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.

 

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 Symposium on Online Journalism

Type: Symposium

Location: Austin, TX

Deadline for Application: Ongoing

The 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism will take place April 21 and 22 at the University of Texas at Austin. The conference focuses on the latest trends, issues and innovations in online journalism, bridging the gap between academia and the news industry. This year’s keynote speakers are Melissa Bell, co-founder and publisher of Vox.com; Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post; and Jim VandeHei, co-founder and CEO of Axios. The registration fee is US$50 for students, US$100 for faculty and US$150 for the general public. The fee includes all the ISOJ sessions, breakfast, lunch and break snacks on both days.

Learn more and register today.

 

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.

 

National Press Club Awards

Type: Awards

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: April 1, 2017

The National Press Club Awards, sponsored by the National Press Club, are given in a wide variety of categories, such as consumer reporting, political reporting, freedom of the press and geriatric issues. The contest is open to print, broadcast and online journalists, including for work in nontraditional outlets. Winners will receive US$750, US$1,000 or a one-year membership with NPC, depending on the category. The application fee is US$50. NPC members are eligible to apply for a fee waiver.

Learn more and submit your entry by the April 1, 2017 deadline.

 

Kalish Workshop for Visual Communication

Type: Training

Location: Rochester, NY

Deadline for Application: April 1, 2017

The Kalish Workshop is a training on visual communication across a variety of platforms, such as mobile, tablet, web and print taking place June 20 – 25 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Participants will work on how to establish narrative, select media mix post-production techniques and interactive storytelling in nonlinear editing. Applicants should have basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere and InDesign. The cost to attend is US$750, however, full tuition scholarships and registration stipends are available.

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

 

New America Millenial Public Policy Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline for Application: April 3, 2017

The Millennial Public Policy Fellowship presented by New America aims to create opportunities for new and diverse voices to contribute to future public policy discussions. Fellows will provide policy research support and collaborate with their cohort of fellows to explore the dynamics of a generational policy agenda. Journalists ages 24 and younger with a strong interest in public policy are welcome to apply. The selected candidate will receive a monthly stipend and health insurance benefits.

Learn more and apply by the April 3, 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.

 

International Women’s Media Foundation Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Boston, MA

Deadline for Application: April 11, 2017

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. The selected journalist will spend an academic year in a tailored program with access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and outlets such as The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Print, broadcast and online women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice are encouraged to spply. Freelance journalists may also apply. A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare, housing and health insurance, will be covered.

Learn more and apply by the April 11, 2017 deadline.

 

Journalists in Aging Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: San Francisco, CA

Deadline for Application: April 14, 2017

The Journalists in Aging Fellows program, a project of New America Media (NAM) and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), selects 18 journalists, half from the ethnic media and half from general-audience press working in any medium. Proposed projects can be on any topic in aging, such as health, mental health, housing, social services, immigration, ageism/social justice, work or creativity. Each fellow will receive a $1,500 stipend and an all-expenses-paid trip to the GSA-hosted World Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics in San Francisco, July 23-27.

Learn more and apply by the April 14, 2017 deadline.

 

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference Fellowships

Type: Conference

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Deadline for Application: April 23, 2017

The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference taking place June 22 to 25 will feature more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations where speakers will share strategies for public records abd finding the best stories and managing investigations across all media. Fellowships typically include a one-year IRE membership, conference or seminar registration fees and reimbursement for hotel and travel expenses.

The Jennifer Leonard Scholarships are available to female college students or professional journalists. The James Richard Bennett Scholarships are intended for college students in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma or Louisiana. The Godfrey Wells Stancill Fellowships support a limited number of journalists working for newspapers with Sunday circulation under 50,000. More scholarships and fellowships are listed on the IRE website.

Learn more and apply for a fellowship by the April 23, 2017 deadline.

 

Global Investigative Journalism Conference Fellowships

Type: Conference

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2017

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme. Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story or give a presentation in your home country. Round-trip airfare to Johannesburg, South Africa, accommodations, transportation, some meals and the conference fee will be provided for the selected fellows. Experience in investigative or data journalism is a plus.

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

 

Thread at Yale: A Narrative Journalism Summer Program

Type: Event

Location: New Haven, CT

Deadline for Application: May 15, 2017

Thread at Yale is a gathering of professional journalists and storytellers featuring talks and workshops with masters from the storytelling field. The program will take place June 11 – 14 at Yale University. The tuition is US$1,895, which includes program materials, welcome reception, drink vouchers for nightly gatherings and all-day refreshments. A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available for admitted applicants and those in need of financial assistance.

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