Friday, 28 March 2014

Data journalism contest accepting entries [Worldwide]

Journalists working for media companies and nonprofit organizations, freelancers or individuals can enter a competition.
The third edition of the Data Journalism Awards (DJAs), run by the Global Editors Network (GEN) and sponsored by the Knight Foundation and Google, has been launched with a EUR16,000 (US$21,990) prize to be shared among eight winning entries.
The awards include the following categories: story or group of stories on a single topic, data-driven investigation, data journalism visualization, data journalism application or website, data journalism portfolio by an individual, data journalism portfolio by a team or newsroom, entry from a small newsroom, and jurors’ choice.
Submissions can be made in any of eight categories, must have been published or aired after April 10, 2013 and must be in English. Entries in languages other than English must be accompanied by a translation of the work.
The award ceremony will take place in Barcelona during the Global Editors Network Summit, an annual event hosting 500 editors-in-chief worldwide.
The deadline is April 4.
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Cardiff University offers community journalism course [Worldwide]

Anyone with an interest in journalism and connecting with their communities online may participate in this course. No previous experience is required.
Cardiff University's Centre for Community Journalism, in conjunction with the FutureLearn initiative, organizes this five-week, massive open online course to help reporters gain practical skills and insight into hyperlocal journalism.
The course will cover topics like the core principles of journalism and current developments in hyper-local reporting in the digital environment. It will also address more practical topics, such as setting up a community website, identifying and building an audience, creating content and managing an online community.
The course begins on April 14. Registration is free.
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NED offers grants for media projects [Worldwide]

Independent media organizations, civic groups and associations can apply.
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking proposals from nongovernmental organizations, including independent media worldwide, for projects that advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.
NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transition.
Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around US$50,000.
NED is interested in proposals from organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, support freedom of information and independent media, and promote accountability and transparency.
The deadline to submit proposals is April 4.
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Health reporting trip to Ethiopia accepting applications

New media journalists are encouraged to apply for an all-expense-paid, two-week reporting trip to Ethiopia in June.
Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project will conduct the reporting trip from June 14-27 to investigate the topic of newborn health in Ethiopia. Participants will travel across the country and explore the medical, institutional and social challenges that surround prenatal and postnatal care in Ethiopia.
The trip will cover roundtrip airfare, visa fees, hotel costs, meals and local transportation costs.
Interested applicants must be citizens of France, Germany, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, the United Kingdom or the United States in order to be considered. They must also work with new media. Bloggers, influential social media practitioners, and freelance contributors may also apply.
Candidates must complete an application and an essay of at least 800 words describing the types of stories they will pursue during the trip to be considered.
The deadline to apply is April 21.
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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Win One of Five Scholarships to Attend the Kavli Prize Awards in Norway!


Win the opportunity to attend and cover the Kavli Prize Award Ceremony in
Oslo, Norway, 8 – 11 September 2014

Thanks to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, up to five science journalists will have the opportunity to attend the Kavli Prize in Olso, Norway, 8 – 11 September 2014. Meet and exchange with the winners of the Kavli Prize awarded in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. -Information on the Kavli Prize

Get front row seats at the Award ceremony in presence of HM King Harald V. Take part in all the events, the scientific program will include the laureates’ lectures as well as popular science lectures by some of the world’s leading science communicators.

The scholarships cover the costs of transportation from your own country and your stay in Oslo.

The World Federation of Science Journalists oversees the competition and is solely responsible for the selection of the winning journalists. The jury, a sub-committee of the WFSJ Board, will select the five journalists on the basis of submitted work.

Candidates are asked to submit three articles or audio or video productions on astrophysics, nanoscience or neuroscience in the language of origin, and a one-page essay in English describing why they should be selected and what they will do if they win the competition.

Applications - including the applicant's CV, coordinates, identification pages of the passport - should be sent electronically to:
Kavli Prize Competition (TITLE OF YOUR MESSAGE) WFSJ
Tel.: +1 514 508 2777

The winners will be announced at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February 2014


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Free online course on data journalism open [Worldwide]

Free online course on data journalism open [Worldwide]

Journalists who want to learn how to tell stories with data can register for this free course.
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is offering registration for its online data journalism course “Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools.”
This five-module introductory course consists of the following topics: data journalism in the newsroom, finding data to support stories, finding story ideas with data analysis, dealing with messy data and telling stories with visualization.
Comprising of video lectures, tutorials, assignments, readings and discussion forums, this course is open to anyone in the world with an Internet connection.
Instructors include Simon Rogers, data editor at Twitter; Paul Bradshaw, head of the online journalism master's program at Birmingham City University; Nicolas Kayser-Bril, co-founder and head at data journalism startup Journalism++; and other leading experts in the field.
The course will begin in early 2014.
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Nieman Foundation offers journalism research fellowships [Worldwide]

Nieman Foundation offers journalism research fellowships [Worldwide]

Publishers, programmers, Web designers, media analysts, academics and journalists can apply.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard offers three short-term visiting fellowships for research projects designed to advance journalism.
Applicants must demonstrate how their work at Nieman may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic.
Nieman Visiting Fellows are invited for a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project. They will have access to the resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including scholars, research centers and libraries.
Fellows’ employers are encouraged to extend salary and benefits during the period of study. If they do not, a standard Nieman stipend will be provided. The Nieman Foundation will also help candidates find temporary housing.
Applicants must upload a proposal of up to 500 words on their project and how they plan to spend their time at Harvard, how the work will benefit journalism, and the amount of time, up to 12 weeks, needed to complete the work.
The deadline is Nov. 8.
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