ADH Community Journalism Fellowship

The ADH Community Journalism Fellowship (ACJF) is an initiative of Orodata Science whose mission is to continue to democratise data, and knowledge towards solutions that impact the lives of millions. This initiative aims to improve the coverage of under-reported issues in local communities across Nigeria, paying special attention to potential solutions with lasting impact on effective public service delivery, grassroots development, and improving the quality of life. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 4

African Institute for Investigative Journalism 

The African Institute for Investigative journalism is calling for investigative journalists based in Uganda to send in pitch stories on climate change and environmental crime which will be funded by the Institute. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 5

Oxo podcast training course 

Podcast enthusiasts in three countries: Benin, Senegal, Ivory Coast can apply for a training podcast course which will be hosted by Oxo Podfest, which is the first edition of the Francophone festival of the African podcast. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 6

Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

The National Center on Disability and Journalism is now accepting entries for the 2022 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, the only national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage. For the first time this year, the Gary Corcoran Student Prize for Excellence in Reporting on Disability has been added. It will recognise the best work by student journalists on topics related to disabilities. For professional journalists, winners will receive a total of $8,000 in cash awards in large media and small media categories. First-place winners in each category will be awarded $2,500 and invited to the Cronkite School for a public lecture or presentation in fall 2022. Second-place winners will receive $1,000 and third-place winners $500. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 7

Uganda Press Photo Award 2022

The Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA), recognises the best in photography and photojournalism within the country. The award invites Ugandan photographers to submit a body of work responding to the theme of New Realities. It is often said that change is the only constant, but in recent years the changes seem to be happening faster and affecting more people. Digital culture is displacing traditional cultures, the pandemic upended lives and livelihoods, and climate change and the rising cost of living seem to change our very realities every day. Through this theme, which will be awarded first, second and third prizes, we hope to encourage photographers to reflect on these and other current events more deeply and to unleash their creativity and perspective of the world. Images submitted may be in any style and on any topic, so long as they relate clearly to the theme and have been made in the last year, between August 2021 and the deadline. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 8

Young Africans Storytelling Competition

To hold space for different narratives and amplify the critical voices across the continent of the Africa Region, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), is hosting the youth storytelling contest “The Stories of Africa”. African storytellers aged between 18 and 35 are encouraged to apply. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 14

Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship 

The fellowship provides an unrivalled opportunity for an exceptional early career journalist: a six to nine-month fellowship with Durham University which will include undertaking an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London, mentored by top Reuters editors in the field while being overseen by Durham University and having access to University academics and research resources. This fellowship is designed to give the applicant the chance to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.  For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 15

Covering Rare Diseases: Journalism Fellowship & Global Reporting Grants

The National Press Foundation is offering an online conference for journalists who wish to cover rare diseases from October 17-19, 2022. The programme is free, on the record, and open to journalists from around the world. The programme will consist of online briefings and question-and-answer sessions from top world experts in rare diseases, diagnostics, targeted testing and drug development, as well as from leaders of patient advocacy groups and journalists who have been covering the issues. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 16

LGBTQI+ issues and religion reporting workshop

Taboom Media, a global media development and monitoring group, invites reporters, editors, publishers, and bloggers based in Africa and proficient in English to apply for this free, all-expenses-paid reporting workshop on covering LGBTQI+ issues and religion in Cape Town, South Africa. Participants must be open-minded to the issues at hand and affiliated with news operations where they can contribute positively to the accurate and ethical reporting of how religion intersects with sexual and gender minorities. Participants will be required to attend all workshop sessions, complete nightly homework assignments, and produce at least one story for publication, broadcast or other distribution by January 2023. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 16

Climate Justice Journalism fellowship 2022

The COP27 is the United Nations Climate Change Conference that will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6 to 18 and the Climate Tracker organisation is looking for 10 early and mid-career journalists who are interested in climate politics can participate in an in-person and virtual fellowship. The programme includes a one-month online training leading up to COP27, travel and accommodation will be covered and the journalists will receive a €250 stipend. Journalists are required to have a proven history of writing quality climate stories (show that you’ve published a climate or environmental story in the past 3 months. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 19

Alfred Friendly Fellowship 

Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English can apply for a six-month fellowship. Alfred Friendly provides fellows with basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and places them in leading US newsrooms. The successful candidate must be 25-35 years old and have at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet. Participants work as staff reporters in their host newsrooms are required to develop training plans that they implement when they return to their home newsrooms. ​The ​all-inclusive ​fellowship starts in mid-March and ends in early September. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | August 31

Fund for Investigative Journalism

The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact. Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible for grants, and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | September 7

Africa Environment Reporting Programme

African Women in the Media (AWiM) is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere globally. AWiM is calling for pitches that will call attention to the gendered aspect of environmental issues in Africa. AWiM is particularly interested in in-depth stories that explore environmental solutions with a focus on any of the 12 elements of the African Green Stimulus Programme. Journalists can also highlight the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ecosystems, biodiversity, conservation, waste management and other issues related to the broader ecological challenges in Africa which affect women. The commission fee is US$100 per story. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | Rolling

Baraza Media Lab Incubator

This 12-month programme welcomes both for-profit and non-profit organisations, as well as individuals and teams who wish to create an organisation or implement a specific innovative project in the media space. The incubatees will receive a $2,500 stipend, strategic mentoring and training, workplace essentials and much more. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | Rolling

Thomson Foundation: News Writing: The art of storytelling

This course is designed to teach you how to write news stories in an effective and engaging way using techniques employed by Ewen MacAskill and other journalists around the world. Ewen will teach you when and how to go beyond the inverted pyramid model of storytelling to make your stories stand out and to make you a better storyteller.

This is a first of a three-course series on news writing. In courses 2 and 3, Ewen will take you through more advanced techniques and the art of news analysis. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | Rolling



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