Coastal Resilience Media Grants 2022

The Earth Journalism Network is offering organisational grants of up to $10,000 to media outlets, NGOs, academic institutions and other interested groups worldwide to support media and journalism activities related to coastal resilience. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | May 2

ICIR Health Reporting Fellowship

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) with support from the International Budget Partnership (IBP) is inviting applications for its Health Reporting Fellowship. The programme is designed for journalists in twelve focal states across the six geo-political zones. The six-month fellowship is supported by the IBP through its SPARK (Strengthening Public Accountability for Results and Knowledge) programme in Nigeria. The project is open to journalists residing in the selected states with a proven track record reporting the health sector. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | May 2

2022 lsu Elihle Awards

These awards aim to encourage journalists to highlight issues that are faced by children on the continent. Journalists behind these ideas will each receive guaranteed financial support of R10,000. Media Monitoring Africa will also offer support to the finalists to develop their concepts. The final stories will be ranked and the final cash prizes will be awarded. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | May 13

African Digital Media Awards 2022

The annual awards recognise publishers who have delivered unique and original digital media projects in the last 12 months. From new approaches to digital subscriptions, to impactful newsletters & innovative products to engage with your readers – these are projects that year after year inspire us all. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | May 20 

Nigeria Media Innovation Programme (NAMIP)

NAMIP is a 3-year initiative working to increase capacity, generate sustainable and diverse revenue streams, and build audiences of independent media in Nigeria, particularly those reaching underserved communities. Applications are open for the first NAMIP Innovation Challenge for Nigerian media. Winners will be awarded up to $50,000 for their project and join NAMIP’s three-year innovation and capacity-building programme. For details and to apply, click here.

Deadline | May 31

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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