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.


Fellowship in Investigative Journalism- Apply now

Type: Fellowship

Location: Washington, DC

Start date: October 15, 2014

Minority journalists with two to five years of reporting experience can apply for the fellowship in Washington.

The Center for Public Integrity is accepting applications for its new, yearlong minority fellowship in investigative journalism funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The fellow will work on individual stories and projects covering subjects like environmental justice, climate change, energy development and manipulation/suppression of science.

The fellow will receive a US$35,000 salary and full benefits. Apply now.


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

Type: Conference

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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 is now open.


Data Visualization for storytellers: Chart & Infographics- September 26-27, 2014

Type: Workshop

Location: UC Berkeley, California

KdmcBerkeley at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is holding a workshop which is ideal for marketing communicators, analysts, scientists, journalists, web editors, educators and those interested in becoming proficient in learning to communicate data with clarity and creativity.

Learn to tell stories with data, to create static and interactive charts and infographics for the web or print. This two-day, intensive workshop is a hands-on, skill building experience in learning to convey  illustrated data with creativity, form and function.

Tuition: $695 USD

Register by September 15 for a 10% discount.

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 by September 24 for a 10% discount.


Media Internships in Berlin- July-Septemeber 2015

Type: Internships

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.