across a wide array of subjects. You don’t need to be a business reporter to apply; many previous fellows have been generalists, or cover beats such as health care, education or the environment.
Grant: Up to $15,000
By: Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism
2024 Melvin M.S. Goo Writing Fellowship
This fellowship will award financial support to an individual journalist, author, or writer from the U.S. or China for a project that will enhance understanding between the two countries. The project: May be produced in either (or both) English or a Chinese language variety; Must be published or otherwise made publicly accessible in the U.S. and/or China; Must be completed and delivered by the end of 2024.
By: East West Center
The Tarbell Fellowship
The Tarbell Fellowship is a one-year programme for early-career journalists interested in covering emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence. Fellows receive a 9-month placement at a major newsroom, participate in a study group covering AI governance & technical fundamentals, and attend a 2 week journalism summit in Oxford. The programme incorporates expert speakers, feedback & mentorship from experienced journalists and networking events with experts from leading AI organisations.
Chauncey Bailey Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship
The year-long program is intended to prepare and support a journalist of color for a solid career in investigative reporting. The program also provides an opportunity for the fellow’s news outlets to benefit from the fellow’s investigative skill-building. An underlying goal of the program is to increase the range of backgrounds, experiences and interests within the field of investigative journalism, where diverse perspectives are critically important.
By: Investigative Reporters & Editors
🆕 BWP x Flickr and SmugMug
This is dedicated to advancing the recipient's photography practice, coupled with a two-year Flickr Pro membership and a one-year SmugMug Pro subscription. Additionally, ten deserving recipients will receive a one-year Flickr Pro membership and a one-year SmugMug Pro subscription.
By: Black Women Photographers
MPIL Journalist in Residence Fellowship
The fellowship enables journalists with several years of experience to spend three months at the Institute. The time and duration of the stay are agreed individually. MPIL Journalists in Residence are free to pursue their own research. They are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to exchange ideas with researchers at the institute and to participate in our various work and discussion formats. The fellowship is geared towards freelance and staff journalists from all media who report and write regularly on legal and constitutional topics, or topics from politics, the economy and research-related topics.
By: Max Planck Institute
When: Between March and November, 2024
🆕 Bill Lane Center for the American West
The Western Journalism and Media Fellowships provide opportunities for journalists working in all kinds of media — newspapers, magazines, radio, television, online, multimedia, video, film, data visualization and mapping, and books. The fellowship enables journalists to: interact with Stanford researchers, scholars, and students; develop or work on a project of their own design; and spur new coverage and understanding of the American West.
By: Stanford University
Alicia Patterson Fellowships
The Alicia Patterson fellowships are open only to U.S. citizens who are full-time print journalists, or to non-U.S. citizens who work full-time for U.S. print publications, either in America or abroad. Freelancers are welcome to apply. All applicants, including those being considered for the new Cissy Patterson fellowship for environmental or science topics, should complete the Alicia Patterson Foundation application.
By: Alicia Patterson Foundation
🆕 ACES Scholarships
Six scholarships are awarded annually through the ACES Education Fund to students interested in a career in editing. Applicants for all ACES scholarships must be seeking degrees as enrolled college/university juniors, seniors, or graduate students at the time of the deadline.
By: American Copy Editors Society
🧠 Events 🧠
Investigative Journalism: A Practical Workshop with Amelia Gentleman
When it comes to sourcing a story, building it out into an investigation, and uncovering injustices, few know more about the craft and ethics as well as the stamina required than Guardian reporter Amelia Gentleman, whose award-winning investigations into the Windrush scandal exposed the decades-long government hostilities faced by a generation of migrants and their children. In this virtual seminar, Amelia will go through how to build out your beginner career in journalism to source stories and expose systemic wrongs.
By: The Guardian
When: September 25 | 6:30-8:30pm UK Time
Why Headline Testing Matters, How AI Can Help
The Perfect Headline Doesn't Exist. In the webinar, you’ll delve into the world of A/B testing data and show how ChatGPT can assist in the process. The aim is to demonstrate the benefits of investing time in improving your content's performance right after publication.
When: September 26 | 3pm Central European Time
Global Reporting Summit: A Deep Dive Into Impact Storytelling
How can filmmakers, podcasters and journalists create more impact with stories? Storytellers of all kinds are working to effect change everyday by uncovering untold stories. At this summit, you will look at different approaches across journalism and filmmaking to inform, engage and activate audiences on tough, often intangible issues like democracy, climate and inequality.
