Upcoming Member Opportunities

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




Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Open

Deadline for Application: November 29, 2015

Discourse Media, with financial support from the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI), is accepting applications for the Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship (AEJF).

The program seeks to support journalism on energy access that will have an impact on public discourse locally in the country/region of the reporter, while bringing stories on energy access from many different parts of the world together, on one platform, to paint a broader picture of the landscape of energy access issues globally.

Get more information and apply before Nov. 29.


John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford

Type: Fellowship

Location: Stanford University, CA

Deadline for Application: December 1, 2015

A JSK Fellowship is a life-changing experience. Each year, up to 20 fellows are selected from around the world and brought together for 10 months at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Immersed in the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of this region, they are inspired to let go of old assumptions and learn new ways of thinking and working.

U.S. applicants for a JSK Fellowship ideally have at least seven years of full-time professional experience; international applicants ideally have at least five years. But we also consider less experienced applicants with outstanding achievements. No college degree is required.

Learn more and apply by Dec. 1.


2016 Summer Magazine Intern Immersion

Type: Internship

Location: New York or Washington

Deadline for Application: December 1, 2015

For 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines or websites as well as on college newspapers or magazines.

ASME interns participate in a three-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns also attend special events in New York and Washington and meet for lunch with top editors. ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. They may sometimes interview celebrities, attend press conferences and work the red carpet and the essential work of magazine journalism.

Learn more and apply before Dec. 1.


NewsU Offers Webinar on Live-Streaming the News

Type: Course

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Registration: December 9, 2015

Journalists who want the ability to go live at any time with nothing more than their smartphones can attend this webinar. News University, the e-learning arm of the Poynter Institute, will host the webinar “Livestreaming the News: Replacing the Satellite Truck with a Cellphone” at at 2 p.m. EST on Dec. 9.

This program will cover the best practices for live-streaming. Topics include options and pricing for live-streaming hardware and services; how to set up a live-stream event; workflows for producing live-stream events and employing online and social media; and how to use Google Analytics to track a live-stream’s performance.

The webinar costs US$29.95 to attend. Registration is ongoing.


Google News Lab Fellowship For Students

Type: Fellowship

Location: Mountain View, CA

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2015

Google is accepting applications for the Google News Lab Fellowship, which is aimed at students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. Fellows will have opportunities to research and write stories, contribute to open source data programs and create timely data to frame public debates accurately about issues in the United States and the world.

The program will start in June 2016, with one week at Google in Mountain View, California, followed by nine weeks at one of the participating organizations around the country. The organizations include the Nieman Journalism Lab, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Pew Research Center, Poynter, Matter Ventures, ProPublica, the Investigative Reporters & Editors and Witness.

Get more information and apply before Dec. 15.


Asia Leadership Fellow Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Japan

Deadline for Application: December 25, 2015

The International House of Japan and the Japan Foundation organize the Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP). The program seeks to create a professional network of public intellectuals in Asia, deeply committed to civil society.

Up to nine fellows from Northeast, Southeast and South Asia will gather from Sept. 5 to Oct. 28, 2016 in Tokyo. The ALFP will cover airfare, accommodations, meals, medical insurance and other expenses. Journalists and academics ages 35 to 59 can apply for the fellowship program in Japan. Candidates from diverse professional backgrounds, including journalism, publishing, academia, law, education, the arts and nongovernmental organizations, are encouraged to apply. Fluency in English is required.

Find out more and apply before the Dec. 25 deadline.


Kroc Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: US

Deadline for Application: December 31, 2015

The NPR Kroc Fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists.

Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.

The Fellowship is designed to offer exposure to various units at NPR, in both the News and Digital Divisions, and at an NPR Member Station. NPR Kroc Fellows work alongside some of the nation’s most respected reporters, producers and editors and receive regular instruction in writing for radio and on-air performance.

The Fellowship begins in August and lasts one year. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $40,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. NPR will provide Kroc Fellows with professional guidance and assist in job placement.

Look at further instructions on how to apply before Dec. 31.


Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

Type: Award

Location: US

Deadline for Application: December 31, 2015

The Joan Shorenstein Center at Harvard seeks entries that have an impact on U.S. public policy at the national, regional or local level for its Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

The outlet who best promotes more effective and ethical government conduct, public policy or politics receives US$25,000. Five finalists receive US$10,000 each.

Submissions must have been published in 2015.

Read more and apply before the Dec. 31 deadline.


Fellowships Available for Journalism Master’s Program in Asia

Type: Fellowship

Location: Philippines

Deadline for Application: January 15, 2016

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) at the Ateneo de Manila University is offering fellowships for an M.A. in journalism.

Designed for working journalists, the program is a hybrid distance learning course. Online class sessions take place via the learning management system Blackboard. Classroom sessions are held at the Ateneo de Manila University’s Loyola campus in Quezon City, Philippines. Full grants and other forms of support are available.

Ideal candidates are journalists who can demonstrate excellence in their work and are contributing in a significant way to the press in their own societies.

Find out more and apply before Jan. 15, 2016.


Jack Wadsworth Fellows Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: Rolling

The Wadsworth Fellow will plan a series of cross-Center business initiatives, including programs, conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions, designed to stimulate discussion across a range of topics and geographic locations.

The committee is looking for accomplished, senior-level individuals with extensive expertise in and knowledge of the business and trade relationship between the U.S. and Asia. Applicants for Wadsworth Fellows should meet the following criteria:

A journalist, academic, or business leader with deep expertise in the Asia-Pacific region and business and trade issues between the U.S. and Asia. A period of residence in Asia would be an important consideration.

Visit asiasociety.org for application information.