Upcoming Member Opportunities

AAJA will post upcoming conferences, workshops, fellowships and more on this page regularly. Be sure to bookmark it and check back periodically.

 

 

Global Investigative Journalism Network Grants and Fellowships

Type: Fellowship/Grant

Location: U.S. and World

Deadline for Application: See specific opportunity for deadline

Seeking a chance to improve your skills and expand your world? Tired of the everyday routine in your newsroom? The Global Investigative Journalism Network has many opportunities to fit your needs. These are programs of special interest to investigative journalists around the world. There are plenty of short-term and long-term opportunities, both for staff and freelance reporters. Follow the link for information on deadlines and background on the various programs.

 

Poynter News University Free Writing Course

Type: Course

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

Journalists at all professional levels can take this self-directed, online course. Poynter’s News University is offering the course “Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writers: Secrets of Their Craft.” The course is a compilation of a dozen Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and master teachers sharing their best tips. The lessons are broken down into 10-minute videos, featuring writing and reporting strategies. Registration is free and ongoing. This course can be taken at any time.

Learn more and register today.

 

Poynter News University Webinar on the Media and First Amendment Rights

Type: Course

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

A government threat to exclude a reporter or a news organization from press briefings or other information sources is now a common occurrence. This free webinar from Poynter’s News University is designed to discuss the media’s First Amendment rights. Viewers will learn the law relating to access to officials and press conferences, how to use the Freedom of Information Act to their advantage and a word of caution on preparing for leak investigations. This course is recommended for reporters, producers and editors and anyone who covers government in the U.S.

Learn more and register today.

 

Knight Center Massive Open Online Course on Immersive Journalism

Type: Course

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, through its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is offering the free course “Intro to immersive journalism: virtual reality and 360° video” March 6 to April 9. The course will provide an introduction to the virtual reality as it applies to nonfiction storytelling and journalism, ranging from content creation to content consumption. Participants will explore the quickly changing landscape of this emerging technology, look at the diverse hardware/software to produce experiences and examine ethical questions.

Learn more and register today.

 

Poynter Institute Drone Journalism School

Type: Training

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: Various

Join the Poynter and their partners at an intensive hands-on workshops designed to prepare you and your newsroom for telling unique stories with unmanned aerial systems. In three days, attendees will learn about the basic skills and prepare you to study for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 drone pilot’s certificate. You’ll also learn about the innovative ways stories can be told as well as explore the ethical issues surrounding drones, including privacy issues. DJI, a market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, will supply a fleet of drones for participants to use during the workshop. Tuition for each three-day workshop is $295 and AAJA members are eligible for a discount.

Learn more about the program and locations and register today.

 

Society of Professional Journalists-Google News Lab Training

Type: Training

Location: North America

Deadline for Application: Rolling basis

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Google News Lab provide training and outreach to journalists interested in applying Google tools in their news gathering, reporting and storytelling. The training includes a workshop lasting from one to three hours featuring an overview of the Google tools or in-depth training on one Google tool. Longer trainings are also available.

Newsrooms must come up with at least 25 participants as well as LCD projector/screen, laptop audio and WIFi. The Society of Professional Journalists pays trainers to come to your location or newsroom courtesy of a grant from the Google News Lab.

Learn more and request a trainer to come to your organization.

 

Collaborative Journalism Summit at Montclair State University

Type: Symposium

Location: Montclair, NJ

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

Hosted by the Center for Cooperative Media, the Collaborative Journalism Summit taking place May 4 – 5 seeks to bring together journalism organizations from around the world to discuss the role of collaboration in today’s media environment.

The kickoff keynote address will be delivered by Martha Hamilton, an editor with the Panama Papers project at The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Other speakers include Scott Klein of ProPublica discussing Electionland, WNYC, New America Media, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, the NC Newsroom Cooperative, and many more.

Learn more and purchase your early bird ticket today.

 

International Women’s Media Foundation African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative

Type: Fellowship

Location: Africa

Deadline for Application: February 21, 2017

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative. The trip will take place May 4 to 17.

Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation about the African Great Lakes region and country of focus. After, fellows will depart for a week of in-country reporting, where they will have the opportunity to network with local journalists, collaborate with international peers and access a wide range of sources and sites. Women journalists with at least three years of experience are welcome to apply. The IWMF pays for fellowship-related expenses including travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters.

Learn more and apply by the February 21, 2017 deadline.

 

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Boston, MA

Deadline for Application: February 28, 2017

The Knight Science Journalism Fellowships hosts international and U.S. journalists for nine months of personalized study, auditing courses at MIT and Harvard, attending lectures and interviewing faculty members.

Fellows receive a US$70,000 stipend plus tuition. Additional benefits include health insurance, research trip stipends, conference stipends and access to MIT and Harvard resources. Applicants must have English proficiency and at least three years of experience as reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators or photojournalists.

Learn more and apply by the February 28, 2017 deadline.

 

The Investigative Fund Ida B. Wells Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2017

The Investigative Fund organizes the Ida B. Wells Fellowship to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests to their work.

The yearlong fellowship provides a US$10,000 award, editorial advice and legal assistance. Fellows will receive funds to cover travel and other reporting costs, and the costs associated with attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. Fellows will also be provided research resources, legal assistance, professional mentors, and assistance with story placement and publicity. Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn more and apply by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

 

Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship at The Boston Globe

Type: Fellowship

Location: Boston, MA

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2017

Open Road Films and Participant Media are sponsoring a fellowship of up to US$100,000 for one or more individuals or teams of journalists to work on in-depth research and reporting projects. The chosen journalist will collaborate with investigative reporters and editors from The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team. The fellow may work in conjunction with The Boston Globe remotely or out of its offices in Boston.

Candidates must submit a story proposal that has a U.S. domestic focus and is of public interest. Particular consideration will be given to proposals that investigate serious wrongdoing and abuse of power in the public or private sector.

Learn more and apply by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

 

National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Hawaii

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2017

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is now accepting applications for their Environmental Journalism Program for working journalists in broadcast, print, and online media. It provides deep background in tropical ecology and conservation, and is designed to enhance informed, accurate reporting on environmental issues. The program will take place May 1-5, 2017.

Faculty members include scientists in botany and a range of natural history specialties, native cultural practitioners, conservation professionals, and others drawn from the NTBG staff and from the larger scientific community. Students can expect to gain expertise and understanding to assist them in covering complex scientific and environmental issues, especially on tropical ecology matters. NTBG provides lodging, airport transfer, and ground transportation.

Learn more and apply by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

 

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York City

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2017

The Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowships seek foreign correspondents or editors for a nine-month period of writing and analysis at the Council of Foreign Relations. The program enables the fellow to increase competency in reporting and interpreting events abroad and promotes the quality of responsible and discerning journalism.

The selected fellow will spend nine months in a full-time residence at the council’s headquarters in New York where they will engage in sustained analysis and writing. The program is open to applicants who have distinguished credentials in the field of journalism and who have covered international news as a working journalist for print, broadcast, or online media widely available in the United States.

Learn more and apply by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

 

Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Maryland

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2017

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) are now accepting applications from mid-career professionals for their 12-month, multidisciplinary residential fellowship program at the Center for Tobacco Products’ main office in Maryland. Fellows will be placed in one of six areas within the CTP: Compliance and Enforcement; Health Communication and Education; Management; Policy; Regulations; or Science. Fellows are expected to complete the full 12-month residential fellowship.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been admitted to the United States for permanent residence and must have an advanced degree in the sciences, communications and journalism, business administration or the medical fields.

Learn more and apply by the March 1, 2017 deadline.

 

International Women’s Media Foundation Howard G. Buffett Fund

Type: Fellowship

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: March 7, 2017

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the third round of the Howard G. Buffett Fund, which aims to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors. Possible projects include exposing underreported but critical global issues, challenging traditional media narratives, developing field-based expertise, pursuing training and leadership opportunities, or launching entrepreneurial news projects or acquiring the skills to do so.

Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience. Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and the team must include at least 50 percent women.

Learn more and apply by the March 7, 2017 deadline.