By: One World Media
Where: London or Online
When: September 26-28
🆕 Grow Your Audience with Google
Learn best practices from experts across Google on Search, Discover, YouTube, and Reader Revenue Manager.
By: Google News Initiative
When: September 28 - October 12
International Journalism Forum 2023
The Forum will bring together the global journalism community for knowledge-sharing, networking and inspiration, providing an opportunity for participants to explore the ways in which innovation and journalism can co-create the industry's next day. Attendees can look forward to a packed schedule of talks, workshops, open discussions and other events that are designed to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing among journalists.
By: Incubator for Media Education and Development
Where: Athens, Greece or online
When: September 28-30
First Steps in Journalism: How to Pitch and Get Paid for Your Work
Would you like to see your words in print, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’re a new journalist seeking to establish yourself, or an expert with a flair for writing and specialist knowledge that you’d like to share with others? Guardian columnist and highly experienced freelancer Coco Khan will guide you through the steps you need to grow and nurture your fledgling career, and, crucially, you’ll learn the difference between surviving and thriving as a freelance writer.
By: The Guardian
When: September 28 | 6-8:30pm UK Time
🆕 Oxford Climate Journalism Network
The course is designed for reporters from all beats, desks and formats that are interested in improving their coverage of climate change. The course aims to broaden the scope of climate change journalism. As a result, journalists, multimedia reporters, photographers and editors from beats such as sports, business and politics are encouraged to apply. Only practising journalists should apply.
By: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
National FOI Summit 2023
Join for an annual gathering of access professionals, transparency advocates, journalists and anyone else who knows that open government is good government.
By: National Freedom of Information Coalition
When: October 3-5
Cost: $25 (members) or $30 (non-members)
How to Get Started in Podcasting
In this online workshop, you will learn the key ingredients for producing a podcast that has the potential to stand out and spread across social media. They will take you through the technical know-how for producing slick audio, the editorial dos and don’ts, and give you an understanding into why audio is perfect for storytelling - and why the time to put your ideas into action is now.
By: The Guardian
When: October 4 | 3pm UK Time
In the War Zone: How Groundbreaking Women Correspondents Beat the Odds to Cover the Vietnam War
Join the National Press Club's History and Heritage Team for a discussion with Lorissa Rinehart and Elizabeth Becker on the breathtaking challenges endured on the battlefield by female war correspondents during the Vietnam War.
By: The National Press Club
Where: Washington, D.C. or Online
When: October 11 | 2pm Eastern Time
Cost: Free (members) or $15 (non-members)
🆕 Women in Visual Journalism Conference
The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism.
By: National Press Photographers Association
Where: Dallas, TX
When: October 15
Cost: $10 (student members), $20 (student non-members), $75 (professionals)
SRCCON is for people who want to transform the ways journalism and tech work in their organizations and communities. Its schedule is built around hands-on sessions, conversations, and workshops focused on the practical challenges that news technology and data teams encounter every day.
Where: Minneapolis, MN
When: October 17-18
Cost: From $250 (some free scholarship tickets available)
RTDNA Leadership Lab
This one-day event will focus on the leadership skills you need to tackle recruitment and retention in your newsroom, to show up as a more productive and authentic leader from wherever you are, and to lead in a culture that benefits employees and the communities you serve. As an added bonus, mingle with other journalists and meet with journalism students interested in their future career plans.
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: November 1 | 8:30am-5:30pm Eastern Time
Cost: $79 (members) or $99 (non-members)
🆕 Skill Up @ SABEW 2023
SABEW, the leading association for business journalists, has assembled a top-notch workshop entirely focused on helping you sharpen your skills. The day will conclude with a wine-and-cheese mixer.
Where: New York (The Wall Street Journal Newsroom)
When: October 20 | 12:45-6pm Eastern Time
Cost: $74 (members), $99 (nonmembers); Students: $29 (members), $49 (nonmembers)
How to Pitch to Editors with the Guardian’s Toby Moses
Toby Moses, the head of newsletters and former deputy opinion editor at the Guardian, will teach you everything from how to write the perfect pitch email to an editor, to how to increase your chances of getting recommissioned, in this practical and informative online workshop.
By: The Guardian
When: October 20 | 2-4:30pm UK Time
IRE Phoenix Workshop
Elevate your investigative and data skills. Whether you're a reporter, student, editor, educator, producer, freelancer or all of the above and then some — you'll be guaranteed a plethora of new tips, tricks, and skills for your tool belt, ideas for your next story and connections with some of the top investigative and data journalists in the country.
