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.

Poynter: Webinar – Tell Your Story in One-Minute-Forty – Creating Powerful Video Stories

Type: Webinar

Location: Online

Deadline: July 16, 2014

Fee: $29.95

The Poynter Institute is hosting a webinar to show how to tell stories in less than 100 seconds.

Nationally recognized Poynter faculty member Al Tompkins will show you what makes a great story. He will deconstruct examples to illustrate what works and what doesn’t, so you can get practical advice about story content and video technique.

The webinar will be broadcasted at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 16. There will also be an archived replay available soon after the live session. If you register, you will be given access to the replay plus bonus resources.

Click here to register.

The International Reporting Project to Ghana – Travel Grants

Type: Travel Grants

Location: Ghana – October 4-15, 2014

Deadline: 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: 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.

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.