Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award

The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award is a grant of $12,500 to support the work of a promising early-career nonfiction writer on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition. A panel of NYU journalism professors, outside writers, and editors will review the proposals. Finalists may be asked to interview in person or by Skype. The judges will be interested in perpetuating Power’s legacy, as his former editor Roger Hodge put it, of “strong, character-driven narratives with detailed scene writing and lyrical description. “Power was always open to the absurdity that often attends politics and international affairs; he was always searching, as he put it, for “the human truth beneath the sorry facts.” Power’s ultimate ambition, he added, was literary beauty. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline I March 2

Courage in Journalism Awards

Sexual harassment, threats, attacks, government oppression, a stubborn glass ceiling, unequal pay, accusations of fake news and a growing mistrust of the media all threaten press freedom around the world. And women journalists often feel the greatest brunt of these attacks. The Courage in Journalism Awards shows people that women journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognised for their strength in the face of adversity. It honours the brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 3

Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honour the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja. The Award recognises the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world. Created in 2014 with a $1million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja’s does. The Award winner will be publicly honoured, have her work showcased, and receive a cash prize of $20,000. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline I March 3

McKinsey & Company Next Generation Women Leaders 

Next Generation Women Leaders EMEA will begin the evening of Thursday, April 20 with welcome words, an opportunity to ask questions, and ample time to get to know one another in an informal setting. Across the next two days, April 21-22, attendees will participate in interactive workshops, hear from inspirational speakers and work with facilitators to further shape their leadership style, helping them become trailblazers in their personal and professional lives. During the programme, attendees will have an opportunity to not only learn more about McKinsey and leadership skills, but also focus on personal development aspects like confidence and effective communication. There will also be ample opportunities to join fun activities throughout the event. After the main event, the programme will continue with weekly learning workshops and informative virtual sessions throughout May and June. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline I March 6

2023 CCNow Journalism Awards

Journalists throughout the world are invited to submit their work for the 2023 Awards, presented with the Columbia Journalism Review. The work submitted must have been published, broadcast, or otherwise released during the calendar year 2022. There is no entry fee, and news outlets are not required to be CCNow partners to participate. The judging will be done by a panel of distinguished journalists from around the world, including winners of the 2021 and 2022 Awards. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline I March 15

Call for Papers: GIJC 2023 Academic Track

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference, scheduled for September 19-22, 2023 in Gothenberg, Sweden, will again feature an academic research track. Journalism professors and researchers worldwide are invited to submit research paper abstracts highlighting trends, challenges, teaching methodologies, new developments and best practices in investigative and data journalism. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline I March 27

Orange Knowledge Programme

The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) offers scholarships directed at midcareer journalists from several developing countries and offers a selection of short courses (duration 2 weeks to 12 months) and master’s programmes (duration 12 to 24 months). You need English or French language skills to follow classes in the Netherlands. The main priority areas of the Orange Knowledge Programme are sexual and reproductive health and rights, security and rule of law, food and nutrition security and water management. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 30

iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) 

(IPPAWARDS) is an annual competition recognizing iPhone photography. The top three photographers typically receive an upcoming Apple product and runners-up from each of the 18 categories will be awarded with gold bars. The work of the first, second and third-place winners in each category will be publicized on IPPAWARDS online gallery. All images must be taken with an iPhone or iPad. The photos should not be altered in Photoshop or any desktop image processing program, but the use of iPhone apps are allowed. Entry fees range from US$5.50 for one photo to US$75.50 for 25 photos. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline I March 31

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Programme

The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Programme is designed to provide journalists, scholars, politicians and policymakers with an opportunity for reflection. Applicants for Shorenstein Fellowships must be a working journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker currently or recently active in the field. Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000, paid in monthly installments at the end of each month over the 4-month semester. Travel and living expenses are not covered by the Shorenstein Center. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | March 31

The Maynard 200 Fellowship

Journalists of colour can apply for this program. The Maynard Institute, in partnership with Fox Corporation, is organising the Maynard 200 Journalism Fellowship. The programme will offer training in four tracks: storytelling, executive leadership, media entrepreneurship and frontline editors and managers. Participants will attend in-person workshops in Forth Worth, Texas, from June 26 to 30 and October 23 to 26, followed by yearlong mentorship, supplementary courses and virtual meetings. Hotel accommodations for fellows will be paid for by the Maynard Institute. Fellows will be reimbursed up to US$500 for their airfare and ground transportation. Applicants living outside the United States need to be affiliated with a US-based media outlet or organisation. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline I March 31

DW full scholarships for journalists 

DW Akademie is accepting applications for its International Media Studies programme (IMS) in Bonn, Germany, which will start in September. Students who successfully complete the four-semester programme will be awarded a master of arts degree. The programme offers a mix of research, lectures and practical experience and combines these disciplines: media and development, journalism, communications and media management. Up to 10 full scholarships are offered to applicants from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe.  Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least a year of professional experience in a media-related field. Applicants must also have a good command of English language skills. For details and to apply, click here. 

Deadline I March 31


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