By: Investigative Reporters and Editors
Where: Tempe, AZ (Arizona State University)
When: October 20-21
Cost: $25 (students) or $75 (professional)
The Fundamentals of Cartography
Every map tells a story. They are detailed, sophisticated tools that reveal more about human nature than we may realise – from where our ancestors settled and why, to the rise of political movements, the spread of disease and trends in our changing climate. The key is knowing how to read them. In this masterclass with experts from Ordnance Survey, you will take a look ‘under the cover’ of a map sheet and investigate all its elements.
By: The Guardian
When: October 25 | 5-8pm UK Time
Writing Opinion Pieces, With Polly Townbee and Tim Dowling
We’ve all got an opinion about virtually everything, but how can you communicate your viewpoint with originality and confidence, and in a voice that is uniquely yours? What is the difference between writing an opinion piece that’s grounded in first-hand research, and writing a regular column that draws on your life experiences? In this masterclass with Polly Toynbee and Tim Dowling, you will learn the key steps for getting your opinions down — and then out into the world.
By: The Guardian
When: October 30 | 6:30-8:30pm UK Time
R for Data Analysis
R is a free, open-source and powerful programming language for cleaning, analyzing and visualizing data, as well as statistical analysis. This bootcamp will cover all those skills, starting with the building blocks of importing and performing basic analysis on data. This bootcamp is for anyone who is familiar with the basics of analyzing structured data and wants to learn a programming language that specializes in visualization and statistical analysis.
By: Investigative Reporters and Editors
When: October 30-November 2
Cost: $200 (students/freelancers) or $300-$600 (professional/educators)
🆕 Tribute To Journalists 2023
This event will honor the achievements of brave colleagues whose passion and perseverance have made a huge impact. Many are intrepid reporters who often put their lives on the line to bring us the news. Today they face unprecedented challenges, and need our help — and recognition — more than ever.
By: International Center For Journalists
Where: Online and Washington, D.C.
When: November 2 | 6pm Eastern Time (In-Person), 7:45pm Eastern Time (Online)
JournalismAI Connect is a Slack community for journalists, techies and media professionals enthusiastic about the responsible use of AI technologies in journalism. They want to create a space for the wider community to exchange ideas, ask for help, share achievements, and support each other along the AI-journalism journey.
By: JournalismAI Connect
🏆 Awards 🏆
2023 Global Photo Contest
The 2023 Global Photo Contest is a chance to give voice to nature by sharing what you see with others around the world. Join a community of photographers who are passionate about the environment, showcase your work to industry experts, and win great prizes.
Prizes: Value ranges from $250-$5,000
By: The Nature Conservancy
The annual SIMA Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in social impact storytelling, honoring the most cutting edge filmmaking from around the world that inspires activism, compassion and social transformation. In addition to honoring Feature and Short Documentaries, Impact Videos, Interactive + XR, and AI, the SIMA Awards recognize Production Companies whose body of work demonstrates excellence in creating responsible impact through diverse formats of visual storytelling.
National Press Foundation Annual Awards
The National Press Foundation recognizes and encourages excellence in journalism through its awards and fellowships. Awards include: The Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress; The Innovative Storytelling Award; The Feddie Reporting Award for outstanding coverage of federal laws or regulations and their effect on local communities; The Hinrich Foundation Award for Distinguished Reporting on Trade; The Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons; The AARP Award for Excellence in Journalism on Aging.
By: National Press Foundation
2024 Pulitzer Book Contest
The Pulitzer Prizes for Books are awarded to work in Fiction, U.S. History, Biography, Memoir or Autobiography, Poetry and General Nonfiction. For the 2024 competition, the criteria for entry in all categories remain the same: Eligible titles must be first published in the United States during calendar year 2023, and made available in hardcover or bound paperback for purchase by the general public. Authors in all categories except U.S. History must be American citizens.
By: Pulitzer Center
🆕 James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public
The purpose of this award is to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding reporting directly to the public which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields.
By: American Chemical Society
2024 Reed Environmental Writing Award
The Reed Environmental Writing Award celebrates writers who achieve both literary excellence and extraordinary insight into the South’s natural treasures and environmental challenges. Nominations for book entries must be works of nonfiction (not self-published), and journalism entries, including newspaper, magazine, and digital writing, must be published by a recognized institution such as a newspaper, university, or nonprofit organization.
By: Southern Environmental Law Center