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.

The International Reporting Project to Ghana – Travel Grants

Type: Travel Grants

Location: Ghana – October 4-15, 2014

Deadline: Monday, July 28, 2014

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is accepting applications for its new media reporting trip to Ghana on October 4-5, 2014.

The trip will focus on immunizations and child health in Ghana, particularly in light of the upcoming decisions to be made by the global community on replenishing the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as it begins a new cycle for 2016 to 2020.

This group trip is open only to applications from new media journalists, including media professionals, bloggers, influential social media practitioners and freelance contributors, who are citizens of the following nations: France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States.

All candidates must complete an application form and provide a detailed essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they might pursue during the Ghana trip.

The deadline to apply for the Ghana trip is by midnight on Monday, July 28th. Click here to apply. You can read frequently asked questions about reporting trips here.

Reynolds Center: Webinar – What’s Next in Covering the Affordable Healthcare Act

Type: Webinar

Location: Online

Deadline: Wednesday, August 6, 2014


The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is sponsoring a free webinar covering the enrollment this fall for both individuals and large businesses under the Affordable Care Art.

In this free, one-hour webinar, Tami Luhby, who covers health care for CNNMoney, will help journalists identify local story ideas and guidance on possible sources.

There will be one-hour sessions at either noon or 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 6.

Click here to register.

BootCamps – August 2014

Type: Training programs

Location: Columbia, Missouri

CAR (Computer-Assisted Reporting) boot camps, a joint program offered by IRE and the Missouri School of Journalism, are great opportunities for journalists to learn to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze information and translate it into stories. Training topics include mapping, statistics and web programming. Special fellowships are available to minority journalists. Learn more and register here.

China Now: Entrepreneurship and more 2014 Fellowship

Type: Travel Fellowships

Location: Shanghai, China – November 13-22, 2014

Deadline: Monday, August 25, 2014

The National Press Foundation and Fudan University in China are collaborating to bring U.S. journalists to Shanghai, China. China Now: Entrepreneurship and More 2014 is an all-expenses-paid, ten-day fellowship in Shanghai where 10 U.S. journalists will have the opportunity to meet with business and economics faculty at Fudan University, interview leading Chinese entrepreneurs and explore issues such as China’s globalizing economy and environmental changes in China.  The program takes place November 13-22, 2014.

Click here for more detailed information about the application process.

U.S. journalists from all media are all eligible to apply. The fellowships will cover travel and lodging, plus a daily meal stipend. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, August, 25.

If you have further questions, please contact Jenny Ash-Maher at jenny@nationalpress.org.

Abe Fellowship for Journalists

Type: Travel Fellowships

Location: U.S., Japan and other Asian countries

Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists (AFJ) offers stipends for journalists interested in pursuing individual short-term policy-related projects on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan. The fellowship is administered by the Abe Fellowship Program at the Social Science Research Council and is funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

Click here for information about the most recent AFJ cohort.

The fellowship provides support for six weeks of fieldwork in Japan or the United States. The term may be divided between the principal destination and another country.

The stipend is $23,500, which includes a preparation allowance, one roundtrip air ticket, per diem for overseas fieldwork and support for interpretation or research.

Applicants must:

  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Japan. (Nationals of other countries must have a serious long-term affiliation with the American or Japanese journalistic communities.)
  • Have at least five years of professional journalistic experience with newspapers, news magazines, wire services or online news organizations. Freelancers are eligible.

For further information and to apply, click here.

2014 Online News Association Conference – September 25 – 27, 2014

Type: Conference

Location: Chicago

The Online News Association will host a three-day conference jam packed with workshops, panels and career development resources. For more information, click here. Registration opens on April 8, 2014.