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.

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.

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.