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.


Al Jazeera: Hackathon- Apply by October 18

Type: Hackathon

Location: Doha, Qatar

Deadline: October 18, 2014

Designers, developers and media experts from around the world can apply to attend the event.

The “Canvas” hackathon, organized by Al Jazeera’s Innovation and Research team, is an inaugural event to push media and open source technologies forward. The program’s theme is media in context, and topics up for consideration include the role of voice recognition, numerical analysis in the news and the use os visualization tools in media.

The event will take place Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 in Doha, Qatar. The chosen participants will have their travel and accomodation costs covered. The organization will also give US$50,000 in prizes.

Apply here.


Thomson Reuters: Journalism Training  Program- Apply by December 15

Type: Nine-month Training Program

Location: Asia Pacific

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2014

Aspiring reporters, recent graduates or business journalists with English proficiency can participate in this training program.

Thomson Reuters offers a nine-month training in New York, London and Asia. The program includes several weeks of intensive classroom training and work on reporting teams with a mentoring support from experienced journalists.

For details, read more here.


Visualization Data for Storytellers: Mapping- October 17-18, 2014

Type: Workshop

Location: UC Berkeley, California

KdmcBerkeley at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is holding a workshop which is ideal for career professionals interested in a rapid-paced, immersive experience in data visualization tools & techniques. In this workshop, you will learn to employ best practices in graphic design techniques, use maps to interview the data and find the story, basic mapping concepts and more.

Maps are oneof the most effective visual tools for communicating ideas, explaining complex concepts, illustrating relationships or for telling a story. In this two-day, immersive workshop you’ll learn to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of complex information, understand the story in a map, and create effective and creative multi-layered static and interactive maps.

Tuition: $745 USD

Register here.


John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship- 2015-2016

Type: Fellowship

Location: Stanford, California, Stanford University

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Each year Stanford University selects 20 journalists and journalism entrepreneurs from the United States and around the world and bring them together for 10 months at Stanford, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Fellows receive $65,000 plus supplements for housing, child care and health insurance as well as moving and research/equipment expenses.

Click here for more information and apply here.


Thomson Reuters: Translation Editor- Apply Now

Type: Translation Editor

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Thomson Reuters is hiring an editor to lead its translation team, which provides real-time English-to-Chinese translation of domestic and overseas business news for financial institutions across Greater China.

Editors who are fluent in Chinese and English with more than five years of translation experience can apply for the position in Taipei.

For more information and the job description, click here.


Asian Journalism Fellowship- June 2 to August 22, 2015

Type: Fellowship

Location: Singapore

Deadline: October 31, 2014

Journalists in Asia can apply for a fellowship in Singapore.

The Asia Journalism Fellowship seeks candidates with at least five years of experience from any medium, though preference is given to journalists working for Asian media organizations. Proficiency in English required.

The fellowship program will run from June 2 to Aug. 22, 2015, at Nanyang Technological University. Fellows will receive a US$1,500 stipend each month. Travel and shared accommodation fees are covered.

Learn more about the Asian Journalism Fellowship.


Media Internships in Berlin- July-September 2015

Type: Internship

Location: Berlin, Germany

Deadline:November 30, 2014

Students from CIS countries who are currently in the first or second year of a master’s degree or the final year of graduate study can apply for this internship in Germany.

The scholarships, offered by Journalisten International, are a three-month internship from July to September 2015. in Berlin. The program will provide participants with an opportunity to strengthen their professional skills and establish contacts with colleagues from other European countries.

The program includes a six-week academic course at the International Center for Journalism at the Freie Universität in Berlin, a one-week information-tour within Germany, and a six-week internship at a TV or radio station, online or newspaper editorial office, press or PR agency.

For more information, click here.


2015 Hearst Journalism Fellowship- Apply by January 9, 2015

Type: Fellowship

Location: Houston, Texas

Deadline: January 9, 2015: Final deadline for all application materials

March 2015: Finalists for Fellowship notified
April 2015: Finalists interview in Houston and Fellows are selected
August 2015: Next class of Fellows begins its first rotation

The Hearst Corporation offers a Fellowship which is a two-year program focusing on multimedia journalism. The Fellowship program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers. Throughout the program, Fellows will receive formal training, mentoring and work experience alongside award-winning journalists. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees of Hearst Newspapers with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and moving expenses.

To learn more about the fellowship, take your first step here. For more information, read the frequently asked questions.