Sigma Awards for Data Journalism

Striding into its third year, the Sigma Awards celebrates the best data journalism from around the world. It’s also here to empower, elevate and enlighten the global community of data journalists. Entries are now open and data teams around the world are encouraged to enter. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 7 January 2022

Climatetracker’s solutions reporting

To gain deeper insight into sustainability and what it means around the world, has partnered with One Earth, to bring you the opportunity to be part of a 6-month paid media mentorship/fellowship combo. They are on the lookout for a group of globally diverse solutions reporting fellows to write stories unearthing projects and initiatives with a climate solutions background. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 7 January 2022

Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds.

Africa No Filter, in partnership with Electric South, Imisi 3D and Meta, invites Extended Reality Creators to apply for grants of up to $30,000 to support the production and development of new content. In a bid to support a thriving XR Ecosystem, Africa No Filter will be commissioning work that uses immersive technology to tell exciting stories about Africa. Grantees will be supported with on-going mentorship and production support by Electric South and will also have the opportunity to showcase their projects in a virtual or in-person showcase. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 7 January 2022

Women in News Leadership Accelerator Programme

The WIN Leadership Accelerator is targeted at mid to senior-level editors and journalists. Participants must have two to three years of experience managing people or processes and be working in the media sector – print or digital newspapers, radio and, in some cases, broadcast.Applications are open for mid to senior-level editors and journalists from Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 14 January 2022

World Journalist Fellowship

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University invites applications for the 2022 World Journalist Fellowship. To be considered for this fellowship, you must first complete and submit an application to an MA programme of your choice at the NYU Journalism Institute, in the Graduate School of Arts and Science For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 15 January 2022

Kenya Film Commission 

The Kenya Film Commission in line with its mandate and function of promoting development of local content has established a film empowerment programme. The Commission, this year has collaborated with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German development agency that provides tailor-made, cost-efficient and effective services for sustainable development, to implement the 3rd cycle of the film empowerment programme to provide film and video-related funding in the broad categories. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 28 January 2022

Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling 2022

The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling, a collaboration between the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the ONE Campaign, and the Elliott family, honours up-and-coming journalists in Africa who strive to strengthen people’s voices and illuminate the transformational change taking place on the continent. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 30 January 2022

TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting: Uncovering Commercial Bribery

The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognises journalism that uncovers business-related bribery and financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency and good governance. Nominees may be print, broadcast or online reporters from any country who have investigated commercial bribery schemes, business activities that create serious conflicts of interest or similar commercial misconduct. Team entries and multiple submissions per author are permitted. Book-length entries are not accepted. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 31 January 2022

COMESA Media Awards

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) announces the call for entries for the 2022 COMESA Media Awards.The award scheme is conducted every year to recognise and reward journalists who have contributed to regional integration by publishing and producing broadcast stories on the subject. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 31 January 2022

Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism

The Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards recognise the outstanding work of journalists on re/insurance from across the continent. Successful candidates have to demonstrate how their articles have raised awareness and understanding of the re/insurance sector in Africa. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 31 January 2022

AKO Caine Prize fir African Writing 

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English, and the focus of the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 31 January 2022

Gordon N. Fisher Journalism Fellowship

The Gordon N. Fisher/JHR Journalism Fellowship is an annual opportunity for a journalist from Sub-Saharan Africa or the Middle East to participate in the William Southam Journalism Fellowship Programme at Massey College in the University of Toronto. Fellows are able to choose from a wide range of university courses and activities, are free to audit any graduate or undergraduate courses and have access to the university’s many facilities. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 31 January 2022

JIAS writers workshop

The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) invites applications from emerging African creative writers for its Inaugural Writers’ Workshop. From June 2 to June 29, 2022, JIAS will host a group of promising African creative writers. The workshop will be a writing-intensive, four-week programme for early-career writers who have a current work in progress that they would like to complete or polish. Each writer will focus on her/his/their individual work as well as read others’ work and provide feedback. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 1 February 2022

Indigenous Environmental story grants

Call for pitches from Indigenous journalists anywhere in the world on environmental issues related to the rights and well-being of Indigenous communities. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | 7 February 2022

One World Media Awards 

The One World Media Awards recognises the best media coverage of the global south. Stories that break through stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people across cultures. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline | 10 February 2022

Reuters Insitute Journalism Fellowship

The Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in-depth. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 14 February 2022

UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2022

The award recognises each year a person, organisation/institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | 15 February 2022

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

Deadline | Rolling



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