 

High Country News Internships and Fellowships

Type: Internship and Fellowship

Location: Paonia, CO

Deadline for Application: March 15, 2017

High Country News is a nonprofit news publication that focuses on issues facing the western United States. Journalism students and recent graduates who want to report on natural resources, the environment and community issues can apply for this program taking place July to December in Paonia, Colorado. The organization provides free housing and a US$220 weekly stipend for interns and free housing, and a US$375 weekly stipend for fellows. To help defray moving costs, an additional US$500 travel stipend is available upon successful completion of the internship.

Learn more and apply by the March 15, 2017 deadline.

 

2017 World Conference of Science Journalists Travel Fellowships

Type: Event

Location: San Francisco, CA

Deadline for Application: March 15, 2017

The 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists will take place October 26 – 30 in San Francisco. The conference seeks to build global capacity for science communication and provide an opportunity for journalists to explore cutting-edge science as well as crucial issues at the interface of science and society.

Travel fellowships for those who seek financial assistance to be able to attend the conference. Fellowships will provide full or partial support to cover economy airfare, accommodation and ground transportation. Fellowship recipients will also receive complimentary meeting registration.

Learn more and apply by the March 15, 2017 deadline.

 

Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism

Type: Awards

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: March 15, 2017

The Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism, sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), honors a journalist whose work demonstrates a concern for the rights and the advancement of women. The journalist should also capture the courage, vision and spirit of journalist Jane Cunningham. The winner will receive US$1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the GFWC Annual Convention in Palm Springs, California.

Learn more and apply by the March 15, 2017 deadline.

 

Bringing Home the World Fellowship for Minority Journalists

Type: Fellowship

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: March 20, 2017

The Bringing Home the World Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists provides U.S.-based minority journalists with an opportunity to design and embark on an individual international reporting trip this summer. The program funds a one to two week reporting trip for minority journalists, giving them the opportunity to cover compelling yet under-reported international stories. Fellows will also attend an orientation in Washington, D.C. from May 22 – 26. Many stories from fellows have exposed abuses and corruption, as well as documented the extraordinary lives of unsung people.

Learn more and apply by the March 20, 2017 deadline.

 

World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Eastern Europe

Deadline for Application: March 21, 2017

World Nomads is accepting applications for its travel writing scholarships. Three aspiring writers will win a 10-day travel writing trip in June across the Balkans. The winners will attend a three-day workshop in Montenegro led by The New York Times and Outside magazine contributor Tim Neville. They will then travel to multiple destinations alone and document their trips. The scholarships will cover airfare, accommodations and travel insurance. Each writer will also receive EUR1,000 (US$1,066) and a free tour courtesy of the Western Balkans Geotourism Network.

Learn more and apply by the March 21, 2017 deadline.

 

ProPublica Data Institute

Type: Training

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: March 31, 2017

ProPublica is organizing its Summer Data Institute, an intensive workshop on how to use data, design and code for journalism. The workshop will take place June 7 to 21 at the ProPublica offices in New York. Journalism students or journalists interested in learning how to use data, design and code to help tell stories can apply to attend this free training. The program will cover the basics of brainstorming, reporting, designing and building interactive graphics and data-driven news applications. Participants will receive lodging, roundtrip travel to New York and local transportation.

Learn more and apply by the March 31, 2017 deadline.

 

Russell Sage Foundation Social Science Summer Institute

Type: Training

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: March 31, 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) will host its first Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists July 12 to 14 in New York. The workshop will teach journalists social-science techniques, how to locate the best available social science research on their topics quickly, how to identify and interact fruitfully with leading experts, and how to read academic publications for their journalistic relevance. Fifteen to 20 participants will be selected. Accommodation, meals and travel will be covered directly or reimbursed by the foundation.

Learn more and apply by the March 31, 2017 deadline.

 

Data Journalism Awards

Type: Awards

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: April 7, 2017

The fifth annual Data Journalism Awards, run by the Global Editors Network (GEN), will be awarding a US$1,801 prize to each of its 10 category winners. The categories are: data visualization of the year; investigation of the year; news data app of the year; data journalism website of the year; best individual portfolio; best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours; open data award; small newsrooms; student and young data journalist of the year; and public choice.

Submissions must have been published or aired between April 14, 2016 and April 7, 2017 and must be in English or accompanied with an English translation.

Learn more and submit your entry by the April 7, 2017 deadline.